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The next James Bond could be Game of Thrones actor, the King in the North, Richard Madden: Report

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Oct 14, 2018, 11:54 AM EDT


According to a new report by The Sun, the role of James Bond could be filled by Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden after Daniel Craig hangs up the 007 tux for good. An alleged source close to longtime Bond producer Barbara Broccoli was noted as saying:

 "It’s seriously looking like he [Madden] is going to get the job. Not only is he on top of Barbara’s list, but she is preparing to offer the role."

Madden played Robb Stark (son of Sean Bean's beheaded Ned) on the HBO fantasy series for the first three seasons until his infamous demise at the Red Wedding, when Walder Frey (David Bradley) decided to murder him, his pregnant wife, Talisa (Oona Chaplin), and his mother, Catelyn (Michelle Fairley). 

His other well-known projects include Sirens, Cinderella, Electric Dreams, and the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman

The Bond franchise hit a snag over the summer when Danny Boyle (Sunshine) exited the 25th movie over creative differences with the producers and Craig, just as principal photography was about to take place this December. In addition, the project's script was also scrapped, which meant that the movie would almost certainly not make its U.S. release date of Nov. 8, 2019. 

Just as we began to lose all hope, Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Maniac) was hired as replacement director, while Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (screenwriting duo of all the Craig-Bond movies to date) were brought on to write a brand-new screenplay. 

The film is now eyeing a theatrical release of February 14, 2020.