James Bond: After Red Notice, Dwayne Johnson ready to play the next 007?

Who will be the next James Bond? This is the question that has been on everyone’s lips since the release of the last part worn by Daniel Craig, Die can wait. Several rumors have already mentioned the names of Tom Hardy, Idris Elba or even Henry Cavill. If it will take a long time before the producers of the cult saga reveal which actor will lend his features to the most famous spy in cinema, in the meantime, the contenders are multiplying. This is particularly the case of Dwayne Johnson, who recently appeared in the cast of Red Notice on Netflix.

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“I don’t want to play a bad guy. I have to be Bond”

On the occasion of the promotion of the film worn by the American actor alongside Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, The Rock revealed that he was leaving to join the 007 franchise during an interview with Esquire. More specifically, the subject was brought up after Dwayne Johnson confessed to wanting to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps, after the latter played a Bond foe, and Mr. Osato’s henchman in You Only Live Twice. Only, if the actor wants to play in a James Bond, it is not to play one of his opponents but the British secret agent himself. The actor went straight to the point by confiding: “I don’t want to play a bad guy. I have to be Bond.”

Dwayne Johnson in the Fast and Furious saga. – Credit (s): Universal Pictures

Through his roles in action franchises like Fast & Furious and G.I. Joe, Dwayne Johnson seems to be able to handle the requisite stunts that the James Bond films impose. However, the fact that he is American could represent a major obstacle, given that the spy franchise has always been worn by British comedians. Dwayne Johnson can therefore always dream! While waiting to find out the name of the next elected official, who do you see donning the tailor-made costume of the license-to-kill spy?

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