Tom Holland becomes 'frontrunner' to play James Bond after Daniel Craig
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As rumours continue to swirl about who’ll play the next 007, Tom Holland has apparently emerged as the 'frontrunner' for the role.
The Today Show has revealed the British star now leads the pack for actors being considered to take on the infamous 'shaken, not stirred' MI6 spy.
The news outlet says Holland's promotion to top dog comes after speculation Idris Elba being no longer interested in taking on the role.
Holland would help breathe new life into the ageing British secret agent and it helps that he's a die-hard fan of the franchise.
While appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers earlier this year, the 26-year-old even pitched his own idea for the next Bond flick.
He said: “Essentially, I’m such a big fan of James Bond.
"I’ve loved Daniel Craig’s movies.
"And I just thought, ‘If they were to move on it would be really exciting to see how James Bond becomes James Bond’.
"So, I pitched this idea for a movie, which is kind of a stupid idea.
“Essentially you wouldn’t tell the audience that it was a James Bond movie until the end, but from a marketing point of view, that’s a nightmare.”
We have to hand it to Holland, that would be quite the twist, but I don’t know if producers would like to promote a vague ‘international spy flick’.
Speculation for the Brit to play the iconic character comes after Holland quit social media to prioritise his mental health.
The actor posted a video notifying fans he’s taking a much-needed hiatus from the digital world.
He said: "So, I have taken a break from social media for my mental health, because I find Instagram and Twitter to be over stimulating, to be overwhelming, I get caught up and I spiral when I read things about me online and ultimately it's very detrimental to my mental state, so I decided to take a step back and delete the app."
However, Holland said he’s temporarily back to promote a charity he and his brothers are supporting, called Stem 4, which is an educational program informing people how to manage their mental health while removing the 'stigma'.
He continued: “There is an awful stigma against mental health and I know that asking for help and seeking help isn't something that we should be ashamed of, but it is something that is much easier said than done.
“So, hopefully, these apps can be your first step towards being happier and healthier.”
Not all heroes wear capes, just some.