Tom Hardy has been long been tipped as a possible Bond, but the Taboo star has now won the endorsement of a 007 veteran. Pierce Brosnan, who starred in four Bond films between 1995 and 2002, reckons Hardy has the “wiggle” to make the iconic role pop.
“I think Tom Hardy could be a good Bond. I’d be happy to see him do it,” the GoldenEye star told The Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine. “You need an actor who can put a bit of wiggle into it — that’s what makes Bond.”
Hardy joked about taking on the iconic role a few months ago, when it was finally confirmed that Daniel Craig will be returning for a fifth 007 adventure. The new movie, which at the moment is simply being referred to as Bond 25, is due to start shooting in December with Oscar winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) directing.
The new Bond movie is set for release in November 2019. The month before, Craig will take over from Roger Moore as the longest-serving Bond in history. Moore spent 5,118 days as Bond between 1973 and 1985.
Other actors tipped to succeed Craig include Idris Elba and James Norton. Meanwhile, Gillian Anderson has hinted that she could be interested in becoming the first female Bond by sharing a fan-made poster of her as 007.
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) May 21, 2016
However, Brosnan remains unconvinced by this suggestion, saying: “Bond is Bond and you can’t change that. I think a woman could play Bond but it wouldn’t be James Bond. Daniel Craig has been an incredible Bond. He’s very physical, he looks lethal. You genuinely believe this is someone who could kill a man.”
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