Next James Bond: Lashana Lynch odds on to become first female 007 after Daniel Craig snub

Daniel Craig has played James Bond for 15 years. He made his debut in 2006’s Casino Royale and has since starred in five 007 films. No Time To Die brings his journey to an end and marks the beginning of the next actor’s time as Bond. Although the actor has not yet been announced, the odds suggest it could be a woman for the first time ever.

Bookmaker Coral recently slashed Lashana Lynch’s odds from 33/1 to 5/1.

This enormous improvement in the British actor’s odds places her just behind the favourite male actors who are also in the running.

Top of the leaderboard is Bridgerton heartthrob Regé-Jean Page who has a staggering 6/4 and is the current favourite.

He is closely followed by Venom actor Tom Hardy, who has powerful 3/1 odds.

.James Bond No Time To Die director calls Sean Connery’s 007 ‘a rapist’

Next James Bond: Lashana Lynch odds on to become first female 007 after Daniel Craig snub

Next James Bond: Lashana Lynch has seen her odds improved (Image: GETTY)

Next James Bond lashana lynch

Next James Bond: Will Lashana Lynch continue her role as 007? (Image: GETTY)

These three candidates are followed by James Norton who has an impressive 4/1 in the odds.

Lashana’s odds have improved so much because her character, Nomi, plays a key role in No Time To Die.

During the film Bond has been absent for five years, leaving MI5 no choice but to assign the 007 moniker to another secret agent: Nomi.

This means the character is already making history as the first woman ever to wield the mantle of 007.

Next James Bond daniel craig

Next James Bond: Tom Hardy is in the top bettings (Image: GETTY)

Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: “Lashana Lynch will briefly star in No Time To Die as 007, with the plot having Bond in exile, and we think she’s now in line to land the job as Daniel Craig’s replacement in the film series. We’ve slashed the odds significantly and she is a leading contender.”

He added: “Regé-Jean Page is the favourite to be given the gig, with Tom Hardy still at the forefront of our market as somebody we do still think would be perfect as Bond.”

Lynch’s new odds follow Craig’s comments on whether Bond ought to be played by a woman after ​he steps down.

James Bond Sean Connery: Touching reason star gave up his bed for boss [NEWS]
James Bond No Time To Die director calls Sean Connery’s 007 ‘a rapist’ [INFO]
Daniel Craig’s James Bond ‘baddest behaved’ – Tops worst 007 to date [INSIGHT]

Speaking to Radio Times, Craig suggested a woman should not be the next Bond, before adding there “should simply be better parts for women and actors of colour”.

He added: “Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?”

Bond boss Barbara Broccoli also spoke out about the possibility of a female character last year.

She said: “[Bond] can be of any colour, but he is male.” (Via Variety)

Broccoli went on: “I believe we should be creating new characters for women – strong female characters.

“I’m not particularly interested in taking a male character and having a woman play it. I think women are far more interesting than that.”

James Bond No Time To Die hits cinemas September 30.

Read More: Hollywood News


Denial of any Responsibility!
AsumeTech is a News Source that Publishes News from its Editorial Team and the Automatic News Aggregation around the News Media. All the Aggregated Content you find on our site is available freely over the Internet; each piece of Content includes the hyperlink to its Primary Source. We have just arranged that in our platform for Educational Purposes only. All the Copyrights and Trademarks belong to their Rightful Owners and all Materials to their Authors. If you are the Content owner and do not want us to publish your materials on our Website, please get in touch with us by email – [email protected]; we will remove the Content from our Website.

Leave a Reply