Who Is the Next James Bond? 11 LGBTQ+ Actors We Want to See Play 007
So who's going to be the next James Bond?
Daniel Craig's time as the iconic MI6 super spy came to an end in 2021 with the release of Universal Pictures' No Time to Die, so it's time to start thinking about who could take on the iconic title of 007 next!
While casting for the beloved role hasn't been confirmed yet, it's never too earlier to throw some names out there. Considering that the character has been portrayed exclusively on-screen as a straight, white man throughout the media franchise's decades-long history, this would be a great opportunity to provide some great representation to folks who want to see themselves as heroes for once. Heck, even gay No Time to Die actor Ben Whishaw says it's time for a gay actor to fill in Bond's perfectly polished shoes. So we got to thinking: who are some LGBTQ+ actors who we could totally see take on an action-packed and adventurous role like thee James Bond?
Scroll through to see who'd we'd like to see take on -- and queer up-- the 007 mantle next.
He may not be British, but there's no denying out actor Matt Bomer is one super suave fellow, and we could totally see the White Collar, American Horror Story, and Doom Patrol alum saving the day as an international man of mystery.
The out, marriedEuphoria, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and Zola star would make a great pick for the next James Bond simply because he's one of this generation's more underrated actors (he has RANGE) and would bring a new freshness and perspective to an established character that is already nearly 70 years old.
Do we really even need to explain this one? After starring in explosive titles Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Salt, Wanted, Those Who Wish Me Dead, and the upcoming Marvel flick The Eternals, bi icon Angelina Jolie has proven over and over again throughout her legendary career that she is THEE queer action star of all action stars, and casting her to lead a Bond film would be an absolute no-brainer!
The out Pose and Hollywood star has been acting for years in theater, and getting to play Bond would be the perfect avenue for him to show off those talents and chops to the world!
Most known for his roles in projects like Prison Break and The Flash, Wentworth Miller is no stranger to action and suspense, and would make for an edgier take on the classically prim and proper super spy.