The MCU actor, Chris Hemsworth recently said that he would love to become the world’s next Bond, James Bond.
“When we were shooting Rush someone had said that and I thought, ‘Cool if this is my audition tape, then great,” he had said.
“I don’t think you’ll ever meet anyone who doesn’t want to have a crack at James Bond. I’d love to do it.”
If Chris Hemsworth does earn this role, then the 35-year-old actor would be the second Australian actor to play the character after On Her Majesty’s Secret Service star, George Robert Lazenby.
However, getting this role is “up to so many elements and is way beyond myself; it’s not one you can pitch yourself on to either,” Hemsworth had added.
“It’s something that the community of Bond fans, [franchise producer] Barbara Broccoli and the whole crew there agree on, and it has to be a very organic decision from them. There have been a lot of names thrown out there and a lot of brilliant people can tackle that one.”
It is starring roles like Rush that Chris Hemsworth argues helped in preventing his typecasting as being capable of playing beefy roles like Thor, who next appear in Avengers: Endgame.
“Rush was straight off the back of Thor and when I faced my biggest wall of typecasting,” Hemsworth had said.
“Going into any meeting or casting, the preconception from the director was that I was a larger body-building, superhero character and that was all I could play. So the idea of playing a lean racing car driver was a hurdle I had to get over.”
With the role of the character, James Bond now being vacant after the exit of Daniel Craig, many actors have expressed interest in playing the role of the 007 agent including Henry Cavill and Tom Holland.
“I really want to be James Bond,” the Spider-Man actor had said.
“Sony makes those movies. I’ve told them to make it happen.”
Avengers: Endgame opens April 26. Hemsworth next headlines Men in Black: International, out June 14, where the actor reunites with Tessa Thompson.