Bodyguard star Richard Madden becomes Daniel Craig’s James Bond successor in a stunning piece of fan art that imagines 007’s future on the big screen.
Scottish actor Richard Madden is best known to audiences for his role as Robb Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones, but he’s had a lot of success outside of the hit series. Richard Madden is currently a fan-favorite to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond thanks to his role as troubled war veteran David Budd in Bodyguard, which won him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama.
Daniel Craig’s first cinematic solo outing as James Bond hit theaters in 2006. Now, Daniel Craig’s upcoming fifth outing as the iconic character is also set to be his last, so fans are already fan-casting actors as the next James Bond. Digital artist Mizuri recently took to Instagram to share a piece that imagines Richard Madden as James Bond, revealing what the Bodyguard actor could look like as Daniel Craig’s 007 successor. You can check out Richard Madden as James Bond in the post below.
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007 ! – Hi everyone! So @maddenrichard posted this photo about an hour or so ago, and a friend told me to turn him into James Bond! So here’s a little 007 poster that I came up with, with the original black white, hope you guys like it, enjoy ! – Photo by @matthewbrookesphoto Style by @luke_jefferson_day ! – Follow me to see more @mizuriofficial
In addition to Game of Thrones and Bodyguard, Richard Madden is also known for his work in Disney’s live-action Cinderella movie and the Elton John biopic Rocketman. The actor’s upcoming projects include the Sam Mendes-directed World War I drama 1917 and the Marvel Studios superhero movie The Eternals.
What do you think of the artwork? Would you like to see Bodyguard actor Richard Madden as James Bond? Or do you have another preferred actor to replace Daniel Craig besides Richard Madden? Sound-off your thoughts in the comments section!
Here is the official synopsis for Daniel Craig’s James Bond 25:
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.
Filming is currently underway at Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom. Additional filming locations include London, Jamaica, Italy, and Norway.
The cast of James Bond 25 includes Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, as well as franchise newcomers Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, David Dencik and Dali Benssalah.
James Bond 25 opens in theaters on April 8, 2020. Stay tuned for more updates on Richard Madden, Bodyguard and Daniel Craig’s next James Bond movie.
‘The Lion King’ Photos Offer New Look At Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Scar
Entertainment Weekly has unveiled new photos from Disney's The Lion King remake that offer another look at several characters, including Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar.
Disney's line-up of live-action remakes continues with 2019's The Lion King and now a new set of photos offers fans another look at the photo-realistic versions of several beloved characters from the animated classic. In addition to a new photo of Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar, the villainous brother of King Mufasa and uncle of future king Simba, the latest collection of images reveal new looks at Rafiki, a classic scene in which Mufasa teaches his son about the kingdom, Timon and Pumba with an adult Simba, young Simba and Nala being lectured by Zazu, and the famous Pride Rock.
Fans can also see a behind-the-scenes look at Donald Glover recording dialogue with the guidance of director Jon Favreau.
You can check out the photo of Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
Are you excited to see Chiwetel Ejiofor's take on Scar, one of the more popular Disney villains? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion King stars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.
Source: Entertainment Weekly