This idea has been stuck in my brain for almost a full year! Or whenever the media decided that Idris Elba would make a great James Bond, but apparently the director disagreed with everybody, and even pissed off quite a few people with his comments! I’ve never been interested in the whole “James Bond” hype but I do enjoy the newer films that feature Daniel Craig, but it may be from the fact that I have a huge weakness for anybody with blond hair and baby blue eyes so it may not be about the movies in general!
A fellow blogger and friend Shona wrote a post about her choices of potential James Bonds’ for the future and she even included making the character female by using Natalie Dormer or Emily Blunt instead. Considering I love both of them, I have no problem with this arrangement! After thinking about it every night, I decided that I wanted to list a few of my candidates too!
1.) Gerard Butler
If I had written this post after I watched Gods Of Egypt Mr. Butler would be a little lower on my list. Back in September, my mom rented movies and got London Has Fallen and I ended up loving it so much I watched it twice! (Even bought it for my birthday!)
I think Gerard Butler is the best choice to play James Bond because we’ve seen him play a lot of interesting characters in the past. I would like to see him playing a firm, unability to love, spy if you will that we all love about the James Bond character!
2.) Theo James
The first movie that introduced me to Theo was Underworld: Awakening and I’ve been really interested in the films he’s been in and I think he has a lot of potiental even he never gets the part of James Bond. I think we’ve just scratched the surface of what he can do as an actor.
3.) James McAvoy
I love James, I really do, and I’m not just saying that because he plays an X-Men (same goes to Nicholas below too!), I have watched a couple other movies he’s been in and one that made me think of giving him the role of James Bond is Welcome To The Punch – which I thought was the strangest title so far, but the whole action scenes were amazing! He’s really surprised me lately and I like it!
4.) Nicholas Hoult
Between Nicholas and Theo, these are the two “young ones” of the bunch but I think it’s a good thing because despite the fact that the James Bond character is roughly late 30’s or early 40’s, it means that these two have plenty of time to convince others that either of them could be the next 007 someday!
5.) Charlie Hunnam
Again with the blond hair and baby blue eyes deal, I had to pick Charlie Hunnam!
I think he’s proven himself to be a very serious actor and he’s taken on a lot of fierce, bad-assy roles in the past; which is the reason why I’ve put him so low on my list because I’ve never seen him out of this gritty characters. I think if he was in one film that has some similarities as the James Bond movies where they’re Pierce Brosman era or Daniel Craig, I think it would at least give us an idea if he stands a chance in the lineup.
6.) Tom Hardy
I blame my crush on Tom Hardy on a family friend Mandy, it’s totally her fault! He is very handsome but I also love how stern he is in these action/adventure roles too! I’ve seen him in almost every genre, from a funny role as a spy in This Means War and Bane in The Dark Knight Rises so I think he could be James Bond too!
After writing up this list of guys, I’m going to need a cold shower I think! One thing that I think everybody can agree with me on is that all six look really, really good in a tux so that’s a plus! 😉
What do you think of my list? Who do you think should play James Bond after Daniel Craig retires from the role?