Who will inherit the James Bond title after Daniel Craig ends his tenure? This is the question that all fans of the Agent 007 have been pondering considering the steadily approaching release of Daniel Craig’s last appearance as James Bond in “No Time To Die”. While the end of his era as 007 will surely be mourned by plenty of James Bond fandom globally, the world has been speculating the next potential for the iconic super spy for years now.
Apparently it’s not going to be Hugh Jackman though, as the current 007 Daniel Craig shot down that rumour about his longtime friend in a hilarious response. In an interview with UK’s “Lorraine”, Scottish television presenter Lorraine Kelly brought up the search for the new Bond and Craig was yet again asked about the big question of who will start the new era of the British super spy after him.
Daniel Craig quickly shoots down any notion of Hugh Jackman playing #JamesBond — 'Over my dead body' 😂
— Fandom (@getFANDOM) September 28, 2021
When Kelly mentioned the advice that Hugh Jackman apparently gave him, —Jackman told Craig to just enjoy his final film as 007— Craig interrupted her, jokingly insisting that the “Wolverine” star is not, will not, and will never be in the running for the 007 title.
“He’s not going to be it,” Craig said, causing the interviewer to break into laughter. Craig then added with a smile, “Over my dead body”.
The clip that caused fans to crack, reached Jackman’s timeline and the star apparently is super cool with it. Sharing the post with fans on his social media, “The Greatest Showman” actor has nothing but kind words for Daniel Craig, mentioning that he will always be 007 in his eyes.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) September 27, 2021
On Twitter, the star wrote, “Well… that kills that rumour! Daniel, mate, you will always be 007 to me. #notimetodie. I’m IN.”
Before Craig took over the role in 2005, Jackman once revealed that he was tapped in as a potential replacement for Pierce Brosnan’s 007. He had to decline the offer at the time because he was about to shoot “X-Men 2” and Jackman wasn’t inclined to be doing two iconic characters at once.
The makers behind “James Bond” spy series, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson said they won’t discuss who will take over the long-running film franchise following Craig’s ending tenure until 2022.
The decision on Daniel Craig’s successor remains unanswered but for now, let’s look forward to the release of Craig’s fifth and final appearance as the British MI6 agent in “No Time To Die” that is expected to hit our local theatres on 25th November.
Source: Entertainment Weekly