Our picks for the next man (or woman) with the golden gun
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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.