Who is aware of when the most recent James Bond movie can be launched? (It’s a rhetorical query. No one is aware of.) With a launch date now slated for April 2021, will there even be any cinemas left to indicate it in? Both manner, Daniel Craig is hanging up his boots so the world wants a brand new Bond. The massive query now’s who will take over? Like Oddjob we’ve thrown our hat into the ring and compiled a listing of could-be Bonds for a possible refresh.
Based mostly on their accents, means to put on a swimsuit, motion chops and previous movies, right here’s Ape’s official shortlist of the gents capable of do 007 justice.
Good outdated Idris. You’ll be able to’t beat a little bit of Cockney, and Hackney-born Idris has loads of East Finish allure. With an illustrious profession spanning award-winning tv (The Wire, Luther), blockbuster motion movies (Thor and Marvel universe, Star Trek, Prometheus, Pacific Rim) and different notable cinematic highlights together with Beasts of No Nation, Mandela: Lengthy Stroll to Freedom and American Gangster, he’s definitely obtained the credentials.
Can he put on a swimsuit? In fact he can put on a swimsuit. He may even DJ within the swimsuit for those who wished him to.
In case you’re questioning what our favorite Tom Hardy second is, it’s a tossup between Good-looking Bob in Rock N Rolla and Forrest Bondurant in Lawless. Good-looking Bob might be nearer to the suave, well-spoken and good-looking Bond the heads are craving. The Revenant and Mad Max definitely put Hardy by way of his paces bodily and he in all probability nonetheless feels a bit sore from the exercises he did to construct the higher physique heft for Nolan’s Bain. All are vital containers ticked.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Inception and Legend spotlight his means to not solely put on fits however to fortunately do the British shtick. You get the sensation that he’s maybe barely too rugged for it in comparison with others on the checklist however as a lingering favorite he’d undoubtedly make Bond rather less cardboard with a extra fashionable strategy.
Everyone knows Richard Madden is on this checklist due to the BBC sequence, Bodyguard. His efficiency as a warfare veteran and principal safety officer gained him a Golden Globe for finest actor in a TV sequence and catapulted him into the Bond race because of this. In fact, he’s additionally been Robb Stark in Sport of Thrones however once more, it’s all about Bodyguard. Good-looking, Scottish and nonetheless a little bit of an unknown, he appeals to the Connery purists.
Crimson carpet appearances counsel he’s a dapper dresser and as one of many youthful actors on the checklist he’d little question be capable to deal with the extra bodily demanding parts. A variety of retailers have reported that he’s one of many extra desired actors for the function however solely time will inform whether or not he’ll get it. Arguably the favorite.
Huge Tom Hiddleston followers right here at Ape. Very humorous within the Marvel movies, underrated in Excessive-Rise and easy in The Evening Supervisor, which feels nearer to the Bond job description. He’s ultimate for the function in our opinion: he’s performed his motion duties with Marvel, his sartorial cat strolling on The Evening Supervisor, and arguably wears a swimsuit higher than anybody else on this checklist (to the purpose the place he has modelled for Gucci). Even higher are the media rumours that he’s truly a pleasant bloke.
However there’s gossip. Media retailers within the US have instructed Hiddleston has been dominated out of the function as a result of he comes throughout as too smug and never robust sufficient. We predict he’s obtained the minerals however see him now as an outsider for the function.
Golding’s our high choose on the checklist. We just like the others however we’ve seen lots of Golding vogue editorials of late and the man is a method god. He’s posh, he regarded super in Loopy Wealthy Asians, he’s charming and he’s beforehand spoken within the press about how the following Bond is a chance to transcend the established order and forged someone completely different. Though that may piss off the purists, it could be a courageous transfer and consultant of the world we stay in right this moment.
However don’t be fooled, he’s not tender. Golding filmed a documentary about going by way of bejalai – an Iban ceremony of passage into manhood – which concerned trekking by way of Borneo and carrying the digital camera tools himself. His motion credentials don’t stack up as a lot of others on the checklist however as a extra numerous choice there’s definitely worse Bonds on the market.
He’s within the combine and his odds are rising. Not content material with taking part in simply Superman, Cavill additionally fancies himself as the following 007. He’s obtained the motion chops, definitely. You don’t play Superman with out getting an excellent exercise and a lead function in The Witcher has definitely seen him get a sweat on. Cavill’s closest function to this point was in Man Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E and he was reportedly second option to Daniel Craig for On line casino Royal with producers preferring an older Bond.
Cavill ticks each field: tall, imposing, glorious in a swimsuit and really non-public college prep. Will it’s second time fortunate?