Daniel Craig is reportedly returning for at least one more James Bond movie, but fans are still suggesting ideas for who should follow. Marvel's Thor has endorsed "Atomic Blonde" star Theron as the next 007, and she just replied to Hemsworth's "flattering" campaign video.
W magazine posted a piece titled "Why Charlize Theron is the James Bond We Need Now," including a video of Hemsworth explaining why he thinks Theron is the best choice:
"Well, I've made the comment that Charlize Theron should be the next Bond. Because she scares the hell out of me, and I think she could beat the sh*t out of me and most villains out there. [laughs] Not saying I'm a villain. She embodies every sort of ounce of strength and nobility and dignity and integrity that that character should have. She's smart as hell. She's physically able. I worked with her on 'Snow White and the Huntsman.' Watching her in those fight scenes, doing it in high heels, by the way, and an eight-foot-long gown was even more impressive. And I just think why not? It's time."
He said he could even be the "Bond man," as a new version of the Bond girl.
At the Berlin premiere of "Atomic Blonde," Entertainment Tonight asked Theron about Hemsworth's endorsement.
"Chris – so, you got that check I sent you?" Theron joked. "Thanks, dude. I got your back."
On a more serious note, she said, "Oh wow. That's so insanely generous and nice. I don't even know what to do with that. That's really sweet. Let's hope 'Atomic Blonde' kicks some butt. I love this character [and] I would love to explore this character again. All of the talk around it I find very flattering, but it's a little overwhelming, you know? All of it is really great, but a little overwhelming."
In Hollywood, the strongest argument is a strong box office run, so if "Atomic Blonde" does kick butt, Theron can probably write her own ticket to return for a sequel, or consider Bond duty, if that's even something she'd want. We already have a blond Bond in Daniel Craig, so it wouldn't be that much of a stretch.
"Atomic Blonde" opens in theaters July 28th.
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