In the latest Ladbrokes odds Irish star Aidan Turners chances of replacing Daniel Craig as 007 have been slashed and Tom Hardy who is a firm fan favourite and who has dominated the next James Bond conversation for the last couple of years is also taking a backseat to Bridgeton heartthrob Rege Jean Page who is the current most likely pick according to Ladbrokes. RegeJean Pages Lad brokes odds are 72 while Aidan Turners and Tom Hardys are 61 respectively. Henry Cavill is a tied third with Turner and Hardy also with Ladbrokes odds of 61.
The next most likely candidate after these guys is James Norton 81 and behind him Richard Madden 91. Then the high paying outliers are Idris Elba with odds of 101 and Sam Heughan with odds of 161. For those that have enjoyed Hardys performance as Alfie in Peaky Blinders and Farrier in Dunkirk or Bane in The Dark Knight Rises and who are keen for a Bond with a history of playing villains this might be slightly disappointing news. But dont worry Hardy is still very much in the running just with slightly better paying odds than RegeJean Page.
Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas in No Time To Die. Image Credit Eon Productions
With Daniel Craig now definitely retiring as Bond RegeJean Page told The Mirror last year Ah the B word. I think if you are British and do anything of note that other people take notice of then people will start talking about that. Thats fairly normal and Im flattered to be in the category of Brits that people have noticed. He refused to be drawn on his intentions though adding The concept of having plans in this moment in history is mildly hilarious. Ive given up making them.
As for Hardy he hasnt wanted to say much for fear of jinxing his chances but he has been a smidge more vocal about wanting to play James Bond. Id love to play Bond with Chris Nolan or something. It would be awesome he said in 2012 on the radio. A few years later speaking to In Demand Showbiz Hardy said I think every boy wants to play James Bond to a certain degree. A few years after that Hardy told The Daily Beast 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 you are automatically out of the race. So I cant possibly comment on that one.