Dunkirk director Christopher Nolan believes that his frequent collaborator Tom Hardy could do a great job playing James Bond.
Last played by Daniel Craig, the James Bond franchise has been in a limbo of sorts, with not much concrete information coming out, other than potential directors and stars.
With Nolan himself being courted by producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson to direct an upcoming film in the franchise, it makes sense that he would throw a potential name out there for someone to take over Craig.
On Josh Horowitz’s podcast, Happy Sad Confused, Nolan was asked if he would take over the franchise from Sam Mendes and while he played coy, he certainly talked up Tom Hardy, citing that he would “be amazing” in the role. Nolan also reiterated that while he loves Bond, he’d have to “be needed” to join the franchise.
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Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Dunkirk, is currently in cinemas and stars Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy.
‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ San Diego Comic-Con Panel & Character Posters Revealed
20th Century Fox has announced the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle are heading to San Diego Comic-Con this year.
This Thursday, July 20, the cast of sequel to Matthew Vaughn’s 2014 action spy comedy based on the comic series The Secret Service including Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, and Pedro Pascal will be in attendance along with screenwriter Jane Goldman and Kingsman co-creator David Gibbons for a panel in Hall H at 11 a.m. PST.
Deadline has also revealed that the surprise cast to be featured on Conan At Comic-Con this Thursday will indeed be the cast of the Kingsman sequel. The cast will join Conan just hours after the panel in Hall H.
In addition to the panel announcement, the studio has also released a batch of character posters for the upcoming sequel. You can check them out in the gallery below.
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The film stars Taryn Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, as well as Pedro Pascal, Vinnie Jones, pop legend Sir Elton John and Halle Berry. Here’s the official synopsis:
Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…
Kingsman: The Golden Circle hits theaters September 22, 2017.