Nolan Likes Idea Of Tom Hardy As Bond

“Dunkirk” and “Inception” director Christopher Nolan recently indicated that if he were to direct an entry in the James Bond franchise, it would likely be when a new actor takes on the role as opposed to a returning Daniel Craig.

Now, speaking with Happy Sad Confused podcast (via The Wrap), Nolan says he already knows someone perfectly suited for the part – Tom Hardy: “He’d be amazing. He really would.”

Nolan has met with franchise producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson over the years and says: “I’d love to work with them at some point … [but] I’d have to be needed. I think they’ve got a really good thing going.”

Nolan also says he has a concept for Bond that hasn’t been done yet, but would not share details.