The Next Bond?

Ok folks,  the time has finally come to find the next worthy player for the Bond franchise. There are couple of names going around as possible replacements since Craig jumped ship. One of which is Hugh Jackman. But I would consider it a sacrilege to watch him play Bond after his iconic role as Wolverine. And as for Idris Elba playing Bond; enough said on that matter.

The take is that Craig’s replacement has got huge shoes to fill with him having reinvigorated or reinvented the series by making Bond a violent, murderous spy. There are reports of him saying that he would rather slash his wrists than ever play Bond again. Harsh words for a franchise that put your name on the acting map, Craig. Considering before Bond, we all who have been like Daniel who?

Anyway, it’s clear now that whoever plays Bond next will decide the direction in which the character goes. So, here’s my favourites to take Bond in possibly my desired direction.

 

Tom Hiddleston

My personal favourite and he also played my best villain, Loki from The Avengers and Thor movies.  (See Post TV’s fab Villains, Kong Lives). British, 36, 1.88m in height, Tom is just perfect for the role. And anyone that says otherwise should be decapitated. Lol!

Two of his quotes:

“Never stop. Never stop fighting. Never stop dreaming.”

“I don’t think anyone, until their soul leaves their body, is past the point of no return.”

Aww… Almost feels like a soul mate. Heads up Tom! Definitely going to speak to the right people about making sure you get the role.

 

Michael Fassbender

A German-Irish actor of stage and screen whose career includes roles in both independent and blockbuster films, most notably; Hunger, Inglourious Basterds, Shame, X-Men: First Class, Prometheus, 12 Years a Slave, Frank, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Steve Jobs.

Many are convinced that he would nail the role because he’s simply ingenious. I’m inclined to agree, I loved him as Magneto in X-Men series and he gave a brilliant performance as a dual robotic character in Prometheus.


Matt Boomer

Up next is another favourite, Matt Boomer. I fell for him from watching the television series “White Collar”. Whatever became of it?

With his talent, wit, charisma, and macho looks, he’s like a Bond in making. Not to mention that he reminds me of my bestest Bond of all; Pierce Brosnan (See post The Real Bond). I’m definitely rooting for him.

Wonder if he can work the Brit accent though.

 

Jude Law

Described as insanely good looking. Why, for the life of me, I can’t  say.  I have absolutely no idea  why the ladies are all gaga over him. One man’s meat, another’s poison right?

Known For films like – Spy, Sherlock Holmes Series, Black Sea, The Holiday, The Grand Budapest Hotel, with his cute Brit accent, charm and looks, Jude could make it work and take us back to the days when Bond wasn’t a murderous spy…

 

Tom Hardy

He keeps popping up on all the selections (See post The Next Best Thing). Some believe that Tom Hardy has “IT” and he would be perfect as James Bond! Don’t get me wrong; Hardy is a great and versatile act. Just check him out in the series “Outcast”. He’s simply brilliant! But as a Bond? Not so sure… too broody and complex for the character?

Besides, I’m not certain you could get him to commit to a simple character like a superfilious womanizing spy. And I also hear that he’s averse to long time commitment.

 

Henry Cavill

While Cavill isn’t my best character to play the Man Of Steel, I did like him though as a spy in The Man From U. N. C. L. E.  Some are of the opinion that Cavill’s got the style and sophistication of the legendary Pierce Brosnan, and that he WOULD BE the best James Bond ever.

Don’t know about that him being the best Bond,  but I’m inclined to go that way with him bearing some resemblance to my Brosnan.

 

Jason Statham

An English actor, former model and competitive diver, Statham is great for certain kinds of role. (No doubt he made the “Transporter” franchise famous). But as a smooth talking, charming, womanizing Brit spy; it’s a tough sell.  Not to mention he could take the Bond franchise in a more violent direction than his predecessor.

At age 49, he’s a year older than Moore when he shoot his first Bond film but my biggest grouse against him would be he’s bald! I don’t see a way round that obstacle. Maybe we should just settle for him as a henchman in the movie instead…

 

Colin Farrell

I know that most of y’all are probably having palpitations over this choice but as far back as I can remember, the Irish actor has always been one act I wanted to see play Bond.

Bad boy Farrell as known in Hollywood has fought his way back from alcohol and drug addictions and is ready to go as seen from his debut on the hit TV series “True Detective”. And he could make it work as a young Sean Connery. So haters give him a break.

 

Charles Hunnam

The 36 year old British actor may be considered immature by some to play Bond, but he might just surprise us all if given the chance. He’s cute and charming enough to fit the part anyways.

 

James McAvoy

Last on the list is the Scottish actor, James McAvoy. He made his acting début as a teen in 1995’s The Near Room and continued to make mostly television appearances until 2003, when his feature film career began and he continued to work in both areas from then on. He currently plays the character Proffesor Charles Xavier on the X-Men series.

He’s charming enough but at 1.7m, he’s kind of short to be a Bond, isn’t he?

The above 9 acts are a good enough selection pool for the producers to fish out their golden fish from. And NO! Aint no black Bond on my list. Why not send me your selection for The Next Bond and you just might win some goodies from Jollyhood…? (toothy smile) See yah on Friday for our movie review. Toodles!

 

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    Geraldine Ofoluwa
    June 21, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    My top 2 contenders for the Bond series would be Henry Cavill and Michael Fassbender.

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