It’s more than likely that we’ll be getting a new James Bond in the near future. Daniel Craig said he’d rather slit his wrists than make another one, and has apparently refused the offer to return, which begs the question - who will be the next James Bond? Fan favorite names like Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba have been thrown around, but as of now the future of Bond is a little unclear. Some actors are taking the time to launch their own campaign to play 007 and you’d be surprised at who’s throwing their hat into the ring.
That's right, Gillian Anderson is putting her name out there. You most likely know Anderson best from her role as Agent Dana Scully from the hit TV series X-Files. Scully was an FBI Agent and doctor who, alongside her partner Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), solved supernatural cases that usually involved all manner of creatures like aliens, swamp men, inbred cannibals, and werewolves. I think Scully would rather relax at home with a good book than drink a martini, but she does have the Bond skills to pay the Bond bills.
It looks like this is more of a fan campaign than anything, and Gillian Anderson is just supporting her fans for suggesting her. That doesn’t make it any less cool, though. She’s hardly the first actor to campaign for a role through social media. Tyrese Gibson has been doing a social media campaign to play Green Lantern John Stewart in the DC Extended Universe for a quite a while now. So, while I wouldn’t put her chances as very high to be the next Bond, it’s interesting that she’s even in the conversation.
So the search for a new Bond continues. There have been no official announcements for a new Bond film yet, but it’s a foregone conclusion that another will happen sometime down the road. The Daniel Craig Bond is founded in more gritty realism than his former counterparts, though you can argue that the last few films have tried to incorporate more gadgets and typical Bond high jinks. Perhaps the next slate of 007 films will return the series to its roots and be a little bit sillier? If we can accept a character as inherently silly as Thor, then anything is possible.
What are your thoughts on a new Bond? Are you bummed that Daniel Craig most likely isn't coming back for more? Do you have a top choice for the new Bond, or is Gillian Anderson the best replacement you could have ever wanted? Sound off in the comments below.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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