It appears that the untitled James Bond 25 is moving ahead and will feature a brand new crew supporting the iconic franchise. This new vision will include a brand new director and leading man. While Daniel Craig hasn’t offically stepped down from the role as Bond, many reports indicate that he won’t be returning to the role and that Tom Hiddleston is being eyed for the role.
A director short list is being reported by Radio Times and it appears that Hiddleston’s Night Manager director Susanne Bier is on that list of possible candidates. This collaboration makes sense because of the already existing relationship between Hiddleston and Bier. Many have considered the Night Manager as a Bond audition for Hiddleston and now possibly Bier.
In addition the Night Manager, Bier is also known for her Oscar-nominated drama In a Better World, which focuses on a Swedish doctor who is working in a Sudanese refugee camp. She also worked on Things We Lost in the Fire, which featured Benicio del Toro and Halle Berry and Love is All You Need.
There are a “handful” of names being discussed to take over the role from Sam Mendes. No confirmations has been released regarding a new director or Hiddleston taking on the role offically.
Hiddleston has certainly been a front runner among fans and now has been confirmed by Birth.Movies.Death to be in talks to take over Bond but other names on the list include; Damian Lewis, Tom Hardy and Idris Elba. They also report that while Hiddleston definitely wants the role, and talks have happened, no official offer has been made as of yet.
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Source: Radio Times