Tom Hardy Is No Longer Favourite To Play The Next James Bond After bidding farewell to Daniel Craigs 007 last year in No Time To Die the question of who will be the next James Bond is on everyones lips.Tom Hardy has consistently dominated the conversation with the Venom star often named as the bookies favourite to play the next 007. However it seems the 44-year-old has now been replaced by a fresher-faced candidate. According to Ladbrokes Regé-Jean Page is currently the favourite to play the next James Bond with odds coming in at 94.
Page rose to fame in 2020 after his leading role in Bridgerton so its no surprise he has now been tipped to take on the coveted spy role. The 33-year-old previously confessed he was flattered to be considered but that hes not taking the rumours seriously. Speaking on The Tonight Show he said: I think there might be an element of cultural translation to be done here. If youre a Brit and you do something of any kind of renown that people regard well then people start saying the B word. Its like a merit badge. You get the B word merit badge. Im very very glad to have the badge. Im glad to be in such wonderful company of people who have the badge. But its a badge. As per Express Ladbrokes Alex Apati said: Plenty have led the way in the Bond betting over the years but its Regé-Jean Page who has dominated the market for some time now and punters seem to think hell be the name 007 chiefs turn to after Daniel Craig.
So where does that leave Hardy?
Well he appears to be slipping out of favour with the bookies now sitting in fourth place with odds of 81. Hardy previously declined to comment on the speculation saying: If I mention it its gone. You know theres a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting and in the fellowship of my peer group that if you talk about it youre automatically out of the race. So I cant possibly comment on that one. Sitting just below Page is Henry Cavill who is currently second-favourite to play Bond with odds of 41. And you might be surprised to hear Aidan Turner is currently in the running remaining at third place. The Poldark star currently has 71 odds which certainly makes him a dark horse in the race.