Is Regé-Jean Page playing the next James Bond? Here’s what the ‘Bridgerton’ star had to say in response to the movie speculation. As Regé-Jean Page retires his fancy suits as the Duke of Hastings, fans are wondering if the Bridgerton star will be putting on a new suit as the next James Bond.
tar of the recently released hit series and the heartthrob of many, Regé-Jean Page, will next be seen in the upcoming Netflix original movie, ‘The Gray Man’ which is expected to be the ‘Biggest-budget feature film‘ in the streaming service’s history.
Page will join ‘The Gray Man’ with Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling and, Ana De Armas. The movie will also cast Wagner Moura, Jessica Henwick, Dhanush and Julia Butters. The project was announced by Netflix last year on December 12, 2020.
Regé-Jean Page Aka James Bond
On April 6, a betting company called Coral selected Regé-Jean as the new favorite to play Agent 007 and estimated his odds of doing so to be 5/2, The Mirror reported. With such a high prediction, Regé-Jean finally responded to the speculation — which started as far back as the month Bridgerton premiered in Dec. 2020 — in a new interview.
“Ah, the B word. I think that if you are British and you do anything of note, that other people take notice of, then people will start talking about that,”
Regé-Jean teased while speaking to The Mirror on Tuesday. The Bridgerton alum continued to maintain an air of mystery towards the potential movie role.
“I think that’s fairly normal and I’m flattered to be in the category of Brits that people have noticed. Nothing more – or less – than that,” he told the outlet.
Tom Hardy and James Norton have been other favorites chosen to be the next Bond.
It didn’t sound like Regé-Jean had major plans at the moment, though, given the volatile nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I think the concept of having plans in this moment in history is mildly hilarious. So I’ve given up on making them,” he added.
So, it looks like people will have to keep on making bets as to who the next Bond will be. Anyway, the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, hasn’t even come out yet! Daniel Craig plays the British Secret Service agent in the movie set to come out in theaters on Oct. 8, 2021.
As mentioned earlier, this isn’t the first time Regé-Jean has sparked Bond-related speculation. He borrowed a famous catchphrase from Agent 007 to caption a Bridgerton video that he shared in Dec. 2020. “Regency, royalty Shaken and stirred. #Bridgerton,” Regé-Jean tweeted over a video of himself looking dashing as the Duke of Hastings. This of course set off a round of rumors about Regé-Jean’s next role, since Bond likes his martinis “shaken, not stirred.” For now, though, the only thing that has been confirmed is the shakeup happening to the Bridgerton cast after Regé-Jean announced his departure from the hit Netflix series on April 5.
Regé-Jean Page also revealed WHY he won’t be returning for Bridgerton season 2
Netflix’s super hit period drama Bridgerton sent fans into a tizzy when news surfaced that Rege-Jean Page aka Duke of Hastings won’t be returning for the show’s second season. Lady Whistledown’s fans took time to recover from this shock exit but Rege-Jean Page has now finally opened up about why he is leaving the show. Turns out, Page knew all along that his character arc will be wrapped up after the first season.
In a recent chat with Variety, Rege confirmed that his character was pitched to him for just one season. He said, “It’s a one-season arc. It’s going to have a beginning, middle, end – give us a year.”
Adding, “(I thought) ‘That’s interesting,’ because then it felt like a limited series. I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on.”
Though Rege’s exit has shocked the show’s fans, the actor spoke about how it provides closure. “One of the things that is different about this (romance) genre is that the audience knows the arc completes. They come in knowing that, so you can tie people in emotional knots because they have that reassurance that we’re going to come out and we’re going to have the marriage and the baby.”
Reportedly, Bridgeton’s season two will focus on Daphne’s older brother, Jonathan Bailey aka Anthony Bridgerton, and his journey of finding love.
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