That's what we'll all be uttering if and when the King of the North takes the stage as Britain's most sought-after secret agent. Although the news of the next James Bond has yet to be officially confirmed, Daily Mail reports that "Game of Thrones" alum Richard Madden is set to be offered the gig, replacing Daniel Craig after he wraps his final film in the franchise next year.
Apparently, Barbara Broccoli, executive producer at Eon Productions and decision-maker when it comes to all things Bond, is interested in approaching Madden in the next few days. The 32-year-old actor is no stranger to gun-wielding roles, having recently starred on the first season of BBC's "The Bodyguard," which Netflix has now picked up. Sure, he'd be trading his government-issued handgun for Bond's Walther PPK, but those are just details.
"It’s seriously looking like [Madden] is going to get the job. Not only is he on top of Barbara’s list, but she is preparing to offer the role," a source told DM.
Considering we only got the pleasure of seeing Madden's glorious face on "Game of Thrones" for three seasons, I am here for this. He joins a long list of beautiful Brits who have been rumored to be getting a license to kill, including Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy and Idris Elba.
When Elba was asked on "Good Morning Britain" whether or not he would play the role, he replied with a flat out "no." Similarly, Hiddleston assured fans during his "Avengers: Infinity War" press tour that no one had mentioned the vacant position to him. And although former Bond heartthrob Pierce Brosnan has thrown his endorsement behind Tom Hardy to be the next 007, no further news has surfaced on the likelihood of that happening.
So, will the Young Wolf actually join the likes of Sean Connery and Roger Moore as our favorite MI6 agent? It's hard to tell and too soon to really guess. But we can dream.