Chris Hemsworth wowed fans in a scene from Hugo Boss, with the Australian actor appearing in a formal suit he posted to his social media channels.
With Daniel Craig retiring from the role of James Bond, can the Australian actor take the iconic 007 codename? There’s no time to die was marketed as Craig’s last Bond film, and it left fans wondering who could take the role.
Only two non-British actors have played James Bond, American actors Barry Nelson and Australian George Lazenby. Nelson played the role in the first live-action depiction of the super spy in the 1954 adaptation of Ian Fleming’s novel. Casino Royale. Lazenby meanwhile played Bond in 1969 About His Majesty’s secret service which is often considered the best James Bond movie, even though Lazenby is the worst Bond actor.
Lazenby landed the role after Sean Connery wanted to leave the franchise following 1967’s You Only Live Twice. Lazenby only lasted one film, however, and he had one of the shortest tenures as James Bond. Connery returned just two years later with another appearance as Bond in 1971 Diamonds are eternal. Connery then returned again as Bond in the 1983 remake of Thunderball, was first released in 1965.
Lazenby cited the reason for leaving the franchise as that production of the planned sequel felt ‘heartless’ and lacked creative input.
Lazenby has since parodied his time as Bond and humorously took his name as shorthand for a weak entry in a major series. The next Bond after him was Roger Moore, who maintained a friendship with Lazenby and confirmed that the Aussies enjoyed the joke.
Hemsworth meanwhile has redefined himself in his acting credits, with more recent appearances in more comedic roles such as Men in Black: International, unlucky person Ghostbusters reboot and Taika Waititi recreates the character Thor in Marvel Comics for Thor: Ragnarok. Will he be able to reinvent himself again and take on the role of Bond? This photo shoot shows that he has the perfect look for the huge role in pop culture.
Hemsworth previously commented on the role of James Bond and said Balance in 2019 “I don’t think you’ll meet anyone who doesn’t want a crack at James Bond”. Hemsworth also said he reviewed his 2013 performance in wick tree like his “audit tape”. However, since Hemsworth will be starring in 2022 Thor: Love & Thunder he might be hesitant to take on another big franchise role. We’ll just have to wait and see!
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