Tabloids claim Tom Hardy is being lined up as 007 #7
Red top rag The Daily Star
is claiming that British actor Tom Hardy is being lined up as a potential successor to Daniel Craig when he steps down from the role.
As first revealed by MI6, Craig has two more films on his current contract: Bond 24 (2015) and Bond 25. Thereafter, it is presumed he would be given first refusal on a further, sixth, film.
A 'source' for the tabloid said: "Although Craig is signed up for the next two Bond films the search for his replacement is already on. Tom is right at the top of the wish list. Heâs been approached to gauge his interest and heâs keen. Heâs a respected actor with a great back catalogue of films but most importantly heâs the type of guy that all men want to be like and all women want to be with. Heâs perfect Bond material.â
Hardy, 35, has been positive about the idea when asked in recent years. âIâd love to play Bond with Chris Nolan as director or something, itâd be awesome.â
It is understood that Nolan has been courted to helm a future Bond outing, too.
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