The quest for the new perfect shaped English face to be the James Bond is just getting more and more interesting.
If the line of actors being considered to play James Bond wasn’t already long enough, we now have the reports of Outlander star Sam Heughan to be the next James Bond.
- Sam Heughans to be the next James Bond – Confirmed?
- Sam Heughans reveals he auditioned to be the next James Bond.
- Vin Diesel backs Sam Heughan to be the next James Bond.
We are not sure if the studio is having a lot of fun in searching for new James Bond, or if they are just dying out of exhaustion in this search.
Since it became clear enough to everyone that Daniel Craig has no intention of returning as James Bond after the latest in the Bond series “No Time to Die”, everyone from Bookies to fans of Bond; from makers to the media, has been devoted to doing their part in bringing one actor or another in front and labeling him as the next James Bond.
However, even after so many rumours and speculations, no actor has been finalized yet officially to play James Bond after Daniel Craig. Recently there are speculations about the Outlander star Sam Heughan to be the next James Bond.
Sam Heughans to be the next James Bond – Confirmed?
Five years before when “Spectre” came out and it turned out to be a disappointment for the fans of James Bond, Daniel Craig decided to step away from the character of James Bond. However, he returned as James Bond for one last time in soon to be released “No Time to Die”.
Now, even though Daniel Craig returned as Bond, the speculations for future Bond actor started well back in the time. Recently, with the confirmation of Daniel leaving the role, the rumours are coming through with the speed of bullets. A few days back Richard Madden was being considered as the first choice to play James Bond. Before him, it was James Norton who was being claimed to be already signed for the role of James Bond by the makers.
Now, with no progress in previous rumours, there are new claims of Sam Heughans to be the next James Bond. Though the name of the actor has doing rounds from several months for being considered for the role of James Bond. However, these claims now seem to be more concrete with some confirmations from the actor himself on the claims.
Sam Heughans reveals he auditioned to be the next James Bond.
While promoting his new film “Bloodshot”, the actor revealed in a video interview— “I actually have auditioned for James Bond.”
However, the actor wasn’t talking about any recent auditions but back when the makers were trying to reboot James Bond with a younger one. The recent trend of his name for the role made him talk about the old interview, and share his surprise over how he still is being considered.
He said “Back when they were rebooting, Bond 21, when Daniel Craig came on board, they were talking about making him younger. I don’t know what happened, but very recently, I became the bookie’s favourite to play Bond, which is kind of random and very strange. Yeah, I mean, we want a Scottish James Bond, don’t we?”
However, the actor didn’t give any confirmation if he is being considered by the makers or is going to be the next James Bond. All he said at the end of the interview was “So uh, let’s find out [and] see who does become Bond.”
Vin Diesel backs Sam Heughan to be the next James Bond.
Sam Heughan’s new movie Bloodshot stars Vin Diesel in the lead. Both the actors share very good terms, and Vin Diesel totally believes in Heughan’s abilities to portray the next James Bond on-screen.
Vin Diesel backs him so much so that he confronted it during an interview where he said on being asked— “Of course he’d (Heughan) make a good James Bond. He’d make a good anything.”
Not only Diesel but even David S. F. Wilson, Director of Bloodshot, was all praise for Heughan. He firmly agreed to the fact that Sam Heughan will be an excellent James Bond. He stated, “I would be there opening weekend for Sam as James Bond”. Wilson went further ahead praising the actor on his role in the movie and his show Outlander.
With so many praises and recommendations, we are sure that Sam Heughans will be a very apt James Bond.
However, if Sam Heughans is going to be the next James Bond or now will become known only after the official announcement.