The James Bond roadshow has rolled into Matera, a picturesque city in Southern Italy, to shoot new scenes for No Time To Die.
Cillian Murphy has shut down claims that he could be the next James Bond because he thinks the iconic role should go to a woman.The Peaky Binders star, who plays Tommy Shelby in the BBC show, was hotly tipped to take over Daniel Craig’s spot as the new 007, joining a list of rumoured contenders which also includes James Norton and Richard Madden.But, speaking to The Guardian, the 43-year-old admitted he has other ideas. He said: “The thing about it is, if you say anything about Bond it becomes the headline, right?“There’s two things I’ll say about that. Firstly, there’s a whole other industry which is completely separate from the film side of things, and that’s the bookies. He added: “The second thing I’d say is that I think it should be a woman, which rules me out.”The English actress Lashana Lynch has reportedly been cast as a new 007, but her character will appear alongside Craig’s Bond, having taken over his code name, rather than replace him.[[gallery-0]] Previous contenders rumoured to be in the running to play the iconic super-spy include Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston.Filming for the 25th Bond film, which is using the working title Shatterhand, has so far taken place on location in Jamaica, Norway and Italy, and at Pinewood Studios in the UK.Earlier this year, Craig was forced to spend two weeks recovering from an ankle injury sustained while filming. Despite this, the film is still slated for release in April 2020.The 25th Bond film will be directed by Cary Fukunaga and will be Craig's fifth and final outing as the super spy.Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright and Rory Kinnear will all return to the series, while Rami Malek will make his Bond debut as a villain.
Bond 25 is said to introduce a female version of the spy.According to reports, British actor Lashana Lynch will be introduced as the new 007 in the next instalment in what is being described as a “pivotal” scene.A film insider told Mail on Sunday that she’ll be tasked with tracking Daniel Craig’s character and bringing him out of retirement for a new mission.“There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M [played by Ralph Fiennes] says, ‘Come in 007,’ and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman,” the insider said, adding: “It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.The reports suggest that Bond will try to seduce the female Bond, who will resist his advances.Bond 25, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, has been co-written by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge.It was revealed this week that Christoph Waltz will reprise his role of Spectre character Blofeld after the actor was spotted on the film’s set in Pinewood Studios.Lynch’s breakout role came in recent blockbuster Captain Marvel.
One crew member also sustained a minor injury in the incident that’s left the iconic soundstage exposed to the elements.
With 'Bond 25' months away, Secret Cinema has opened its new 'Casino Royale' experience to fill the James Bond-shaped void in your life.
Chris Hemsworth has revealed which actor he’d pick to succeed Daniel Craig as James Bond.The Australian actor, who plays Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has thrown his support behind one of the most heavily rumoured names on the list of contenders – and a former Avengers co-stars.He told Variety: “My vote would be Idris [Elba]. I think he’d give it a different sort of swagger, too, and each time someone new comes into the role, I think you’ve got to offer up something different.”During the interview, Hemsworth revealed it was his idea to inject Thor with a comedic streak first seen in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok following fears he had been typecast in the first two Avengers films and Thor: The Dark World.“After I’d done Avengers and Thor 2, I did feel a bit trapped,” he said. “I felt like I was typecast by whoever was writing those scripts. I feel like the creators were stuck on where they could take the character, and was this all he had to offer? I felt there was so much more we could do."He added that the character’s sillier side was inspired by a comedic turn in Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot.Speaking about the film’s backlash from male fans of the 1984 original, Hemsworth said: “That whole period I was like, ‘What ownership do you guys have over those characters? Oh, you watched the film, therefore you should have a say over where it goes?’ I thought it was very unfortunate and kind of disappointing.”The actor will next be seen in Men In Black International, which he stars in alongside his Avengers co-star Tessa Thompson. it’ll be released in cinemas on 14 June.
Daniel Craig has weighed in on who should follow him as James Bond, insisting that it should just be the right person for the job, regardless of race or gender.
Rumours that James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli is looking for a Scottish actor to replace Daniel Craig comes after Sam Heughan was linked to the role.
Danny Boyle has said that it was disagreement with producers over working with his long-time writing partner John Hodge that led him to walk away from Bond 25.
007's new car for the 25th Bond movie will have its environmental credentials front and centre, according to reports.