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Tom Hardy Went In on a James Bond April Fools Prank!

Tom Hardy was in on an April Fools Day prank that had some fans tricked into thinking he was taking over the role of James Bond from Daniel Craig.

The 40-year-old Venom actor posted a screenshot of an article that read, “Daniel Craig QUITS – Tom Hardy Cast as NEW 007.”

He captioned the screenshot, “Dammit I was in my tux and on the runway Gtg.” The photo was posted on April Fools Day

Fans quickly took to Twitter to react to the fake news, with some reactions including, “This Tom Hardy as the new James Bond over Daniel Craig and James Norton story better not be a April fools joke cause I’m screeching,” “TOM HARDY IS THE NEW JAMES BOND AND I PROMISE THIS ISNT AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE,” and more.

Daniel officially returned he would return as James Bond for another film over the summer. There’s been no word as to who will take over the iconic role when Daniel steps away.

Rachel Weisz Explains Why There Shouldn't Be a Female Bond

Rachel Weisz, who is married to current James Bond actor Daniel Craig, is sharing her thoughts on a woman possibly playing the famous role.

The Oscar-winning actress told The Telegraph why she doesn’t think a woman should play the role.

“[Author Ian Fleming] devoted an awful lot of time to writing this particular character, who is particularly male and relates in a particular way to women,” Rachel said. “Why not create your own story rather than jumping on to the shoulders and being compared to all those other male predecessors? Women are really fascinating and interesting and should get their own stories.”

Daniel will star in the 25th Bond movie, set for release on November 9, 2019.

Hugh Jackman Explains Why He Turned Down James Bond

Hugh Jackman looks dapper in his suit and shades while arriving at Global House during a day of press for The Greatest Showman on Tuesday (December 5) in London, England.

The 49-year-old actor recently opened up about why he turned down the role of James Bond.

The producers of the film franchise were interested in having Hugh replace Pierce Brosnan, but the actor says the thought the scripts were not believable.

“I was about to do X-Men 2 and a call came from my agent asking if I’d be interested in Bond,” Hugh told Variety. “I just felt at the time that the scripts had become so unbelievable and crazy, and I felt like they needed to become grittier and real.”

“And the response was: ‘Oh, you don’t get a say. You just have to sign on.’ I was also worried that between Bond and X-Men, I’d never have time to do different things,” he added.

Even though he turned down the role, Hugh still has had an amazing career!

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Daniel Craig Officially Confirms Return as James Bond!

Daniel Craig has finally confirmed that he will be playing James Bond in the upcoming 007 movie!

There have been rumors for a long time that the 49-year-old actor would not return to the franchise and he has been asked about the reports all day long while promoting his upcoming movie Logan Lucky.

Daniel has been playing coy about the reports and while appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he revealed that he was saving the announcement for the late night show!

When asked if he will be returning as James Bond, Daniel said yes!

“I always wanted to, I wanted a break,” he added. You can watch the teaser video below, which cuts off right before the answer.

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Daniel Craig Responds to James Bond Rumors: I 'Hate to Burst the Bubble'

Is Daniel Craig going to play James Bond? He was asked about the rumors that he’s accepted the offer to do another 007 film and he’s sorry to burst everyone’s bubble!

“I’d hate to burst the bubble, but no decision has been made at the moment. There’s a lot of noise out there and nothing official has been confirmed and I’m not, like, holding out for more money or doing anything like that. It’s just all very personal decisions to be made at the moment,” Daniel said on Morning Magic 106.7. “I know they’re desperate to get going and I would in theory love to do it, but there is no decision just yet.”

James has starred as 007 in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).

If you missed it, Bond 25 finally got a release date — find out when the film will hit theaters.