British actor Tom Hiddleston’s completely dismissed the idea that he’ll become the next James Bond once current 007 Daniel Craig hangs up his tuxedo.
Speaking alongside Chris Hemsworth to an eager audience and panel at Wizard World Comic Con, the ‘Thor’ actor was quizzed on the increasing speculation that he was going to take on the icon spy role - and he had some honest thoughts on the matter, according to Comicbook:
“I’m sorry to disappoint you, everybody. I don’t think that announcement is coming. But I’m very gratified to hear the enthusiasm. There’s not much that I can say that I haven’t already said, but I know… Your guess is as good as mine to be honest.”
While the first part of this strongly implies that, to the disappointment of many, he won’t be taking over; by the end he does leave the door open, with an implication he hasn’t actually been approached for the part. However, if Barbara Broccoli, the head of Eon Productions who make the Bond films, were to come knocking it could be a hard offer to turn down. After all, it’s not difficult to imagine the suave 35-year-old as the smooth-taking spy, but it’d mean his time as God of Mischief Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe could come to an end.
The general impression Hiddleston’s given us is that, aside from often being evasive over whether he wants to be Bond or would accept the role, we should assume it’s not on the cards.
Having recently starred in BBC’s acclaimed drama ‘The Night Manager’, the rest of this year’s bound to be busy for Hiddleston; with both ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and ‘Kong: Skull Island’ currently in production and due out in 2017.
There’s also a host of names being bandied around in regards who’ll step into Bond’s shoes, including Idris Elba, Emilia Clarke, Damian Lewis, Emily Blunt, and Jamie Bell - so in truth no one is any the wiser who it’ll be.
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