“I would love to see him as James Bond”: Step Aside Henry Cavill! Charlie Hunnam Feels This DC Star Should Replace Daniel Craig in $7.8 Billion Franchise

"I would love to see him as James Bond": Step Aside Henry Cavill! Charlie Hunnam Feels This DC Star Should Replace Daniel Craig in $7.8 Billion Franchise

Charlie Hunnam is a popular English actor who became a household name with his role in Green Street in 2005. The actor rose to prominence with numerous box-office hits and love from the fans. Some of the successful movies of the star include Pacific Rim, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The Ledge, and The Lost City of Z, among others. Amidst the various roles played by the actor, Hunnam desires to play the role of the most popular spy, James Bond.

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Hunnam repeatedly refused the Pacific Rim franchise

The present Bond actor Daniel Craig has already announced his exit from the series. Numerous names have come up that can be considered to play the role, and Charlie Hunnam has also suggested one.

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Charlie Hunnam hopes to become the next James Bond

The last Bond movie No Time To Die was released in 2021. With the film, lead Daniel Craig has said goodbye to the role. The Bond franchise is now searching for an eighth actor to play the character. 

As per reports, every big star from the UK is in consideration for the role. Some popular ones include Idris Elba, Sam Heughan, Henry Cavill, Tom Hardy, and Charlie Hunnam. Children of Men actor feels that fans can assist in bringing his name to the top list.

Hunnam told People Magazine,

“As much as people want to talk about me playing James Bond, please continue. Maybe that’s the genesis of these things. Maybe fan chatter leads to industry people actually talking about it in a more serious way. It’s a very flattering sort of fan dialogue. Nobody’s ever, on a professional level from within the industry, brought that up to me.”

Charlie Hunnam
Charlie Hunnam

However, the actor admits he has to be realistic about his chances. He hopes the team considers him for the next MI6 agent as he is a Brit, but there is a pool of talent to choose from.

Hunnam said,

“I would be so flattered and honored to be considered to play James Bond as an Englishman. But my intuition tells me that I shouldn’t be waiting for that phone call to come. I think there are many people ahead of me on that list.”

Bond producer Michael G. Wilson had earlier stated that they are looking for someone in their thirties, thus, Hunnam’s chances for being the next 007 are a bit bleak.

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Charlie Hunnam wants this actor as the next James Bond

The Gentlemen actor may not have high hopes of being cast as Bond, but he has a name in mind whom he would love to see as the next super spy. Hunnam shared in the interview that he wants to see Tom Hardy as 007,

“The person that I hear about in that conversation is Tom Hardy. I hear that he’s really the front runner [to play James Bond next].”

“I think that would be sensational. I’m an enormous Tom Hardy fan so I would love to see him as James Bond.”

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English Actor, Tom Hardy

Charlie Hunnam is presently shooting for Zack Snyder’s science fiction adventure film Rebel Moon. The movie is being made for Netflix and will be released in two parts.

His film Last Looks is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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Source- Showbiz Cheat Sheet

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