While there has been no official word yet, it is widely believed that British actor Daniel Craig is going to step down as James Bond, which will lead the door wide open for a new actor to take on the role. While names such as Idris Elba, Damian Lewis and Tom Hiddleston are being tipped for the role, Ewan McGregor has ruled himself out, claiming that he does not see the appeal.
McGregor explained, "It’s interesting how it’s held in such regard, this part of Bond. It’s interesting to me. It’s like the be all and end all for British actors. And it’s really not the most interesting part to play as an actor, really. I think it’s an incredible… it’s our biggest British franchise isn’t it. But as an acting role, I mean, there are… I don’t know, it’s just held in such massive regard."
While Ewan McGregor is not even in the running to even be considered to take on the role of 007 in the new James Bond movie, he is bringing back one of his most famous characters from his entire career. Ewan reprises his role as Renton in the long-awaited sequel to the hit movie Trainspotting and the actor has been kind enough to give a little update on Trainspotting 2.
McGregor added, "We start filming Trainspotting 2 in the summer, and I’m very excited about that. I just think it’s a danger with a film that’s so well loved that a poor sequel can damage the reputation of the original film and I wouldn’t ever want to do that. But that is not the case with this script, it’s really, really good. And all of us have flooded back to it, all the actors, and I think that’s because of that - because the script is so very good."
It will be interesting to see which actor does eventually get cast to take over from Daniel Craig as James Bond.