It’s been more than two years since Daniel Craig made his last appearance as James Bond in the iconic 007 franchise. Thus, the next installment in the series is inevitable, which people are hoping, would see the introduction of either Aaron Taylor-Johnson or Henry Cavill as the British intelligence superspy for the next few years.
Thus, with the roster heating up, there are a lot of new reports flying in which give a deeper dive into who the next face of the franchise will be. But now, these reports are also suggesting that the aforementioned contenders may have been surpassed by James Norton as Barbara Broccoli eyes a new and non-star candidate to take the mantle.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson And Henry Cavill Are No Longer Top Contenders For Next Bond
For the longest time, ever since the departure of Daniel Craig from his most iconic role as James Bond, the quest to find a new face of the 007 franchise has been going, which narrowed down to two stars at the end. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, as well as Henry Cavill, have been the people’s favorites, as well as the stars that were favored by numerous rumors to take the place that Craig left behind.
But after recent rumors flowed in that Eon Productions executive and franchise producer Barbara Broccoli may be eying a fresh face, who is not a highly-known individual in the industry, the tables have turned.
As this topic is still a speculative matter, online betting hub OLGB has crunched some numbers from the user database of people who are betting on stars that can take on the role of Bond in the future, they have reported that James Norton has taken the top spot with a 9/4 odds. Taylor-Johnson and Cavill have been pushed down to second and third place with 5/2 and 3/1 odds respectively.
This new development may not seem like something new or surprising for those who have been following this topic for a while. All three of these stars have been making their rounds in the top three spots for some time, where all three of them once achieved the top contender spot. Thus, with these latest results now coming in, there is still no definitive answer as to who might the new Bond be. Who knows, it may be neither of the aforementioned stars and someone else entirely.
Who Are The Other Stars In The Race To Become The New Bond?
Along with the stars who are competing at the top three positions for the title of Bond, more stars are still running strong in the race.
After Cavill in the third position, we have Rege-Jean Page, Damson Idris, Tom Hardy, and Richard Madden are still in people’s minds and on the aforementioned results when it comes to becoming the face of the next couple of movies in the franchise.