Daniel Craig has been playing James Bond for over a decade now, and there's been quite a bit of talk that his tenure as the martini-drinking secret service agent may be ending soon. Naturally, there's also a lot of speculation related to who could take over next, and one major actor has some strong opinions about who should be the next bond. “Thor: Ragnarok” actor Chris Hemsworth recently said he'd love to see Charlize Theron in the 007 role, noting that she has the strut and the stunt capabilities to pull off that sort of gig.
“She embodies every sort of ounce of strength and nobility and dignity and integrity that that character should have. She's smart as hell. She's physically able. I worked with her on 'Snow White and the Huntsman'. Watching her in those fight scenes, doing it in high heels, by the way, and an eight-foot long gown was even more impressive,” Hemsworth said.
Although Hemsworth is simply endorsing the idea of Charlize Theron tackling the role, it's pretty easy to see why the topic might be coming up now. Theron is starring in the soon-to-be-released “Atomic Blonde”, a spy movie where Theron plays an agent for MI6. While training for the film, she ended up going so hard that she cracked some of her teeth and had to have oral surgery, so clearly she has the drive to take on physical roles and stick with them.
Of course, it could be a while before there is another person playing Bond. As recently as a week ago, it seemed like talks have been faring well for Daniel Craig, and he may have already reached a deal to return as James Bond. Nothing has been officially confirmed on that front in the time since, but there's a good chance Daniel Craig will be back for a fifth film. Other names have also been bandied about by fans, but a recent report stated that Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy, James Norton, Henry Cavill and Aiden Turner could all potentially take on the role.
Former James Bond actors have come out to name their picks, and Roger Moore said before he passed away earlier this year that Hugh Jackman (who formerly passed on the role) and Damian Lewis would both be good picks. Pierce Brosnan has spoken out for Idris Elba and Colin Salmon to potentially take on the role.