It is almost impossible to find anyone who does not know ‘James Bond’. The camp of the character, James Bond had been shaken when the actor, Danny Boyle had left this role. But then, they had found a great actor -Daniel Craig who had filled these shoes. A few reports had come up that claimed that Daniel Craig would also leave this franchise after his last movie, Bond 25. This will release in February 2020. The role of James Bond has also been connected to many actors like Idris Elba, Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy and also, Orlando Bloom. Now, it is the Loki actor, Tom Hiddleston whose hat has been thrown in the ring for this role.
Tom Hiddleston is a very popular actor and is well-known for his role as ‘Loki: God of Mischief’ in the MCU. This actor is now running on the list of actors who could play James Bond.
Tom Hiddleston is very talented, and he has done a lot of great works over the past few years. He has also earned the Laurence Oliver Award for Best Newcomer in a Play for his performance in Cymbeline, and the actor had been nominated for the very same award for his role as the character, Cassio in Othello.
The odds of other the actors who are linked with this role is Elba Hardy -5-1 and James Norton and Aidan Turner who have odds of 10-1.
This franchise is very popular and is easily one of the greatest franchises in cinematic history and has even grossed more than $7 billion till date. There have been 6 actors so far who have played the role of the 007 in the Eon series.
Henry Cavill has been pretty open about how the role of James Bond fantasizes him:
“I would love to do it, of course; I think Bond would be a really fun role. It’s British; it’s cool. I think that now that I have my Mission: Impossible badge we can do real stunts and really amp it up as well. It would be fun for me to actually take what I’ve learnt on Mission: Impossible and carry it through to a movie like Bond and that if they were to ask I would say ‘yes.’”
It looks like this company has overlooked Cavill and is heading towards Tom Hiddleston.
Barbara Broccoli had also expressed her views on having a woman play the role of Bond:
“Bond is male. He’s a male character. He was written as a male, and I think he’ll probably stay as a male. And that’s fine,” Broccoli had said.
“We don’t have to turn male characters into women. Let’s just create more female characters and make the story fit those female characters.”
She expressed views on the most controversial debate about the franchise, and this is the way women are portrayed in these movies:
“Look at the way the world has changed. And I think Bond has come through and transformed with the times. I’ve tried to do my part, and I think particularly with the Daniel Craig films, they’ve become much more current in terms of the way women are viewed.”
Now, all the fans of Tom Hiddleston are very happy that there is a possibility that he may play the role of James Bond.