While some of us (me, all the time) are still fully devastated that Regé-Jean Page won't be in the upcoming season of Bridgerton on Netflix, happy news: it looks like he might be the next James Bond. Rumors of Regé-Jean being Bond have been swirling around since Bridgerton dropped because, well, frankly he'd be perfect. But according to Page Six he is definitely in the running and is favored to take over from Daniel Craig after No Time to Die (which has been delayed three whole times thanks to the pandemic).
The other competition for this coveted and iconic role? That'd be Henry Cavill and George MacKay. A source tells Page Six that, “They are talking about Regé, but Bond producers are not making any decisions until after ‘No Time to Die’ is released. They are focusing on Daniel Craig’s big finale. But Henry Cavill also is still in the running, he’s a lot more famous now than when his name first came up.”
The source added that “One other name is George MacKay. One of the producers of ‘1917’ has come over to Bond and is suggesting George. There is some talk about rebooting the Bond franchise after Daniel Craig with someone younger, and he could fit the bill.”
Regé-Jean addressed Bond rumors back in June, telling The Hollywood Reporter that "It’s got nothing to do with me — nothing to do with anything that has happened in any rooms or any meetings. It’s literally just a thing for people to talk about. So it’s flattering, but it’s just a game."
Hmmmm....guess we'll have to wait and see!
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