Odds Show Regé-Jean Page, Tom Hardy, James Norton in Close Race to Take Over Iconic Role
Regé-Jean Page is the bookies’ current favorite to be the next James Bond, according to betting aggregators US-Bookies (See Disclaimer Below). His odds to take over Daniel Craig’s role have improved from 16/5 (23.8% implied probability) to 5/2 (28.6%) since last month. With this shift, Page has once again overtaken Tom Hardy, whose odds worsened from 9/4 (30.8%) to 3/1 (25%) during the same time.
“Regé-Jean Page has gotten a lot of praise for his role in Bridgerton, so his current free agent status has fueled the speculation, which is evidenced by the bookies suggesting he’s the favorite to be the first Black man to play James Bond,” says a US-Bookies spokesperson. “While Page’s odds have improved beyond many stars’, James Norton’s odds have also made noticeable improvements, so we can’t count him out just yet.”
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In April, James Norton was 5/2 (28.6% implied probability) to take over the role, but those odds worsened to 11/2 (15.4%) by September. However, his odds have since improved to 3/1 (25%), where he’s tied with Tom Hardy. Norton is Followed by Henry Cavill, who improved from 10/1 (9.1%) to 7/1 (12.5%) since last month, and Idris Elba, who also improved from 9/1 (10%) to 8/1 (11.1%).
“Daniel Craig’s recent comments on the possibility of a female Bond have been widely discussed leading up to Not Time To Die’s US release, and the bookies are viewing this as a less likely possibility than it was a month ago,” says a US-Bookies spokesperson. “Lashana Lynch, who is the woman with the best odds, worsened since September from 9/1 to 10/1.”
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Disclaimer: The odds posted in this article are for illustrative purposes only, as wagering on such props is not currently legal in any U.S. state. The data was based on betting markets offered by UK/European/worldwide operators regulated in jurisdictions where wagering on these props is legal.