Next James Bond race ‘takes one other twist’ as odds slashed on Hollywood star | Films | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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Could 2024 lastly be the 12 months when the subsequent James Bond is introduced?

Whatever the case, the most recent bookies’ odds see a Hollywood star’s probabilities of taking over the Licence to Kill sliced.

William Hill’s Lee Phelps mentioned: “Our search for the next James Bond could have taken another twist, in the form of Cillian Murphy. As winner of Best Drama Actor at the Golden Globes this week for his strong on-screen performances in recent times, he certainly fits the bill for the iconic role.

“The 47-year-old has been backed into 10-1 with us to assume the role left by Daniel Craig, putting him in front of previous contenders like Richard Madden and Paapa Essiedu.

“Aaron Taylor-Johnson was our favourite for the majority of 2023 and still leads the betting at 6/4, but in true 007 fashion, we can’t help but feel there are more twists to come.”

The Irish star, who is predicted to win the Best Actor Oscar for Oppenheimer, has additionally had his odds sliced from 12-1 to 6-1 at Coral.

Take all of it with a pinch of salt after all, particularly on condition that Murphy is pushing 50 and so might be too previous to be forged as Bond now.

Meanwhile listed here are the complete newest odds from William Hill: Aaron Taylor-Johnson is on 6-4, Henry Cavill is on 5-2, Damson Idris is on 7-2, Tom Hardy and James Norton are on 5-1 and Regé-Jean Page is on 11-2.

Additionally, Dev Patel and Paul Mescal are on 7-1, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd and Harris Dickinson are on 8-1 and Cillian Murphy is on 10-1.