Chris Hemsworth calls Rush his ‘Audition’ for James Bond
With Marvel bringing its first three phases of the MCU to a close with the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, longtime Marvel stalwart Chris Hemsworth is thinking about the next mega-franchise he could be a part of.
“When we were shooting Rush someone had said that and I thought, ‘Cool, if this is my audition tape, then great.’ I don’t think you’ll ever meet anyone who doesn’t want to have a crack at James Bond. I’d love to do it,” said Hemsworth. Though he acknowledges that him simply throwing his hat in the ring won’t make it a done deal — or even get him an audition.
“That’s up to so many elements and is way beyond myself; it’s not one you can pitch yourself on to either. It’s something that the community of Bond fans, [Bond proudcer] Barbara Broccoli and the whole crew there agree on, and it has to be a very organic decision from them. There have been a lot of names thrown out there and a lot of brilliant people can tackle that one.”
The current James Bond, Daniel Craig, is currently shooting the untitled Bond 25, which will be his time as the character. Production was delayed after director Danny Boyle left the project due to “creative differences.” Director Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) is helming the film instead.
Hemsworth, meanwhile, will co-star with fellow MCU star Tessa Thompson in the upcoming Men in Black: International, which will hit theaters on June 14.