Tom Hiddleston might be the next James Bond.
According to a report from film site birthmoviesdeath.com, Hiddleston is in talks to become the next 007. It cites a source close to the actor.
As Journalist Phil Nobile Jr. wrote in an article for the website, “Choosing words carefully, our source confirms that while talks have indeed taken place, and that Hiddleston very much wants the job (a fact of which he’s made no secret), no official offer has been made – yet.”
He added: “If you’ve read the Bond coverage on this site, you know we don’t run tabloid rumors or speculation without clearly identifying them as such. They’re fun to debate and discuss, but we’re always very careful to separate gossip from actual information. It’s important to keep that in mind as we tell you that sources close to Tom Hiddleston have told Birth.Movies.Death. that Tom Hiddleston is in fact in advanced talks to take over the role of James Bond from Daniel Craig.”
Hiddleston, 35, appeared on talk show, where he was asked about if he would take on the role.
He effectively downplayed the rumors, saying: “‘The thing is the position isn’t vacant as far as I am aware. No one has talked to me about it.”
Hiddleston is known best for his roles in “Thor,” “War Horse,” and “The Night Manager.”
Daniel Craig, the most recent Bond actor, turned down a lucrative contract to star in two more films.
“Daniel is done – pure and simple – he told top brass at MGM after Spectre. They threw huge amounts of money at him, but it just wasn’t what he wanted,” a source told The Telegraph.