Tom Hardy may replace Daniel Craig as James Bond

It has long been known that the twenty-fifth part of the James Bond franchise, dubbed No Time to Die, will be Daniel Craig’s fifth and final appearance as a famous spy. Of course, fans have long wondered which of the actors will next take on the honorary role, and just the day before it became known that one of the most likely candidates is the star of “Venom” Tom Hardy.

If it weren’t for the coronavirus pandemic, Universal Pictures would have been able to officially announce in November who will be Craig’s successor. According to the original plan, No Time to Die was supposed to start in theaters in April, which means that by the end of autumn, fans would be quite ready for big news, but due to the postponement of the premiere date, acquaintance with the next Bond will inevitably be postponed.

Studio insiders, in a conversation with representatives of The Vulcan Reporter, confirmed that it was Hardy who entered the secret service to the Queen, and this happened back in June, when the actor auditioned. For obvious reasons, Universal itself has not given any comments yet, so while it would be great to see Tom in the role of 007, the joy should be held back.

By the way, the star of “Mad Max” and “Peaky Blinders” has long become a favorite not only of fans of the Bond story but also of bookmakers. And in the voting among British viewers who were offered to choose an actor more suitable for the role of Bond, Tom took one of the leading positions. True, the actor’s competitors are worthy: these include Tom Hiddleston, Richard Madden and Aidan Turner.

However, no one will prevent Universal Pictures from choosing an actor who is not familiar to the general public in order to thereby give him worldwide fame. And although you will have to wait before knowing exactly who will be the next Bond, there is very little time left until the final release of Craig. The premiere of “No Time to Die” is scheduled for November 19.