It seems like Tom Hiddleston will be replacing Daniel Craig as the next James Bond over Tom Hardy and Idris Elba.
Daniel Craig still has one Bond film to come, but speculations about the next James Bond are already around. And now, Hiddleston seems like the favourite for the iconic role.
The 37-year old actor has seen odds to 8-1, overtaking Elba and Hardy for the role. A Ladbrokes spokesperson revealed, “It’s looking increasingly likely the name will be Hiddleston; Tom Hiddleston.”
The support for Hiddleston as the next 007 started way back in 2016 when The Night Manager was on the BBC. Hiddleston last appeared as Loki in Avengers: Infinity War, which saw his character dying at the hands of Thanos in the opening scene. However, rumours reveal that he will be returning to reprise Loki in a solo series on Disney’s new streaming platform.
Set photos of Avengers 4 also reveal that the actor will return as Loki. For now, the actor will have to wait for a few years until he gets to audition for James Bond. After all, Craig’s last outing as 007, Bond 25 will release around 2020, so it’s unlikely that we’ll get to see another Bond film until 2022.
Meanwhile, Elba and Hardy are currently 5-1, while Aidan Turner and James Norton are 10-1. Behind them are Henry Cavill and Orlando Bloom.