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The ongoing Bond odds have grow to be extraordinarily risky ever since Daniel Craig stepped down from taking part in James Bond in the distinctive No Time To Die. Ever since, followers have been eagerly awaiting information on who will take over.

The official announcement of the subsequent Bond actor will seemingly are available in the subsequent year, however till then, the race is on in the Bond odds for a quantity of budding actors. Earlier this week Henry Cavill was the favorite for the position – however issues have modified in a short time.

Cavill not too long ago had 5/2 odds on turning into the subsequent Bond – which might have been an enormous level of pleasure for the Superman actor. He beforehand auditioned to be 007 again in 2005 however was turned down in favour of Craig.

What’s extra, The Witcher actor was informed he was “too fat” to grow to be James Bond, so he actually needs to show his critics improper, that is for positive.

Now, Ladbrokes have given Cavill new 6/1 odds on turning into Bond – far worse than earlier than. 

This locations him alongside Tom Hardy, who has been a staunch favorite in the altering odds over the previous year.

Hardy is greatest identified for taking part in the titular antihero in Venom, in addition to Bane in the Christopher Nolan Batman movies, and of course Solomons in Peaky Blinders. 

But each Hardy and Cavill have been pushed aside by a startling newcomer to the race: Aidan Turner.

The Irish actor is greatest identified for taking part in Poldark in the BBC sequence. He additionally performed the dwarf Kili in the Lord of the Rings prequel trilogy, The Hobbit.

38-year-old Turner has now been given 6/1 odds from Ladbrokes, putting him neck-and-neck with Cavill and Hardy.

This is very astonishing contemplating how a lot of an outsider he was simply 24 hours in the past.

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Once once more, Regé-Jean Page has taken the prime spot in the Bond odds.

The bookie has given the British star a whopping 7/2 odds on claiming the position of the worldwide spy subsequent. This can be monumental for Page, as he’s comparatively new in the trade, and gained lots of his fame after the launch of his Netflix present.

Next, he’s starring in the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons film, however apart from that, he’s free to tackle a brand new project. Could he be the subsequent funding for the Bond boss siblings Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson?

Page himself would not suppose so. He was interviewed final year about his odds on turning into Bond bettering – however he thought of it a type of flattery quite than an actual risk. He stated of the Bond rumours: “If you are British and you do anything of repute, them people take notice and start saying the ‘B’ word. I think that’s fairly normal.” Ultimately, he added: “It’s more of a procedural thing and I’m flattered to be in the category of Brits that people have noticed but it’s nothing more or less than that.”

James Bond No Time To Die is out now on Digital, DVD and Blu-ray.

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