James Bond Bringing Back A Crucial Character?

That would be very interesting.

By Matthew Creith | Published

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When it comes to movie and media franchises, most audiences these days think of the Fast & Furious film series or possibly the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its many phases. But for fans of the literary giant known as James Bond, they understand that his franchise has been taking over the globe for sixty years. With several British actors taking on the super spy role since the 1960s, James Bond is the epitome of style, sophistication, and action hero all rolled into one. As Daniel Craig has now finished his last film as the iconic character in 2021’s No Time to Die, it makes sense to think of the future and what actors may play the role next. But now, it appears that Bond may have a different character coming back in future installments.

According to a report by Deadline, former James Bond actor Lea Seydoux seems to be opening the door to possibly reprising her role as Dr. Madeleine Swann. At the Telluride Film Festival over the weekend, Seydoux was heard talking about her part in the previous two films in the famous franchise, noting that while Craig’s James Bond died at the end of No Time to Die, her character certainly did not. With that in mind, the French actor noted that “Maybe I’ll be back,” but she doesn’t currently have anything else to add to that. Obviously, this will fuel the flames from a James Bond fandom point of view, as it would be an intriguing thought to bring back James Bond’s baby mama.

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Daniel Craig and Lea Seydoux in No Time to Die (2021)

Without a doubt, Lea Seydoux’s admission to wanting to be in another James Bond film would spark some conversation amongst future Bond filmmakers. Her appearances in Spectre and No Time to Die were met with a bit of confusion from audiences as her character is the only woman in history to have a child with James Bond. In her profile of the character for Verily Magazine, writer Mary Rose Somarriba notes that Swann and Bond are both on equal footing in Spectre, and that they are as good of a match for one another as the James Bond films could demonstrate. However, much of that has to do with Seydoux’s chemistry with Daniel Craig, who is no longer going to play the legendary role he’s inhabited since 2006’s Casino Royale.

The comments made by Lea Seydoux about her future with James Bond movies were made during a press tour for her upcoming film One Fine Morning, according to Uproxx. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this summer and was written and directed by French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Love. Seydoux has had quite a busy few years, in addition to her costarring with Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas in the most recent Bond flick. She is currently filming Dune: Part Two, having just concluded Crimes of the Future alongside Viggo Mortensen. She is also currently filming The Beast for director Bertrand Bonello and has signed on to portray the titular character in Audrey Diwan’s Emmanuelle.