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Theo James Gears Being Considered as the Next James Bond

Theo James and Shailene Woodley are gearing up as the big screen will see them again as Tris Prior and Tobias ‘Four’ Eaton in the penultimate installment in the Divergent franchise, “Divergent: Allegiant.”


The film comes out on March 18 and Theo and Shailene are well out promoting the film worldwide. It also stars Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Zoe Kravitz, Naomi Watts, and Maggie Q among others.

The film is based on Veronica Roth’s novel of the same title although the movie version was split into two parts. The concluding entry to the franchise, “Divergent: Ascendant” will be released on June 9, 2017.

The events of “Allegiant” will happen right after the events in “Divergent: Insurgent” after Tris was finally able to destroy the cube that Kate Winslet’s Jeanine was trying to build.

The film will revolve around dystopian Chicago being disgruntled as thefaction system has now been eradicated and that the factionless are becoming a huge part of the society.

The trailer for the upcoming film has already been released and fans are swooning over the undeniable chemistry between the two leads.

A certain scene in the trailer, where Tris and Four strip down to bare for cleansing under a shower as they talk about life without the factions they’ve known and lived by for so long.

That scene alone had fans engrossed in the pair and further fuels rumors that the two are already dating.

While the trailer did not show any intimate scene between the two lead characters, expect the film to carry many intimate moments between Tris and Four as this was the case in the source material.

The trailer also gave fans the first glimpse at Jeff Daniels as the leader of the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.

According to Pop Sugar, the official poster for the film has already been released as well. The poster showed Tris in white atop a spiral ladder.

Ever since the two were paired in 2014’s “Divergent,” Theo and Shailene have been rumored to be a real-life couple although the two have always denied it time and time again, saying that they are just friends.

James is engaged to her long-time girlfriend Ruth Kearney whom he has been dating since 2009 while Shai is dating Nakho Bear, frontman of a band called Nakho and Medicine for the People.

Despite the two being in a relationship with other people, dating rumors have been incessant. Movie News Guide reports that the two are actually growing closer.

Filming for “Divergent: Ascendant” is already done, but both stars reportedly kept in touch and a romance is reportedly brewing between the two.

According to Australia Network News, James is already thinking of breaking up with Kearney hence they decided to postpone their wedding. It was initially reported that they will be tying the knot just a few months after their engagement.

Another reason why the two decided to move their wedding date was because a disparity has grown between the couple as James wanted to prioritize his blossoming career.

Dazed Digital also notes that the British actor was not coy when talking about his co-star. In interviews, it was very evident that Theo is really smitten with his leading lady and it goes the same with Shai.

At the height of James and Woodley’s rumored romance, it was reported that Kearney grew so jealous of Shai and that she insisted getting engaged with her beau would allow the rumors to die down.It was also reported that the 31-year-old actor is not able to give time to his fiancé because of his work commitments. The “Golden Boy” star has two movies coming out this year.

James is currently filming the action horror film “Underworld 5” in Prague where Kearney was spotted on the set after following her beau.

Things are going well for the “Downton Abbey” star as he is being pitted against actors IdrisElba, Tom Hiddleston, and Michael Fassbender to become Daniel Craig’s successor in portraying the famous secret agent, James Bond.

Theo’s competition is tougher than ever with Elba being a 4-time Golden Globe nominee, a 5-time Emmy nominee, and highly recognized for playing the role of the late Nelson Mandela.

Hiddleston is famous for portraying Thor’s adopted brother Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Fassbender has gained recognition in playing the younger Magneto in the second “X-Men” trilogy.

Australia Network News reports that producers first took notice of James through his Hugo Boss campaign. His smolder, good physique, and sexyBritish accent makes him a suitable candidate to be the next actor to portray the famed 007 character.

As for Woodley, she will be starring in the upcoming HBO comedy TV series “Big Little Lies” with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. The 24-year-old actress is also set to hit the big screen later this year in the film “Snowden.”


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