Daniel Craig advices next James Bond star to not destroy the character

After Daniel Craig stepped down from the series as 007 after the release of his fifth James Bond movie, No Time To Die his advice to the next Bond star is simple: “Don’t f**k it up”

Back in 2020 rumours hit the internet that the Mad Max actor was “in talks” to become the new and improved James Bond after Craig’s 15 years as the hero. However, when questioned about the role, he would not give a straight answer.

Over the weekend, rumour has being around  Tom Hardy Venom, the antihero has been gearing up to take on the legendary role of James Bond after Daniel Craig stepped down from the series. But he has been extremely reluctant to break his silence about the rumours.


Hardy stated “There’s a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting, that if you talk about playing James Bond you’re automatically out of the race.” He followed up by apologising: “So I can’t possibly comment on that one!”

His method of keeping quiet has kept him in good graces, it would seem, as his name has continually been at the top of the bond list.

Hardy said: “Chris Nolan, what a fantastic director for a Bond movie. Because Daniel Craig is so good, and what director Sam Mendes and Barbara have done has been so impressive, that it would be a very hard re-imagination to follow after.”


He mused: “I wonder what the next instalment of that franchise would become, and I think when you mention someone like Christopher Nolan, that’s a very powerful figure to bring into that world who could bring something new and create something profound gain.”

Anoosha Khan
Anoosha Khan

Anoosha Khan is a film critic and entertainment editor based in the UK. She has been reporting about celebs and movies for WatchinUK for the past year.

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