Stand down, everyone.
Tom Hiddleston’s people have rubbished claims that he was spotted meeting with director Sam Mendes to discuss becoming the new James Bond.
A spokesperson for the actor has described the story as ‘completely false’.
The story emerged in the Daily Mail, in which a source claimed that the 'Thor’ star was spotted with Mendes at London’s exclusive Soho House.
Hiddles has broached the subject of Bond recently, telling Graham Norton: “The thing is the position isn’t vacant as far as I am aware. No one has talked to me about it.
“I think the rumours have all come about because in the Night Manager I play a spy and people have made the link.”
All this sits aside from the fact that Mendes has now stepped away from the franchise having directed ‘Skyfall’, and then been pulled back in to make ‘Spectre’.
Just prior to the movie’s release, and speaking about whether he’d be doing a third Bond, Mendes said: “There is a sense of completeness that wasn’t there at the end of ‘Skyfall,’ and that’s what makes this feel different. It feels like there’s a rightness to it, that I have finished a journey.”
It’s not yet known whether there will be a new Bond to take up the mantle for the 25th movie in the series, or whether Daniel Craig will play 007 one more time.
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