It's a question that's on everyone's minds: who will be the next James Bond? Daniel Craig bowed out in style with this year's No Time To Die, and he has thrown down the gauntlet to his successor.
Now, one of our favourite filmmakers, Edgar Wright, has thrown his hat into the ring. The director of Last Night in Soho, now on release in Cineworld, has been teasing his own Bond pitch and what he thinks the next Bond actor should aim for.
In an interview with the Happy Sad Confused Podcast (via Film Stories), Wright said: "I think Daniel Craig has so made an indelible stamp on that franchise that I think you have to go in a slightly different direction. Because I don’t think there’s anything to be gained by continuing in the same vein, and I would certainly think that it would be interesting to try and – I mean, I do have a take, which ever they ask me, I’ll definitely pitch it to them”.
Expanding on his theme, Wright explained: "My theory is that the Bonds have got to be like dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and I think you’ve got to alternate."
That's exactly the kind of delicious analogy we'd expect from the filmmaker behind the Cornetto Trilogy. But flippancy aside, Wright has a point: the Bond movies have always alternated between light and dark, be it Roger Moore transitioning to Timothy Dalton, or Pierce Brosnan giving way to Daniel Craig.
Can we expect an irreverent, Wright-themed take on the world's greatest spy? We're all in for that. While we wait patiently for that pipe dream to become a reality, check out our Cineworld Edgar Wright interview for Last Night in Soho. The movie is on release now, so click here to book your tickets for Last Night in Soho.