Next James Bond – List of Candidates for the Role of 007

It was revealed recently that Daniel Craig will not continue his involvement with the popular James Bond franchise.

This won’t happen any time soon as he is still contracted for two more 007 appearances, but what about afterwards? Following our piece on potential Disney princesses, we will now bring you a list of potential Bonds.

Although an official decision has yet to be made considering how much time everyone involved with the franchise has to make such a choice, we feel there is no harm in casting our own two cents on the matter.

Tom Hardy

Following his huge Bane success, Tom might as well step into bigger shoes. Hardy has proven himself as a quality actor time and time again, and we can see him becoming Hollywood’s go-to British actor relatively soon. Having played powerful characters throughout these last few years, a James Bond nomination would undoubtedly pull out the best in Hardy if the people in charge of casting would consider him.

tom hardy

Tom Hardy

Clive Owen

Clive has been playing Bond-esque characters throughout his career, were they in serious films, or spoofs made for television. There is something appealing and strongly British about Clive Owen, as most movie-goers would agree. This isn’t the first time Clive has been linked with 007, as he was among the 3 candidates they considered before casting Daniel Craig.

Clive Owen

Clive Owen

Tom Hiddleston

We’ve recently seen Tom play a villain quite brilliantly, and we feel he would do just as good of a job playing a hero as well. If you are to watch Tom’s last few movies you will se an increase in quality from project to project. In fact, Tom Hiddleston is a true perfectionist in every sense of the world, a character trait that would definitely brush onto his James Bond expression should he get in the position to do so.

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston

Henry Cavill

What can be said about the actor who played Superman that hasn’t been said already. Should we mention how good looking he is, or should we talk about how versatile this young actor is? Either way, Henry Cavill looks tailored for the role of a seductive secret agent, because let’s be honest, he brings to the big screen the type of charisma that makes lady parts tingle. Not only this, but Henry has actually stated in an interview that he would not turn down the opportunity to play 007 should the role be offered to him.

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill

Jason Statham

Yet another actor who made it public that he would not refuse the 007 status if it were offered any time soon. As far as Jason is concerned, he would definitely bring an aura of athleticism to the Bond character, although we have our doubts regarding his charisma. Traditionally, the role of 007 was given to an actor who would turn heads with his persona and natural good looks, and Jason meets at least half of the requirements.

Jason Statham

Jason Statham