‘Sons of Anarchy’ Star Charlie Hunnam Weighs in on Those Green Arrow and James Bond Rumors
Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam just opened up about playing Green Arrow and James Bond. A few months back, the actor was busy promoting his new film, Jungleland, and was asked about playing those iconic roles on the big screens. So how does Hunnam feel about being the next Green Arrow and James Bond?
Hunnam dishes on playing Bond and Green Arrow
While promoting his latest flick, Charlie Hunnam was asked about his thoughts on the rumors that he could play both Green Arrow and Bond. After being shown some fan art of him as Green Arrow, the actor admitted that he had heard the rumors.
Hunnam liked the fan art but did not say anything specific about auditioning for the role. But when he was asked about playing the next Bond, Hunnam admitted that he would love a chance to portray the character.
In the video, which was shared on YouTube by Entertainment Tonight Canada, Charlie Hunnam offered fans a look at what he might sound as the famous spy. The Sons of Anarchy star jokingly gave his take on the character’s famous line, which was pretty hilarious to watch.
“Bond, James Bond,” Hunnam shared in a thick accent.
Hunnam did not say if he was seriously considering the roles, but this is not the first time he has talked about being a part of those iconic franchises.
What does Charlie Hunnam think about Green Arrow?
Fans of Green Arrow have watched Stephen Amell play the character for the past eight seasons on the television show, Arrow. The series is set to wrap up after season 8, opening the door for DC to bring the character to theaters.
With that in mind, fans are convinced that Hunnam would be the perfect actor for the role. Not only does he have the same look as Oliver Queen from the comics, but he is very adept at playing heroes.
Although the film was met with mixed reviews, Hunnam did an excellent job playing King Arthur in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. And fans are convinced that he would do just as good of a job as Green Arrow.
While Charlie Hunnam is not a big fan of the character, he has previously expressed an interest in portraying Green Arrow in the DC Extended Universe.
“You know, I’m not a comic book fan so I don’t really know the Green Arrow. Do I look like him? Have they made a Green Arrow film? … Well, come on, DC, what’s up? Give me a call!” Hunnam shared.
What about those Bond rumors?
In addition to Green Arrow, Hunnam has been very open about his desire to play James Bond at some point in his career. With Daniel Craig set to leave the franchise after his next film, the door is wide open for Hunnam to snag the part.
A few years ago, Charlie Hunnam was asked about the chances of him playing Bond when the part opens up. In response, Hunnam listed all of the attributes that would make him a great 007.
“I can say two things: I’m English, and I look devilishly handsome in a suit,” he stated.
Hunnam quickly added that nobody has called him about auditioning for the part, so the chances of it happening are very slim. But that was several years ago and things could have changed since then.
There are a bunch of actors who have reportedly auditioned for the iconic role, including Tom Hiddleston and Sam Heughan (Outlander), so it is anyone’s guess who might end up nabbing the part.
What’s next for Charlie Hunnam?
While we wait to hear more about Green Arrow and Bond, Hunnam has several projects on his plate at the moment.
The actor is currently gearing up for the release of his second project with Ritchie, The Gentlemen, a movie about a marijuana businessman in London who is looking to retire. He is also set to play the main character in director Tim Kirkby’s upcoming film, Waldo.
Hunnam is also preparing for the premiere of his new television series, Shantaram. The show marks Hunnam’s first return to the world of television since Sons of Anarchy wrapped up in 2014.
There has been some talk of Charlie Hunnam reprising his role as Jax Teller in a flashback on the show’s spin-off, Mayans MC, though nothing has materialized on that front.