Speculation of who will be the next James Bond actor is always a big topic for Brits, but, it seems that Tom Hardy confirmed as bond seems set as he becomes the bookies favourite.
Tom Hardy is looking more and more favourable to become the next Bond as betting odds for who it will shall be has Hardy sitting in the top spot. Paddy Power is offering odds of only 6/4 for Hardy to become the actor who replaces Daniel Craig as the next James Bond, making him, the bookies favourite.
Other contenders that have been voiced as frontrunners to be the new face of Bond are Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Jamie Bell, but, their odds are not anywhere near as good as Hardy’s sitting at only 9/1, 8/1 and 25/1 respectively.
This all follows on from when Hardy prompted much speculation while discussing the possibility of being the next Bond with The Daily Beast. During the interview when they discussed many topics, including his most recent acting role, Taboo, and past roles such as Band of Brothers and Mad Max: Fury Road. The subject of the possibility of him playing Bond was discussed.
“Do you want to play Bond? I tend to see your name on a lot of these wish lists, although I’m sure they’re just sort of dreaming up any and all talented Brit actors who look the part.”
“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. But Chris Nolan, what a fantastic director for a Bond movie. Because Daniel [Craig] is so good, and what [Sam] Mendes and Barbara [Broccoli] have done has been so impressive, that it would be a very hard reimagination to follow after. I wonder what the next installment of that franchise would become, and I think when you mention someone like Christopher Nolan, that’s a very powerful figure to bring into that world who could bring something new and create something profound—again.”
Since this revelation, Hardy confirmed Bond, seems almost set. Currently Daniel Craig’s confirmation of whether he will feature in the next Bond movie is yet to be confirmed but it is suspected that Craig is the producer’s first choice, however, ever since the release of Spectre it has widely been known that Craig is not keen on playing the role of the secret agent making it more doubtful that he will be confirmed for the role.
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