Richard Madden recently dropped some hints regarding James Bond. Since Daniel Craig’s departure, there has been much speculation of who will next take on the mantle of Britain’s most famous spy. Daniel Craig retired as 007 last year. It has been noted that the fans have been busy dream casting the role with actors of all types.
Many suggested that Henry Cavill, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, and Tom Hiddleston be among the several actors to play the role. It has been further noted that the favorites to bag the role include LGBTQ actors like Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey, singer Sam Smith, and Thor’s Tessa Thompson. However, popular actor Idris Elba is not willing to grab the role of James Bond. British actress Charlotte Kirk recently stated she is auditioning for a ‘deadly, brilliant, and complicated’ role in the new James Bond movie.
It has come to light that Damson Idris is the new bookies’ favourite to take over the role of James Bond via NME.
According to Online Betting Guide (OLBG), Idris is the current favourite to replace Daniel Craig with 2/1 odds. Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who was previously considered a frontrunner, follow closely behind with odds at 3/1.
Other contenders in the top five include Happy Valley star James Norton at 7/2 odds, who has distanced himself from the rumours on numerous occasions. Henry Cavill, who originally went for the role against Craig, sits at 4/1 odds.
Idris is best known for starring in the FX series Snowfall, which came to an end this year after six seasons. He also made an appearance in Donald Glover’s series Swarm and Black Mirror episode Smithereens.
Speaking to HipHollywood last year, Idris was asked whether he’d like to become the next James Bond. “It’s an iconic character,” he replied. “I don’t know, do I look like I could play Bond? Oh brilliant, well maybe it could happen. Who knows?”