Regé-Jean Page takes the lead over Tom Hardy in the next James Bond film.

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Regé-Jean Page takes the lead over Tom Hardy in the next James Bond film.

NEXT JAMES BOND: With Daniel Craig’s stint as 007 coming to an end, Bridgerton actor Regé-Jean Page is the clear favorite – but can Tom Hardy overcome his second-place finish?

The final Daniel Craig James Bond film, No Time To Die, will be released by the end of the year. After five films and more than 15 years as 007, the film will bring the British actor’s career to a close. Meanwhile, fans and bookmakers have been speculating on which actors will be the most likely to take over. There doesn’t appear to be any competition at the present.

In the Bond odds, Regé-Jean Page is now the favorite.

In the Netflix program late last year, the Bridgerton star played the Duke of Hastings, a hottie who set hearts racing.

When the raucous period drama premiered on the streaming service around Christmas 2020, the 31-year-popularity old’s skyrocketed, knocking Tom Hardy off the top place.

Page is currently 4/5 to succeed Craig, according to Ladbrokes.

“It’s looking increasingly likely Bond executives have made their minds up in the quest for Daniel Craig’s replacement, with Regé-Jean Page being the overwhelming favourite in the betting,” said Ladbrokes Alex Apati. Hardy, on the other hand, isn’t out of the game just yet.

Following reports that he had already been hired as Bond, the Venom actor has been a fan favorite for the past year.

Despite the fact that these rumors were never confirmed or dismissed, he has maintained high odds with the bookies since since.

Hardy is currently a 4/1 favorite to play Bond.

However, Page and Hardy aren’t the only ones vying for the top spot.

They’re continually pursued by McMafia actor James Norton, who has a 5/1 chance.

Norton recently talked out about his interest in playing the renowned character, as well as what he would contribute to the part.

“I’m a type one diabetic,” he explained. What a great idea it would be to have a diabetic Bond. “It would be amazing for all those diabetic youngsters out there to believe that even a type one diabetic might be Bond!” Norton continued. Other than that, I’d leave it to Daniel and the authors to continue the legacy.” Norton is followed by Beauty and the Beast star Luke Evans, who is 6/1 to win the part.

The Lord of the Rings star previously claimed that he would “jump at the chance.”

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