British actor Tom Hardy has discussed playing James Bond in a recent interview. Hardy is one of the most popular choices to replace current Bond actor Daniel Craig, who has played the iconic character since 2006.
Tom Hardy is without a doubt one of the most talented actors on the planet. Since his breakout role as Charles Bronson in 2008’s ‘Bronson’, Hardy has become a top name in Hollywood, thanks to some sublime performances in ‘Inception’, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, ‘Legend’ and ‘The Revenant’.
His most recent role is in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming WWII drama ‘Dunkirk’, which is due to be released on July 21. Hardy has collaborated with Nolan on four separate projects and has often praised the directors unique take on modern filmmaking.
When asked if he would consider playing James Bond if Christopher Nolan was involved in the project, Hardy replied: “Oh, wow, Chris would be amazing! Wow, that would be cool. That would be so cool.” “You know, there’s a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting, and in the fellowship of my peer group, that if you talk about it, you’re automatically out of the race. So I can’t possibly comment on that one! If I mention it, it’s gone.”
Hardy continued: “But Chris Nolan, what a fantastic director for a Bond movie. Because Daniel [Craig] is so good, and what [Sam] Mendes and Barbara [Broccoli] have done has been so impressive, that it would be a very hard reimagination to follow after. I wonder what the next instalment of that franchise would become, and I think when you mention someone like Christopher Nolan, that’s a very powerful figure to bring into that world who could bring something new and create something profound again.”
Alongside Hardy, both Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston are huge favourites to appear in the next Bond movie; however, it is looking ever more likely that Daniel Craig will sign up for at least another movie.