Bond 25: Tom Hiddleston reportedly spotted with Bond director Sam Mendes

Alleged meet comes after his successful The Night Manager spy stint

Christopher Hooton
Friday 13 May 2016 11:23

The Night Manager fans’ pleas that lead Tom Hiddleston be the next James Bond appear to have been heard, with the franchise’s current director and executive producer having apparently set up a meeting with the actor.

Hiddleston was seen with Sam Mendes and Barbara Broccoli at the Soho House members’ club in London, according to The Mirror.

If indeed they did meet however, it was probably only a casual chat and they may well be a long way off a deal.

This comes in spite of Hiddleston saying on The Graham Norton Show last week: "The position isn't vacant as far as I'm aware. No-one has talked to me about it.

"I think the rumours have come about because in The Night Manager I play a spy and people have made the link."

In fact, while he’s never said he wouldn’t take the role, he’s getting a little tired of the speculation.

"I feel like, I want to just make it stop,” he told Sky News last month. “Because I have no power over it, but that's what being famous is. You have no power over other people's opinions.

"People have very strong opinions about Bond and why shouldn't they? But it's difficult to talk about because it's a completely unreal conversation in a way.

“It's just an idea in people's minds so it's quite hard to engage with because it hasn't come from me if that makes sense.

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"It's odd because it's becoming overwhelming - not the thing of it, but the number of people per day who bring it up, it's actually becoming a weird thing to deal with.”

Meanwhile, current Bond Daniel Craig has been pretty inconsistent in his thoughts on returning after Spectre for another film.

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