Hardy was the clear favourite before the market closed
Britain’s biggest bookmakers have suspended betting on the next James Bond market, with Tom Hardy the bookies’ favourite before they closed.
Hardy’s odds were cut from 6/1 into 1/1, before bookies stopped taking bets on Daniel Craig’s successor.
The Dark Knight Rises star has been in the market since it opened in September 2019. Back then, he was 9/1 to be cast as the next James Bond.
James Norton was 9/4 second favourite when the market closed, followed by Idris Elba (11/2), Sam Heughan (6/1) and Richard Madden (7/1).
The movement seems to have shifted following a report from the Vulcan Reporter, in which it claims Hardy is next in line for 007.
Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “For years we've heard speculation about who will replace Daniel Craig as James Bond, and finally it seems that English heart-throb Tom Hardy is the man for the role. "
“The versatile Hardy would certainly be a popular choice – and attracted 54% of all bets in the 24 hours before the market was suspended.”
- Tom Hardy – 1/1
- James Norton – 9/4
- Idris Elba – 11/2
- Sam Heughan – 6/1
- Richard Madden – 7/1
- Cillian Murphy – 11/1
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