All the reasons Tom Ellis would make the perfect James Bond
Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis, from Merlin fame) has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub.
Charming, charismatic, and devilishly handsome, Lucifer is enjoying his retirement, indulging in a few of his favorite things – wine, women, and song – when a beautiful pop star is brutally murdered outside of Lux and his new life is turned upside down.
Since the get-go, Tom Ellis has given a career-best performance as the fallen angel. So while we wait for S5 to be announced by Netflix (Come on Netflix, why ya gotta do us like this?), we thought it would be fun to discuss all the reasons why Tom Ellis would make the perfect James Bond after Daniel Craig retires.
The fans want it
We already know the Lucifans are some of the best fandom family in the known universe, and that when they really want something, it generally works out. Already 1504 people have signed over at Change.org to make Tom Ellis the next James Bond, and we’re guessing the Bond casting directors are taking notice. If you want to see Luci in the next James Bond movie, you’ll have to sign this petition now.
He’s had plenty of experience driving fancy cars
Lucifer Morningstar has a penchant for beautiful vintage cars, always a trademark of “Bond, James Bond”. In his role as Lucifer, Tom has had plenty of practice driving gorgeous vehicles – and we have to say he looks pretty dapper while doing so.
He can handle a cocktail or two
We all know one of Lucifer Morningstar’s favorite hobbies is mixing a delectable cocktail and imbibing two or twelve. What would a James Bond movie be without a cocktail bar scene where our hero mutters his most famous catchphrase, “shaken not stirred”? We can see Tom Ellis now in his three-piece suit calling out that famous exhortation.
He’s got the wardrobe down pat
While we doubt James Bond would wear orgy pants to work, we have noticed some sartorial similarities between James Bond and Lucifer Morningstar’s wardrobe. Tom Ellis owns Lucifer’s three-piece suit combos, and we could easily see him donning James Bond’s famous black tie to all manner of secret events.
He’s not bothered by shooting a love scene
James Bond is as famous for its narrative love affairs as its tales of espionage. Over the past four seasons of Lucifer, Tom Ellis has had plenty of practice filming love scenes – the crown prince of hell totally gets around LA. Ellis has also mentioned he’s not phased by a little bit of cinematic nudity now & then. Hallelujah.
He doesn’t mind playing second fiddle to the strong women around him
The future of James Bond is certainly female, and we’re betting the next movie in the franchise is going to serve up some badass female characters. Lucifer has always been an ensemble piece. Tom Ellis seems to be in his element bouncing off his female co-stars, standing back to let them shine and own their own stories.