Could this be the new James Bond?

The name's Bond, James Bond - could Tom Hiddleston handle the role of 007? Photo / Getty
The name's Bond, James Bond - could Tom Hiddleston handle the role of 007? Photo / Getty

British actor Tom Hiddleston thinks playing James Bond in a future film "would be an extraordinary opportunity" for him.

The fictional British Secret Service agent is currently portrayed by Daniel Craig, who has starred in several 007 movies in recent years, including Spectre, Skyfall, Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale.

There are numerous actors being touted as perfect replacements for Craig when he retires from the role.

Hiddleston says he's elated to be mentioned with peers like Idris Elba, Damian Lewis, Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, Aidan Turner and Michael Fassbender.

"Time magazine ran a poll and there were like, 100 actors on the list, including Angelina Jolie," Hiddleston gushed to The Sunday Times.

"But yes, it's nice to be included in the 100. I'm a huge fan of the series.

We all went to see Spectre when we were shooting Skull Island in Hawaii. I simply love the theme tune, the tropes and the mythology. I love the whole thing. If it ever came knocking, it would be an extraordinary opportunity."

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Hiddleston believes he'd fare well depicting 007 even though the action-intensive role is very physically challenging.

"I'm very aware of the physicality of the job," he stressed. "I would not take it lightly."

Hiddleston portrays a UK Special Air Service tracker in forthcoming action-adventure fantasy Kong: Skull Island.

- AAP

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