Scene Stealing No Time To Die Star May Not Be Done With James Bond And Might Return In Bond 26
Even after Daniel Craig's departure, Léa Seydoux, who starred in Spectre and No Time to Die, suggests a return to the James Bond series.
In Spectre, Seydoux made her debut in the Bond series as Dr. Madeleine Swann, a psychiatrist and the offspring of SPECTRE spy Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), who gets mixed up in Agent 007 (Craigbattle )'s against the organization. In the first teaser for No Time to Die, the two wind up together only to be pulled apart by Blofeld's (Christoph Waltz) schemes.
Bond says farewell to Madeleine and their daughter Mathilde (Lisa-Doreh Sonnet) in a heartbreaking scene before giving his life to rescue the world. As she tells Mathilde the tale about a man named James Bond, Madeleine drives off into the distance in the final frame of the film.
Seydoux claimed in an interview with Deadline that the finale of the most recent Bond movie, No Time to Die, leaves the door open for her to resume her role even if Daniel Craig, who played her James Bond, left the franchise. After all, she said, "I'm not dead."
There will be a new Bond because Daniel's Bond died, but who's to say that Madeleine won't be back? "It was James who died, not Madeleine, so who knows? Maybe I'll be back. This is like fake news, right? But if we're serious for a moment, Madeleine drives away with her daughter right at the end because James has saved them.
There is much conjecture about who will replace Craig as Bond now that No Time to Die put an end to the actor's run as 007. The 26th movie in the Eon's Series will be "a reinvention of Bond," according to veteran producer Barbara Broccoli, but it will be at least two years before shooting gets started in earnest. She said, "We're talking it through and trying to figure out where we should go with him. Since the upcoming movie is essentially a reinvention of Bond, there isn't a script and we won't be able to write one until we determine how to approach it. We're reinventing who he is and that takes time." However, rumors indicate that Eon is seeking a younger actor to fill the role, although established stars like Henry Cavill and Idris Elba have also been suggested.