Tom Hardy Ousted By Henry Cavill as New Fan Favorite To Play James Bond, McMafia Star James Norton a Close Second

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The race for the next 007 continues at a strong and steady pace with fans praying for their favorite contenders to win the role.


There has been endless speculation and a mountain of rumors as to who the next James Bond is going to be after the popular and esteemed Daniel Craig. From Tom Holland and Henry Cavill to Idris Elba and Tom Hardy, fans didn’t leave any pages unturned when it came to conjecture.

Daniel Craig as James Bond
Daniel Craig as James Bond

And although there hasn’t been any official confirmation with regard to the next James Bond, a reported update might have solidified the chances of certain actors procuring the position.


Fans are rooting for Henry Cavill to become the next James Bond

After 15 years of working with the franchise, Daniel Craig announced his retirement from the role of the formidable James Bond, with No Time to Die (2021) being his last Bond movie. And although no actor will be able to replace him, there is some tough competition amongst talented actors who are likely be filling his shoes.

Up until now, Tom Hardy had been one of the top contestants in the race to become the new 007. But he seems to have been outmatched by two other top-notch English actors.

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Cavill in Man of Steel

Man of Steel star, Henry Cavill sure seems to be winning a lot of hearts these days as fans continue to root for him to step into the title of the next 007.

Back in 2005, Cavill had even auditioned for Casino Royale. But The Witcher star had apparently been deemed as “too chubby” for the role, which is why he wasn’t able to get it. And now, he is one of the top contenders to become the next Bond. Oh, how the tables have turned.

However, he’s not the only fan favorite.


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James Norton competes against Henry Cavill for the role of 007

Giving a tough fight to Henry Cavill, we have the McMafia star, James Norton in second place to end up as the next James Bond.

Like Cavill, Norton is one of the most suitable candidates, and has also been garnering a lot of love and support from fans that has made him stand out even more. He became a step ahead in the game after becoming the second-favorite in the race.

James Norton

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On the other hand, certain other celebrities like Tom Holland, Luke Evans, Idris Elba, etc., don’t seem to be possible replacements for Craig’s Bond anymore. Tom Holland especially lost credibility after Michael G. Wilson, announced that it was unlikely they would go for picking a younger actor for the role, considering Agent 007 has already had plenty of experience.

The Peaky Blinders actor, Tom Hardy’s chances too seem to be dwindling as Cavill and Norton get backed up by fans to a great extent.


No official word about the next James Bond has been out yet.

Source: Express


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