The movie will be penned by Robert Wade and Neal Purvis, who also worked on Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall. A director and cast have yet to be announced, which leaves fans with the all-important question: who might fill the iconic spy’s shoes if Daniel Craig doesn’t return?
While Idris Elba was rumored to be in talks for the role, he squashed speculation last year. “If it was to happen it would be the will of the nation because there's been no talks [between] me and the studio," he told Good Morning America.
"If I'm really honest, I think I'm too old for that," he added. "I can't be running around in cars and ladies and martinis, who wants to do that? Sounds terrible."
Another Brit hunk, Tom Hiddleston, discussed the role with ET in 2015. “I think any British actor that gets a phone call that says, 'Would you like to play James Bond?' There's no more enticing question than that.” A few months later, Hiddleston added that he had not been asked or approached about the role.
Chris Hemsworth, meanwhile, threw Charlize Theron’s name into the ring, saying she should be cast as the new Bond during an interview with W magazine. In the Aussie hunk’s opinion, Theron would be perfect for the role “because she scares the hell out of me.”
When ET recently caught up with Theron in Berlin, Germany, she said Hemsworth’s comment was “flattering,” but she’s currently focusing on her latest film,Atomic Blonde.
However, one stunning actress who would jump at the role isQuantico star Priyanka Chopra. The Bollywood beauty told Complex magazine that she’s frequently told she would make a great Bond girl. "I get that all the time,” she said. “But f**k that. I wanna be Bond!"