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The Rock reveals he wants to be next James Bond.. over 50 years after the wrestler's grandfather was featured in You Only Live Twice
17/11/2021
17/11/2021

Daniel Craig, 53, who first took on the mantle of 007 for the 2006 movie Casino Royale, has decided to bow out of the role after this year's No Time To Die.

And now action superstar Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has just thrown his hat into the ring to be selected as the next James Bond.

The Rock, 49, has revealed in Esquire that he would like to become part of the franchise to carry on a family tradition.

Action superstar: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has just thrown his hat into the ring to be selected as the next James BondRemember when: Dwayne's grandfather Peter Maivia was a pro wrestler from Samoa who appeared in a minor role in the 1967 Bond film You Only Live Twice

Dwayne's grandfather Peter Maivia was a pro wrestler from Samoa who appeared in a minor role in the 1967 Bond film You Only Live Twice.

With a screenplay by Roald Dahl, the movie featured Sean Connery in the lead and Peter as a muscle man for Teru Shimada's main villain character Osato.

'Yes, my grandfather was a Bond villain in You Only Live Twice with Sean Connery. Very, very cool,' Dwayne said in an Esquire video.

'And I would like to follow in his footsteps and be the next Bond. I don't wanna be a villain. You gotta be Bond,' he vamped.

Classic: With a screenplay by Roald Dahl, the movie featured Sean Connery in the lead (pictured) and Peter as a muscle man for Teru Shimada's main villain character Osato

Barbara Broccoli, who controls the franchise alongside her half-brother Michael G. Wilson as heirs to producer Cubby Broccoli, has confirmed Bond will stay a man.

'He can be of any color, but he is male. I believe we should be creating new characters for women - strong female characters,' she told Variety last year.

'I’m not particularly interested in taking a male character and having a woman play it. I think women are far more interesting than that.'

Traditionally Bond has been cast with actors who are not international A-listers prior to their involvement with the series. 

End of the road: Daniel Craig, 53, who first took on the mantle of 007 for the 2006 movie Casino Royale, has decided to bow out of the role after this year's No Time To Die (pictured)

Two non-British actors have previously played 007 on the big screen - Australian George Lazenby and Irishman Pierce Brosnan.

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