Tom Holland Wanted to Play a Young 007 in a James Bond Origin Story Film
“I don’t think the Bond estate [was] particularly interested.”
Even though Daniel Craig’s James Bond has left our lives, the 007 news-and-rumors mill will never, ever end. Just yesterday, we found out about an alternate ending to No Time to Die that would’ve likely had the fandom in a prolonged fit of rage. Now, we have a slightly unexpected entrant in the Bondverse: Our friendly neighborhood Tom Holland.
The man took a break from answering questions about his height and Spider-Man: No Way Home to promote his next film, Uncharted. And while talking to Total Film about the upcoming video game adaptation, he got to talking about James Bond. Apparently, at one point, Holland had his eye on taking part in another massive franchise: “I had a meeting, after or during Spider-Man 2 [Far From Home], with Sony to pitch this idea of a young Bond film that I’d come up with,” Holland told the magazine. “It was the origin story of James Bond. It didn’t really make sense. It didn’t work. It was the dream of a young kid, and I don’t think the Bond estate were particularly interested.”
Of course, the Bond estate is notoriously (and rightfully) choosy about their 007-related decisions, so it’s not surprising that they shut Holland down. He goes on to explain that his pitch inspired the idea for Uncharted, where he’ll help tell the origin story of the fictional adventurer Nathan Drake. Don’t rule out Holland for Bond someday, though. He previously expressed that he’d like to be “a really short James Bond.” “I mean, ultimately, as a young British lad who loves cinema, I’d love to be James Bond,” he said. “So, you know, I’m just putting that out there. I look pretty good in a suit.”