Who will be the next James Bond?
Our picks for the next man (or woman) with the golden gun
Since taking on 007 duty in Casino Royale, Daniel Craig has had a tortured relationship with the role and has been public about his hesitancy to play Bond beyond the next installment — to which he’s contractually obligated. In June, four days after wrapping Spectre, he told EW, “This movie has taken up two years of my life, and I just need a break…. I’m not trying to be coy. People want an honest answer and I don’t have one.” Director Sam Mendes won’t be returning, regardless, and Craig’s reluctance — he recently said he’d rather “slash my wrists” than play the spy again — has fueled speculation about his replacement. Here, our picks for the next man (or woman!) with the golden gun.