Even though the latest James Bond movie “Skyfall” has been a sensational hit, Daniel Craig reportedly wants out.
“I’ve been trying to get out of this from the very moment I got into it,” the National Enquirer quoted Craig.
“But they won’t let me go, and I’ve agreed to do a couple more, but let’s see how this one does, because business is business and if the [bleep] goes down, I’ve got a contract that somebody will be happy to wipe their ass with.”
“Skyfall” broke records in the UK, beating out “Harry Potter” for being the highest grossing movie after the first week of its release. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” still holds British record for highest weekend sales after a movie’s premiere.
If Craig gets his way and opts out of playing James Bond, who will be his replacement?
Robert Pattinson is all the rage right now after appearing in the “Twilight” series and subsequently starring movies like “Water For Elephants” and “Cosmopolis,” but the attractive 26-year-old might be deemed too young to portray the debonair Bond.
After starring in action blockbusters like “The Avengers” and “Iron Man 1&2,” Robert Downey Jr. could easily play a clever and snarky Bond, perhaps recalling Roger Moore's long tenure in the role.
Australian hunk Chris Hemsworth made women swoon by playing “Thor,” and would be certain to give a repeat performance as the playboy, James Bond.
Ryan Gosling is arguably one of the hottest hunks in Hollywood and after staring in “Gangster Squads” and “Drive” the actor proved he could do action as well as make the ladies fall in love.
There’s nothing Brad Pitt can’t do (except maybe a Chanel No. 5 commercial) and he seems like one of the most logical choices to play the iconic character if Craig no longer wants the part.