With Daniel Craig’s run as James Bond rumored to be coming to an end, there has been a lot of discussion about which actor might replace him. One of the names that has surfaced is Tom Hiddleston, who stars in this month’s Kong: Skull Island.
However, Hiddleston said in an appearance on BBC Radio 1 today that he has not been approached to play the iconic super-spy. He’s also been rumored to be the new Doctor on Doctor Who, replacing the outgoing Peter Capaldi, but Hiddleston said no one has asked him about that role, either.
“Obviously it’s very flattering that people think I’m part of the conversation,” Hiddleston said (via Daily Mail). “Neither of those two opportunities have come my way. It’s difficult, because people say, ‘How would you feel if you were asked?’ And you don’t know because you haven’t been asked.”
Craig has played 007 in four movies, including Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre. Only two actors have played the role in more films–Roger Moore and Sean Connery portrayed Bond in seven movies each. It remains to be seen if Craig, who was reportedly offered $150 million to play 007 two more times, will indeed come back.
Director Sam Mendes, who made Skyfall and Spectre, has already confirmed he won’t make the next Bond film. Last month, actor Tom Hardy weighed in on the subject, stating that he’d love to see Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan tackle the series
In other news, a recent report claims that shooting on the 25th James Bond movie will begin in Croatia later this year.