When Daniel Craig is done playing James Bond in the the 007 film franchise, Jason Statham is ready to take his place. During an interview with the Guardian, Statham was asked if he would be interested in taking on the role of Bond in the future and he enthusiastically stated,
“Could I do it? Abso-fucking-lutely. Would I do it? Abso-fucking-lutely. Is Daniel Craig a great Bond? Abso-fucking-lutely.”
I would love to see Statham take on the role on Bond. There's no doubt in my mind that he would play a kick-ass version of the character. The actor goes on to admit that he would make a decent Bond, but adds that it would be "very, very different if I did it.”
It would definitely be a different take on the character, and one that I would really be curious to see. When he was asked if he would be interested in playing a Bond villain he said,
“Er… I don’t know if I wanna to do that. That’s not my thing. I’d rather play the other guy.”
So what do you all think? Should Statham be considered for the role of James Bond when Craig is done with the franchise? If not, what other actors would you be interested in seeing take on the part of the legendary Secret Intelligence Service agent?