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Tom Hardy as James Bond? Actor is oddsmakers' favorite for next 007

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He’ll always be Bane, but could Tom Hardy be the next Bond, too?

BoyleSports, an Ireland-based online betting firm, says the Legend star has emerged as the odds-on favorite to succeed Daniel Craig in the 007 role.

Odds on Hardy are now at 2/1, BoyleSports announced Tuesday, while Idris Elba is slightly behind at 3/1, Damian Lewis is 7/2, and Henry Cavill is 4/1.

“Following on from the support for Tom Hardy to take over from Daniel Craig as 007, BoyleSports can report that the gamble hasn’t dried up and punters believe that the deal may be signed sealed and delivered as there is no sign of the plunge coming to a halt,” said BoyleSports spokesperson Liam Glynn.

Other potential Bonds getting bets via the bookmaker include Orlando Bloom (25/1), Michael Fassbender (6/1), and Dominic West (40/1). David Beckham even made the cut, but with long odds — 250/1.

When asked recently if he’d be up for putting on 007’s tux, Hardy didn’t rule it out. “I think anybody would consider doing Bond, wouldn’t they?” he told Britain’s Sky News.

Craig will be back as Bond when Spectre arrives in theaters Nov. 6. 

 

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