It looks like a new James Bond has been found. A new report reveals that Venom star Tom Hardy has been chosen to take over as 007 when Daniel Craig leaves the franchise after No Time to Die.
The Vulcan Reporter has revealed that Hardy is already set to take on the role of the MI6 agent. Interestingly, the Inception star's casting is supposed to be announced right after No Time to Die hits theaters later this November. However, there is a possibility that the announcement will be delayed due to COVID-19.
It's no secret that Hardy has been one of the most popular names connected to 007. A longtime fan-favorite, the Venom 2 star has repeatedly topped polls predicting the next James Bond. With that in mind, Hardy is still an unconventional choice and his casting could mean that the franchise is going for an interesting new direction.
Although the revelation is thrilling for Hardy fans, it is important to point out that the casting has not yet been confirmed. That said, it's best to take this information with a grain of salt.
No Time to Die is directed by Cary Fukunaga and stars Craig as 007. The film will bring back Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Rory Kinnear, and Ralph Fiennes. New cast members include Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, Billy Magnussen, and David Dencik. The movie, which is set to be Craig's final James Bond project, is scheduled for release on November 20.