Indeed! Instead of trying to fit one of those templates they’ll ideally cast someone who brings their own personality, grit, humour and swagger. Of all the names so far it’s only Stevens and Nortan who’ve shown any destination in this respect.
But with Stevens impressively diverse cv; the English gent in Downton Abbey, seductive and lethal psycho in The Guest, comedy in Night at the Museum and Legion which has had him stretching his chops in multiple directions at once (sure it’s often arch, but that’s the nature of the show).
In the search for someone who could offer something as dark and capable as Craig, yet somehow different Stevens is the obvious choice imho.