Next James Bond: Tom Hardy’s odds improve as Lashana Lynch closes in on 007 role | Films | Entertainment –

Published On: Tue, Sep 28th, 2021

Next James Bond: Tom Hardy’s odds improve as Lashana Lynch closes in on 007 role | Films | Entertainment

Daniel Craig‘s journey as James Bond comes to a close this Thursday with the arrival of No Time To Die. After the 007 actor steps down from the role, Bond producers at MGM will begin looking at who should take over as the next international spy. For some time, Netflix heartthrob Regé-Jean Page has been the frontrunner in the Bond odds, but that may be about to change.

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The Bridgerton actor currently has the lead with 6/4 odds on taking the highly-coveted role, according to Ladbrokes.

If he did claim it, the British-Zimbabwean star would be the first Black actor to play the iconic role of James Bond.

However, he is not guaranteed the spot just yet. Tom Hardy, a longtime favourite for 007, recently had his odds slashed from 3/1 to 9/4.

As punters continue to bet on the Venom actor, his time in the tuxedo may be just around the corner.

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With that said, Hardy and Page are not the only actors in the running at the moment. Joining them is James Norton who has maintained 5/1 odds for some time.

Just behind him is No Time To Die’s Lashana Lynch, who plays Nomi in the upcoming movie. Nomi is the world’s first 007, after taking over from an AWOL Bond in the film’s story.

According to Ladbrokes, Lynch has claimed a large portion of her odds in recent days, bringing down her odds to 5/1 on becoming the first-ever female Bond.

This means the British star has overtaken the likes of Idris Elba (8/1), Luke Evans (8/1) and Henry Cavill (10/1).

Broccoli said: “I hope that there will be many, many films made with women, for women, by women, about women.

“I don’t think we have to take a male character and have a woman portray him. So yes, I see him as male.”

Whoever takes over from Craig, they certainly have some large boots to fill.

The British star has played 007 for 15 years over the course of five films, earning more than $3 billion at the box office in the process.

Craig recently gave some advice to whoever takes over from him in an interview with Lorraine.

He said: “Just enjoy it. My coming in was complicated, just stick your head down, do your work and do the best you can.

“That’s what I said to myself. Fingers crossed it’ll work out for the next person… it’ll only go up.”

James Bond No Time To Die hits cinemas on September 30.

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