Inevitably, when the news broke that Daniel Craig had reportedly flat-out declined to do any further James Bond movies (turning down £68 million, we hasten to add), the internet erupted, and it wasn’t long before #NextBond was proudly trending on Twitter.
Studio execs should rest easy knowing that the future of their historic franchise is safe, in the hands of us, their loyal fans. Forget Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba guys – we’ll find the next Bond, you mark our words.
Someone call the casting department, and tell them Twitter’s got it covered. Here are ten of the best suggestions:
1. A… cat?
They should make the #nextBond a cat, people like cats
— Temple Phoenix (@TemplePhoenix) May 19, 2016
2. Danny De Vito?
— Mantis Toboggan, M.D (@JoeFlet) May 19, 2016
Frank Reynolds? No. Philoctetes? Yes.
3. Vod from Fresh Meat?
— RedScharlach (@redfacts) May 19, 2016
Ah yes, set the next James Bond in an overcrowded Manchester Student house… undercover or something.
4. Barney Stinson?
— E4 (@E4Tweets) May 19, 2016
Of course, he couldn’t say “legen – dary” any more, else he’d get shot in between pauses.
— Jamie Hastie (@cloughie77) May 19, 2016
Imagine the chase scenes…
Sean Bean should be the #NextBond. Actually no, he'd probably die before the end of the movie.
— BookBloke (@bloke_book) May 19, 2016
That and, you know, he was already in GoldenEye as 006. And already died.
7. Boaty McBoatface?
"The name is McBoatface, Boaty McBoatface."#NextBond
— Robin Grainger (@RobinGrainger) May 19, 2016
If there is a man out there with that name, we proclaim it his destiny to audition.
— littlejason (@littlejason) May 19, 2016
Something that David Cameron seems to lack in the “looking like a Greek God” department makes us think this is unlikely, but weirder things have happened.
— Alex T Smith (@Alex_T_Smith) May 19, 2016
She certainly knows how to ‘spy’ on her neighbours. Am I right? Am I right guys? Yeah?
10. Jason Bourne?
#NextBond Jason Bourne.
— Paul Mitchell (@mrmitchell78) May 19, 2016
Might as well.