Next Bond – Henry Cavill overtaken by star with ‘shortest odds yet’

James Bond: Producers 'want someone in his 30s' says King

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A year on since No Time To Die hit cinemas and fans continue to speculate over who the next James Bond will be. What we do know is that Daniel Craig’s replacement will be male and most likely in their thirties, according to 007 producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson. And now the latest odds have landed with a big shake-up among the frontrunners.

According to William Hill, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is now odds-on to be announced as the new Bond. The 32-year-old star of Avengers Age of Ultron and Bullet Train has moved from 6-4 to 4-5. A spokesperson for the bookies confirmed this makes him “the shortest-priced 007 candidate since we opened betting”.

Behind him is Henry Cavill on 11-2, followed by Chiwetel Ejiofor on 7-1, Dan Stevens on 8-1, plus both Richard Madden and Regé-Jean Page on 9-1. Of course, all this should be taken with a pinch of salt but there have certainly been some rumours surrounding Aaron in the news recently.

Taylor-Johnson, who also played John Lennon in Nowhere Boy allegedly auditioned for the new Bond recently. According to The Sun’s insider: “Aaron went for a screen test to be the next Bond in September and producers and Barbara loved him. He is now one of the front-runners.”

These are unconfirmed reports, but it’s certainly in the realm of possibility. Plus, considering Cavill’s Superman return is now up in the air maybe he’s in with a chance again himself?

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