Will Charlie Hunnam be a good or bad choice to play James Bond? That’s what fans are debating as casting speculation swirls.
Hunnam recently opened up to Conan O’Brien about the possibility of him playing James Bond. While he’s interested, he hasn’t received a call to play 007.
Check out the interview here:
“I can say two things. I’m English and I look devilishly handsome in a suit,” he said. “I can say three things … and nobody has called me about playing James Bond, so I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen.”
When O’Brien joked he has been getting calls for the role, Hunnam said, “If you decide not to do it, you can just throw your ole’ pal Charlie’s name in the hat.”
So if Hunnam isn’t cast as the next James Bond, who will be? There have been a few top contenders for the role in recent months. Tom Hardy has been the favorite among the bookies lately, but Aidan Turner and Michael Fassbender are also front-runners. Jamie Bell, James Norton, Idris Elba, and more are also in the running for the role.
Tom Hiddleston was also a favorite to play James Bond or the Doctor on Doctor Who for a while, but he said, “Obviously it’s very flattering that people think I’m part of the conversation. Neither of those two opportunities have come my way.”
Orlando Bloom was also a top contender for a while, but he seems less likely now. Bloom had previously said he’d play a “very English” James Bond and that he has a “twinkle behind the eyes” that would be good for the role.
There has also been a lot of speculation that Daniel Craig will play 007 again. He has been one of the most popular James Bonds ever. Even though he said in 2015 that he didn’t want to play James Bond again, he later explained that he was really tired when he said that because he had just filmed Spectre. “I’ve got the best job in the world doing Bond … there’s no other job like it,” he said. The franchise’s chiefs also view him as “absolutely the first choice.”
Check out some Twitter reactions to the Charlie Hunnam speculation here:
â€” Jules Thompson (@JulesT737) May 11, 2017
Heh. inside tip..Charlie Hunnam for the next
James Bond...stealth choice but great fit! https://t.co/ksedGXqCYi
â€” julianfifield (@julianfifield) May 9, 2017
â€” CharlieHunnamsHeart (@hunnamsheart1) April 23, 2017
Someone just mentioned Charlie Hunnam as a future James Bond, and you know what? I don't hate it...
â€” Michael T Ford III (@MTFIII) April 12, 2017
â€” Lori & Julia (@LoriJulia) April 6, 2017
â€” CharlieHunnamsHeart (@hunnamsheart1) April 6, 2017
â€” Amanda Tidball (@TidballA) March 30, 2017
I think either Charlie Hunnam or Theo James would make a great #JamesBond
â€” aguilar _ (@Tempz9) March 12, 2017
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