Richard Madden Shoots Down Rumors He’s Replacing Daniel Craig As James Bond

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During a Cannes press conference, Richard Madden commented on the rumor claiming he will be the next actor to portray James Bond after Daniel Craig.

Daniel Craig is set to make his final appearance as 007 in the 25th James Bond film, but fans are already speculating on who could be actor’s successor even though the next movie is roughly one year away from hitting theaters. One of the rumored contenders for the role of James Bond is Richard Madden, the former Game of Thrones star who is reportedly in talks to join Marvel Studios’ The Eternals.

This very rumor was addressed by Richard Madden when a reporter asked him if it was a “done deal” during a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival. However, Richard Madden said the rumor of him playing James Bond after Daniel Crag is “just talk”:

“It’s very flattering to be involved in that conversation at all but it’s all just talk and I’m sure next week it’ll be someone different.”

Do you think Richard Madden would be a worthy successor to Daniel Craig? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica.  His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga from a script written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the 25th James Bond stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw and Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen and Rami Malek.

James Bond 25 is scheduled to be released in theaters on 8, April 2020.

Source: The Wrap

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