James Bond needs a new 007 and Sam Heughan may be it
Bond 25 is Daniel Craig ‘s lasting outing as 007 meaning we need a new secret agent.
Speculation as to who will replace Craig has been running rampant for months, but bosses are yet to confirm any names.
Producer Barbara Broccoli has said before she’s not even thinking that far ahead yet, with Bond 25 not even set for release until April 2020.
The source said: “It has been 36 years since there was a Scottish Bond in Sean Connery and producers are looking for someone to emulate that success.”
They went on: “Sam is an experienced actor, he’s in great shape and he has a cheeky side which is appealing as the bosses want Bond to have more to him.”
Is it likely Heughan will replace Craig? Anything is possible at the moment, but you have to also remember Broccoli has said repeatedly she’s not looking yet – and won’t until Bond 25 is released .
Shooting has only just begun in Norway so that’s awhile off yet.
Heughan has also auditioned to play Bond before, going up against Daniel Craig.
We know how that race ended, but that doesn’t mean Heughan isn’t in the running now especially since he’s Scottish, which is something they want this time around.
Last year, Heughan was asked on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan if he’d like the role now.
He said: “Have I thought about it? Yeah, I have a few times.
“I did an audition for Bond a long time ago when they were redoing it with Daniel Craig when he was bond 21.”
He said it was a “good experience”.
Henry Cavill also auditioned for Casino Royale and was director Martin Campbell’s choice, but he was seen as too young at 22.
Of course, Pierce Brosnan and Timothy Dalton both went for the role and failed before finally snagging it so perhaps Heughan should try again.
Other names in the running for Bond 26 are Bodyguard’s Richard Madden and Thor’s Tom Hiddleston.
Bond casting has been the only talk surrounding the movie.