Why He Could Do It:
If James Bond is the premiere British film series, then
is the TV equivalent.
But don’t take our word for it, here’s what Sam Mendes has to say on the subject:
"I mentioned the word in the press conference, 'regeneration' rather than 'evolving,'" said Mendes, describing the different actors to take on Bond.
”I feel it's like Doctor Who - there’s a geek answer - I was brought up on the idea of Doctor Who, who at the end of his final episode, he dissolves and a new actor pops up."
"He regenerates and it’s a whole other character: sometimes it’s an old man, sometimes it’s a young man, but he just changes. I’ve always loved that idea."
So, both have had multiple actors playing the title role, each bringing their own sensibilities to the part.
Matt Smith is the current – and some say the best – incarnation of The Doctor.
He’s the most recognised Time Lord in the United States.
So is it time for Smith to target his Tardis towards MI6?
Why He Would Be Wrong:
We’ll leave it up to Smith to answer this one: ”I don’t think I’m handsome enough. I think I’d make a quite good, young Bond villain.”
Matt Smith as a reboot Jaws, anyone?