Daniel Craig has responded to the chance of ‘Wolverine’ fame Hugh Jackman possibly taking on the role of James Bond.
The celebrity, who has played many iconic roles in his career, was rumoured to possibly succeed Pierce Brosnan in the character of bond before Daniel stepped in back in 2006. Now that the actor is offering goodbye to the role after 15 long years, he weighed in on reports that indicated Hugh could once again be in the running to play the part. However, his response was not what anyone anticipated.
During an interview, the actor shot down the chance of Jackman ever taking on the role of 007 and said, “He’s not going to be it.”
“Over my dead body,” he joked.
The clip that had fans laughing out loud, entered Jackman’s timeline. uploading the post with fans on social media, the actor composed, “Well … that kills that rumour! Daniel, mate, you will always be @007 to me. #notimetodie.”
Hugh and Daniel are longtime friends and even featured together on the Broadway stage in 2009′s A Steady Rain.
Meanwhile, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson, the producers behind the James Bond spy sequel, said they won’t talk about who will take over the long-running movie franchise following the departure of Daniel Craig until 2022.
The creators are looking forward to the release of ‘No Time To Die, which features Craig in his fifth and final arrival as the British MI6 agent. The movie, which is set to have its world premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.
Broccoli and Wilson, half-siblings and heads of Bond outfit Eon Productions, talked about the future of the movie series in an impression on BBC Radio 4’s popular Today programme on Monday morning.