Hugh Jackman was rumoured to be replacing Pierce Brosnan as the 007 prodigy before Daniel Craig and Henry Cavill were even busy racing to become the next James Bond when the studio opted to give the secret spy an entirely different tone. When Brosnan, the most experienced and iconic of the Bonds we’ve seen to date, announced his retirement in 2002 with Die Another Day, the world was as curious as it is today about who will be the next spy in suit.
It’s no secret that the greatest pressing question for cinephiles right now is who will take over the legendary 007 mantle once Daniel Craig steps down after No Time To Die. Henry Cavill, Regé-Jean Page, and a few others have been mentioned.
But no one can rule out the chance that the filmmakers may proceed with their original pick, Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. Daniel Craig has sat down to answer the most important question: who’s next? in a new interview clip shared by Hugh Jackman himself. The No Time To Die star is pleasant until his good pal Hugh’s name is mentioned, at which point he is ready to forsake him. When the interviewer suggests Jackman, Craig quickly responds that he isn’t the one. He says “He is not going to be it. Over my dead body.” Well, that’s some serious sarcasm.
Hugh Jackman chuckled a little when he saw the tape. He put the rumours to rest by sharing it on his own Twitter account, saying it is now proven that he is not the next James Bond following Daniel Craig. He wrote, “Well … that kills that rumor! Daniel, mate, you’ll always be @007 to me. #NoTimeToDie . I’m IN. @reallorraine.”
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) September 27, 2021