Dwayne Johnson Has “Gotta Be Bond,” Determined to Replace Daniel Craig

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Daniel Craig (Knives Out, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) just ended his run as legendary spy James Bond after 15 years and five films — Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and No Time to Die (2021) — and now the hunt is on for the next actor who will portray 007.

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Star Wars sequel trilogy actor John Boyega (Finn) has previously thrown his hat in the ring for the iconic role, and now another popular actor with Disney connections is determined to replace Craig.

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (Jungle Cruise, Moana, The Gameplan, Race to Witch Mountain) recently shared that his grandfather, Peter Fanene Maivia, was a SPECTRE villain in You Only Live Twice (1967) during the late Sir Sean Connery’s time as Bond:

“Yes, my grandfather was a Bond villain in You Only Live Twice with Sean Connery. It was very, very cool. And I would like to follow in his footsteps and be the next Bond. I don’t wanna be a villain. Gotta be Bond.”

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Per IMDb, the Jumanji star currently has seven projects — including DC film Black Adam (2022), San Andreas 2 (TBD), and Big Trouble In Little China (TBD) — in the works.

The next James Bond has not yet been announced.

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More on No Time to Die (2021)

The official description of the 25th film in the James Bond franchise reads:

In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

More on Jungle Cruise (2021)

Dwayne johnson as Skipper Frank in Disney's Jungle Cruise movie
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The Rock’s latest Disney movie, Jungle Cruise, is currently available to stream on Disney+. The official description of the movie — which is based on the popular Disney Parks ride — reads:

Join fan favorites Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for the adventure of a lifetime on Disney’s Jungle Cruise, a rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.

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