The next James Bond actor should be willing to devote 10 to 12 years of his life to the franchise, producer says


Daniel Craig as James Bond in “No Time to Die”MGM

  • James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli says the next actor should be ready for a 10- to 12-year commitment.

  • “It doesn’t just show up for a few months of filming,” she told Variety.

  • Daniel Craig quit the role after 15 years and five films with ‘No Time to Die’ last year.

The next James Bond should be willing to devote at least a decade of their lives to the role, according to one of the franchise’s producers.

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“The point is, it takes a few years,” producer Barbara Broccoli recently told Variety about the next film. “And when we cast Bond, it’s a 10, 12-year commitment… Not everyone wants to do that. It was hard enough to [Daniel Craig to do it].”

Craig retired from the role after 15 years with last year’s No Time to Die, his fifth film as Bond. It was one of the few pandemic-era hits at the box office, grossing $774 million worldwide.

“A lot of people think, ‘Oh yeah, it would be nice to do one,'” Broccoli said. ‘Well. That won’t work.’

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“It’s a big commitment,” she added, “It’s not just showing up for a few months of filming.”

Broccoli and her fellow Bond producer Michael G. Wilson were the mother who will follow in Craig’s footsteps. But they hinted that the evolution of the franchise will continue during the Craig era, such as developing its character beyond being a womanizer-spy.

“Bond evolves just like men evolve,” Broccoli said. “I don’t know who is evolving at a faster pace.”

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Broccoli previously ruled out a female Bond, but is open to a non-white actor in the role.

“I think it’s going to be a man because I don’t think a woman should play James Bond,” she told The Hollywood Reporter last year. “I believe in making characters for women and not just making women play male roles. I don’t think there are enough great roles for women, and it’s very important to me that we make films for women about women. He would should be british so british can be any [ethnicity or race].”

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