Barbara Broccoli, a James Bond producer, says the next actor should be ready for a 10- to 12-year commitment.
“It’s not just about appearing for two months of filming,” she told Variety.
Daniel Craig retired from the role after 15 years and five films with “No Time to Die” last year.
The next James Bond should be willing to dedicate at least a decade of his life to this role, according to one of the franchise’s producers.
Producer Barbara Broccoli recently told a variety of the following movie: “The thing is, there’s going to be a few years off.” “And when we threw Bond, it was a 10 or 12 year commitment… Not everyone wants to do that. It was hard to get [Daniel Craig to do it]. “
Craig retired from the role after 15 years with “No Time to Die” last year, his fifth Bond movie. It was one of the few pandemic-era hits at the box office, grossing $774 million worldwide.
“A lot of people think, ‘Oh yeah, it’d be fun to do one,'” Broccoli said. “Well, that’s not going to work.”
“It’s a huge commitment, it’s not just about showing up for two months of filming,” she added.
Broccoli and fellow Bond producer Michael J. Wilson have been silent about who will follow in Craig’s footsteps. But they hinted that the franchise’s evolution during Craig’s era would continue, such as developing his character beyond being a female spy.
“Bonds evolve just as men evolve,” Broccoli said. “I don’t know who is developing faster.”
Broccoli previously ruled out a female Bond, but is open to a non-white actor in the role.
“I think it would be a man because I don’t think a woman should play James Bond,” she told The Hollywood Reporter last year. “I believe in making characters for women and not just getting women to play men’s roles. I don’t think there are enough great roles for women, and it’s very important to me that we make films for women about women. It has to be British, so British can be.” [ethnicity or race]. “
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