Daniel Craig has recently reacted to the possibility of Wolverine star Hugh Jackman possibly taking on the role of James Bond. Hugh Jackman, who has played several iconic roles in his career, was rumored to possibly succeed Pierce Brosnan in the role before Daniel stepped in back in 2006.
Now when Craig is bidding goodbye to the role after 15 long years, he weighed in on reports that suggested Hugh could once again be in the running to play the part. However, his reply was not what anyone expected. During an interview, the actor shot down the possibility of Jackman ever taking on the role of 007 and said, “He’s not going to be it.” “Over my dead body,” he joked.
The clip of the interview that had fans laughing out loud, reached Jackman’s timeline. Sharing the post with fans on Twitter, Hugh tweeted, “Well… that kills that rumor! Daniel, mate, you will always be @007 to me. #notimetodie.” Hugh and Daniel are in fact longtime pals and even starred together on the Broadway stage in 2009’s A Steady Rain.
However, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson, the producers behind the James Bond spy franchise, said they won’t discuss who will take over the long-running film franchise following the departure of Daniel Craig until 2022. The makers are looking forward to the release of ‘No Time To Die’ which stars Craig in his fifth and final appearance as the British MI6 agent.
Broccoli and Wilson, half-siblings and heads of Bond outfit Eon Productions, talked about the future of the film series in an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s popular Today programme on Monday morning. While asked if they have decided who might replace Craig in the series, Broccoli replied, “Oh God no. We’re not thinking about it at all. We want Daniel to have his time of celebration. Next year we’ll start thinking about the future.” “He’s been such a great Bond. Those are big shoes to fill. I can’t even (think if it’s) possible,” he added.