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The news broke today that Tom Hardy could be set to become the next James Bond - but with Idris Elba long-rumoured for the role, fans aren't best pleased with the new claims.
Both Hardy and Elba have long been one of the bookies' favourites for the role - but, despite their love for our Tom, people are expressing their disappointment on social media.
One fan wrote on Twitter: "Tom Hardy is wonderful but Bond should be Idris Elba. Like HE'S RIGHT THERE."
Another said: "Apparently Tom Hardy is the next James Bond? Love it, but man I was really hoping it would be Idris Elba."
A third wrote: "Don't get me wrong, Tom Hardy will be a great Bond but I was really rooting for Idris Elba, he would have been SPELLBINDING."
Another echoed the same sentiment - we all obviously love Tom, but Idris would also do an incredible job:
yeah i love tom hardy but idris elba playing james bond would be the serve of the century pic.twitter.com/2Diy0x2TaL- ً (@cIooneys) September 18, 2020
Amid the impending release of the new James Bond in November, Daniel Craig's fifth and final outing as the M16 agent rumours of who will replace him have gone into overdrive.
Basically, if you're British and have been on the small or big screen in the past year or so, your name has probably been linked to Bond - for the first time ever we've even seen a number of women tipped for the role.
Hardy has long been one of the bookies' favourites for the role and now the Vulcan Reporter has claimed to have heard the news all the way back in June, claiming that Hardy was offered the part following a successful audition.
The report goes on to claim that Hardy was initially due to be announced as the new Bond in November - the same month No Time To Die is set to be released - however, this has since been pushed back because of the pandemic and the announcement will now be made later this year or early 2021.
Meanwhile, Christopher Nolan, who is a fan favourite to be involved in future Bond flicks, has worked with Hardy previously and has also said he thinks the 43-year-old would be 'amazing' as the iconic spy.
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