27 May – No matter how iconic and awe-inspiring a movie character is, an actor would get tired of portraying the same role over and over again.
English star Daniel Craig has played Secret Service agent James Bond for a total of four times since 2006's "Casino Royale", so it is only understandable that he would want to pass the baton.
Many names have popped up, speculated to take over as the superspy, since the 48-year-old announced his intention to quit. Though the strongest candidate was expected to be Tom Hiddleston ("Thor", "The Avengers"), the latest name in the roster has got the world of Bond enthusiasts both shaken and stirred.
Jamie Bell ("Fantastic Four", "The Adventures of Tintin", "Billy Elliot") is reportedly next in line to bear the 007 codename, according to Deadline.
Yes, the man who voiced Tintin in the 2011 animation is now expected to play a gun-toting, martini-shaking spy in suit.
Bell is undoubtedly a good actor but the highly-polished shoes of Bond might be a little big for the 30-year-old to fill in. Fans who've heard of the news have been vocal about him being too young for the part.
If the British actor does indeed get the role and proves himself worthy, criticisms could die down.
Let's not forget, many Bond fans did oppose to the idea of Craig playing the suave spy at first, considering that his shorter stature, golden locks and baby blues were quite a contrast to the tall and dark look that fans have come to associate with the iconic character.
Fans who miss seeing Craig in action movies, no issue there since the actor is currently in talks to star in Steven Soderbergh's "Logan Lucky" alongside Katherine Heigl.
The movie about brothers who plan a crime during a NASCAR race in Charlotte is expected to start filming this fall.