This ‘Peaky Blinders’ star might be the next James Bond!
James Bond is probably the most well-known franchise all around the world. Spanning 24 movies across 58 years, Agent 007 is popular all over the globe. The upcoming No Time to Die will be Daniel Craig‘s fifth and final portrayal of James Bond. However, this begs the question: Who will be the next Bond? There are a lot of candidates for this legendary role. And Peaky Blinders’ star is rumored to be the next Bond. It isn’t Cillian Murphy or Paul Anderson, it’s Tom Hardy.
Tom Hardy will be the next James Bond?
A new era of 007 will start after Daniel Craig completes his 14 years as James Bond. A number of high-profile British actors are rumored to be cast next. However, Tom Hardy recently surfaced in the rumors. Do remember that everything is speculation at this time and Dankanator will inform you after a confirmed announcement is made.
Other names in the rumored list are James Norton, Tom Hiddleston, and Richard Madden. Moreover, Sam Heughan could also be on this list. Fans will be very excited to see Tom Hardy as the next James Bond. However, the actor is neither confirming nor denying anything at this point:
You know, there’s a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting, and in the fellowship of my peer group, that if you talk about it you’re automatically out of the race. So I can’t possibly comment on that one! If I mention it, it’s gone.
‘No Time to Die’ postponed, what’s in store?
Tom Hardy’s confirmation (or lack thereof) will only come after Daniel Craig’s final movie has been released. After all, they wouldn’t want to steal his thunder. However, fans are also speculating if the movie has something in store which would change the future of the franchise. Maybe James Bond completely retires after the movie. The trailer certainly indicates that at least Daniel Craig’s character will retire after the movie.
The trailer also shows that Lashana Lynch or “Nomi” replaces Daniel Craig’s character as the new Agent 007. Maybe instead of rebooting the entire franchise, Nomi will continue as the new James Bond. It will the first time that a woman, who is African-American, plays the role of Bond.