Tom Hardy James Bond: 'Taboo' Star Keeping Quiet About 007 Role, Possible Reunion With 'Dunkirk' Director Chris Nolan

11:22 AM EDT 5/16/2017 by Anya Bell, Celebeat Reporter

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It looks like Tom Hardy is getting much closer to becoming the new James Bond than all the other contenders. Fans recently got excited when "James Bond 25" was listed Chris Nolan's Syncopy production company, leading to speculations that the "Dunkirk" director will helm the film and cast one of his longtime collaborators as 007. Does this mean that Hardy will soon be announced as Daniel Craig's replacement? The "Taboo" star is certainly keeping quiet about his possible new role, choosing not to comment on being the latest incarnation of the iconic spy.

CeleBeat has previousy reported on the possibility that Tom Hardy will be cast as the next 007 in "James Bond 25". After all, the "Mad Max: Fury Road" actor has repeatedly starred in several Chris Nolan films and some believe that the "Dark Knight Rises" director would prefer to work with a long-time collaborator. Although it is possible that Nolan could bring in Hardy's "Peaky Blinders" Season 4 co-star Cillian Murphy or Joseph Gordon-Levitt from "Inception", fans are confident that the director will choose the "Taboo" star.

This isn't the first time that Tom Hardy became the best contender for the role of 007 in "James Bond 25". The "Peaky Blinders" Season 4 star has previously slashed his odds when he captured a moped thief after a daring chase across several suburban gardens in London (via The Sun).

Tom Hardy's civic arrest of the young criminal certainly made him the top favorite as Daniel Craig's replacement but the actor still chooses not to comment on the possibility that he will reunite with Chris Nolan for "James Bond 25". Hopefully, Hardy will be ready to confirm his 007 casting once negotiations are sorted out in the future. In the meantime, make it a habit to check CeleBeat for the latest updates on the next James Bond.

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