Fifty Shades Freed is now a wrap and Jamie Dornan is looking to continue his promising career in Hollywood. While the Fifty Shades actor looks for new work, experts believe that he is one of the top choices to replace Daniel Craig as the new James Bond, sparking rumors that Dornan will not reprise his role as Christian Grey in future Fifty Shades movies.
Craig recently revealed that his upcoming Bond film will be the last time he plays the 007 agent. A lot of names have been thrown around as potential replacements for Craig, who has enjoyed quite a bit of success as Bond over the years.
Jamie Dornan is one of the favourites to be the next James Bond – it would make me extremely happy if he got the role ?❣ pic.twitter.com/wnMI7Q1qpF
— 50ShadesUpdates (@50ShadesFeed) April 22, 2018
Apart from Dornan, James Norton, Idris Elba, Jack Huston and Tom Hardy have all been mentioned as good candidates for the iconic role. But what are the chances that Dornan beats out the competition and lands the role of a lifetime?
Bookies have placed Dornan around the middle of the pack when it comes to playing the next James Bond. According to Express, Hardy, Norton, Huston and Elba have the best odds of landing the role.
Dornan’s odds, meanwhile, are similar to those of Harry Styles, Tom Hiddleston, Michael Fassbender and Aidan Turner. There will be a lot of competition for the part after Craig bows out, but it looks like Dornan has a fighting chance of landing the role.
Dornan has worked on several interesting projects over the years, but his most famous role was playing Christian Grey in all three movies in the Fifty Shades franchise. There’s no telling where Dornan’s career will take him next, but if he gets the next James Bond part, then he’ll probably leave the Fifty Shades franchise behind him.
Find yourself someone who looks at you the way Dakota Johnson looks at Jamie Dornan ❤️ pic.twitter.com/2d4jZb61cB
— giulia (@50shadesftDamie) April 13, 2018
Dornan’s Fifty Shades co-star Dakota Johnson is also looking forward to a bright future in Hollywood. The actress’s latest project is the upcoming horror movie remake, Suspiria. In speaking about the film, Johnson admitted that it “f**ked me up so much that I had to go to therapy.” The movie is expected to premiere sometime in late 2018.
The third and final movie in the erotic franchise, Fifty Shades Freed, is expected to come out on DVD and Blu-ray in two months. Author E.L. James has written a fourth book in the series, though it isn’t clear if it will be adapted as a film.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson have not commented on returning to the franchise in the event of another movie.