Next James Bond actor odds

Daniel Craig has vacated his role as James Bond 007, leaving millions of viewers in tentative suspense. Who is going to take this role? Hollywood hopped on the next gentleman they saw, Henry Cavill. But as it turns out, there are even more contenders.

While the decisions are left to producers to make, bookmakers offer you an opportunity to bet on the most viable option. In this article, we examine the leading contenders for the next James Bond 007 actor and betting odds.

Who will be the next James Bond?

Next James Bond Odds List

Since Daniel Craig stepped down, rumors about who might replace him have spread like wildfire. The stakes are rolling in from young, fast-rising actors like Damson Idris to more well-known superstars like Tom Hardy. Here, we compiled the likely successors and their net odds (James Bond odds)  across various bookmakers:

Next James Bond Betting Odds



William Hill


Aaron Taylor-Johnson
5/2 3/2 7/5
Damson Idris  3/1 7/2 5/2
Henry Cavill  13/2 9/2 9/2
Tom Hardy  14/1 5/1 5/1
James Norton 14/1 10/1 9/1
Richard Madden  14/1 16/1 16/1
Regé-Jean Page 16/1 16/1 14/1

Idris Elba

18/1 16/1 16/1

Callum Turner

18/1 18/1 16/1

Cillian Murphy

18/1 16/1 20/1

Top 5 Actors for replacement

There are lots of potential replacements for Daniel Craig. However, we'd focus on the top five candidates. Here are the top five actors to replace Daniel Craig, their achievements, and what makes them worthy successors. Keep reading to see the odds for the next James Bond in the franchise. 

Aaron Taylor-Johnson 

Age: 33

Country: Buckinghamshire, England

Career timeline: 2002-active

Filmography/Notable works: Nowhere Boys, Nocturnal Animals, Bullet Train

Aaron Taylor-Johnson gives the other actors on our list a run for their money. The actor is on set for the new Marvel superhero movie Kraven the Hunter, where he had to gain lots of muscle. The actor's versatility and professional theatrics are exactly why he tops the list. More so, there have been rumors of secret screen tests with Barbara Broccoli, the producer of the James Bond franchise. And many speculate they did a teaser together. 

Currently, it looks like Aaron Taylor-Johnson is the one to wear the James Bond tuxedo. The Englishman has quite the track record for the role as well. The recent genre of movies he has starred in also aligns with the James Bond Franchise. He played the military commander in Tenet and assistant Tangerine in the blockbuster Bullet Train. At 33, his age matches perfectly. Plus, he has a lot of experience in the field. He rose to fame in the 2009 movie Nowhere Boys and even won a Golden Globe Award for best supporting actor in the film Nocturnal Animal. The actor has repeatedly evaded questions related to the James Bond movie. However, you can bet on hime at 4/1 .

James Norton

Age: 38

Country: Lambeth, England

Career timeline: 2000-active

Filmography/Notable works:  Happy Valley, Grantchester, McMafia, Rogue Agent

James Norton is no lesser candidate. He is a viable option with more than 100 career movies and dozens of awards. Although the actor has evaded questions, experts believe the Englishman is next in line. Apart from movies, James Norton is known for his TV prowess (popularity), featuring in TV series such as Happy Valley, Grantchester, McMafia, Rogue Agent, etc. Undoubtedly, the 38-year-old star has the required experience and may be keen on taking on the role.

As the actor keeps taking on action gigs and streamlining his features to suit the man's persona in a tux, fans hope to see him take up the James Bond role. He sits comfortably at the top of the bookies 5/1

Henry Cavill

Age: 40

Country: Saint Helier, England

Career timeline: 2001- active

Filmography/Notable works: Men of Steel, Batman vs Superman, Justice League, The Witcher

When Daniel Craig stepped down, Henry Cavill was the next name in the fans' mouths. And it is easy to see why they think the mainstream superstar will fit the role. In his 20-year movie career, Henry Cavill has featured in world-class movies like Men of Steel (2013), Batman vs Superman (2016), Justice League (2017), The Witcher (2019), etc. According to external linkExternal links are prohibited, Henry is enlisted in the Top 50 veteran male actors and would seamlessly fill Daniel Craig's shoes.

Also, Henry is no stranger to playing the iconic British roles. His performance in the Enola Holmes movie was brilliant! Playing the role of "Sherlock Holmes," a detective who was proficient with observation and crime detection. Even Argylle's (Incoming movie) director Matthew Vaughn said, "Henry is made for the James Bond movie." However, it may be too early to conclude on the 40-year-old, as there are other contenders for this role. The bookie rates this at 4/1 .

Regé-Jean Page

Age: 35

Country: British-Zimbabwean

Career timeline: 2005-active

Filmography/Notable works: Bridgerton, Survivor, The Gray Man

The Bridgerton Star, who stole the show with his dashing look and perfect depiction of royalty as Duke of Hastings, has been listed as a likely James Bond. The actor has been busy on the movie scene. From the spy thriller Gray Man to his role in Dungeons and Dragons, the actor has shown significant levels of adaptability. So is the English actor the next James Bond 007? Perhaps yes! The possibility of a colored skin (black) James Bond cannot be overruled. Most bookies believe the phenomenal actor is the most likely to step in in this regard. He's the fan's favorite for the role, and directors have good things to say about his performance. 

Joe Russo, a half of the directorial duo, said, "He's fantastic. He has more charisma and charm than most people. So you know, we'd watch him do anything – I mean, we'd watch him read the phonebook!" So maybe he will watch him play James Bond? It is common knowledge that charisma is a big part of the role, and it seems Regé-Jean Page wings a lot of it. The Next James Bond odds for Regé-Jean Page are at 5/1

Tom Hardy

Age: 46

Country: London, England

Career timeline: 1999-active

Filmography/Notable works: Venom, Legend, Taboo, Spider-Man; No Way Home, Lawless

Undoubtedly, the producers of James Bond would be scouting for an ambitious, charismatic, and experienced actor to fill Daniel Craig's spot. Indeed, this drags Tom Hardy into the picture. The 45-year-old Englishman is well-known for his role in several blockbusters, like Venom, Peaky Blinders, Dunkirk, and Revenant. He has worked on several action-related projects and gained the necessary experience for the job. He would be a worthy pick for the role. His qualities include fierceness, flexibility, charisma, and adaptability. It is even said that the actor did an audition for the role in 2020 and was expected to feature in the movie No Time to Die. However, it didn't fall through. 

The actor has not made any remarks on the possibility of featuring as the next James Bond 007. When asked, he said, "There's a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting… that if you talk about it, you're automatically out of the race. So I can't possibly comment on that!" What a clever answer! For fans, bettors, and viewers, we would have to wait. However, you aslready can bet on that at 10/1