Producer describes next 007 film as a "reinvention of Bond"

Barbara Broccoli also revealed that filming of the next Bond film "is at least two years away."

We've got good news for James Bond fans. The franchise's long-time producer, Barbara Broccoli, just provided an update.

Producer Next Film Reinvention Of Bond
Daniel Craig was a controversial choice back in 2006, but he's since proven himself to be the best 007 in franchise history.

In an interview with Deadline, Broccoli revealed that the studio is not rushing the search for a successor to Daniel Craig.

Here's what Broccoli had to say about the next James Bond:

We’re working out where to go with him, we’re talking that through. There isn’t a script and we can’t come up with one until we decide how we’re going to approach the next film because, really, it’s a reinvention of Bond. We’re reinventing who he is and that takes time. I’d say that filming is at least two years away.

James Bond is a cinematic staple after Sean Connery first starred as the suave and debonair secret agent James Bond in 1963's Dr. No. Several actors have taken on the mantle since Connery.

The most recent actor to play Craig, and the most commercially successful one, is Daniel Craig. The 54-year-old actor first portrayed James Bond in 2006's Casino Royale and ended his run with last year's No Time to Die, which set a then-record global box office take of $733 million.

Producer Next Film Reinvention Of Bond
The next James Bond will have very large shoes to fill.

We're curious to see where James Bond will go following Craig's highly influential take on the iconic character. But, since Broccoli is talking about "reinventing" Bond, we can assume that the next actor (or actress) will be unlike anything we've seen before.

For starters, we know that Idris Elba is part of the "conversation." If Elba signs on to inherit the suit, Elba will be the first Africa-American to use the 007 title. Although he would be the second if you count Lashana Lynch's brief tenure in no Time to Die.

In addition to Elba, the list of actors that have publicly stated that they'd like to play James Bond include the likes of Tom Holland, Ryan Reynolds, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Unfortunately, if filming is at least two years away, it will be just as long before we hear any news about the next James Bond.

Ray Ampoloquio
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