Sean Bean Wants Richard Madden To Replace Daniel Craig As James Bond

Game of Thrones star Sean Bean wants his on-screen son Richard Madden to succeed Daniel Craig as James Bond.

In the midst of talking to The Sun about how he doesn’t like that his characters keep getting killed off and that he’s rejecting those kinds of roles, Sean Bean stated that he thinks that Richard Madden is well-suited to play James Bond after Daniel Craig. Daniel Craig, of course, has gone on-record as saying that the next film, No Time To Die, is his last as James Bond, although the minds behind the franchise are already beginning their search for his successor.

Sean Bean explained his reasoning for being in Richard Madden’s corner for the part of James Bond after the exit of Daniel Craig with the following quote:

“He’s got everything that’s required of the role. He’s strong, he’s masculine and he’s also got a soft underbelly, he’s vulnerable, good looking — Scottish! I can’t see why he wouldn’t get the part. Everybody was great who came through Game of Thrones. But I always sensed he was a very fine actor. He had gravity and that thing we talked about at drama school — presence. He had a lot of presence.”

It’s expected that the next 007 after Daniel Craig will likely end up being a “name” actor like Richard Madden, but due to his involvement with franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he might not get the part (as James Bond actors usually stay away from those kinds of roles). But the nature of Hollywood is changing, and it may just be possible for Richard Madden to have a very busy schedule, like what Sean Bean is effectively proposing.

Sean Bean was last seen in the television series Curfew, and he has filmed another series (World on Fire) and another movie (Possessor). Meanwhile, Richard Madden is set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe with next year’s The Eternals. Lastly, Daniel Craig will get to say goodbye to James Bond with No Time To Die.

Here is the official synopsis for Daniel Craig’s No Time to Die:

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 No Time To Die 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.

No Time To Die opens in theaters on April 8, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest news on Sean Bean, Richard Madden, Daniel Craig and the future of the James Bond franchise.

Source: The Sun

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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