Next James Bond: Lashana Lynch is vying for the role of 007 alongside Tom Hardy.
NEXT JAMES BOND: After No Time To Die, the race is on for the next actor to play 007, and while Tom Hardy’s chances are rising by the day, he is being challenged by a few names.
Daniel Craig’s stint as James Bond comes to an end this Thursday with the premiere of his fifth film, No Time To Die. Bond producers at MGM will begin hunting for the next international spy after the current 007 actor steps aside from the job. Regé-Jean Page, the Netflix hottie, has been the frontrunner in the Bond odds for a while, but that could be about to change.
According to Ladbrokes, the Bridgerton actor is presently in the lead with 6/4 chances on landing the highly desired part.
If he is successful, the British-Zimbabwean actor will become the first Black actor to play James Bond.
However, he is not yet certain of a spot. Tom Hardy, a long-time favorite for the role of James Bond, just saw his odds cut from 3/1 to 9/4.
As long as bettors keep betting on the Venom actor, his turn in a tuxedo could be on the horizon.
That being said, Hardy and Page aren’t the only ones in the running right now. James Norton, who has been betting at 5/1 for quite some time, will be joining them.
Lashana Lynch, who plays Nomi in the upcoming film No Time To Die, is just behind him. After taking over from an AWOL Bond in the film’s story, Nomi becomes the world’s first 007 agent.
Lynch has claimed a big amount of her odds in recent days, according to Ladbrokes, lowering her odds to 5/1 on becoming the first female Bond.
This puts the British actor ahead of Idris Elba (8/1), Luke Evans (8/1), and Henry Cavill (10/1) in the betting.
“Tom Hardy is grabbing gamblers’ attention at the moment to succeed Daniel Craig as James Bond,” Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes remarked.
“However, it’s Lashana Lynch who has gotten the most bets, leaving us with no choice but to cut her odds of becoming the first-ever female 007 in half.”
Lynch is in good company, as William Hill has given Surannce Jones 9/1 odds to succeed Craig as Bond.
Lynch and Jones’ prospects of becoming the first female Bond may, however, have already been snuffed out. “Brinkwire News Summary.”