Who could be the next James Bond? Latest odds


FANS are on the edge of their seat to find out who the next James Bond will be.

Ever since Daniel Craig quit, the bookies have been giving their odds on who will be chosen to be the new 007 spy.

Fans are keen to know who will replace Daniel Craig as James Bond

Who will be the new James Bond?

Since Daniel Craig first announced that he would no longer be playing James Bond, there have been lots of rumours about who will replace him.

Bond fans were left shocked when it was announced by 007 film producer Michael G. Wilson that the new Bond would be “30-something”.

This means both hot favourites Idris Elba and Tom Hardy are OUT of the running.

Here are the latest odds as of March 2024 (suppled by Ladbrokes):

Aaron Taylor Jones 15/6

Aaron Taylor-Johnson tops the favourites to play James Bond

Movie hunk Aaron Taylor-Johnson has topped the bookies’ list since 2022 after it was revealed that the British actor had already “filmed a top-secret scene” at Pinewood Studios, Berkshire.

The actor is not new to the cinema screen, having taken part in Bullet Train in 2022 and featured as Pietro Maximoff in the Marvel movie Avengers: Age of Ultron.

He is also very famous for starring in the Kick-Ass movie series and Tenet.

On March 18, 2024, The Sun exclusively revealed how Bond bosses have offered the job to Aaron and are just waiting for the actor to sign on the doted line.

A source told us: “Bond is Aaron’s job, should he wish to accept it. The formal offer is on the table and they are waiting to hear back.”

They added: “Aaron may not be the best known in his field but he is an incredibly talented actor.

“His role in Nocturnal Animals showed his depth as an actor.

“He is the perfect person to play Bond and will pick up well from where Daniel left off.”

Henry Cavill – 7/2

Henry Cavill is tipped to scoop the James Bond crownREX Features

Henry Cavill has been second to become Bond behind Aaron for years.

The actor shot to international stardom playing Superman – but could he be the next James Bond?

He has certainly got the looks for it, and would step into the role effortlessly.

Henry began his career at the age of 20, starring in the film adaptations of The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), and I Capture the Castle (2003).

Henry later appeared in TV shows The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Midsomer Murders and The Tudors, before heading to Hollywood.

It was there that he was cast in the coveted role of Superman in Man of Steel, the film that would kickstart the DC Cinematic Universe.

James Norton – 4/1

James Norton has been a James Bond frontrunner for a whileREX Features

With his chiselled jaw, and Englishman good looks, James Norton has been a hot contender for the next Bond for many years.

He is known for playing the lead role of Sidney Chambers in Grantchester, but he has since swapped Blighty for Hollywood.

James also wowed fans of Happy Valley when he played the evil Tommy lee Royce in all three

series of the hit BBC drama.

However, he has previously told fans “not to bet on him” to play Bond, as he doubts he would get the role.

But his thoroughly British Cambridge education stands James in good stead to take on the role of smoothly-spoken Bond.

In December 2019, James gave an intriguing interview in which he spoke about downing strong martinis — 007’s signature cocktail, which has fuelled speculation he was dropping hints about the role.

Rege-Jean Page – 4/1

Rege-Jean Page is also a favourite for 007REX Features

Ever since hunky actor Rege-Jean Page set pulses racing as the Duke of Hastings in period drama Bridgerton, he has been a favourite to play the playboy spy.

The TV and film star’s hopes to bag the role of Bond soared after he starred in thriller The Gray Man, alongside Bond girl Ana de Armas, Billy Bob Thornton, and Alfre Woodard.

As he is born in 1988, he definitely fits into the millennial Bond category.

The rest of the odds include:

Cosmo Jarvis – 7/1
Sope Dirisu – 8/1
Tom Hardy – 9/1

Callum Turner – 10/1
Cillian Murphy – 10/1

When will the next James bond be announced?

The Sun revealed how Bond insiders have said that as soon as Aaron signs the contract, there will be an announcement.

A source told us: “As far as Eon is concerned, Aaron is going to sign his contract in the coming days and they can start preparing for the big announcement.”

This could mean fans could know who the next James Bond is by the end of March 2024.

Who has played James Bond?

Over the years there have been seven actors who have played the spy.

The first ever James Bond film was in 1962, and this is who has played the lead role over the years:

Sean Connery – The late actor was the first ever actor to play Bond, and reprised the role for seven movies.
George Lazenby – The star only played Bond once, but was the youngest actor to ever play the spy.
Roger Moore – The late movie star spent 12 years making seven films in the famous franchise.

Timothy Dalton – The smooth actor took over from Roger Moore and appeared in The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill.

Pierce Brosnan – The handsome star played Bond for four movies from 1995 to 2002.
Daniel Craig – The British star was the first blonde James Bond and the sixth actor to win the role in 2005.

Will there be another James Bond movie?

There will be another James Bond movie, but the title of the film is yet to be revealed.

The next 007 film has been delayed because of 2023 Hollywood strikes.

Due to the shocking ending of No Time To Die it is unclear where the next movie will fit in the timeline.

The last film made more than £600million at the global box office.