Tom Holland gushes it would be a 'dream come true' to play James Bond

‘If they want a younger James Bond, I am there’: Tom Holland says 007 would be ‘a dream come true’ – but insists he’s ‘lucky enough as it is’ playing Spider-Man

Tom Holland has said it would be ‘an actual dream come true’ to be cast as the next James Bond.

The actor, 24, explained while he would jump at the chance to take on the role of 007, he feels ‘lucky enough as it is’ playing Spider-Man.

The screen star threw his hat into the ring for the coveted part – currently played by Daniel Craig, 53 – and said ‘should they want to do a younger James Bond, you best believe I would be there’. 

007 in his sights: Tom Holland has said it would be ‘an actual dream come true’ to be cast as the next James Bond

Tom was speaking to Mark Wright, 34, on his Heart evening show via videolink from Atlanta on Thursday, when Mark asked: ‘You’ve mentioned that you love wearing a suit and 007 is something you’d potentially throw your name in the hat for. 

‘What would that mean to you, to be Spider-Man and James Bond?’

Tom responded: ‘Oh mate, it would be an actual dream come true. 

‘I’ve got to remind myself that I’m lucky enough as it is, Spider-Man is an absolute delight and privilege to play, but you know, should they want to do a younger James Bond you best believe I would be there. It is what it is, we’ll have to wait and see.’  

Prized role: The actor, 24, explained while he would jump at the chance to take on the role of 007 (currently Daniel Craig, 53), he feels ‘lucky enough as it is’ playing Spider-Man

Daniel Craig, 53, is currently fronting the James Bond franchise, but confirmed last year that No Time To Die – set to hit cinemas on September 30 – will be his last appearance as the secret agent.

Since the Skyfall star’s announcement, a wide range of actors have been touted as Craig’s replacement, from Regé-Jean Page and Tom Hardy to Idris Elba and Cillian Murphy. 

Marvel star Tom has been busy with press appearances over the last few weeks, with his latest project, Cherry, hitting Apple TV Plus on March 12.

Cherry follows his title character, a former Army medic suffering from PTSD who turns to robbing banks to pay for his drug addiction.

Humble: The screen star threw his hat into the ring for the coveted part and said ‘should they want to do a younger James Bond, you best believe I would be there’

The actor stars alongside Ciara Bravo, Jack Reynor, Michael Rispoli, Jeff Wahlberg (Mark and Donnie Wahlberg’s nephew) and Michael Gandolfini (the late James Gandolfini’s son).

Tom reunites with Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo.

The Russo brothers direct from a script by their sister, Angela Russo-Otstot and Jessica Golberg, based on the novel by Nico Walker.

This is the first film the Russos have directed outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2006’s You, Me and Dupree. 

New role: The actor has been busy with press appearances over the last few weeks, with his latest project, Cherry, hitting Apple TV Plus on March 12

While it’s unclear if the Russos will return to the MCU anytime soon, Tom will be returning as the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. 

Tom is currently filming No Way Home, the third Spider-Man movie, following 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. 

There have been rumours that original Spider-Man trilogy star Tobey Maguire will return alongside The Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield 

Tom recently addressed reports in an interview with Variety, saying: ‘Beats me, I don’t know. If they are, they never told me yet.’

Third instalment: Tom is currently filming the third Spider-Man movie, following 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home (pictured)

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