Over the past few weeks, Tom Hopper’s name is being circulated as the next James Bond! Find out what Tom Hopper himself has to say about the rumours.
Daniel Craig got cast as the next James Bond in ‘Casino Royale’ 16 years ago. Sadly, after five blockbuster appearances in the franchise, actor Daniel Craig has stepped down from his role as James Bond. But the main question on our minds right now, after Daniel Craig gave his final performance as 007 in ‘No Time To Die’ earlier this year, is who will play the role of the next James Bond?
- Tom Hopper is topping the charts!
- Tom Hopper addresses James Bond rumours
Tom Hopper is topping the charts!
During promotional interviews for the latest edition, producers of the franchise dodged questions about the new 007, claiming that they were preoccupied with Craig’s final adventure. However, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson have hinted that they will begin planning the next Bond reboot in the new year, which also happens to be the franchise’s 60th anniversary.
Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, Richard Madden, and many others are among the regular contenders who are always at the top of the list. Tom Hardy is frequently regarded as the favourite to be the next Bond. But he has now been surpassed by a lesser-known actor for the role.
Tom Hopper, according to reports, has now become the new next Bond favourite. The actor is best known for his roles as Dickon Tarly in ‘Game of Thrones’ and Luther Hargreeves in Netflix’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’. Due to his popularity, Tom Hardy is now in second place on many charts followed by Richard Madden and James Norton. Regé-Jean Page, ‘Bridgerton’s’ breakout star, was also a front-runner for the role of James Bond.
Tom Hardy or Tom Hopper?
According to reports, Tom Hopper’s rise to become the top candidate for the role of James Bond has caught everyone off guard in recent weeks. Tom Hopper is widely getting considered to be the next James Bond, and he has now surpassed Tom Hardy, Richard Madden, and James Norton in the betting for the role.
Aside from playing Dickon Tarly in ‘Game of Thrones’ and Luther Hargreeves ‘The Umbrella Academy’, the 36-year-old played Billy Bones in the pirate adventure ‘Black Sails’ and has appeared in ‘Kingdom’, ‘Merlin’, ‘Barbarians Rising’, ‘Black Sails’ and voiced characters in ‘Robot Chicken’. Other notable film roles for Tom Hopper include Hadrell in ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’, Declan in ‘SAS: Red Notice’, and Magnusson in ‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’. Meanwhile, interest in the actor could be due to his recent film ‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Showtimes’.
According to Ladbrokes, the ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ star got tied for first place with Tom Hopper. They previously reported Hopper as the field’s new favourite. Tom Hopper and Tom Hardy, who share 4-1 odds, have knocked ‘Game of Throne’s’ Richard Madden out of first place. Many of the same names are also getting circled in the top spot.
Daniel Craig’s tenure as James Bond may have ended with ‘No Time To Die’, but the world is still celebrating his tenure as the film continues to perform well in theatres. Which is a subtle reminder that, as much as fans would like to see Tom Hopper and Tom Hardy together, the announcement is unlikely to happen anytime soon. As a result, fans will have to wait until the middle of 2022 to learn who will play the next James Bond.
Tom Hopper addresses James Bond rumours
After much speculation, Tom Hopper has addressed James Bond speculations.
Speaking to We Got This Covered while promoting ‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’, Tom Hopper addressed the speculation.
“Yeah, I have heard that and that is …. that is all I have heard. I mean, any British actor will be lying if they say that James Bond was not up there as a dream role. So, you know, it is very nice to be in that conversation, you know, among betting websites.”
So, now that Tom Hopper has stated that he is willing to be a part of the rumour mill, tell us if you want the actor to play the iconic role. If not Hopper, then tell us in the comments who you think should get cast as the next James Bond!