Tom Hiddleston reportedly 'in talks' to take over as the new James Bond

With Daniel Craig potentially looking to hang up his license to kill, speculation is ramping up about who might play the next James Bond. Well, the latest option is certainly an interesting one.

Birth.Movies.Death reports Tom Hiddleston is “in talks” to take over the role of 007 for the next James Bond film. Hiddleston has made it known he’d love to be considered for the role, and according to this report, there’s at least some level of interest from the studio. Hiddleston is, of course, best known for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — but recent roles in projects like High-Rise and The Night Manager show the guy has a crazy amount of range. A suave secret agent? Almost certainly within the wheelhouse.

Of course, this report doesn’t mean it’s anywhere close to a done deal, and a lot of it could just be posturing. Here’s an excerpt from B.M.D.'s take on the situation:

“There are a couple ways to parse this news. One is to take it at face value: Daniel Craig is out, the role of 007 is open, and it may very well be Hiddleston’s for the taking. Another is to apply the lessons Vincent Chase and Ari Gold taught us back on Entourage: Eon might be talking to other actors in an attempt to catalyze a response from Craig. If it’s the latter, c'est la guerre, I guess. If it’s the former, our source is for the first time confirming what’s been, until now, nothing but tabloid rumor-mongering.”

It’s important to remember that Craig isn’t officially out at this point, and if he wants to stick around for one more movie, you’d have to think the studio would jump at the chance to make one more with him. But, it’s great to see someone like Hiddleston is getting (at least some) serious consideration if the role opens up.

Do you think he’s the right secret agent for the job, or would you prefer someone a bit younger?

(Via Birth.Movies.Death)

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