Theo James might be the next front runner of a new 007 film. “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke might be with him too as the movie’s villain.
Weeks after Daniel Craig’s goodbye to the 007 franchise, several names have already been listed for the new James Bond. Brits Tom Hiddleston and Theo James are two of the names that have been associated with the role. 007 fans are also looking for some diversity, whether it be Idris Elba or even Emilia Clarke to feature a female Bond.
Master Herald reports that James’ link with the James Bond franchise all started with James’ “Hugo Boss” campaign which garnered him attention. The website also mentioned about James apparent “perfect smolder” would definitely look good on James Bond.
Following the climb of James’ successful career after his’ very first movie “Divergent,” “Insurgent,” and its sequel “Divergent: Allegiant” (released last March 9), the actor’s portrayal of Tobias “Four” Eaton showed his ability to do stunts while still looking slick and clean. This characteristic is an important requirement for someone who is thinking of taking over Daniel Craig’s role.
Emilia Clarke on the other hand, would love to act as the leading role in the next 007 film. The actress told The Daily Star, “I have a lot of [unrealized] dreams. I would love to play Jane Bond [female version of James Bond]. My ultimate leading man would be Leonardo DiCaprio. No doubt about it.”
However, with the support James is receiving from all over social media, he is more likely to be James Bond than Clarke. Still, it is suggested that there are other roles open which Clarke may take if she is still interested in being part of the movie.
With her fierce performance in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” as Daenerys Targaryen, she is fit to play as the villain. To see James and Clarke in one movie as enemies would be a great sight to see for both of the actors’ fans.
It has not been confirmed whether Theo James and/or Emilia Clarke will be featuring in the new 007 film.