The next 007 is still a mystery. One Direction's former member Harry Styles is a possible replacement.
Speaking to the Daily Star, filmmaker Lee Smith unexpectedly introduced Harry Styles for James Bond after Daniel Craig leaves the franchise in 2019. He is a former film editor of Specter, as well as director Christopher Nolan's films – including war movie Dunkirk (2017). 'Harry could do it. If they wanted a younger Bond then why not? He has got it.”
Harry Styles was unexpectedly supported by an important member of the film crew Dunkirk to become next James Bond. Photo: Getty Images.
In fact, Harry Styles's first movie is Dunkirk by Christopher Nolan and Lee Smith in the summer of 2017. The filmmaker Lee Smith explains, “Harry is really good and he can go all the way. He is an exceptional talent and a complete natural on camera…You would have thought you were dealing with a guy with many years of experience. You would never know that was his first film. If he wants to act, I cannot imagine he would not have a great future.'
Of course my daughter explained to me that you don't get any more famous than Harry Styles. But he was really good and a genuinely charismatic fellow. And Chris [Nolan] would bring the most amazing detail that any director could bring to any project, be it Bond or anything else." Smith added.
However his co-star Tom Hardy was too rumoured for the next 007. He has not given any comments on this "You know, there's a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting, and in the fellowship of my peer group, that if you talk about it, you're automatically out of the race. So I can't possibly comment on that one! If I mention it, it's gone." Nolan himself once spoke up to support for Hardy as James Bond.
In the process of promoting Dunkirk (2017), director Christopher Nolan once support for Tom Hardy as James Bond. Photo: Warner Bros.
Craig admitted he 'always wanted to return' to the role, but confirmed the next Bond movie will be his last. He explained: 'I think this is it. This is it. I just want to go out on a high note, and I can't wait.' 007's new installment, which has not got an official name, is set to hit theaters in 2019.
Bonds are rumored to get married to Dr. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) after the events of Specter (2015), but the spy's wife was immediately assassinated. Similar details have appeared in George Lazenby's On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969).
By: Christina Baker
Harry Styles is the next 007