Actor Jamie Bell has recently responded to the rumors that he is to be cast as the next James Bond. With the release of No Time to Die last year, the Daniel Craig era of the James Bond series officially came to a close. Craig has played the role of 007 for over fifteen years, since he first appeared in Casino Royale in 2006. Since then, Craig has been seen in a total of five Bond films, and many have hailed Craig’s time as the MI6 agent as somewhat of a revitalization for the franchise. While there have been many actors to take on the role of Bond over the years, Craig has definitely left an indelible mark on the character, as well as very big shoes to fill.
With No Time to Die ending with a more definitive ending for this version of Bond than in previous installments, the hunt is now on to find the new actor who will don the tuxedo of the iconic British spy. Since the release of No Time to Die, speculation has been rampant as far as who will be the next Bond. While Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, or Henry Cavill are often the top choices, many have suggested that British actor Bell could actually be next in line to become 007. Rumors about Bell’s casting have been floating around for some time, though nothing has been confirmed thus far.