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There's A New Favourite For The Next James Bond, Sorry Tom Hardy

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There's A New Favourite For The Next James Bond, Sorry Tom Hardy

With Daniel Craig finally stepping away from the role of James Bond after 15 years, fans everywhere are desperate to know who's set to step into the immaculately polished shoes of Britain's number one spy.

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Over the past few years a number of major actors have been rumoured for the part, including Tom Hardy and Idris Elba. It is, of course, impossible for us to know who exactly will be taking over the role until it's made official - and extremely unlikely that such closely guarded information would ever leak ahead of time. Still, that hasn't stopped fans everywhere from placing their bets on the next Bond - and there's a new favourite in town.

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As reported by The Express, betting firm Ladbrokes has updated its odds on the next bond to favour Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page. It's worth noting that Page was previously tied up with Tom Hardy and James Norton in a fairly even three-way race, but as of right now he's become the new favourite with impressive 1/1 odds.

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Again, I can't stress enough that this doesn't actually mean anything in regards to who will officially be taking up the mantle. Rather, this is an interesting reflection of where the public opinion is currently at. I could certainly see Page take over as Bond. Then again, I'm sure Hardy and Norton would also absolutely kill it if given the chance.

Some of the other big names that are frequently floated in relation to post-Craig Bond include Henry Cavill, star of Netflix's The Witcher and the DCEU's incumbent Superman. I'd absolutely be up for seeing the Man of Steel become the iconic spy, though I fear such casting might break the thirstier side of the internet in a way that it would never recover from.

Craig's final appearance as Bond will be in the upcoming (and frequently delayed) No Time To Die. The 25th Bond flick was originally intended to release in 2019, but was delayed when director Danny Boyle left the project. It was then moved to April 2020 and was delayed once again thanks to COVID-19 lockdowns. Barring any further disaster, it's expected to hit cinemas September 30. I'd imagine we won't officially learn who the next Bond is until after that date, so expect betting to continue for a few more months yet.

Featured Image Credit: MGM

Topics: News, James Bond

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