Start spreading the news, Lucifer himself is headed to the Big Apple.
On Twitter, screenwriter Meaghan Oppenheimer revealed she and her husband Tom Ellis are planning a move from Los Angeles to New York City in 2021.
“God I miss New York,” she wrote last week. “Words cannot express how excited I am to move back soon.”
God I miss New York. Words cannot express how excited I am to move back soon 😍 https://t.co/V7XHCSHEyI
— Meaghan Oppenheimer (@MoppyOpps) November 9, 2020
When asked if that move included Tom, she quickly responded: “Of course we will be moving there together. This will be next year, not immediately. With the pandemic I’m too scared to even go to to the grocery store, let alone move across country.”
So will Tom be going with you? I mean he has his shoots right.. So are you moving there alone?
— Sammy 😈| Tom’s birthday🎂🎉🎁! (@deckerstarfanz) November 9, 2020
It’s no secret that Tom is anxious to return to America’s largest city, once tweeting that he ‘bloody loves New York!’
— tom ellis (@tomellis17) May 11, 2015
Meanwhile, James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are actively looking for the next James Bond, and perhaps Tom’s move to New York will put him closer to the action.
Daniel Craig’s time for playing the iconic super spy will officially end when No Time To Die is released next week.
It serves as the culmination of Craig’s critically acclaimed, massively successful five-film run as 007; this time, after threatening to turn his back on the series for years, the star is insistent that he is finally holstering Bond’s Walther PPK for good.
“I’m in total denial,” Broccoli told Variety. “I’ve accepted what Daniel has said, but I’m still in denial. It’s too traumatic for me.”
Hollywood’s longest-running — and one of its most lucrative — franchises, the spy series has spawned 24 films that have collectively amassed $16.3 billion in global ticket sales.
Broccoli and Wilson insist they haven’t started to map out a post-Craig world, but they seem open to broadening the search beyond the usual suspects.
“You think of him as being from Britain or the Commonwealth, but Britain is a very diverse place,” Wilson says.
Ellis wouldn’t be the first Welsh actor to portray 007 – Timothy Dalton portrayed Bond in two movies in the late 1980’s.
But he would be the first Bond that previously spent some time as the most popular Lucifer in television history.
What’s more interesting, Broccoli doesn’t rule out the possibility that a future 007 adventure could debut on a streaming platform.
Like Netflix, where Lucifer has been a huge hit.
“It’s the audience that will make those decisions,” she said. “Not us.”
And everyone knows there is no more loyal base of fans than those for Ellis and Lucifer.
Rumors have been steady that Tom Hardy is the frontrunner to land the role, but many fans have taken to social media to complain he’s not right for the part.
Superman himself, Henry Cavill, has also been publicly lobbying to be considered.
But Broccoli and Wilson would be smart to look for the next Bond in Lucifer.
Yes, the devil should make them do it.
JimHeath.TV has been advocating for Tom Ellis to play the iconic spy for over a year.
We are not alone.
A petition on Change.org backing Ellis is now over 6K strong.
Ellis has played the devil with charm and anger and wit for five seasons, but a recent drawn out contract dispute to play the devil for a sixth, and final, season may have complicated things for his agent.
As Broccoli and Wilson look around to secure the next Bond, Ellis is now tied to Lucifer through next year.
That was an unexpected development after Netflix made it clear they only wanted five seasons, changing their minds at the last minute.
It took awhile for Ellis and Warner Bros to hammer out the details, considering Tom’s agent had already been searching for new roles and projects.
After Ellis reportedly rejected several Warner Bros offers, he finally agreed to a sixth season last May.
Still, a possible transition to Bond, with all his action-packed moodiness, should be simple for Ellis.
His role as the snarky and devilish Lucifer has actually just been a extra long audition for one of the premiere jobs in Hollywood, if the role remains open into next year.
Ellis looks good in Bond suit:
He looks like Bond in a tux:
He looks good like Bond in next-to-nothing:
He looks like Bond with a gun:
He looks like Bond just standing around:
He looks like Bond with the ladies:
He looks like Bond with the guys:
He looks like Bond in…this:
Okay, maybe that last one didn’t help.
But you get the point.
The truth is Ellis combines the studliness of Sean Connery, with the wit of Roger Moore, the ease of Pierce Bronson, and the pissed-off-at-the-world attitude of Daniel Craig.
Make him the seventh Bond and he fits right in.
And now Lucifans are taking the lead in getting Hollywood’s attention.
Kristin Harris, at @knight_vision on Twitter, designed an amazing video that you can easily imagine playing in any theater in the world!
It shows Tom in various scenes as Lucifer, which translate so remarkably into Bond.
“It’s a special video montage I made in support of Tom Ellis as the next James Bond,” said Kristin. “He was born for this role and would be absolutely perfect! The footage features Lucifer and Rush.”
The video has racked up nearly 2,000 views on YouTube in its first two hours.
WATCH: Tom Ellis Bond Trailer:
Amazing job Kristin!
And in case you’re wondering if Ellis is up to playing Bond, he tweeted JimHeath.TV last year he was in:
Agreed Jim! In fact I agree with everything you say ? https://t.co/0H0pt5Wj0Q
— tom ellis (@tomellis17) May 6, 2019
Meanwhile, fans have already created some 007 posters:
In reality, we all love Lucifer – men, women, children and small animals alike.
But playing the devil will come to an end.
And Bond, James Bond has a nice ring to it.