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Dan Stevens Prefers Playing A Villain Over James Bond Role

Daniel Craig's departure sparks speculation on next James Bond.

Following Daniel Craig's departure from the iconic role of James Bond, speculation has been rife about who will step into the shoes of the suave British spy. While Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been rumored as a potential frontrunner, another name in the mix is Dan Stevens, known for his roles in 'The Guest' and 'Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire'.

In a recent interview, Stevens shared his thoughts on the coveted role of James Bond, expressing surprise at the role being seen as the pinnacle of success in the industry. He mentioned that while he appreciates the Bond films, he would actually be more interested in playing a villain in the franchise.

Stevens questioned the phenomenon of the Bond role being the ultimate achievement for actors and emphasized that there are numerous other opportunities in the industry to explore. Despite acknowledging that he could potentially excel as Bond, he indicated a preference for portraying a villain character.

With the future of the Bond franchise shrouded in secrecy, various actors have been speculated to be in the running for the role, including Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Regé-Jean Page, and James Norton. However, Taylor-Johnson emerged as a frontrunner after reports suggested he had met with the producers.

While neither the producers nor Taylor-Johnson have confirmed his casting as the next Bond, recent reports have hinted at a potential offer being extended to the actor. The possibility of Taylor-Johnson taking on the iconic role remains uncertain until an official announcement is made.

If Taylor-Johnson does secure the role of Bond, Stevens could potentially play a compelling villain opposite him. Stevens' past performances have showcased his ability to portray menacing characters effectively, making him a suitable candidate for a Bond antagonist.

As fans eagerly await news about the next James Bond, the speculation continues to swirl around potential casting choices. Whether Taylor-Johnson ultimately becomes the next 007 or not, the prospect of Stevens portraying a villain in the franchise adds an intriguing dimension to the future of the Bond series.

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