Game of Thrones Star Richard Madden Could Be the Next James Bond

Mason Segall
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While Daniel Craig will be returning to the role of the iconic super spy in the currently untitled Bond 25 film, he's been more than vocal in the past that he wants out of the franchise. To that end, long-time Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has been actively seeking a new leading man.

Several names have already been floated for future projects, including Superman actor Henry Cavill and Idris Elba (again), but according to reports, Broccoli's first choice is former ​Game of Thrones star Richard Madden.

After playing the King in the North Robb Stark on HBO's fantasy epic, Madden apparently impressed Broccoli with his title role on the UK drama Bodyguard, which will drop to Netflix on October 24.

While the rumors are anonymously sourced and therefore unconfirmed, it has been reported that Broccoli is preparing to make an offer to ​Madden to play the world's most famous super-spy. However, all other presumed candidates are all still very much viable for the role as well.

Regardless of who eventually gets the part, they'll have to wait a few years for Craig and director Cary Joji Fukunaga to finish making Bond 25, which is set for a Valentine's Day 2020 release date.