Charlie Cox Reveals Whether Or Not He’s In The Running For James Bond

Charlie Cox admits he is not in the running for James Bond, no matter how much fans ask for it on social media.

By Jennifer Asencio | Published


Charlie Cox may be the hero of Hell’s Kitchen in Daredevil, but his recent appearance in the Netflix limited series Treason has fans wondering if he will be cast in another spy series. Treason follows MI6 agent Adam Lawrence through the ins and outs of the British espionage unit, whose most famous secret agent is known by the moniker 007. In a recent interview with GQ, Charlie Cox was asked about the prospect of him actually playing James Bond and was not very optimistic about it.

In the interview, he was asked about whether Treason would be his “Bond calling card,” and admitted that this question has come up a lot. However, Charlie Cox believes that his involvement with the Netflix show might actually have taken him out of contention for the role of James Bond since he’s already done a television version. The interviewer further pressed the actor on if he would accept the role if offered.

On whether Charlie Cox would say yes or no to playing James Bond, the actor re-emphasized, “I have to be honest with you, I don’t really think I’m in that conversation. I don’t really keep up on social media. I purposely don’t read stuff about myself, because that’s not helpful to anyone. But I’m not really on those lists. And I secretly hope they do something different with it.”

Charlie Cox on if he’s going to play James Bond: “But I’m not really on those lists. And I secretly hope they do something different with it.”

While it’s true that many studios might turn down the actor because the 007 movies are so similar to the Netflix show, the careers of previous actors such as Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan also included many espionage films that were not related to the famous secret agent. Charlie Cox also has the advantage of having played a long-term role when he starred in Daredevil from 2015 to 2018 and is returning to the role in the upcoming Daredevil: Born Again. Connery, Brosnan, Roger Moore, and Daniel Craig also played the character in multiple movies in a role that spanned decades for those actors.

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Charlie Cox as Daredevil in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

While Charlie Cox may not be optimistic about his chances of playing James Bond, he said he would be thrilled to play a Bond villain. He observed, however, that it was unfortunate that he would only be able to do it once since so many Bond villains are killed in their debut movie. However, in a universe that includes Ernst Blofeld, Jaws, and General Gogol, a multi-movie role as a Bond villain is not out of the question, either.

There are other obstacles that stand between Charlie Cox and a James Bond movie, and not all of them are negative. The actor did go on to say that the shooting schedule of a series like Daredevil leaves little time for family and friends, so the breaks between shoots give him time to enjoy the fruits of his hard work. The fact that Daredevil is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe means that the hero also must be available to appear in other Marvel shows, such as his guest appearance in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

Even if Charlie Cox never gets to be in a James Bond movie either as the agent or one of his adversaries, Treason was released on Netflix on December 26 and gives viewers a taste of what could have been. Daredevil: Born Again is scheduled to begin shooting in 2023 and will be on Disney+ in Spring 2024.