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Tom Hiddleston rumored to be in talks to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond

05.27.2016

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With Daniel Craig having recently signed on to join the cast of Steven Soderbergh's heist flick LOGAN LUCKY, it's becoming more likely that the man may just not return for a fifth Bond film. Craig has never seemed particularly excited about the franchise, to say the least, so it would be no surprise that the powers that be would look into a possible replacement. Word is that Jamie Bell has already spoken with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli regarding the role, and now we have another name to add to that list; Tom Hiddleston.

Birth.Movies.Death. says that one of their sources has stated serious talks have begun regarding Hiddleston taking on the role. This comes as no great surprise, considering the interest and charisma of the actor, but it's still a welcome name to add to the list. However, you know as well as I do that there are usually A LOT of names discussed before a new Bond if chosen, and they're certainly not against picking the underdog (otherwise we might be talking about Clive Owen's replacement, instead of Craig's). Frankly, they can cast whomever they want, as long as the next endeavor is a lot more fun than the mess that was SPECTRE.

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10:17AM on 05/28/2016
People complained that Idris didn't "look" like Bond. Hiddleston looks like a Bond villain smh.
People complained that Idris didn't "look" like Bond. Hiddleston looks like a Bond villain smh.
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8:48AM on 05/28/2016
Strangely i think Tom Hiddleston can pull it off by taking care of both ends of the James Bond spectrum, as in when he's charming he's such a romantic but piss him off and he's an unstoppable asskicking machine. Craig leaned more to the latter, not that it was a bad thing btw but Hiddleston would strike the balance perfectly.

Then again a relatively unknown actor would do fine so that the focus will be more on the character than whose playing it.
Strangely i think Tom Hiddleston can pull it off by taking care of both ends of the James Bond spectrum, as in when he's charming he's such a romantic but piss him off and he's an unstoppable asskicking machine. Craig leaned more to the latter, not that it was a bad thing btw but Hiddleston would strike the balance perfectly.

Then again a relatively unknown actor would do fine so that the focus will be more on the character than whose playing it.
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4:05AM on 05/28/2016

Give us Tom Hardy

He pulls off the charm in a suit (Legend) and can knock an action movie out of the park (Fury Road)
He pulls off the charm in a suit (Legend) and can knock an action movie out of the park (Fury Road)
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3:14AM on 05/28/2016

Catch up

This is week old news at this point, try to keep up joblo. Plus I still think they'll go with someone that hasn't been mentioned
This is week old news at this point, try to keep up joblo. Plus I still think they'll go with someone that hasn't been mentioned
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1:50AM on 05/28/2016
Could be worse. Imagine if Benedict Cumberbatch is in the running.
Could be worse. Imagine if Benedict Cumberbatch is in the running.
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12:17AM on 05/28/2016
Good choice I think. Personality and charisma goes a long way in a movie today. It contrasts nicely with the laborace mechanical cgi stuff we see today. Look at Ant Man and Gardians of The Galaxy, charm and charisma goes a long way. I enjoyed those better than Captain America. Seems a lot of movies are produced by people with autism for people with autism. That's how I felt watching Cap America Civil War.
Good choice I think. Personality and charisma goes a long way in a movie today. It contrasts nicely with the laborace mechanical cgi stuff we see today. Look at Ant Man and Gardians of The Galaxy, charm and charisma goes a long way. I enjoyed those better than Captain America. Seems a lot of movies are produced by people with autism for people with autism. That's how I felt watching Cap America Civil War.
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10:19PM on 05/27/2016

He would be my 3rd choice..

1st will be fassbender
2nd will be Tom hardy
1st will be fassbender
2nd will be Tom hardy
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10:16PM on 05/27/2016

How about Mr. Grey

And I don't see it with his thin frame. Bond is a man's man. Fit, handsome, debonair and able to handle himself in a fight. Can't see Tom gaining the weight to be believable as a super spy. A fine actor though.

I know he may not be a popular choice after 50 Shades Of Grey but how about Jamie Dornan? I recently watched The Fall and he has all the qualities a potential Bond needs. Granted he is Irish. But, watching him in The Fall reminded me of an Irish Timothy Olyphant. Good looking, big,
And I don't see it with his thin frame. Bond is a man's man. Fit, handsome, debonair and able to handle himself in a fight. Can't see Tom gaining the weight to be believable as a super spy. A fine actor though.

I know he may not be a popular choice after 50 Shades Of Grey but how about Jamie Dornan? I recently watched The Fall and he has all the qualities a potential Bond needs. Granted he is Irish. But, watching him in The Fall reminded me of an Irish Timothy Olyphant. Good looking, big, fit, suave and after watching The Fall able to pull off the the kind of crazy Bond needs.

No Fassbender! No Cumberbatch. Maybe Toby Kebbell, or just go with Jane Bond and give us a fine lady.
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8:28PM on 05/27/2016

One More

Give Craig one more go; I tend to think he was hinting at retiring simply because everyone was already asking him "ARE YOU DONE WITH BOND?! WHEN'S THE NEXT ONE COMING OUT!?! WHO SHOULD REPLACE YOU?!?" before Spectre was even finished filming. It's the equivalent of asking a pregnant woman when she's having her next kid.

Anyway, I liked the fact that Craig wasn't the obvious choice when he was picked, and subsequently took me by surprise when I saw Casino. We got hints of what he was capable
Give Craig one more go; I tend to think he was hinting at retiring simply because everyone was already asking him "ARE YOU DONE WITH BOND?! WHEN'S THE NEXT ONE COMING OUT!?! WHO SHOULD REPLACE YOU?!?" before Spectre was even finished filming. It's the equivalent of asking a pregnant woman when she's having her next kid.

Anyway, I liked the fact that Craig wasn't the obvious choice when he was picked, and subsequently took me by surprise when I saw Casino. We got hints of what he was capable of with that kind of character in Munich and Layer Cake, but because he wasn't really a household name yet, the audience didn't come in with any preconceived notions. To that end, I'd nominate Dan Stevens; The Guest is a really good film, especially if you look at it as a 100 minute audition for Bond.
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7:05PM on 05/27/2016
That's who I was hoping for. Lock him down, producers!
That's who I was hoping for. Lock him down, producers!
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6:51PM on 05/27/2016

I like Hiddleston

I would definitely bring him in for screen test and see how he does. I always felt he was the perfect person to replace Cumberbatch on Sherlock if Cumberbatch ever quit.

For known actors, Tom Hardy, Hiddelston, there's some great possibilities. Just stay way from the PC bullshit and stay true to the original characters.

I would definitely bring him in for screen test and see how he does. I always felt he was the perfect person to replace Cumberbatch on Sherlock if Cumberbatch ever quit.

For known actors, Tom Hardy, Hiddelston, there's some great possibilities. Just stay way from the PC bullshit and stay true to the original characters.

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6:51PM on 05/27/2016
mark strong should be the guy
mark strong should be the guy
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6:32PM on 05/27/2016
Nopety, nope nope on the nopetrain to Nopesville. Why is he so popular? Loki isnt even that good of a character. Oh [link] get someone else...and NOT Jamie Bell either.
Nopety, nope nope on the nopetrain to Nopesville. Why is he so popular? Loki isnt even that good of a character. Oh [link] get someone else...and NOT Jamie Bell either.
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6:45PM on 05/27/2016
You may not like Loki, but he is a great actor,
You may not like Loki, but he is a great actor,
6:21PM on 05/27/2016

Go with an unknown!

My vote is for Toby Kebbell. He's a fairly unknown, but trying to gain some momentum. He was in the awful fantastic 4 reboot, but he was excellent in the show Black Mirror and is in the new Ben Hur movie. He's young and has the look. (Also check out black mirror episode The History of You, it's awesome!)
My vote is for Toby Kebbell. He's a fairly unknown, but trying to gain some momentum. He was in the awful fantastic 4 reboot, but he was excellent in the show Black Mirror and is in the new Ben Hur movie. He's young and has the look. (Also check out black mirror episode The History of You, it's awesome!)
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5:50PM on 05/27/2016
Tom's a great choice. Urbane, funny, but he can be harsh and scary when he needs to be. Dude looks great in a suit, and he's got a boyish charm that a good James Bond needs to have in his back pocket. I'm absolutely for it.
Tom's a great choice. Urbane, funny, but he can be harsh and scary when he needs to be. Dude looks great in a suit, and he's got a boyish charm that a good James Bond needs to have in his back pocket. I'm absolutely for it.
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5:30PM on 05/27/2016

LOL

You people suck. No imagination here. Hiddleston is perfect for it.

Fassbender is a great actor but he's already a part of X-men, Alien, and now Assassin's Creed. No more franchises for him. It's boring when the same guy is in everything.
You people suck. No imagination here. Hiddleston is perfect for it.

Fassbender is a great actor but he's already a part of X-men, Alien, and now Assassin's Creed. No more franchises for him. It's boring when the same guy is in everything.
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4:55PM on 05/27/2016

I still love Craig..

I guess I'm alone in loving Spectre but wish Daniel would go one more. 5 films seems like a good run. Fassbender or Hardy would be my choices...
I guess I'm alone in loving Spectre but wish Daniel would go one more. 5 films seems like a good run. Fassbender or Hardy would be my choices...
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4:08PM on 05/27/2016

I suggest Alex Pettyfer

He's British and young.m If they want to do a younger version he'd be perfect.
He's British and young.m If they want to do a younger version he'd be perfect.
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3:19PM on 05/27/2016

A very good actor, but not my choice

With the growth of cinematic universes, wouldn't it make sense to expand the Bond's universe to a larger MI6 world that involved other agents and stories? Normally, there's a 2-4 year gap between films, but multiple actors in leading roles could allow for a world of secret agents working for M and appearing ever summer in a theater near you.
With the growth of cinematic universes, wouldn't it make sense to expand the Bond's universe to a larger MI6 world that involved other agents and stories? Normally, there's a 2-4 year gap between films, but multiple actors in leading roles could allow for a world of secret agents working for M and appearing ever summer in a theater near you.
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3:17PM on 05/27/2016

What they need is...

A relative unknown for the role. I like the guy from Outlander, Sam Heughan
A relative unknown for the role. I like the guy from Outlander, Sam Heughan
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9:20AM on 05/29/2016
I didn't think of him, at first, but the idea is really growing in me !
And after a blond Bond, why not a ginger one...
And yes, the 'relative unknown' is an important point for the choice of a new Bond, for me, too !
I didn't think of him, at first, but the idea is really growing in me !
And after a blond Bond, why not a ginger one...
And yes, the 'relative unknown' is an important point for the choice of a new Bond, for me, too !
3:06PM on 05/27/2016
wish they cast Dan Stevens or Fassbender
wish they cast Dan Stevens or Fassbender
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3:01PM on 05/27/2016

Zach Galifianakis

would be the perfect Bond
would be the perfect Bond
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2:36PM on 05/27/2016
Meh. I'd prefer Fassbender. 1st choice. Then Idris. Then even Tom Hardy. Hardy would make a bad ass bond like none before.
Meh. I'd prefer Fassbender. 1st choice. Then Idris. Then even Tom Hardy. Hardy would make a bad ass bond like none before.
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2:26PM on 05/27/2016

No

Hiddleston as Bond just doesn't do it for me. As a villain, sure, but he doesn't strike me as Bond material. That being said, if Sony or whoever ends up distributing future Bond films want an actor who will stick around for along time, then Hiddleston is their guy.
Hiddleston as Bond just doesn't do it for me. As a villain, sure, but he doesn't strike me as Bond material. That being said, if Sony or whoever ends up distributing future Bond films want an actor who will stick around for along time, then Hiddleston is their guy.
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2:20PM on 05/27/2016
Tom Hiddleston has that charm that I would look for in a new Bond. I haven't seen The Night Manager (read the book, though), so seeing him as a tough guy feels a stretch, but he does have that old-school British charisma often associated with the character. And definitely preferable to Bell (a fine actor, but I'm not ready for a Bond younger than I am).

Someone suggested they wait to do a Bond with a new actor. I'm for that because Craig is fresh in my mind (and I am secretly hopeful that
Tom Hiddleston has that charm that I would look for in a new Bond. I haven't seen The Night Manager (read the book, though), so seeing him as a tough guy feels a stretch, but he does have that old-school British charisma often associated with the character. And definitely preferable to Bell (a fine actor, but I'm not ready for a Bond younger than I am).

Someone suggested they wait to do a Bond with a new actor. I'm for that because Craig is fresh in my mind (and I am secretly hopeful that he'd do one final bow as the character before he goes).
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1:48PM on 05/27/2016

PLEASE NO

Guys, no offense he's an okay actor, but he is a PANSY. I knew right away that "night manager" was kind of a stepping stone to show that hiddleston can pull off BOND, like Craig in Layer cake, but this guy has no screen presence, every other character on that show completely overshadows him, he cant play the tough guy, I cringe everytime I see him trying to be the tough guy in that show, it doesnt work for him, sorry.
Guys, no offense he's an okay actor, but he is a PANSY. I knew right away that "night manager" was kind of a stepping stone to show that hiddleston can pull off BOND, like Craig in Layer cake, but this guy has no screen presence, every other character on that show completely overshadows him, he cant play the tough guy, I cringe everytime I see him trying to be the tough guy in that show, it doesnt work for him, sorry.
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4:08PM on 05/27/2016
Your comment reminds me of everyone being so upset about Heath Ledger being The Joker. They said there's no way he can play the part. He doesn't have the talent for that.

Everyone needs to stop acting like they know for a fact that certain actors can't play certain parts.
Your comment reminds me of everyone being so upset about Heath Ledger being The Joker. They said there's no way he can play the part. He doesn't have the talent for that.

Everyone needs to stop acting like they know for a fact that certain actors can't play certain parts.
3:07AM on 05/28/2016
you stupid? lol, heath ledger is a great actor, he has presence, and charisma, hiddlestone unfortunately does not, night manager is an obvious role to advocate for the role of a lifetime as James Bond, sorry but hes too gay to pull it off
you stupid? lol, heath ledger is a great actor, he has presence, and charisma, hiddlestone unfortunately does not, night manager is an obvious role to advocate for the role of a lifetime as James Bond, sorry but hes too gay to pull it off
1:20PM on 05/28/2016
"you stupid? lol, heath ledger is a great actor, he has presence, and charisma"

Hiddleston is as well and he has what you said Ledger had. And what I said about people freaking out about Ledger getting the role as The Joker was true. You didn't address that at all though. Instead you just ask if I'm stupid. So instead of talking about it maturely you do that. How marvelous.
"you stupid? lol, heath ledger is a great actor, he has presence, and charisma"

Hiddleston is as well and he has what you said Ledger had. And what I said about people freaking out about Ledger getting the role as The Joker was true. You didn't address that at all though. Instead you just ask if I'm stupid. So instead of talking about it maturely you do that. How marvelous.
1:57PM on 05/28/2016
Ya your right, my bad
Ya your right, my bad
2:23PM on 05/28/2016
"Thumbs up"
"Thumbs up"
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1:47PM on 05/27/2016
I'm not a huge Jamie Bell fan, so I would much rather Tom. Or someone totally fresh. I just don't want the new Bond to be someone that doesn't really exude Bond. Go for someone similar to Craig or Dalton.
I'm not a huge Jamie Bell fan, so I would much rather Tom. Or someone totally fresh. I just don't want the new Bond to be someone that doesn't really exude Bond. Go for someone similar to Craig or Dalton.
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1:46PM on 05/27/2016
If they're going to cast a new Bond, I hope they give it four to six years, let the franchise rest and the wounds heal for a bit.
If they're going to cast a new Bond, I hope they give it four to six years, let the franchise rest and the wounds heal for a bit.
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1:43PM on 05/27/2016
I'm either hoping that him or Michael Fassbender get to be the next Bond.
I'm either hoping that him or Michael Fassbender get to be the next Bond.
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1:49PM on 05/27/2016
Fassbender works, hiddleston? HELL NO
Fassbender works, hiddleston? HELL NO
7:50PM on 05/27/2016
@tmnt...Why does Hiddleston not work? Remember when everyone said Heath Ledger was an awful choice to play The Joker?
@tmnt...Why does Hiddleston not work? Remember when everyone said Heath Ledger was an awful choice to play The Joker?
1:39PM on 05/27/2016

Shrug

I liked Spectre.

But this would be fantastic if true.
I liked Spectre.

But this would be fantastic if true.
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