For four films James Bond has been portrayed by Daniel Craig and while he has reportedly signed on for a fifth film, the actor has also made it clear that he no longer wants to play the character. Even with his name down to play James Bond in a fifth film, there are also plenty of rumors circulating that someone like Charlie Hunnam could in fact end up taking over the role from Daniel Craig going forward.
According to a report from Refinery 29, it would seem that the Sons of Anarchy star really is the latest actor to get the itch to play the super spy. While visiting Late Night with Conan O’Brien, to promote his current movie, King Arthur, Charlie Hunnam actually addressed possibly getting cast as the next James Bond.
While it is clear that any talk of a new James Bond is purely speculation at this point that has not stopped the rumors and the King Arthur actor had no problem talking about them while visiting with Conan O’Brien. Talking about the current speculation, Charlie Hunnam said that there are two things he could say about it all. First he pointed out that he is in fact, English, and second that he looks, “devilishly handsome in a suit.” Of course the actor also had a third thing he wanted to point out and that was that he has not actually received a phone call to pick up the mantle of James Bond and therefore he believes it is not something that is actually going to happen.
Although Charlie Hunnam had no problem joking about the current batch of rumors with Conan O’Brien, he is also not the only name to be bandied about in terms of who could take over the role from Daniel Craig. Other names that have been speculated about include Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston and even Henry Cavill’s name has been mentioned once or twice.
Charlie Hunnam may be more than willing to don the well polished shoes in order to play James Bond, but for now it is still simply rumors. In terms of who could potentially become the next devilishly handsome spy, it seems as if one i an English actor then chances are your name will inevitably wind up being tossed in the ring at some point, whether it happens or not. For now though, fans of Charlie Hunnam may not get to see him as the next James Bond, but they can see him as King Arthur in his new movie of the same name.
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By Dorothea James