Fifty years ago George Lazenby, then 29 years old, played the role of James Bond in a film, replacing Sean Connery. He now also has an idea about who should succeed Daniel Craig this time: Liam Hemsworth.
Daniel Craig blew up the show in glass onion, the Netflix film in which the British actor plays a detective far from the role that dominates his resume. Then, of course, we’re talking about James Bond, the role Craig said goodbye to in 2021. no time to die.
Who will be the next James Bond?
The end of an era. But not the end for James Bond himself. Long before Craig left the studio for the last time, speculation began as to who would succeed him. And how. The British (gossip) press has been talking about it non-stop for years, and bookmakers are tumbling over each other in an attempt to identify the clear winner.
We have seen many names go by, from Idris Elba to Henry Cavill. At this point, the possibilities of the betting shops specially in Bullet trainstar Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Emily in Parispiece Lucien Laviscount. They are 32 and 30 years old respectively. So young, but the Bond producers have already emphasized that this time they want to bet on younger talent.
However, it can be even younger. George Lazenby, the man who played the role of James Bond once in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), he was 29 years old when he made his debut as the iconic secret agent. Now, fifty years later, the Australian actor also has his ideas about who the next James Bond should be.
According to the former Bond, you can immediately forget about Taylor-Johnson and Laviscount. He has his eye on another big name: Liam Hemsworth.
Yes, Chris ‘Thor’ Hemsworth’s little brother, and also Henry Cavill’s future successor in The Witcher. If he were to rely on the now 83-year-old ex-Bond, Liam would also succeed Daniel Craig.
Liam Hemsworth: the perfect option?
Speaking to TMZ, Lazenby explains that the fellow Australian deserves the role for a number of reasons. First, Hemsworth has a lot of experience as an actor, despite his age (29). Second, he has a lot of experience dealing with the press and the absurd amount of attention Bond actors receive. Liam is used to being under the microscope, especially now with The Wizard.
Lazenby is also not afraid to congratulate himself. He emphasizes that Hemsworth is still young enough to play the role for a decade without his youth, well aspect lose, just like George himself. In his own words, of course.
George and Liam are both from Australia, but Australia is part of the British Commonwealth, so according to Lazenby, a “handsome Aussie” like Liam fits the bill. According to the 83-year-old actor, a Bond “must be crazy enough, arrogant enough, confident enough and ambitious enough to take on the role.” A checklist that Liam easily complies with, according to Lazenby.
Thanks for the advice, George. In any case, the best man wishes the best of luck to whoever replaces Daniel Craig, whoever he is. The Bond actor previously indicated during an interview that she might be a woman as far as he is concerned, but Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has made it clear that they are again going with a male actor.
It remains, unfortunately, a matter of patient waiting. Meanwhile, the comments from the former bond and betting offices remain mostly speculation. delusions and noise. Well, at least it’s entertaining.
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