The legend that is James Bond can and will never die. His name is synonymous with everything orbiting around the word action, and is easily the recognizable badass out there. Veteran actors like Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and Pierce Brosnan have filled the role in various films over the 24-film franchise. And recently Daniel Craig just fulfilled his third entry with Skyfall, and is quickly returning for the unnamed Bond 24 due in the next few years.
But when Craig’s contract and obligation has ended after only two more films, who would take his place as the next 007?
The Daily Star claimed this week that Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises), has stepped up to the plate next in line to Daniel Craig and the young Brit is in the eyesights of MGM and Sony after Craig has stepped down.
Here is what The Daily Sport had to say;
“Although Craig is signed up for the next two Bond films the search for his replacement is already on… Tom is right at the top of the wish list. He’s been approached to gauge his interest and he’s keen… [Hardy] said earlier: “I’d love to play Bond with Chris Nolan as director or something, it’d be awesome.”
Of course given the source is a British newspaper this report must be taken with a pinch of salt but given that Hardy is one of the most talented and daring Brit actors out there right now and on the surface has all the characteristics that would make for a great 007, surely he must in the minds of the producers as a potential candidate when Craig retires his Walther PPK.
He would be phenomenal as James Bond, a terrific alternative to Daniel Craig. He has a very intimidating and stylistic attitude with the way he interacts and is very vivid in his acting ability.
What do you guys think about Tom Hardy portraying James Bond? Is he the perfect choice? Or should someone else be given the opportunity? Discuss away.
This article was first posted on September 18, 2013