Spectre is believed to be Daniel Craig’s last film in the James Bond franchise and Idris Elba is getting a ton of fan and Hollywood support to be the first OO7 of color, but British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror is reporting that Damian Lewis has been given “an unofficial nod” that he is the first choice if Craig should step down.
“If Daniel Craig leaves, it’s Damian Lewis who will be crowned the new Bond. He is seen as an all-round international star who is perfect for the role. As he ages, he looks increasingly suave and sophisticated,” said source at the Mirror.
Lewis is best known for his roles in Band of Brothers and Homeland. The actor is also 44-years-old and might be a bit old to wrap a franchise around.
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Spectre is directed by Sam Mendes, and stars Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Naomie Harris, Stephanie Sigman, and Ben Whishaw as Q.
Spectre will be in theaters on November 6.