Another day, another Bond. If Daniel Craig would not take on another Bond movie, who will take his role? Our favourite British supervillain Tom Hiddleston expressed his interest in playing the role.
The Thor 3 Ragnarok star said to the Sunday Times, “I’m a huge fan of the series. We all went to see Spectre when we were shooting Skull Island in Hawaii. I simply love the theme tune, the tropes and the mythology. I love the whole thing. If it ever came knocking, it would be an extraordinary opportunity.”
He added, “And I’m very aware of the physicality of the job. I would not take it lightly.”
Speculations that Craig will not return to play Bond in another movie started when he said in a 2015 interview in Entertainment Weekly that he’d rather “slash [his] wrists” than do another Bond movie. He later clarified those comments and said he may end up returning for another installment.
“If you’re 200 yards from the end of a marathon, and someone comes running up to you and says, ‘Are you going to run another marathon?’ there’s two words you use, and not on a morning show,” he said on the “Today” show in November. “So that’s really what that was about. And I’ve had massive amounts of fun making this film. Probably more fun on this film than I have on all the others put together.”
Aside from Thor 3 Ragnarok, Hiddleston will appear next as Hank Williams in the biopic “I Saw the Light,” opening in theaters March 25. He’s also starring in the six-part miniseries “The Night Manager,” based on the novel by spy master John le Carré, which premieres April 19 on AMC.
Among the names often passed around as a possible Bond replacement is Hiddleston’s Thor co-star Idris Elba, who recently joined The Dark Tower, Sony’s screen adaptation of the Stephen King saga.