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Next James Bond: Tom Hardy blows race ‘broad open’ against Cavill and Rege-Jean Page | Films | Entertainment

Moneypenny star Naomi Harris may assume Hardy is “too big” to be Bond, however he stays an enormous favorite for the position. The actor has constructed a prestigious career in main roles on the massive display and small that stand out for being extra anti-hero than conventional main man. After a welcome return within the ultimate season of Peaky Blinders, Hardy’s followers can be very completely satisfied to know that plans are lastly shaping up for the second season of Taboo. This week, showrunner Steven Knight introduced: “I imagine that it will start production towards the end of next year… We are both keen to continue and there are lots of people who want us to continue in that direction. It’s been a question of schedules and deciding where it goes next.”

The similar will be stated for Bond, with producer Barbara Broccoli making it clear that rebooting the franchise will definitely incorporate choices about whether or not to take it in a completely contemporary path.

At the New York opening evening for former 007 Daniel Craig’s Macbeth, Broccoli stated: “It’s a big decision. It’s not just casting a role. It’s about a whole rethink about where we’re going.”

This bodes nicely for an actor like Hardy who has introduced a wide selection of difficult characters to the display from Bronson and the Kray twins to Batman’s Bane. And the most recent odds from British bookies mirror the star’s rising possibilities of being the subsequent Bond.

“Rege-Jean Page and Henry Cavill continue to lead the way in the battle for the Bond gig, but what looked to be a two-horse race could have just been blown wide-open.”

Bridgerton hunk Page is at the moment simply out in entrance with odds of two/1, intently adopted by Superman and Witcher star Henry Cavill. 

Hardy has risen again to six/1, with Poldark actor Turner pushed all the way down to 7/1. Peaky Blinders lead Cillian Murphy is tied with Michael Fassbender and McMafia’s James Norton on 10/1. After so a few years as the most well liked favorite of all, Elba has slumped again to 12/1 and had lately introduced that he intends to focus extra on his music and DJing career within the subsequent few years.

Hardy himself has remained resolutely tight-lipped with regards to being the subsequent 007. Unlike Cavill, for instance, who has fortunately and publicly declared: “It’s an honour to even be part of that conversation. I think it would be very exciting to have a conversation with the producers… We’ll see what happens. But yes, I would love to play Bond, it would be very, very exciting.”

Cavill, in fact, has a busy slate forward with the third sequence of The Witcher and a high-profile reboot of the Highlander franchise developing.

Hardy additionally has main tasks lined up together with the Mad Max prequel Wasteland and the third Venom film.

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