Robert Pattinson seems like he’s finally shaking Edward Cullen off his back. Since his Twilight days, Pattinson has put together an impressive filmography stretching across multiple genres. That not only landed him the role of Batman in Matt Reeves upcoming reboot of the Caped Crusader, but also the attention of director Danny Boyle.
Boyle recently sat down with the Guardian to talk about his upcoming movie, Yesterday. While there, he detailed his reaction to seeing Pattinson in Claire Denis’ High Life. “And it was so bizarre because I was sitting there thinking: ‘Oh my God, they should get him to be the next Bond,'” Boyle said. Guardian writer, Xan Brooks then questioned if Boyle considered Pattinson too young. “No, no,” he scoffed. “He must be in his 30s. How old was Connery? He’s ready now.”
And while Pattinson’s DC duties may keep him too busy for another franchise anytime soon, Boyle does have a point there. Sure, some of the Bonds since Connery have been at least 38, Connery first stepped into 007’s shoes when he was just 31. That’s two years younger than Pattinson is now.
Regardless though, as I said, it’s unlikely we’ll ever see Pattinson in the role. Not only is he preoccupied with Matt Reeves’ The Batman and subsequent sequels but Boyle has basically sworn off franchises entirely. And, for some reason, I doubt anyone else would cast Pattinson as Bond.