Now the stories are starting to come full circle.
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But it looks like fan favorite contender Tom Hiddleston is still the frontrunner to to suit up as the next 007!
According to Birth.Movies.Death, the star of spy miniseries The Night Manager is in "advanced talks" to take over the role — but Loki fans shouldn't get too excited just yet!
While the actor has made no secret of his desires to play Bond, no official offer has been made as of now.
Though the Billy Elliot star's involvement could just be the studio's attempt to drive Hiddleston's price down, we wouldn't mind seeing either hunky Brit take over the franchise!
But let's be honest, can literally ANYONE look better in a tux than Tom? (See the above photo for answer.)
Which actor would YOU want to see play the next 007?
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Not only did Craig's acting buddy Mark Strong reveal he thinks the blue eyed star has "come to an end" with his time as 007, but most recently, it was rumored the 48-year-old turned down nearly $100 million to return for two more movies!
Well now we have some new info that seems to confirm Daniel leaving — because he'll be WAY too busy to take on the role!
There has been a ton of talk in the last few months about who the next actor to play James Bond will be and now we have a new name to add to the list — Jamie Bell!
After Daniel Craig reportedly turned down nearly $100 to play 007 in two more films, names like Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy, and even Gillian Anderson have had a lot of fan support to be Craig's replacement.
Though most of the actors rumored to be up for the part are A-listers, Bell — most known for playing the titular character in Billy Elliot – has joined the list of candidates thanks to Bond producer Barbara Broccoli's fondness of the actor!
Barbara is currently working on Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool with the 30-year-old and has been quite impressed with his talent over the years as a source revealed to The Sun, saying:
Well after signing on to star in a new TV show, and hearing Mark Strong's comments about Craig playing Bond, Daily Mail reports that the actor has actually turned down £68 million — or just under $100 million — from MGM studios to return as Bond for two more flicks!
This extremely HUGE deal would have included endorsements, profit shares as well as a co-producing role.
As for why the Craig turned down the offer, one L.A. film source dished:
Ever since the tragic and unforgettable disbandment of One Direction, we've been wondering what our favorite British boy banders would be up to next.
And while Harry Styles has been reportedly gearing up to record his debut solo album like Zayn Malik, it looks like his career could be going in a completely different direction — becoming a movie star!
That's right! Harry has just joined the cast of Christopher Nolan's upcoming film Dunkirk, after a reportedly VERY extensive search for the film's younger leads.
Wow — not a bad gig for his first role!
It looks like we'll be seeing a lot more of Harry soon enough!
What do YOU think about the singer's big break as an actor?
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We totally felt the love at the 2016 Oscars!
Many jubilant stars smiled their way through Sunday night's Academy Awards, but no one was smiling more than the winners of the night!
And while not everyone was lucky enough to take home Oscar gold, being thanked in an award winner's speech is almost just as big of an honor!
Making movies is a collaborative experience, and no award is earned without the help of a director, costar, or the support of a loved one.
Ch-ch-check out the best GIF reactions of those who were thanked by the night's biggest winners (below)!
After Alicia Vikander won Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Danish Girl, she thanked her director Tom Hooper:
And after FX dropped the first trailer for the drama, we're pleased to find the rest of the show looks just as impressive!
The co-production between FX and BBC One is set in 1814, and follows James Keziah Delaney (Hardy) — a man who returns to London from Africa to inherit his father's business, and unravels a dark family mystery full of conspiracy and betrayal!
The Revenant actor — who is also serving as executive producer with Ridley Scott and Steven Knight — created the eight-episode series based on an original idea with his father Chips Hardy!
Ch-ch-check out the intense trailer (above)!