‘Deadpool’ Actor Ryan Reynolds Said He’s Interested in Playing a New James Bond on a Few Conditions

Ryan Reynolds quickly became a fan favorite for superhero fans and movie fans in general. While he starred in hits like Deadpool and Deadpool 2, and Free Guy, he seems to have his eye on another big title. Ryan Reynolds said he’d be interested in playing a new James Bond — on a few hilarious conditions.

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Ryan Reynolds heard that Hollywood wanted a new James Bond actor in 2022

For 15 years, Daniel Craig played 007 but ended his run with No Time to Die in Oct. 2021. The executive producer of the franchise, Barbara Broccoli, said they wanted to celebrate Craig’s time on the character. She did not want to search until the year after its release.

However, with 2022 marking the 60th anniversary of James Bond, she said they kept “looking forward to the new chapter.”

Ryan Reynold heard about the search for the next James Bond. And the Deadpool actor said he had an interest in playing 007.

However, things like the spy’s choice in drink might need adjusting for Reynolds’s tastes.

Reynolds would change James Bond’s drink of choice

While cool, calm British actors usually play James Bond, Reynolds thinks he could make a great spy as long as they allow a few changes.

“I hear they’re looking for a new James Bond,” Reynolds told The Times. “Could you accept a Canadian sipping gin and tonic instead of a martini? If so, I’m interested.”

Reynolds admitted that a martini was not his drink of choice. In fact, he prefers gin so much that he owns a gin company, Aviation Gin.

“I bought a gin company because I like gin,” the Marvel star said. “Deadpool prefers tequila because he is self-confessedly trash and would drink anything with a worm in it. I take more care with what goes in my mouth.”

Who else could play 007?

In addition to Ryan Reynolds expressing interest in playing James Bond after Craig, whether it’s more of a joke or not, he’s not the only big name in line for the iconic spy.

Some fans suggested Thor star Idris Elba could play the secret agent. However, he shut down rumors, telling ITV London, “No, I’m not going to be James Bond.”

Another strong frontrunner comes from another Marvel star from the Sony side of things. Venom star Tom Hardy remains a fan favorite for many.

“Tom Hardy has been our favorite for some time, and he remains the obvious choice for a like-for-like Daniel Craig replacement,” Syfy reported William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams saying. “That said, if they want to shake up the franchise, then they could do a lot worse than Rege-Jean Page, and that is where my money is going.”

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