Sandy-haired English actor Daniel Craig was unveiled Friday as the star of the next Bond film, “Casino Royale,” due in theaters in November 2006.
Producer Michael G. Wilson said 200 actors had been considered, but Craig was the only one who had been offered the role.
Speculation about the new Bond included Clive Owen, Ioan Gruffudd, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gerard Butler, Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell, Hugh Jackman, Heath Ledger and Eric Bana.
I’ve only seen Daniel Craig in “The Road To Perdition” and “The Jacket”, and he was good.
But I don’t know why I don’t feel he fits the Bond character. Maybe it’s his blond hair, maybe it’s his not-so-bondish looks, maybe it’s something else; I don’t know. I’m just not too sure about this.
Looking at the bright side, he couldn’t possibly turn out worse than George Lazenby who did only one movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. That guy is definitely my least favorite Bond.