Next James Bond: Tom Hardy slips behind as the clear favorite Netflix warrior for 007 | Movies | Entertainment

Daniel Craig went down in history as one of the most iconic James Bond actors of all time – but all good things must come to an end. No Time To Die made sure of that by killing off their version of 007, opening the door for a whole new actor to take the reins of the iconic hero.

The official reveal of the next James Bond actor will likely be announced within the next 12 months. But until then, Tom Hardy was a fan favorite – and in Bond ratings.

But there’s some bad news for the Venom star this week.

Hardy has become a staple of British cinema. Not only was he a smash hit with movies like Venom and Inception, he also explored deeper, character-driven imagery like Legend and Capone.

For this reason, the 44-year-old would be an ideal candidate to play the international spy. But he previously revealed he won’t speak openly about the role.

Hardy said he’s dreaded talking about becoming James Bond in recent years. He explained, “You know, there’s a saying among us in the acting fraternity and in my peer group community that if you talk about it, you’re automatically out of the running. So I can’t comment on that one. If I mention it, he’s gone.

Now his chances have been pushed back a little further. Ladbrokes gave the 6/1 star as they became 007.

And he’s got some big competition as a Netflix star takes the lead.

Henry Cavill has become the ever-changing Bond ratings favorite. The British star has longed for years to join the ranks of Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan, and now could be his chance.

The 39-year-old has made a name for himself playing Geralt of Rivia in Netflix fantasy show The Witcher in recent years. The franchise is based on the book series of the same name, written by Andrzej Sapkowski.

Prior to that, Cavill took on the role of Superman in Zack Snyder’s trilogy – Man of Steel, Batman V Superman and Justice League.

So he certainly has the acting chops and the star power to take on the role of Bond, James Bond next.

And his chances are now better than ever.

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Cavill revealed last year that he was denied a place at Casino Royale because he was “too big”. According to the director, in any case.

He said the star looked “a bit chubby”. Cavill admitted he doesn’t know how to “train or diet” to keep his body in top shape.

And the rest is history. The star lost the role and Craig claimed it.

This time around, however, he might have a better chance. But he is not alone in the race.

Cavill is currently leading the Bond ratings, but he is closely followed by another Netflix star: Regé-Jean Page.

Bridgerton’s track has also been a betting favorite for some time. And he’s another player whose odds continue to improve.

The latest Ladbrokes odds give him an impressive 7/2. These place him in second place in the current ratings.

But, because he’s a newcomer to Hollywood, he may not yet be considered by Bond bosses.