Austin Butler is a renowned 31-year-old American actor who has impressed many with his acting skills and remarkable performances. He has gained recognition for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in the 2022 musical biopic and is now reportedly one of the potential choices to play the iconic character James Bond, aka 007.
James Bond has been portrayed by several actors, including Sean Connery and the latest being Daniel Craig in the 2021 action thriller No Time to Die. Now that Daniel Craig has completed his venture with 007, many Hollywood stars, including Henry Cavill and Tom Hardy, have shown interest in being the next James Bond. Austin Butler has also expressed his desire to bring the spy on screen.
Butler has revealed that he would like to become the first American actor to play James Bond. The Masters of the Air star has also stated that he would make sure to do it with a British accent. However, some Bond fans may take offense if an American actor is cast in the role of a British agent.
The makers of the James Bond film series are searching for an actor in his thirties to play the iconic character in future films. James Bond Producer Michael G. Wilson has explained that they are looking forward to casting a younger actor as the character is already a veteran and has had some experience.
Butler’s impressive work on his accent for his role as Elvis Presley has also led many to believe that he could successfully pull off a British accent as James Bond. Nevertheless, the studio has yet to announce who will be the next 007.
The King of Rock & Roll actor is making his way towards playing the famous MI6 agent on screen. However, other actors such as Henry Cavill, who lost the role to Daniel Craig previously, are also in the running to take on the mantle after Craig’s retirement from the role.