Tom Holland: Before making Uncharted, Tom Holland tried to make a movie about the origins of James Bond that will show the first mission of a very young 007. During the promotion tour of the Uncharted movie, Tom Holland has admitted that he offered himself to Sony Pictures to take over from Daniel Craig and be the new 007. In an interview for the Los Angeles Times, the actor admits that he tried to sell the company a film about the origins of the character in which it was not revealed until the end that its protagonist was the new James Bond.
“It was supposed to be about a young man who had just graduated from the SAS (the British special military force) and was going on a mission, a mission that would obviously be full of adventures and it would be very exciting,” says Holland himself. “At the end of the movie, the character would be recruited by MI6 and given double zero status and the title of James Bond. I think it was a really cool idea, but I guess no one else thought that way.”
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The actor jokes that if the character’s identity was a surprise, the movie couldn’t have been called James Bond or 007, which would have been a problem for the marketing department. In any case, he confesses that it was not a total waste of time, since that pitch was the one that ended up triggering the adaptation of Uncharted.
“The idea of doing a young Bond movie in turn sparked the idea that we could do the same thing with Nathan Drake, tell a story about his origins instead of following the one from the games. We started talking about it and discussing whether I could play that role.” Even so, Holland does not throw in the towel and admits that he would love to end up playing Bond in the future. “I just want to clear this up: the suits look great on me.”
For now we will have to settle for seeing him in the Uncharted movie (of which you already have our review available). And as for Bond, everything indicates that Idris Elba could be the chosen one, since the saga’s own producer has admitted conversations with him. When will there be white smoke and will we be able to say that about habemus 007?