Daniel Craig - the English actor who has been portraying James Bond in the past 4 movies - is going to play the character for the fifth time and also presumably the last time in 2020's James Bond 25. Now, the question is which actor will take over this role when Craig no longer plays it?

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Daniel Craig

A long list of male actors has actually been made. In this list, Chris Hemsworth - Thor actor - is also mentioned. During an interview, Hemsworth stated that he was definitely open to portraying this super-spy character in a future movie of his.

However, when asked who would likely be the most suitable actor for this role, Hemsworth replied that his vote would have been Idris Elba. Hemsworth supposed that Elba would have given the role a whole new kind of swagger. He explained that every time a new actor takes over a role, they had got to offer up some different features to the role.

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Chris Hemsworth

Back in 2016, Idris Elba thought that he was quite overage to be portraying James Bond. Elba also stated that the production team of the movie had not approached him. However, in 2018, Antoine Fuqua - the director of Training Day - said he had a conversation with the producer of Bond series - Barbara Broccoli - considering the probability of agent 007 being portrayed by a non-white actor. Broccoli stated that it was time to make a more progressive decision for the casting process since it "will happen eventually." Fuqua also claimed that Elba was highly considered as a front-runner for this role. Fuqua stated that "Idris could do it if he was in shape," since "You need a guy with physically strong presence. Idris has that."

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Idris Elba

Besides Hemsworth and Elba, there are some other actors mentioned during the discussion regarding this issue, including Richard Madden and Tom Hiddleston. The next of James Bond is intended to hit the cinemas in April next year. Although Craig recently had to go through a surgery to repair his ankle after an injury, the movie is still not delayed.

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Richard Madden

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Tom Hiddleston

Alongside Craig, many actors/actresses will also reprise their roles for the upcoming James Bond movie, including Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, and Ralph Fiennes. Ben Whishaw and Jeffrey Wright will also return. However, there will also be some new actors/ actresses, which are Dali Benssalah, Lashana Lynch, David Dencik, Ana De Armas, Billy Magnussen, and Rami Malek. Malek will, apparently, be the antagonist of the film since he expressed that he was looking forward to making sure "Bond does not have an easy ride."

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Rami Malek

The upcoming movie begins when Bond is not on active service anymore. He is enjoying himself somewhere in Jamaica. A line from the movie’s description reads that "His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help," we can also find in the description that "The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology."

Initially, Danny Boyle was supposed to be the director of the film. However, he left because of "creative differences." Cary Fukunaga, the director of True Detective took over Boyle’s role before the film was postponed for the first time from October this year to February next year, and then again to the 3rd of April, 2020.