James Bond Producer Rules Out Any Young Actors for Next 007

While no information on who the new James Bond might be has come to light yet, one of the producers behind the films has recently revealed that the character will not be a younger actor.

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Longtime James Bond producer Michael G. Wilson recently spoke at an ‘In Conversation’ event at London’s British Film Institute to celebrate 60 years of James Bond and said that younger actors are out of the running when it comes to being the next choice for the famous spy.

”We’ve tried looking at younger people in the past,” said Wilson (via Deadline). “But trying to visualize it doesn’t work. Remember, Bond’s already a veteran. He’s had some experience. He’s a person who has been through the wars, so to speak. He’s probably been in the SAS or something. He isn’t some kid out of high school that you can bring in and start off. That’s why it works for a thirty-something.”

While perhaps not the most surprising news, the statement does seem to eliminate a handful of popular fan choices for the role from contention, including Tom Holland. The Spider-Man actor revealed earlier this year that he had actually pitched a James Bond movie to Sony, and it’s been no secret that he’s wanted the role.

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Following Daniel Craig’s departure from the character in 2021’s No Time to Die, the status of the next 007 film, as well as who will be playing the character of James Bond, has been subject to heavy speculation. With this new set of news, it seems like fans will have some time to continue theorizing who should play the character while those behind the scenes work on delivering the newest version of the iconic secret agent.


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