Mad Max: Fury Road Actor Tom Hardy Could Be the New James Bond
In a recent poll conducted by Liam Glynn online, bookmaker of BoyleSports, the poll reveals that Tom Hardy could replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond. The poll suggests that “The Next James Bond market has certainly come alive with all the support coming in for Tom Hardy, who is now 4/1 from 6/1 to take over from Daniel Craig”.
Liam Glynn told Variety that “With the support showing no signs of drying up, we are expecting Tom Hardy to be the new favorite for the role sooner rather than later.”
Earlier this week news came out that Idris Elba was also pitched for the role as well. However that was immediately shot down when James Bond author Anthony Horowitz dismissed the speculation of the actor playing the role of the English spy saying that he is “too street.” That later prompted the internet to attack Horowitz for his comments on Elba. Elba responded back to Horowitz comments on Instagram saying “Always keep smiling! It takes no energy and never hurts! Learned that from the Street! #septemberstillloveyou.”
Horowitz later apologized on twitter saying, “I’m really sorry my comments about Idris Elba have caused offense. That wasn’t my intention. I was asked in my interview if Idris Elba would make a good James Bond. In the article I expressed the opinion that to my mind Adrian Lester would be a better choice but I’m the writer not a casting director so what do I know?”
Daniel Craig, 47, will make his fourth appearance as Bond in this year’s Spectre, which is set to premiere on October 26. Craig has yet to reveal whether he will step down any time soon and is still committed to making one further film after the upcoming Spectre.
For this part, Tom Hardy is certainly a force to be reckon with. He’s starred in blockbusters like The Dark Knight, Inception and arguably the number movie of the year — Mad Max. His experience will serve him well in the role of Bond. However, the same can be said about Idris Elba.
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