Tom Hiddleston Reportedly In Talks To Replace Daniel Craig As The Next 'James Bond'; Sam Mendes Won't Return

In the last couple of days the James Bond community has been turned on its head and forced to face the reality that Daniel Craig is no longer 007. Its a hard pill to swallow for some fans, but others have jumped at the idea of finally getting to see a fresh face head the famous franchise. Countless people have taken to the internet to make their own suggestions which have included the likes of Idris Elba (Pacific Rim), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Apocalypse), and Henry Cavill (Batman v. Superman). Well it seems fans won't have to speculate for much longer, as Loki himself Tom Hiddleston may have already landed the coveted role.

The news comes right after rumors circulated that Daniel Craig had turned down a $100 million offer to return for two more movies. Craig recently joined the cast of Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky, seemingly making it clear that he has moved on from the Bond franchise. Funny enough, Craig's Logan Lucky costar Jamie Bell (Fantastic Four) was rumored to have undergone talks with Bond producers to possibly play the part. The news of Hiddleston's involvement seemingly debunks the Bell rumor, although its possible that the actor is also in consideration or was a runner up.
Birth.Movies.Death. are credited with bringing us the news of Hiddleston's negotiations for the part. While the website claims Hiddleston is in advanced talks for the role, the also suggest that Craig's decision to not return may not be final yet. Hiddleston may not seem like the most traditional choice, but he certainly can play the part of a suave British spy. He's currently playing a similar part on BBC's Night Manager, and has proven himself in movies such as War Horse, Crimson Peak, and of course the Thor films. 
Amongst all the talk about Daniel Craig, director Sam Mendes has expressed his desire to now hand over the Bond franchise to a new director. Mendes has directed all of Craig's films aside from Casino Royale, including Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre.  Mendes stressed his interest in moving on from the franchise in an interview with The Guardian, reiterating how Spectre was planned to be his last Bond film. Its unknown who the studio is looking at to replace Mendes and possibly team up with Hiddleston, but I would personally like to see Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service) take on the reigns. 
So would you be happy seeing Tom Hiddleston as the next James Bond? Did you have anyone else in mind? Let us know below!