Tom Hardy to be the next James Bond?

Is Tom Hardy set to be the next James Bond?

Is Hardy set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in September 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Tom Hardy.

UPDATE 24/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Every man, at some point in his life, wishes he could be James Bond. And with the news that Daniel Craig may well be out as 007, there are a whole bunch of actors in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Tom Hardy become the Seventh James Bond?

Hardy’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Last Jedi (2017), The Revenant (2015) and Legend (2015). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Hardy now is – what next?

Three reasons Tom Hardy would be good for the James Bond franchise

  1. It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be Tom Hardy?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Hardy.
  3. It would give Tom Hardy a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Hardy To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy

Twitter was flooded again Friday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Tom Hardy for James Bond.

“His name is Hardy. Tom Hardy!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 23, 2020
“He was perfect as Clarkie in Layer Cake, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 23, 2020
“A 43-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 23, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Hardy has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 23, 2020

Rumors about Tom Hardy stepping into the role's next iteration have been floating about for a while now. He is characterized by being smooth, slick, handsome, rugged and charming. These are definitely the characteristics needed to play James Bond. Don’t you agree?

Do you think Tom Hardy should be the next James Bond?

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