Why Tom Hiddleston Should NOT Be James Bond!

By chris hemsworth, Crimson Peak, Hank Williams, Henry Cavill, I Saw The Light, james bond, loki, marvel, matt bomer, Sean Connery, thor, Tom Hardy, Tom hiddleston,

You can’t deny Tom Hiddleston is a great actor! Having played Loki in Thor, Hank Williams in I Saw The Light, and many more, he has a few movies under his belt. However, the new rumor is that he is going to be the next James Bond! There’s no way that Tom Hiddleston is James Bond material! Here’s why he should NOT play James Bond!

The Iconic Characteristics of James Bond

Looking at the successful actors who have played James Bond such as Sean Connery, there are certain qualities that an actor must bring to this character. Bond must be smooth and sophisticated, strong and manly, funny at times, and must have good physicality during the action scenes. Lastly, he of course has to be a ladies man. Just watch this introduction scene of Sean Connery as Bond, James Bond!

Yes, Tom Hiddleston has shown some of these qualities in his past characters, but not all together in one character. You have to be a certain type of actor to pull off all of these character traits and I don’t believe Tom Hiddleston can.

He Doesn’t Have the James Bond “Look”

James Bond has a certain iconic look which Tom Hiddleston just doesn’t have. Of course, Bond has to be handsome. The kind of handsome a girl takes one look at and just falls in love. His hair slicked back with eyes you could just stare at for eternity. He has to look rugged and manly – which Tom Hiddleston is the opposite of! Lastly, he must be stylish in a high end fashionable suit! I mean, just look at young Sean Connery versus Tom Hiddleston!

Sources: (Left) Wikipedia/Nationaal Archief: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sean_Connery_1971.jpg.  (Right) Wikipedia/ Gage Skidmore: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tom_Hiddleston_by_Gage_Skidmore_2.jpg

Sources: (Left) Wikipedia/Nationaal Archief: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sean_Connery_1971.jpg.
(Right) Wikipedia/ Gage Skidmore: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tom_Hiddleston_by_Gage_Skidmore_2.jpg (Both Cropped)

There’s no comparison!

Isn’t Known For Being An Action Movie Star

To be James Bond, you have to be a man of action. Tom Hiddleston isn’t exactly known for being an action movie star. He is known for playing either the funny, villainous and/or creepy characters such Loki and Thomas Sharpe in Crimson Peak. Loki was probably the closest character he portrayed to an action role. Other roles he has played that clearly show he is not an action star include The Great Escapo in Muppets Most Wanted and Hank Williams.

Does this really look like the next James Bond? I don’t think so.

There Are Better James Bond Contenders

Source: Flickr/Gage Skidmore. https://www.flickr.com/photos/22007612@N05/19075342634

Source: Flickr/Gage Skidmore. https://www.flickr.com/photos/22007612@N05/19075342634

When I think of the next James Bond, many other names come to mind before Tom Hiddleston. Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, Chris Hemsworth, Matt Bomer and James Norton just to name a few! Maybe even a Jane Bond? Who knows!

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