Idris Elba has been one of the top choices for years, frequently name-dropped by fans of the Bond franchise. That being said, by last November he was already sick of the speculation, saying, “Enough is enough. I cant talk about it anymore.”
Despite his popularity, Hiddleston would be a surprising choice due to his busy schedule of theater and TV work, alongside smaller movies like the Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light . With the third Thor movie and Kong: Skull Island coming out in 2017, it seems unlikely that he’d choose a different action role that demands such a grueling schedule of training and promotional tours.
In the is a lack of any concrete casting news, fans have started employing the #NextBond hashtag to share their ideal casting choices. X-Files superstar Gillian Anderson is the unexpected frontrunner, proving that sometimes the Internet has amazingly excellent taste.Other popular choices include Emily Blunt, Michael Fassbender, and Henry Cavill, relevant actors who may or may not have been grown in a vat to play square-jawed action hunks. At 43 years old, Idris Elba may already be too old to start playing Bond, especially since the next actor will be expected to sign on for at least three movies. As a 47 -year-old woman, Gillian Anderson is even less likely. But hey, we can dream!