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The New James Bond: The 6 Best 007 Contenders

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Who is aware of when the newest James Bond movie might 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 point out it in? Both method, Daniel Craig is hanging up his boots so the world wants a brand new Bond. The massive query now could be who will take over? Like Oddjob we’ve thrown our hat into the ring and compiled an inventory of could-be Bonds for a possible refresh.

Based mostly on their accents, means to put on a go well with, motion chops and previous movies, right here’s Ape’s official shortlist of the gents in a position to do 007 justice.

Idris Elba

Good previous 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 received the credentials.

Can he put on a go well with? In fact he can put on a go well with. He might even DJ within the go well with in case you wished him to.

Tom Hardy

For those who’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 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 necessary bins 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 listing however as a lingering favorite he’d undoubtedly make Bond rather less cardboard with a extra fashionable strategy.

Richard Madden

Everyone knows Richard Madden is on this listing due to the BBC collection, Bodyguard. His efficiency as a conflict veteran and principal safety officer gained him a Golden Globe for greatest actor in a TV collection and catapulted him into the Bond race in consequence. In fact, he’s additionally been Robb Stark in Recreation 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.

Pink carpet appearances recommend he’s a dapper dresser and as one of many youthful actors on the listing he’d little doubt be capable of deal with the extra bodily demanding components. Numerous retailers have reported that he’s one of many extra desired actors for the position however solely time will inform whether or not he’ll get it. Arguably the favorite.

Tom Hiddleston

Large 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 preferrred for the position in our opinion: he’s carried out his motion duties with Marvel, his sartorial cat strolling on The Evening Supervisor, and arguably wears a go well with higher than anybody else on this listing (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 recommended Hiddleston has been dominated out of the position as a result of he comes throughout as too smug and never robust sufficient. We expect he’s received the minerals however see him now as an outsider for the position.

Henry Golding

Golding’s our high decide on the listing. We just like the others however we’ve seen a whole lot of Golding trend editorials of late and the man is a method god. He’s posh, he appeared 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 solid anyone completely different. Though that may piss off the purists, it might be a courageous transfer and consultant of the world we reside in as we speak.

However don’t be fooled, he’s not tender. Golding filmed a documentary about going by bejalai – an Iban ceremony of passage into manhood – which concerned trekking by Borneo and carrying the digicam gear himself. His motion credentials don’t stack up as a lot of others on the listing however as a extra various choice there’s definitely worse Bonds on the market.

Henry Cavill

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 received the motion chops, definitely. You don’t play Superman with out getting exercise and a lead position in The Witcher has definitely seen him get a sweat on. Cavill’s closest position thus far 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 go well with and really personal college prep. Will or not it’s second time fortunate?

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