Tom Hardy set to be next James Bond and replace Daniel Craig as bookies slash odds

TOM Hardy is set to be replace Daniel Craig as the new James Bond, according to reports.

Bookies have slashed their odds on the 43-year-old being officially named as the future 007.

It comes as the Vulcan Reporter claimed heartthrob Tom was offered the part in June.

He was preparing to be revealed as the new ladies' man in November when No Time To Die was released.

But coronavirus pushed back the film's premiere – and Tom will have to keep his secret a while longer.

It's thought he'll reveal he's landed the top job later this year or in early 2021.

Now Ladbrokes have slashed the odds of him landing the job from 8/1 to just 4/5 in the past 24 hours after a flurry of bets.

Daniel Craig has played James Bond in four films since 2006 – Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre.

He confirmed he'll bow out after making No Time To Die.

Ever since, superfans have been trying to work out which famous face will take over.

James Norton and Sam Heughan were big names said to be in the running.

It was also rumoured that director Sam Mendez would introduce the first black actor to play the famous role, Idris Elba.

Lashana Lynch was also set to take on the iconic spy role as the first female 007 secret agent.

Tom Hiddleston, Richard Madden, Michael Fassbender, Cillian Murphy were also tipped to be the next James Bond.

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