The role of James Bond has long been one of the most-desired roles in Hollywood. At the end of the month, No Time To Die will be released, bringing Daniel Craig’s journey as the titular hero to a close. Recently, Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page has been the frontrunner to take over from the 53-year-old, but he may be about to lose his top spot to a Marvel villain.
According to leading bookmaker Ladbrokes, Loki actor Tom Hiddleston has just gained a lot of ground in the Bond odds.
The Marvel star previously had an incredibly impressive 12/1 to play Bond after Craig, but his odds have just been slashed.
The British star has just been awarded a staggering 8/1 to claim the role.
It’s no surprise Hiddleston’s popularity has spiked considering the excellent year he has had.
In June the 40-year-old star’s solo show Loki debuted on Disney Plus.
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Hiddleston starred in six episodes set in the MCU, taking place directly after Avengers Endgame.
He played alongside Sophia Di Martino, who portrayed a female variant of Loki named Sylvie.
During the TV show, the ever-charismatic actor secured some major screen time in the MCU for the first time since 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok
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Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati commented: “Tom Hiddleston is now firmly among the frontrunners in the race to replace Daniel Craig as Bond, and the betting is looking closer than ever, with no less than seven names priced 8/1 or shorter.”
Hiddleston isn’t the first Marvel hero to have his odds slashed this year.
Following the release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the titular character’s actor, Simu Liu, has been awarded an incredible 16/1 odds at Ladbrokes.
This improvement in odds means he is in pole position to take over from the aforementioned favourite, Page, as well as other popular frontrunners.
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Page, who is best known for playing The Duke of Hastings in Netflix’s period drama, was given a fantastic 5/6 odds last month, placing him as the current favourite.
But just behind him is Tom Hardy, who also has a strong year ahead of him with his upcoming supervillain movie Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage.
Hardy has a strong 4/1 on becoming Bond – and he recently got some support from a former Bond actor.
Goldeneye star Pierce Brosnan recently said: “There’s Tom Hardy out there as well. Tom can really chew the furniture up, just be a ball boy – both men can.” (Via People)
Brosnan also gave his blessing to Idris Elba, who is also in the running to become the next Bond.
The Suicide Squad star was given 10/1, keeping him in the top ten of potential stars.
Brosnan said of the Pacific Rim actor: “Idris Elba comes to mind. Idris is such a powerful presence and such a great former voice tensity. He would be magnificent.”
James Bond No Time To Die hits cinemas on September 30.
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