Daniel Craig recently retired as 007 last year. It has been noted that the fans have been busy dream casting the role with actors of all types.
It has been further noted that the favorites to bag the role include gay actors like Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey, singer Sam Smith, and Thor’s Tessa Thompson. But Out noted that the outlet’s favorite is Luke Evans. Now, two more names have been thrown into the mix — Henry Cavill and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Tom Hardy loses out in the race for James Bond
The official announcement will likely come in the next couple of years; and while Tom Hardy has been a relative favourite in the Bond odds for some time, he may have missed his chance. According to the betting company, Tom Hardy is the third favourite at 6-1 odds, followed by Regé-Jean Page at 8-1, James Norton and Chiwetel Ejiofor both at 10-1, and Douglas Booth, Richard Madden and Dan Stevens all at 12-1.
Hardy has become a fan favourite in the past few years, especially after rumours hit that he had already been cast as the super spy behind-the-scenes.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Henry Cavill are tied as the bookies’ favourite to become the next James Bond. William Hill has both Taylor-Johnson and Cavill at 2-1 odds as Daniel Craig’s successor, which comes after the latter was dropped from the role of Superman. Taylor-Johnson was previously rumoured to be the frontrunner after he reportedly impressed producer Barbara Broccoli during a secret audition.
The Venom star has been quizzed about becoming Bond in recent years, however, he is adamant he will be staying quiet.
“You know, there’s a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting, and in the fellowship of my peer group, that if you talk about it you’re automatically out of the race. If I mention it, it’s gone.”