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Tom Holland Would Love To Replace Daniel Craig As James Bond

Simon Catling

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Tom Holland Would Love To Replace Daniel Craig As James Bond

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While we're still waiting for Daniel Craig's last hurrah as James Bond to finally be released, talk around who the actor's successor might be has been going on for some time now.

Spider-Man star Tom Holland has recently thrown his own hat into the ring.

No Time To Die's release date has repeatedly been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there's hope it may finally come out in October.

Craig will then say goodbye after five films as the famous spy, dating back to 2006's Casino Royale.

At just 24 and not content with already starring as one of Marvel's most popular characters, Holland told the Variety Award Circuit podcast he'd like nothing less than to replace him.

Credit: Marvel/Sony
Credit: Marvel/Sony

After being asked about what role he'd want to play in the future, Holland was quick to answer.

He said: "Ultimately as a young British lad who loves cinema, I'd love to be James Bond.

"So, y'know, I'm just putting that out there. I mean I look pretty good in a suit! I'd be like a really short James Bond."

The interviewer suggested Maggie Smith as M to which he replied enthusiastically: "It would be amazing!"

Credit: Universal
Credit: Universal

If Holland did get the role he'd be the youngest actor to have ever been handed the keys to the Aston Martin, but it's not beyond the realms of possibility they could go for a newer face, with suggestions the filmmakers may opt to go in a surprising direction for the next incumbent.

Hollywood insider Charles Murphy said: "While we've heard all sorts of rumours about who might be the next Bond, I was told just the other day that the producers are open to exploring some really interesting options.

"One possible route is to take Bond down a totally different route by bringing in someone MUCH younger than anyone we've seen so far.

"Craig was 38 when he took over the role and I am told that the studio is open to going even younger than that and also willing to look at some unconventional choices. Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson types."

Murphy was quick to say that there was no actual evidence to suggest Chalamet and Pattinson were being considered for the role. If they have a chance, though, why not Holland?

Credit: Marvel/Sony
Credit: Marvel/Sony

Speaking with Shortlist in 2017 as a 20-year-old, he'd said: "I actually want to brush up on my James Bond knowledge, because Sony release Spider-Man and Bond.

"I keep telling them I'm the next 007 - as a joke. But also as a kind of serious, 'C'mon guys, let's make this happen.'

"If I keep casually dropping it into interviews, it'll eventually happen."

These comments don't really mean much of course, except Holland also told the Empire Awards as a younger teenager in 2013 that he'd love to play Spider-Man at some point and, well, you all know how that's turned out.

Topics: Tom Holland, Marvel, Spider-Man, James Bond

Simon Catling
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