Daniel Craig has played James Bond since 2006 and in the past 15 years has appeared in five films as the international superspy. After No Time To Die is released in September later this year, fans of the franchise will see the arrival of a new actor in the role, but it could be one of a few stars.
Ladbrokes has given the British-Zimbabwean actor a stunning 10/11 odds on becoming Bond next, securing him in the top spot.
The firm’s Alex Apati said: “Regé-Jean Page has spent the best part of six months at the head of the Bond betting, and with every other name now on the drift, it looks like it’s his role to lose.”
He is, of course, followed by fan-favourite Tom Hardy, the only real threat to his position.
Last year rumours hit that Hardy had already secured the Bond role – claims that were later quashed.
Since then, however, his ranking in the odds skyrocketed, making him a favourite for months.
His popularity continues as a former James Bond star has now backed the British actor to take on the role after Craig.
Pierce Brosnan recently spoke to People Magazine about who ought to be the next Bond actor, giving two suggestions along the way.
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Despite his hopes for Elba or Hardy to take on the role, he went on: “And I think now that Daniel has left such an indelible footprint, they can go in many different ways.
“But your guess is as good as mine, who’s going to be the next Bond. There’s no other franchise like it. Nothing.”
Following Hardy, Page and Elba are the likes of James Norton, who has an impressive 5/1 on becoming Bond.
He is followed by Beauty and the Beast actor Luke Evans who has 13/2.
Richard Madden is neck-and-neck with the British star with 12/1 as well.
James Bond No Time To Die is due out on September 30, 2021.