• There's a new "James Bond" coming soon
  • After Daniel Craig, another actor will take over the role
  • The producer of the films has now commented on the topic

James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli admits it will take a long time to choose Daniel Craig's successor as "007."

The 61-year-old producer stressed that choosing an actor for the iconic role of the spy isn't that easy. Speaking to Variety, Broccoli said: "It’s a big decision. It’s not just casting a role. It’s about a whole rethink about where we’re going." 

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Earlier this year, the producer of the blockbuster franchise confirmed that Idris Elba is "under discussion" as the next "007". The 49-year-old actor has long been tipped as a possible successor to Craig, and Broccoli knows the "Luther" actor would be a popular choice for the iconic role.

She told Deadline's podcast, "Well, we know Idris, we’re friends with him, and he’s a magnificent actor. And, you know, it’s been part of the conversation, but it’s always difficult to have the conversation when you have someone in the seat."

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Broccoli added that the Bond bosses are in no rush to reveal the actor's name, as they want to give the cast and crew time to enjoy Craig's latest film, No Time To Die.

Other names that have been tossed around for the role include Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy and Euphoria star Jacob Elordi.