Who Is The New James Bond? Aidan Turner Tipped To Become Next ‘Agent 007’
Daniel Craig’s “License to Kill” has expired and it’s time he makes way for the next “Agent 007”. The only question is – which actor will be given the golden opportunity to fill his shoes? As it currently stands, Aidan Turner is being favored above all others to become the new James Bond!Advertisement
The “Poldark” and “The Hobbit” star, Aidan Turner, is presently ahead in the race to become England’s sexiest secret agent. While Tom Hiddleston was earlier reported as almost getting finalized for the role of Agent 007, the tables have turned and he is no longer the favorite.
The Bookies spokesman Joe Crilly has explained, reports Express.
“The Betting suggest that next Bond is down to a shortlist of two – Aidan Turner has come in steadily since the first episode of Poldark to the point where he now finds himself as the favorite,” Crilly said. “However, the big betting boys seem to think the role is already Hiddleston’s with one shop punter requesting £30,000.”
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That means that anything can happen in the following weeks, leading up to the final announcement of the name of the actor who will carry out the much-coveted role. The fact that Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki in the Marvel’s universe, was slashed from the top position comes as a shock to many fans that had their fingers crossed for his selection.
Sam Mendes, the director of “Skyfall” and “Spectre,” recently opened up about the selection procedure of the new James Bond. He mentioned that the opinion of the fans doesn’t really matter in this case, and that all the power lies in the hands of the Bond Producer, Barbara Broccoli alone.
“It’s not a democracy, it’s not the X Factor, it’s not the EU referendum, it’s not a public vote,” Mendes said. “Barbara Broccoli chooses who’s going to be the next Bond: end of story. Without that, there would be no Daniel Craig because public support for Daniel was zero.”
Turner is only 33, reports Gizmodo, which is quite young by the age standards of the actors that have played James Bond to date. Also, he hardly has any acting experience, apart from a handful of movies, TV series and a few years of acting school. Will he really be able to handle the responsibility of keeping Britain safe from the hands of some of the deadliest criminals?
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