Tom Hiddleston has continued to play down talk that he is in line to take over from Daniel Craig as 007
Ever since television series The Night Manager was screened, Hiddleston has become a firm favourite amongst fans to become the next James Bond.
Last week it was reported that the actor had met with producers to discuss the role but the British star doesn’t seem very confident that he will replace Craig.
Speaking at Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia over the weekend, Hiddleston was asked about Bond and said: “I’m sorry to disappoint you, everybody. I don’t think that announcement is coming.
“I am very gratified to hear the enthusiasm. Your guess is as good as mine, to be honest.”
Hiddleston is a late addition to the Bond contenders with Tom Hardy being a very early favourite to land the role.
Idris Elba and Damian Lewis are two other actors who have been linked to the action franchise for quite some time.
However, Hiddleston’s turn in The Night Manager saw fans get behind him and support his casting as 007.
Poldark star Aidan Turner is another actor in the mix and has become the bookies favourite to take over from Daniel Craig. While it has not been officially announced that Craig has stepped down as Bond, he has signed on for new television series Purity.
Craig starred in four Bond films, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre and steered the franchise to even greater success. Skyfall became the first Bond movie to gross over $1 billion at the global box office.
As for Hiddleston, we have seen him star in High-Rise and I Saw the Light this year and he is set to reprise the role of Loki in Thor: Ragnarok. It will be the fourth time we have seen him take on the role and filming will get underway later this year.
The actor has also completed work on Kong: Skull Island, which is an origins King Kong story. That will be released at the beginning of next year.