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Tom Hiddleston Could Be The Next James Bond, Naturally

As ar as misleading headlines go, this one takes the cake for today. Tom Hiddleston Confirmed To Be In Talks For BOND 25. It’s basically like saying I’m confirmed to have perhaps had one conversation with one dude from my high school about maybe making each other cum. It’s confirmed that we had the thought once and now we may or may not be moving ahead with it.

Anyway, since everyone is up in arms over Idris Elba and Gillian Anderson absolutely not being the next fictional Dior-clad, sex-crazed savior, it seems we’re going to cast an already employed actor. And it seems like that actor is going to be the man who’s as white as he is gorgeous and talented. Tom Hiddleston. Birth Movies Death reports:

Choosing words carefully, our source confirms that while talks have indeed taken place, and that Hiddleston very much wants the job (a fact of which he’s made no secret), no official offer has been made – yet.

What’s shameful about this information is it could mean bad news for our previous Bond guy, Mr. Daniel Craig. Spectre was fucking garbage. Unwatchable. And if that’s the way we’re going to bid adieu to this era, Hollywood has solidified its intent to take promising actors, use them up, brand them as typecasted and throw them away.

There are, historically, three varieties of Bond casting: actors not terribly well-known when cast (Sean Connery/Timothy Dalton/Daniel Craig); popular favorites/household names (Roger Moore/Pierce Brosnan); and George Lazenby.

Hiddleston doesn’t concretely fit into these categories. Sure, we know him from Thor as Loki.  And my mom might think he’s cute, but those who fangirl over him the hardest aren’t those that fully understand this man’s range and repertoire. But for better or worse this man has been  branded as the sweet guy who thinks for everyone, even red carpet reporters, before himself. How does one channel that into the classic womanizer Bond archetype? He’ll probably act or something.

I don’t know how I see this panning out. Will it even pan out? Is it really time for another 007 flick already?

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