Ever since Daniel Craig suggested Spectre might be his last outing as James Bond, speculation has raged as to who might replace him.
Step forward Tom Hiddleston, who was interviewed by the UK’s Sunday Times over the weekend. “I’m a huge fan of the series,” he told the newspaper, calling the chance to play Bond an “extraordinary opportunity” if “it ever came knocking”.
He’s certainly got what it takes: good looks, the smooth vowels, and a suave way with cufflinks. Not to mention the fact that fans on the other side of the pond are already calling his role of hotel-manager-turned-spy Jonathan Pine in The Night Manager a Bond audition tape.
Other Brit hunks (Brunks ©) in the running are Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, Homeland‘s Damian Lewis, and Superman star Henry Cavill. Irishman Aidan Turner from Poldark is also on the wish list.
Hiddleston went on: “Time magazine ran a poll and there were, like, 100 actors on the list, including Angelina Jolie. But, yes, it’s nice to be included in the 100.
“I’m a huge fan of the series. We all went to see Spectre when we were shooting Skull Island in Hawaii. I simply love the theme tune, the tropes and the mythology. I love the whole thing. If it ever came knocking, it would be an extraordinary opportunity.”
He added: “And I’m very aware of the physicality of the job. I would not take it lightly.”
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