Tom Hardy keen for Christopher Nolan to direct James Bond movie

Tom Hardy can't possibly discuss the potential of him playing James Bond, as he doesn't want to write himself out of the role.

Tom Hardy thinks Christopher Nolan would be a “fantastic” choice to direct a James Bond movie.

The British actor and award-winning filmmaker have worked together on countless occasions, including 2010's Inception and Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises in 2012. Nolan recently revealed his desire to helm a Bond movie, having long been a massive fan of the spy franchise and Hardy, whose name has made the running to replace Daniel Craig in the lead role, is all for his friend directing a 007 flick.

“Chris Nolan, what a fantastic director for a Bond movie. Because Daniel is so good, and what (Sam, Skyfall and Spectre director) Mendes and Barbara (Broccoli, Bond producer) have done has been so impressive, that it would be a very hard re-imagination to follow after,” Hardy commented to The Daily Beast. “I wonder what the next instalment of that franchise would become, and I think when you mention someone like Christopher Nolan, that’s a very powerful figure to bring into that world who could bring something new and create something profound - again.”

Quizzed once more on his potential involvement in the famous films the 39-year-old recited a saying amongst those in the “fraternity of acting”, noting the more you talk about a role, the more likely you are to be dismissed.

“So I can’t possibly comment on that one! If I mention it, it’s gone,” he pointed out.

In the meantime the star is waiting to return to his role of Mad Max following 2015’s reboot Mad Max: Fury Road, in which he starred opposite Charlize Theron. Hardy promises the wheels are rolling in regards to sequels and that he’s just waiting for director George Miller to confirm details.

“I’m waiting for the call to get back in the leathers and get cracking on that. I really loved doing it and can’t wait for another outing. I’m hungry to go back out and do some more,” Hardy gushed.

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