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Next James Bond: The 19 actors who could replace Daniel Craig as 007

Total Film Logo By Bradley Russell of Total Film | Slide 2 of 20:            Obvious? Maybe. But there’s a reason why the British actor’s currently the bookies’ favourite to take over from Daniel Craig. Hardy has showcased his action chops in the likes of The Dark Knight Rises and Mad Max: Fury Road, going showing a physical transformation throughout his career that would lend itself to a heavy hitting Bond.                                        One thing that may count against Hardy – especially if the Bond producers are thinking long-term – is his age. Hardy will be nearing his 50s by the time the cameras get rolling. It’s no real roadblock for someone of Hardy’s talents – but the franchise could go in a different, younger direction. Roger Moore in A View to a Kill should be a cautionary tale.

Tom Hardy

Obvious? Maybe. But there’s a reason why the British actor’s currently the bookies’ favourite to take over from Daniel Craig. Hardy has showcased his action chops in the likes of The Dark Knight Rises and Mad Max: Fury Road, going showing a physical transformation throughout his career that would lend itself to a heavy hitting Bond.

One thing that may count against Hardy – especially if the Bond producers are thinking long-term – is his age. Hardy will be nearing his 50s by the time the cameras get rolling. It’s no real roadblock for someone of Hardy’s talents – but the franchise could go in a different, younger direction. Roger Moore in A View to a Kill should be a cautionary tale.

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