Daniel Craig has hinted he’s ready to give up the James Bond franchise after his fourth spy film “SPECTRE” opens on Nov. 6 – and gambling spots are already drawing plenty of action on who will become the next action star!
The entertainment world is both shaken and stirred by speculation about who’ll be the next actor to take on the iconic role.
The field has never been more wide open.
The debate used to be whether an American could play the British super agent – but now Hollywood is open to more diversity than ever in the Bond biz!
So take a spot at the table and speculate on the odds for these seven big names being talked about for the role of 007!
Daniel Craig (8-1): Don’t count out Daniel – who might want to return for at least one more turn if he’s paid a few more millions!
Tom Hardy (3-1): He’s British, he’s handsome and he’s coming off a wild turn in this year’s bizarre action epic “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
Henry Cavill (8-1): The “Man of Steel” star had a better shot at a third franchise before his spy-turn in this summer’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” bombed at the box office.
David Beckham (9-1): This UK soccer superstar has an American following, courtesy of commercials and his marriage to Victoria Beckham – but all the Bond talk seems to come from his PR firm!
Michael Fassbender (15-1): This intense German-Irish actor is still mostly known for indie films, but his work as Magneto in the “X-Men” movies has attracted some powerful fans.
Idris Elba (4-1): He’s gotten American exposure in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and the hit cable show “The Wire” – and a very vocal fan base has been screaming that Idris is the man to shake up the Bond franchise!
Damien Lewis (6-1): He’d start as one of the older Bonds at the age of 44, but the British “Homeland” star remains a fan favorite.