Tom Hardy Falls Behind Henry Cavill in the Next Bond Actor Betting Odds
Following Daniel Craig’s departure, Henry Cavill surpasses Tom Hardy to take the lead as the new betting favourite to play the role of the next James Bond. No Time to Die, which was published in October 2021, was Craig’s farewell performance as the slick MI6 super-spy. Although it had long been anticipated that No Time to Die would be Craig’s final instalment in the spy series, the unexpected death of James Bond in the movie shocked viewers. As it has done numerous times before, the long-running franchise is anticipated to recast the part and restart the continuity. There haven’t been many significant casting-related updates in the months since No Time to Die’s release. Barbara Broccoli, the producer of the James Bond films, stated earlier this year that they are taking their time with the important choice and carefully weighing their options.Although the Bond producer has repeatedly ruled out casting a woman in the traditionally male role, Broccoli later revealed they are planning to “reinvent” the spy franchise with the next instalment, possibly by casting a person of colour. A new betting favourite has emerged, though it’s not clear if the official search for the next James Bond has even started.Henry Cavill has surpassed Tom Hardy as the new favourite to play the next James Bond, according to the betting website Ladbrokes. Regé-Jean Page of Bridgerton, who is currently in second place, and Hardy, who is currently in third place but previously held the top spot, are both ranked below Cavill in the rankings. Cavill is the favourite with odds of 3/1, followed closely by Page and Hardy with odds of 7/2 and 6/1, respectively.When they recast James Bond for 2006’s Casino Royale, Cavill was among the finalists; however, Craig ultimately won the part. He has frequently been chosen by fans to succeed Craig since No Time to Die. Cavill’s rise to the top of the betting odds to play James Bond, however, appears to have been aided by a video the actor recently shared on his social media. Cavill wears a sharp suit and strolls past a silver Aston Martin DB5 in an advertisement for No 1 Botanicals herbal drinks, both unsubtle nods to 007 attire.Given the recent flurry of bets placed on Cavill, which propelled him to the top spot, many people seem to be taking the video very seriously, even though it may just be a cheeky acknowledgment of the Bond casting rumours from Cavill.In addition to his popularity, which might actually work against him, Cavill is slated to star in Argylle, another spy film with franchise potential, and it would be difficult, if not impossible, for him to juggle both roles at once. Cavill is currently the betting favourite to play the next James Bond, but it remains to be seen how the recent change will play out.