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.
While countless names have come and gone in the Bond odds, Irish actor Aidan Turner has been a constant presence in the top ten for the past two years. Unfortunately, earlier this month – Monday, June 19, 2023 – may have marked the end of the road for Turner’s hopes to become the next 007.
Bond bosses behind the scenes are reportedly looking for a younger star to play the hero for decades to come, Turner may have just aged out of the role. At the moment, Ladbrokes have given Turner meagre 16/1 odds on becoming the next James Bond. The bookies’ Alex Apati said:
“Aidan Turner was – not too long ago – considered a genuine frontrunner to replace Daniel Craig as 007.
“But with Bond chiefs seemingly making it clear exactly what they’re looking for, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the birthday boy continue to drift over the coming weeks and months.”