The next James Bond: more details emerge as the search continues

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Looking to become the next James Bond 007? Get the tape measure out and have your birth certificate at the ready. 

A few potential details have emerged regarding the search for the next James Bond. Whilst the hunt for the next actor to don the tuxedo is yet to gear up in earnest, a couple of key details have potentially been revealed from an unlikely source. ITV’s man in LA, Ross King popped up on the Lorraine show (via Movieweb) to claim that two rumours regarding the 007 casting process were true.

Firstly, that the actor must be in their 30s and secondly, needs to measure in at five feet, ten inches.

King is a long-time LA correspondent and the internet has jumped on these claims to instantly rule a number of actors in or out because of their age. Of course, the interest in these claims arises more from the media frenzy surrounding the appointment of a new Bond than any sense that they might be accurate, but upon reflection both make sense. Casting an actor in their 30s makes sense as the producers of the franchise look to bring in somebody that can commit to the series over a number of years as Daniel Craig did. (Craig was 38 when he was first cast as the super spy.) With EON Productions presumably also looking to bring in a younger audience to the films, a younger face will be helpful too.

There’s more too. Any actor shaping up to play 007 will need to be at least five feet, ten inches tall too, a prerequisite that would see all of the previous official Bonds make the grade. This is likely because the franchise’s producers want another actor with a physical presence to follow on from Craig’s incarnation of the character and not seem like less of an action hero. So there you have it, a few scant details but we’ll let you know more as the search continues and fresh tidbits emerge.

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