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Daniel Craig’s journey as James Bond has lastly come to an finish. No Time To Die definitively rounded off his story, leaving the door open for a brand new actor to take over as 007. While the official announcement of the subsequent star will doubtless come by the top of the year, the ever-altering Bond odds have develop into the one means of predicting which actor will take over.

Tom Hardy has been on the forefront of the betting since 2020, however his probabilities have dwindled in current weeks.

Hardy has lately had his odds drop to eight/1 with Ladbrokes for the primary time. The Venom and Inception star has been a favorite with punters for some time and has even spoken out about turning into 007 within the close to future.

However, he confessed he will not say a lot in regards to the function. 

He defined: “You know, there’s a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting, and in the fellowship of my peer group, that if you talk about it you’re automatically out of the race. So I can’t possibly comment on that one! If I mention it, it’s gone.” 

Although he hasn’t mentioned something additional, the British star has been pushed apart by two main Hollywood hunks.

Regé-Jean Page is on the prime of the James Bond leaderboard for the time being. The Bridgerton star has been awarded an unimaginable 9/4 from Ladbrokes, making him the new favorite on the time of writing. Betters will doubtless need to place their money on this favorite if they need a straightforward win.

However, the British-Zimbabwean star doesn’t suppose his casting is such a positive factor simply but.

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Page lately spoke out about these 007 rumours. He defined that the fandom’s ardour for him becoming a member of the Bond franchise is nothing greater than a “merit badge”.

The Netflix star mentioned on The Tonight Show: “I think there might be an element of cultural translation to be done here. If you’re a Brit, and you do something of any kind of renown that people regard well, then people start saying the ‘B’ word. It’s like a merit badge. You get the ‘B’ word merit badge.”

Despite this, he added: “I’m very, very glad to have the badge. I’m glad to be in such wonderful company of people who have the badge. But it’s a badge.”

What’s extra, he has some sturdy competitors simply behind him in second place.

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Henry Cavill has develop into one of many favourites within the Bond odds as properly. The Superman star has been awarded a powerful 4/1 by Ladbrokes on donning the tuxedo within the subsequent James Bond film.

Cavill has a very strained relationship with the Bond function, nonetheless.

The Witcher star received to the audition stage for the 2006 movie Casino Royale earlier than it was launched. But upon arriving on the audition he was instructed he was wanting “a little chubby”.

Yes, Cavill was instructed he was too fats to play Bond.

He later recalled that he “didn’t know” the way to eat correctly or take care of his physique. So, as a result of he didn’t have the best physique for Bond, he was turned down. Shortly thereafter, Craig was taken on to play 007. He remained within the function for 15 years throughout 5 motion pictures.

Page and Cavill are the 2 frontrunners within the Bond odds for the time being, which means Hardy has an extended approach to go till he might be thought-about.

Every James Bond movie might be streamed on Amazon Prime Video now.

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