As the hunt for the next James Bond continues, Regé-Jean Page picks up extra cookie points against his competitors to become the current favorite in the list. The Bridgerton star overtakes the widespread Superman fame Henry Cavill to take the top position. After Daniel Craig left the franchise with No Time to Die, every ‘007’ fan is keen to know who would take over the title now.
The Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page has been in the race for a long time. The Netflix period series has made a major contribution to his career and there’s certainly a large number of fans who want the star to don the tuxedo of the British Spy.
Regé-Jean Page, to be the next James Bond?
Henry Cavill had a major grip on the James Bond list even after many sources claimed him to be a misfit for the role. The actor slipped to the second position in the Ladbrokes’ Bond Odds list. This mainly happened after Warner Bros. Discovery announced that the Witcher actor is returning to the central pipeline of DCEU in his role of Superman. It was also announced prior that the makers want an actor for a long-term commitment to the role which also rules out Henry Cavill from the list.
Regé-Jean Page is certainly one of the most powerful contenders on the list and at moment some sources claimed that The Gray Man actor was even finalized for the role. Replying to that, Regé-Jean Page said in an interview:
“There are many things people don’t know about, and they continue to be ‘in progress.’ People will know about them at a point that’s sufficient.”
Surprisingly, a smirk accompanied Page’s statement which can be a hint to something big coming in the actor’s career. But still, there are many competitors left who have the potential to don the character of James Bond.
Who are the other actors in the race of James Bond?
Besides Regé-Jean Page, there is a basket full of names who can also take over the tuxedo of 007. Earlier there were rumors that the Spider-Man actor Tom Holland could also take over Daniel Craig. But the makers soon announced that they don’t want James Bond to look like a high school student thereby burying the rumors to the grave.
The Ladbrokes’ list of Bond Odds is also hinting at the Disney Beauty and the Beast fame Dan Stevens as a potential James Bond. Alex Apati from Ladbrokes commented that Stevens’ chances of playing the spy have increased over the past few days:
“Dan Stevens has joined the frontrunners to replace Daniel Craig as 007, and while Regé-Jean Page heads the betting, there’s now no less than nine names currently priced at 10/1 or shorter… making the race closer than we’ve ever seen.”
On the other hand, one of the initial choices, the Heimdal actor Idris Elba has almost lost his role. If the reports are to be believed then the actor doesn’t fulfill the criteria of being a long-term choice. Even Tom Hardy is very unlikely to portray James Bond as his chances are also very dim.
In the current scenario, the whole situation looks like a mess and nothing can be said with full confidence. We have to wait till any official update lands from the studio and the makers.
All the James Bond movies can be streamed on Amazon Prime