Wanna Know Who Chris Hemsworth Wants to Play James Bond?

Everyone has their favorite actor in the role of the MI6 agent James Bond, and their list of ideal names to take over the mantle when current 5-time 007 Daniel Craig leaves the franchise after Bond 25.

We’ve heard the ongoing rumors of the producers going back and forth on the idea of a non-white Bond, of a female Bond, of perhaps doing away with the Cold War inspired saga all together. But perhaps the most reoccurring version of this is who’s name gets mentioned the most.

Who Chris Hemsworth Wants to Play James Bond (Hint- It's Not Him)

Idris Elba has been flirting with the role for sometime, and Thor co-star Chris Hemsworth thinks he’d be perfect. (Hemsworth himself is oftentimes rumored for the part, too)

“My vote would be Idris,” Hemsworth told Variety while asking their question about who he’d like to see.  “I think he’d give it a different sort of swagger, too, and each time someone new comes into the role, I think you’ve got to offer up something different.”

Who Chris Hemsworth Wants to Play James Bond
Idris Elba
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We have to agree- Elba is a beast, as made apparent by all the trailers and promo material for the upcoming Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw, in which he’ll appear as an enhanced solider / villain.

Not to mention- he looks damn fine in a suit.

Who Chris Hemsworth Wants to Play James Bond
Idris Elba
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We’ll of course let you know what we hear about possible casting for any upcoming Bond films. For now, we’re just hoping Craig’s surgery and recuperation goes well following an on-set injury that has paused production on Bond 25, which has a release date of April 8th, 2020.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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