Theo James, who performs Cameron in The White Lotus, feedback on whether or not he is all in favour of being the following James Bond. Based on the novels by Ian Fleming, the James Bond franchise has now been going robust because the early Nineteen Sixties. Sean Connery was the primary to play the suave British superspy and he has since been succeeded by a handful of different actors, together with most just lately, Daniel Craig. Craig first performed Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale and appeared in 4 subsequent sequels, finally saying farewell to the function with 2021’s No Time To Die. Since Craig’s exit, many followers have been questioning who will subsequent play 007.
In a current interview on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show With Julia Cunningham (through ComicBook.com), James addresses if he has any curiosity in turning into the following Bond, expressing that he is probably not proper for the function.
Echoing a sentiment that was additionally just lately expressed by Daredevil star Charlie Cox, James makes clear that he believes the franchise and the character ought to transfer in a completely new path. Both actors trace at, with out instantly saying, that it could be time for the James Bond franchise to embrace a extra numerous casting strategy relating to the fan-favorite hero. Check out James’ full remark beneath:
Although every iteration of Bond, together with Connery’s, Roger Moore’s, George Lazenby’s, Timothy Dalton’s, Pierce Brosnan’s, and Craig’s, have all featured completely different takes on the character, they’ve additionally all been very a lot the identical within the sense that they are all white males. The first manner the James Bond franchise may reinvent itself can be to solid somebody aside from a white man within the function. Considering the expertise of actors like Daniel Kaluuya, Dev Patel, and Idris Elba, it could be time for the franchise to look past simply casting one other white man, which may additionally open up some thrilling and well timed storytelling alternatives.
The James Bond franchise additionally options numerous tropes which have developed over time, a few of which ought to proceed however others of which must be laid to relaxation. Bond is historically depicted as a womanizer, steadily treating girls as disposable objects and the feminine characters themselves sometimes play inconsequential roles within the story or are killed off. The idea of the “Bond Girl” has come below hearth in newer years and the Craig period of 007 did really evolve the idea in just a few fascinating methods, creating stronger and extra complicated feminine characters that reach past simply disposable love pursuits. Other points of the character, nonetheless, together with Bond’s love of shaken martinis and Aston Martins, ought to positively proceed.