Tom Hiddleston Reportedly in “Advanced Talks” to Play James Bond

Casting Rumor

Birth.Movies.Death., a reputable movie outlet, has word from “sources close to Tom Hiddleston” that the Avengers villain, long a favorite choice to take on James Bond (aside from Idris Elba), is “in advanced talks” to be the replacement for Daniel Craig in what would be the 25th installment in the long-running franchise.

If this is true, this could be a classic Hollywood negotiating ploy to get Craig to return for one final tango with 007 or if Eon Productions really wants Hiddleston for the role, it will blow a fresh breeze into this stale series because he’d be able to make Bond his own.

“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. And I’m very aware of the physicality of the job. I would not take it lightly,” the 35-year-old Hiddleston said earlier this year.

He is current starring in the John le Carré adaptation “The Night Manager,” the six-episode spy thriller series acted as a well-produced audition for his version of James Bond.

He’s a great actor, but I don’t think he’s Bond material. He’s a ‘cold fish’ type and is better as the villain than the hero. More on that as it develops.