Why Tom Holland is Too Young To Play James Bond and Would Make a Horrible 007

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Tom Holland represents the exemplary edifice of the rise of the millennials in the current socio-cultural sphere of cinema. Hollywood has been increasingly infused with the emigration of talented youths who are taking over every prospect and every genre of the existent landscape of the silver screen and television. In recent years, Tom Holland has been one of the stars who have constantly delivered without failure and is expected to keep doing so for the foreseeable future.

Tom Holland
Tom Holland

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Tom Holland’s Journey Within & Outside the MCU

The British actor first reached global fame with his appearance as Peter Parker in the mainstream Marvel Cinematic Universe during 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.  Since then, his momentum has been exponential within that universe and as part of Marvel, delivering one blockbuster after another and becoming the youngest star to get a solo superhero trilogy.

Tom Holland as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man
Tom Holland as Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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However, when it comes to navigating the deeper waters of the vast array of roles in Hollywood, Tom Holland may not have had the greatest of lucks. His movies in the past couple of years, namely Chaos WalkingCherry, and Uncharted have flopped with incredulously low RT ratings. However, the 2020 Netflix thriller, The Devil All the Time was perhaps one of the outstanding examples of how the young star truly has the potential to become great if given the right opportunity.

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Can Tom Holland Ascend to Become the Next James Bond?

In the virtual war waging in the underbelly world of Bond odds for the role of the next 007, Tom Holland places extremely low with an odd of 40/1. Henry Cavill rules as the reigning choice for Bond 26 although the actor’s age becomes a roadblock to what the producers are looking for at the moment. The same goes for Holland but in quite the opposite sense. The Spider-Man: No Way Home actor is too young and inexperienced to fully realize the gravitational role of James Bond.

Daniel Craig as James Bond
Daniel Craig as James Bond

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Holland might also fail to be believable as the legendary sleuth and given the legacy of what Daniel Craig has left behind, the franchise just cannot afford to bring onboard an actor who can still pass off as a high school student. That being said, if the Bond franchise is currently planning to take a reprieve from the darker and tormented universe of Craig’s Bond personification and travel back to the formative years of the literary character, perhaps the studio could hire Holland for the role of a younger, a more wide-eyed 007 while paving the path toward a maturer portrayal in the years to come.


Source: Screen Rant


Written by Diya Majumdar

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With a degree in Literature from Miranda House, Diya Majumdar now has over 1600 published articles on FandomWire. Her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema while being a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for music, Monet, and Van Gogh.