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There’s lots that’s been written about Last Christmas over the weekend, given its twist ending. However, what caught my eye whereas watching the film was not its wild twist, however a joke that’s each amusing and did the small service of serving to to maintain Henry Golding’s identify within the ring for James Bond.

Here’s the scene. Yes, I’m about to get into minor Last Christmas spoilers, however if you happen to’ve seen the trailer you’ve seen most of this anyway, so it gained’t be that unhealthy. I promise. In the scene we now have seen within the trailer when Golding’s character Tom and Emilia Clarke’s character Kate sneak into the ice skating rink in order that she will be able to follow for a Frozen on Ice audition, Henry Golding briefly pauses by the door to the skating rink.

He places his palms collectively to make a faux gun and does a goofy James Bond impression. This causes Emilia Clarke’s character to poke enjoyable at him, asking him if he’s actually making an attempt to be James Bond as they sneak into the rink. It’s an endearing joke, but additionally a well timed one, given the film was filmed simply a short time after Crazy Rich Asians hit theaters and Henry Golding’s identify slowly began popping up within the James Bond rumor mill.

Yes, if you happen to’ve been retaining tabs on the James Bond debate, Henry Golding has been a reputation that has been touted fairly a bit. I’m unsure when it began, precisely, however it could have began when people on Twitter latched onto the thought after Crazy Rich Asians. Then, across the time that Golding was noticed within the trailer for The Gentlemen, Guy Ritchie’s new 2020 film with medicine and loads of scheming. Either approach, his identify is on the market at this level.

Obviously the listing of rumored actors is sort of lengthy and there was no affirmation any of those individuals will truly get the gig. Yet, proper now Henry Golding has respectable odds operating in Vegas as nicely, and on the time the aforementioned late evening episode aired, the Last Christmas actor was at 10:1 odds. This explicit listing additionally included Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender, Cillian Murphy, Richard Madden and Tom Hiddleston. Sure, his odds weren’t as robust as among the different candidates, however it’s doubtless an honor to even be part of the dialog.

Henry Golding beforehand advised MTV the James Bond second within the film “snuck it’s way in,” additionally joking it was his audition for James Bond. He stated:

So, you’re saying there’s an opportunity?

Regardless, James Bond continues to be going to be performed by Daniel Craig for a short time longer (and has a brand new search for the subsequent film, besides). The actor shall be leaving the franchise after Bond 25, now known as No Time To Die, however that film will not hit theaters till April of subsequent 12 months. At some level, Barbara Broccoli and co. must decide concerning a brand new route. However, that point has not come but. For now, you will simply should content material your self by listening to actors like Idris Elba and former James Bond gamers like Pierce Brosnan share their ideas on who ought to finally nab the function. Oh, and see Henry Golding enjoying faux in Last Christmas, out in theaters now.

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