James Bond: the 8 actors who would have succeeded Daniel Craig, from Tom Hardy to Idris Elba

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There has been speculation about who will replace Daniel Craig as 007 since 2015, when he joked that he would rather “cut his wrists” than make another Bond film.

As the release date of the 25th Bond movie and Craig’s last outing as a spy, No time to die, is getting closer and closer, here is a list of the players who should replace it according to the latest betting odds.

Tom Hardy(Chris Jackson / Getty Images)

The 43-year-old, best known for his roles in Venom and The ghost, previously spoke about Bond rumors with The daily beast, saying, “If I mention it, let’s go. You know, there’s a saying among us in the acting fraternity, and in the fraternity of my peer group, that if you talk about it, you’re automatically out of the race. So I can’t comment on that.

James Norton(Rex characteristics)

The 35-year-old star of War and peace and McMafia recently said The independent that if playing Bond meant sacrificing roles in independent films, “it would be hard for me to swallow.”

Sam Heughan(Rex characteristics)

the Outlander star has previously said he would like to bring Bond back to Scotland for the first time since Sean Connery’s stint as 007. “Of course that would be a dream role and a Scottish Bond,” the 40-year-old said. , “Who doesn’t. I don’t want to see another Scottish Bond!

Tom Hiddleston(Getty Images)

There were plenty of rumors that Hiddleston, 39, would be the next Bond after a reported reunion with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli a few years ago. However, in 2016 he told fans that “your guess is as good as mine, to be honest.”

Richard Madden(Rex characteristics)

The 34-year-old Bodyguard and The iron Throne star said previously GQ: “I am more than flattered to be mentioned, that people are considering placing me in this role. I am very flattered and grateful. It’s a really great thing. “

Jack Lowden(Rex characteristics)

The 30 years Dunkerque the actor was approached for Bond, but said he never wanted Craig to quit the role. “I’m a huge Daniel Craig fan and I don’t think he should ever stop doing it,” Lowden said. GP. “The link with age is a brilliant idea and I think we should go all the way until Daniel is 85.”

Michael Fassbender(Rex characteristics)

Fassbender, 43, is one of the favorites to play 007, although he has excluded himself as he believes a young actor or woman should take on the role. When asked during an interview with GQ magazine if he wanted to play the part, he said, “To be honest, no. “

Idris Elba(Rex characteristics)

Luther The Elba star, 48, has long been tipped to replace Daniel Craig, but he tried to cover up the rumors, telling Event: “Bond is one of the biggest franchises in the world, and for that reason whoever ends up playing it lives it. You are THAT character, and known as that character for many, many years. I now create characters who can still live alongside Idris. Not the ones who take over and define me only.

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