The Sun recently reported that Bond 26 would feature two 007s.
A recent article in The Sun reports that Bond 26 will feature not one but two 007s – an older and a younger version. The story is being widely disseminated by other outlets and would mark a big departure from the traditional Bond formula. But while The Sun did get some things right about No Time to Die, it is hardly known for journalistic integrity and the report is laden with speculation.
The report identifies Oscar-nominated actor Paul Mescal as a leading contender for the role of the younger MI6 spy. Known for his breakout role in Normal People, Mescal has gained recognition for his talent.
The report highlights Bond girl Ana de Armas’s suggestion that Mescal would be a fitting replacement for Daniel Craig. However, that means absolutely nothing. Why should she have any influence over casting or inside knowledge?
All in all, the tabloid’s history of sensationalism raises an immediate red flag and two Bonds seems an unlikely direction to take. On the other hand, it is possible Paul Mescal is on a list of possible 007s for when the time comes to casting.
Source: The Sun
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