Tom Hardy Is Tipped To Be The Next James Bond, But Here's What He Looks Like Now

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Tom Hardy Al Capone

It’s no secret that Tom Hardy is a frontrunner in line to play the next James Bond, but based on his latest drastic transformation one would never guess it.

The 40-year-old English actor is pretty much unrecognisable in his latest portrayal as the notorious American crime boss, Al Capone – you know, the guy they nicknamed ‘Scarface’.

The film that is currently being put together is called ‘Fonzo’ and will see Hardy playing a dilapidated 47-year-old Capone after a decade spent in prison. As a shadow of his former glory, he now suffers from dementia and comes to be haunted by his violent past.

Here’s what Hardy looked like last year when he compared himself to Daniel Craig as 007.

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And here’s what he looks like now. The make-up department sure know what they’re doing.

Mega awkward character misstep 👀

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But based on the latest images from Hardy’s Instagram page, it looks the actor has also put on some weight to fill out the fuller figure of Capone – a move commonly practiced by his Dark Knight co-star Christian Bale. Don’t believe us? Check out what Christian Bale looks like once he’s let himself go.

♠🌅🌠😇🔥🇺🇸💵Chasing Fonzo

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The film’s director Josh Trank also revealed an even more candid image of Hardy in mugshot form which shows off the actor’s receding hairline and staunch look.

FONZO @tomhardy @bronstudios

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The Oscar-nominated actor is next due to play Marvel’s super villain Venom, so you can expect him to bulk up after this role to look more like a formidable threat to Spiderman.

Or perhaps he could take a few pointers from fellow British actor James McAvoy who got absolutely ripped for his upcoming role in the Split sequel.