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Betting on Tom Hardy as the New James Bond Has Been Suspended


Following the current rumor that Mad Max: Fury Street star, Tom Hardy, might be taking up from Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming’s 007, bookies have suspended betting on the following James Bond market, with Hardy now the bookies’ favorite. Because the rumor first started to flow into, Hardy’s odds have gone from 6/1 to 1/1, with Hardy attracting 54% of all bets within the 24 hours earlier than the market was suspended. This doesn’t essentially imply that Hardy’s takeover is a achieved deal, however it definitely offers the rumor some traction.

The rumor that Tom Hardy has been chosen to turn into Daniel Craig’s successor after No Time to Die hit the web a couple of days in the past, with the Oscar-nominated actor reportedly profitable the position of again in June after a profitable audition. Allegedly, the plan was to make the casting announcement following the discharge of No Time to Die, however attributable to delays this was placed on the again burner, with insiders now claiming that the announcement will not be made till subsequent yr.

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Tom Hardy has been a James Bond favourite for a while, with the actor’s odds lately leaping to a wholesome 8/1, an enchancment from this time final yr. He has additionally been a best choice of Bond followers alongside the likes of Idris Elba and Outlander star Sam Heughan. After all, nothing has been confirmed but, but when Hardy does turn into the following actor to don the well-known 007 tux, he could be one thing of a stunning alternative. Traditionally, the position of Bond isn’t normally given to such recognizable actors, with the half as a substitute given to lesser recognized expertise who’re shot to the A-list because of being related to the world-famous franchise. Hardy can be a lot older than actors normally are once they first enter the martini-swigging world of Bond.

The Venom star has commented on probably taking up as 007 previously, preferring to not remark moderately than find yourself saying an excessive amount of. “If I point out it, it is gone,” the actor stated. “, there is a saying amongst us within the fraternity of appearing, and within the fellowship of my peer group, that if you happen to speak about it you are robotically out of the race. So I can not probably touch upon that one!”

Earlier than anybody new turns into Bond although, we nonetheless have but to see Daniel Craig as the enduring character for the fifth and remaining time within the upcoming No Time to Die. Choosing up 5 years after the seize of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, James Bond has now left energetic service till he’s approached by Felix Leiter, his pal, and a CIA officer, who enlists his assist in the seek for Valdo Obruchev, a lacking scientist. When it turns into obvious that Obruchev was kidnapped, Bond should confront a hazard the likes of which the world has by no means seen earlier than.

No Time to Die is directed by Beasts of No Nation’s Cary Joji Fukunaga from a screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Fukunaga, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, and Ralph Fiennes reprise their roles from earlier movies, with Rami Malek and Lashana Lynch becoming a member of the primary solid. No Time to Die has been delayed a number of occasions as a result of ongoing international circumstances, with rumors at present abound that it could be delayed once more. For now, the film is scheduled for launch on 12 November in the UK and on 25 November in the USA, with a current poster sticking to the November launch. This involves us from Oddschecker.

Jon Fuge at Movieweb
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