Either way, who do you think should be the next James Bond.
He is how the betting is shaking out.
Daniel Craig can’t be James Bond forever. He has already headlined the franchise in three films, with a fourth, Spectre, on the way. With the actor and producers teasing that he could potentially retire his impeccably tailored suit any day now, fans are placing bets as to who will take his place when the job is done. According to some new buzz, Damien Lewis has emerged as a likely contender.
This update doesn’t come from any intrepid journalist, anything official from the studio, or even an interview response taken out of context and blown out of proportion. This comes from…bookmakers in the U.K. According to The Hollywood Reporter, William Hill revealed that it slashed its odds of the Homeland star becoming the next James Bond by more than 75%, from 25/1 to 3/1. This propels Lewis ahead of Idris Elba (5/2), Tom Hardy (4/1), Henry Cavill (5/1), and Michael Fassbender (7/1). While we may not know the intricacies or influences of U.K. bookmakers, this doesn’t seem to be anything more than a friendly wager among friends.
A bit dated but here goes:
Damien Lewis. Meh. A good actor but I'm not so sure he has the flair for Bond.
Idris Elba. If you've seen the BBC show 'Luther' then you'll understand why he'd be a great pick.
Tom Hardy. My favorite pick of this bunch.
Cavill and Fassbender I don't know enough to say.
People not mentioned.
Andrew Lincoln. Yes, Rick Grimes. Not sure he could pull it off for the same reason as Lewis. He doesn't quite seem to have that flair.
People not from the UK.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones. I'd think he'd nail the role.
Edited by SemiAuto, 17 February 2016 - 01:39 PM.