Ever since word began circulating that Daniel Craig is done portraying everyone’s favorite MI6 agent James Bond, fans have been volunteering their opinion on who should be next. Actually, speculation began even before Craig officially announced he was done.
There’s always chatter on social media and debates among friends when it comes to picking the next James Bond (and The Doctor, basically any of those British characters that allow different actors to portray the same role over the course of generations). Everyone has an opinion on who should be the next Bond, even prompting the #NextBond trend on Twitter. But some fans take it another step by visually demonstrating the Bond chops of their choice. So here are a few valid options of #NextBond, as demonstrated by fan-made trailers.
While this option seemed to come out of nowhere and seem perfect all at the same time, it became a bigger when Gillian herself tweeted the photo of a fan-made poster, sparking the fan-made trailer above and a hundred think pieces on what it’d be like to have a female Bond. How cool would it be to mix the franchise up with a female Bond? Gillian herself has said it’s highly unlikely she would get the job, but that doesn’t make us want it any less!
Possibly one of the earliest suggestions thrown into the ether was the bid for most-beloved human Idris Elba to join the ranks of suave gentlemen before him to play James Bond. And in the fan-made trailer above, a great case it made. That intense stare is chilling. Plus, the suggestion that Benedict Cumberbatch play the villain is an added bonus. Could the world handle that much handsome in one film though? That’s the real question.
Currently, Tom Hiddleston might actually be the front runner for the next James Bond. At first, it was difficult to imagine Thor’s brother Loki as Bond, but this fan-made trailer certainly demonstrates Hiddleston’s talents. He’s got the cold stare and sly smile down. Plus, he pulls off the slow walk as well as the next guy. And yes, he looks pretty good in a suit too.
Michael Fassbender’s subtle and unassuming demeanor might just be what we need in the next Bond. He’s not quite as obvious as Hiddleston or Elba, but he certainly has the action skills to take on the role. And how cool would it be to have a darker and more mysterious Bond?
Who actually chooses the next Bond? Producer Barbara Broccoli holds that weighty responsibility. It’s possible that she already made the decision internally, but is it possible that these fan-made trailers might be able to sway her? Any of these options would likely be an outstanding Bond. But at this point, the speculation might be more exciting than the actual announcement. Good luck everyone!
Who do you want to see as the Next Bond? Let us know in the comments!
Featured Image Credit: Gillian Anderson / Twitter