A Blind Item Reveals the Current Bond 25 Contenders, But Have Producers Forgotten Their Best Option? Plus, Puppies!

In a new blind item that lists all the actors who are currently being considered to play James Bond in the film series’ next outing, their pros and cons are listed without names. Most of the options are pretty obvious, but a couple of the clues are tricky. Let’s have a look and see what we can suss out:

… Would be a nice familiar choice, but they are annoyed about his $$$ demands and are now leaning towards bringing in someone younger to play the role for the next three to four installments.”

But, but …

Wait, did someone say …

puppies? Hey, that’s only one puppy!

Ooh! Got any more?

Look at all the puppies Daniel Craig will bring if they give him another shot? Surely, DC + Puppies = worth All the Moneys!

Despite Naomie Harris’ claim that Craig will probably be back, Bond producers are reportedly considering these other actors for 25:

… Has the height and the British accent, but rather ruined his image as a cool sexy playboy when he dated [that pop star].”

Oh, Tom … what did you do? WHAT DID YOU DO?

… Has the height, is handsome, and can pull off the action sequences, but they find his version of a British accent off-putting.”

Yeah, I can see that. Hardy‘s accent is a little quirky. However, he does also bring puppies to the table.

… Is under 40, has a perfect accent and could pull off the part, but lacks a certain cool confidence and is just too damn short.”

Poor Jamie Bell is (reportedly) only 5’7″ and has no puppies.

… Has a great voice, but while they would seriously consider a man of color, they want someone for the franchise for years to come and he is a bit long in the tooth.”

Idris? Long in the tooth? RUDE.

… Is an real up-and-comer but not as well-know as all the other choices. They really like him but are unsure if audiences will warm to someone for whom this would be a breakout role.”

My guess for this is Aidan Turner, already known to be on the MGM short list. It could also be James Norton.

… Is already very hot in the market, but they see him as more adorable than handsome, and just too damn American.”

Hmm, I’m a little stumped with this one. Is it Legion‘s Dan Stevens (who is English, but many might mistake for American),

or could it be our own Cap — Chris Evans?

Um …

Speaking of ^^^, how could they possibly forget the most obvious Bond choice of all?

I mean, it’s not exactly a puppy, but it IS Gillian Anderson.

Come on, Barbara Broccoli, give PETA-Gill a chance.

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • Sean Gallagher

    Mahershala Ali for Bond

    • emmalita

      I would be down for that.

  • emmalita

    I read the part with the puppies three times before I realized there was more goodness. ❤

    • Mrs. Julien

      I SAVED the first gif before I even scrolled beyond it.

  • I want to console Tom. So many people hate him now. I FORGIVE YOU THOMAS

    And Daniel, don’t let anyone tell you that you are too American . Just cause you with the cool kids doing voices for Robot Chicken etc. Besides if you want to be MOAR American just come to so cal . thankkkkkkksssss

    my official choice is obviously Idris and it’s very rood they called him “long in the tooth” LIKE PIERCE WAS SUPER YOUNG IN GOLDENEYE OR SOMETHING

    • AbbySaurus

      Idris is only 44 so apparently I’m one year older than long in the tooth.

  • Mrs. Julien

    So what you’re saying is there is a gif set featuring Daniel Craig AND puppies? I didn’t get any further than that.

  • Jelinas

    Now that I’m done squealing over multiple puppers, I have to say that I would be most on board to see Hardy as Bond. I do wish they’d offered it to Idris about five years back, though.

    And I also have to say that, while I agree that he’s not right for Bond, I wish Jamie Bell was getting more and better work. I’ll be forever loyal to him because of Billy Elliot, which alternates with Eternal Sunshine as my favorite movie.