Amid many credible names in the race to be the next James Bond, Tom Hardy allegedly has made it to the pole spot.
The days are dark for Hollywood and there’s no time to die. 2020 has kept us away from many movies. In line is Daniel Craig’s last iteration as Bond, No Time To Die, as well as the next Bond announcement. While there are many speculations, one scoop is standing out from a respectable source that Tom Hardy has sealed the deal for the license to kill.
The Rumours, The Scoop and The Reality
The Vulcan Reporter’s Emre Kaya has confirmed that British actor Tom Hardy has been cast as the next James Bond. As per his report, Hardy had been locked before No Time To Die, in case, Craig doesn’t return. Furthermore, he was to be announced as Craig’s successor in November 2020, post the film’s release. His report says,
Fans have been speculating for years about who they think will be taking over from Craig after No Time to Die. Today I’ve learned that this successor is none other than Mad Max and Venom actor Tom Hardy.
There are rumours dating as far back as 2017 for Hardy taking up the role of the iconic British spy. Other rumours have been touting Superman star Henry Cavill as the next Bond. Ever since, both Hardy and Cavill have been part of various fan casting and rumours. In other news, an AI casting preferred The Boys star Karl Urban over Cavill to hold the license to kill.
Kaya’s report further anticipates the announcement to come by either end of 2020 or more likely by 2021 if coronavirus delays the movie yet again. Craig’s No Time To Die is set to hit theatres on 11 November, 2020.
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The Bond Legacy
Based on the books by Ian Fleming, the James Bond series focuses on the agent 007 of British intelligence service MI6. The Bond film has been the longest running British movie franchise. The titular character has been portrayed in films by actors Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig.
Joining the league of the aforementioned actors is Hardy who has some incredible work to his credit. The Mad Max actor is a fan favourite. He is currently playing Venom in Sony Picture’s Universe of Marvel Characters. Fans are eager to see Hardy in the sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The movie is scheduled to release on June 25th 2021. The post-production of the movie started right before the pandemic hit the world. Prior to it, Hardy played the antagonist Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy in the superhero genre. He recently starred in Josh Trank’s Capone as the titular Al Capone.
While there’s nothing set in stone yet, it seems like Hardy will be a great choice for Bond movies of the future. Fans’ love for him, coupled with his amazing acting and action skills makes him the perfect choice! Fingers crossed!