Who should be the next James Bond: Tom Hardy or Idris Elba? | The Tylt
Who should be the next James Bond: Tom Hardy or Idris Elba?
Hardy said it "would be so cool" to star in a Christopher Nolan-directed Bond movie. But Elba remains a popular fan favorite to play the super-spy. Who should it be?
Hardy remains coy about the Bond rumors, but acknowledged it would be cool to take over the role. Daniel Craig isn't expected to return, but there will definitely be another Bond movie. Fans are responding with joy to the idea of a Bond movie starring Hardy.
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. 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 installment 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.
It's been a minute since Elba's name was thrown into the mix of actors who could play Bond. Yet, he remains a fan favorite to take on the role. Elba could be the first non-white actor to be Bond, which excites many fans. In addition, many believe he'll uphold Bond's signature style and swagger. Plus, he's darn good actor! But the rumors have been going on for some time, and Elba has acknowledged he's hasn't been in actual contention.
Jason Guerrasio interviewed Elba, and he's over the rumors. Although, he appreciates the love from fans. Hence—it can still happen, right?!
Here's a snippet of the interview:
Guerrasio: I have to bring this up because I want to see it happen: Can you give any update on the James Bond rumors? Have the producers on the film reached out? Elba: Are people still talking about that? Guerrasio: I’m talking about it! Elba: [Laughs] No, man, I don't know anything. Nothing, there's no update whatsoever.
There's so much love for Hardy.
Tom Hardy as James Bond is the best idea of 2017 so far.