7 Best Choices for the next James Bond 007: ‘My Name’s Bond…..James Bond’ is one of the most iconic and popular dialogues of all time. This also became the tagline of the famous Bond 007 franchise. The detective film franchise has been there for a while, 25 Bond movies have been made in the span of 60 years. And only 6 actors have got the opportunity to play the iconic character of ‘James Bond’. The journey started with Sir Sean Connery, the first and arguably the best Bond in business. And from there onwards we have witnessed some great performances from actors like Dalton, Brosnan, Lazenby and Moore who have played the role of the super cool detective on the big screen. The last Bond was played by Daniel Craig, who is often referred to as the best Bond of the modern era.

However, Daniel’s exit from the franchise has created speculations about the next James Bond. It’s difficult to imagine anyone in Bond’s shoes after such phenomenal performances by Craig. Who will be the 7th James Bond? Is a big question. We do have a few suggestions, in fact 7 such actors who can be a perfect choice for 007 Bond’s role.

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

The first name in our list may come as a surprise for many. Jackman’s potential as an actor can’t be questioned. He has had some amazing characters in his career, the actor is best known for his X-Men mutant mass entertaining role. But has also played some great characters and Hugh can’t be type casted as a single genre actor. We have seen how intense the actor can get for his roles and action seems to be a cake walk for Wolverine. The only concern for few can be the actor’s age but the fitness of Hugh Jackman is unquestionable and can pull any role with ease. While Jackman is a brutal force on screen but is a true gentleman off screen. This combo can work wonders for 007 Bond’s role.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy - 7 Best Choices for the next James Bond 007
Tom Hardy – 7 Best Choices for the next James Bond 007

Next on our list is the Academy Award winning actor, Tom Hardy. The actor is capable of playing any role with ease and gets into the skin of the character. His great performances in Mad Max, Bronson and Kary Twins can easily account for the actor’s potential on screen. Hardy is also great with action scenes. We believe that Tom Hardy can be a good choice for James Bond’s character.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden
Richard Madden

The Game of Thrones star isn’t the biggest or most popular actor on the list. Madden isn’t a big star or superstar unlike most candidates on the list. But for that his potential and skills can’t be discounted. He has proved himself with projects like GOT, The Eternals and Bodyguard. But the real turning point for the actor was the 6th part of the series ‘Bodyguard’. In the series Richard Madden played the role of a serious police sergeant. The performance has created a buzz for Richard which makes him a perfect candidate for the iconic detective franchise.

Idris Elba

Idris Elba - 7 Best Choices for the next James Bond 007
Idris Elba – 7 Best Choices for the next James Bond 007

How about getting a detective for a detective’s role. Elba has been one of the most talked about actors for Bond’s role ever since Craig decided to leave. The iconic role played by Idris Elba in BBC’s series ‘Luther’ has made him one of the most suited candidates for Bond’s role. The actor has shown great potential with his almost similar (to James Bond) but less glamorous and stylized role as Luther.

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill

Next on the list is the tux wearing secret agent Henry Cavill. Henry makes it to the list not because of his Superman super appearance. The reason for him being on this list is his role in ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E’. After this 2015 venture fans are eagerly waiting for him to play an iconic spy or detective role. If there was a voting for Bond’s next role, this man could easily emerge as the fan favourite.

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson - 7 Best Choices for the next James Bond 007
Robert Pattinson – 7 Best Choices for the next James Bond 007

Bond’s role requires intensity, swag and calmness. So, who better than the Bat himself. Pattinson’s potential has been questioned several times but has proved his mettle as an actor and performer. Rob has had a terrific run as Batman and can definitely pull off any role. The actor is well suited as James Bond’s character as he processes a charm & swag and his personality on screen is intense with an element of calmness on screen.

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan

Our 7th pick for Bond’s role is an Indian actor Hrithik Roshan. Hrithik is often termed as ‘The Greek God of Bollywood’ for his looks and physique. Roshan is a versatile actor who has done a variety of roles in his two decade long career. From playing a Superhero’s role to an emperor and a Raw agent, Hrithik has done it all. The actor is often regarded as the most complete actor of Bollywood. His looks and personality on screen makes him a perfect candidate for the 007 detective franchise.

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