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.
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.”
The next James Bond has not yet been announced.
You watch the WWE Superstar-turned-actor’s full Esquire interview below:
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)
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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