Léa Seydoux teases if she will return to the James Bond franchise: 'Maybe I'll be back'

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6 Sep 2022, 13:44

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Could Léa Seydoux’s Madeleine return to the James Bond series after the events of No Time To Die?

Big spoilers ahead if you haven’t caught up with the latest 007 adventure!

Léa starred as Dr Madeleine Swann in both Spectre and No Time To Die, and it was revealed in the latter movie that she was the mother of Bond’s daughter. 

At the end of NTTD, Bond sacrifices himself to save both Madeleine and their child, but while it’s clear Daniel Craig doesn’t have any more shaken-not-stirred martinis in his future, where does that leave Madeleine?

In a very teasing conversation with Deadline, Léa shared: “After all, I’m not dead. It was James who died, not Madeleine. So, who knows? Maybe I’ll be back.

"This is like fake news, right? But if we’re serious for a moment, Madeleine drives away with her daughter right at the end because James has saved them. There’ll be a new Bond because Daniel’s Bond died but who’s to say that Madeleine won’t be back?"

Hmmm…very interesting!

We’re still quite a long way off any future Bond movies, with the new spy yet to be cast, and Léa admitted she “hasn’t spoken” to Bond producer Barbara Broccoli about any potential reprisals just yet. 

She added: “A lot has to happen before that stage is reached. This is just idle speculation as we talk on the top of a mountain.”

Speaking of Bond casting, Spiderman star Tom Holland has become the new favourite to play James Bond.

According to The Today Show, the Spiderman star is the new “frontrunner” in the sea of actors being considered for the role.

This comes after a casting rumour reported yesterday eliminated some of the bookie’s favourites from the running, including Idris Elba and Tom Hardy.

According to Express UK, the new Bond will be a lot younger than we are used to and production are looking for someone in their early 30s as opposed to their 40s or 50s.

This means that Elba (49) and Hardy (39) may be a little too old to play 007 for the new movies, but it also means that Tom Holland (26) is at the perfect age.