Outlander’s Sam Heughan Could be the Next James Bond

Sam Heughan

With Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond in James Bond: No Time to Die complete and awaiting release, the question about who is set to replace him is the burning question on everyone’s lips (ok, maybe just our lips).

Names like Tom Hardy, Idris Elba andRichard Madden have all previously been thrown around, but a new name has been put into the mix.

Outlander’s Sam Heughan.

For fans of the Scottish romantic drama, you’ be familiar with Heughan’s turn as Jamie Fraser. Not only is he exceptionally charming and dapper, but he’s also very handsome — the perfect concoction for an MI6 agent.

So, could he play Bond himself? In a new interview with Esquire promoting his new film Bloodshot, the 39-year-old revealed that he had actually already auditioned.

“Back when they were rebooting, Bond 21, when Daniel Craig came on board, they were talking about making him younger,” Heughan said.

“I don’t know what happened, but very recently, I became the bookie’s favourite to play Bond, which is kind of random and very strange.

“Yeah, I mean, we want a Scottish James Bond, don’t we?” We wouldn’t be complaining…

Now that the film has wrapped, and Craig still in the driver’s seat, it seemed that he missed out…this time.

When asked whether he’d been in talks to play the role again, he didn’t give too much away.

“So uh, let’s find out (and) see who does become Bond,” he said.

As for the most recent instalment, fans will have to wait just a little bit longer for the highly anticipated No Time to Die, after its initial June release was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The official release date for the UK is November 12, with international release dates to follow.