James Bond Producers Looking For Scottish Actor As Next 007, Not Idris Elba

Credit: MTV International

Credit: MTV International

It looks like James Bond producers might actually be looking for a Scottish actor to take Daniel Craig's place as Agent 007 after the actor completes his work on Bond 25.

According to a report by Yahoo!, Bond producers are currently in search for a Scottish actor to take on the role of James Bond, making a return to the origins of the character written by Ian Fleming. In the original spy novels, Bond is the son of a Scottish father and a Swiss mother, though the character spends a lot of time abroad in his childhood.

If Metro Goldwyn Mayer really does find a Scottish actor for the part, then the Bond film franchise will see a return to form. The studio has yet to lock down an actor for the role, however a recent column by in the Daily Mail, Bond producers have started reaching out to Outlander actor Sam Heugnan for an audition.

Another reported favorite to take on Craig's role is Richard Madden from Bodyguard, an actor who also happens to be of Scottish descent.

This new update might sound disappointing to Marvel fans. Last year there were rumors that Thor actor Idris Elba was being considered for the role. Many were excited. Not only was Elba a great choice with his undeniable charisma and his swagger, but casting Elba would also introduce the very first black 007 into the Blond film franchise.

Unfortunately, it seems like the producers are looking to return to tradition instead of breaking it.

James Bond 25 is set for release on April 08, 2020.

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