Next James Bond Betting Guide (Odds, How to, Contenders & History)

The next James Bond is eagerly awaited. The best betting sites are constantly updating their next James Bond Odds but the powers that be have remained tight-lipped. The James Bond betting market is packed with credible contenders but Daniel Craig will be a hard act to follow.

Next James Bond Betting Guide (Odds, How to, Contenders & History)
Next James Bond Betting Guide (Odds, How to, Contenders & History)

Next James Bond Betting Headlines

  • The best betting sites are split on who they have as favourite to be the next James Bond.

  • Some have Henry Cavill the 39-year-old Jersey-born actor heading the market, whilst others have Rege Jean Page (Bridgerton).

  • No decision by the producers has been made but speculation is growing that an actor will be chosen this year. 

James Bond Betting Odds - Bookmaker 1

Next James Bond Bookmaker (1) September 2022
Rege -Jean Page 7/2
Idris Elba 4/1
Henry Cavill 2/1
Chiwetel Ejiofor 13/2
Aidan Turner 5/1
Tom Hardy 5/1
Michael Fassbender 20/1
James Norton 10/1
Jack Lowden 16/1
Taron Egerton 66/1
Tom Holland 40/1

James Bond Betting Odds - Bookmaker 2

Next James Bond Bookmaker (2) September 2022
Rege -Jean Page 13/8
Idris Elba 7/1
Henry Cavill 3/1
Chiwetel Ejiofor 16/1
Aidan Turner 14/1
Tom Hardy 20/1
Michael Fassbender 12/1
James Norton 14/1
Jack Lowden 8/1
Taron Egerton 8/1
Tom Holland 3/1

 

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The next James Bond betting odds has seen a variety of favourites and contenders since the market opened. 

After betting was suspended this new James Bond betting market has now been live since March 2021.

Nigel Skinner - OLBG.com Betting Expert

Next James Bond Betting Odds

With Daniel Craig stepping down from his position as 007 the search is on for his replacement.  It seems most of the actors in the next James Bond betting odds would seriously consider accepting the part were they to be offered it. 

The best betting sites have a mixture of established actors and relative newcomers at the head of the next James Bond odds.  There is a broad range of ages of the leading Bond candidates from the youngish Rege Jean Page to the more senior Idris Elba.  

The market currently has a host of actors and a few actresses in their extensive list of contenders, a decision on the next James Bond is surely imminent. 

Betting on the Next James Bond (How to and Possible Markets)

Did you know it was possible to make a bet on who will be the next actor to play James Bond in the film series?

Most major bookmakers are offering betting odds on which actor, or actress even, will play the character next, after Daniel Craig's departure. 

So let's take a look at the type of bets you are likely to find when considering who will be the next James Bond 007

Next James Bond Betting Markets

The most popular betting market available for this would be to predict the next actor, or even actress, that could take on the role of James Bond next. 

A list of potential actors will be provided and odds on their chances will be supplied respectively, from those most likely to get the job, to those who might be rumoured to be interested, or have been approached, right through to bookmakers offering big odds on some rather far fetched ideas of who could step into 007's shoes.

There may be some more diverse and strange markets available from time to time too, so markets may look like this

James Bond Betting Market Likely Options
Next Actor to be James Bond? List of Actors
Will James Bond be PLayed by a Female? Yes or No
What Gender will the Next James Bond be? Male - Female - non-Binary - A Toaster!
How Old Will the Next James Bond Be? Specific Ages or Age Ranges
How Many Films Will the Next James Bond Act In? Specific numbers or Under Over a certain number


Betting sites can be quite creative when coming up with markets for these betting specials and may even open a market if they have enough requests from customers for a market they hadn't already considered.

Both the leading bookmakers and betting exchanges have James Bond odds, prices vary between different firms as do who they have as the James Bond favourite. 

It is advisable that you shop around amongst the best betting sites when you are ready to place a bet on the contender you favour. 

How to Bet on the Next James Bond

There is nothing complicated about betting on the next James Bond, it is a betting market like a list of horses for the Grand National, although it will have more options than betting on a football or tennis match.

You simply need to go to your favourite betting app and head to the TV & Specials section in the menu, select Next James Bond Betting.

If you do not have an active online betting account, then head over to our betting sites section where you will see a list of bookmakers available in the UK, where have in depth reviews so you can see what other users think of them before deciding, or head over to the free bets page where you can see the list of welcome offers currently available from all UK betting sites.

Select A Bookmaker to bet on The Next James Bond

If you don't have a currently active online betting app on your phone, take a look at the list of available bookmakers. Betway, Paddy Power, Betfair and Smarkets all have Next James Bond betting available.

Click to see Free bets

Here you will see the option to look at the list of actors being offered as options to bet on.

  • All you need do, is click on your selection.
  • This will open up the betslip, at which point you will see confirmation of the betting odds being offered
  • Now you choose your stake - most betting sites will show you how much you can expect to have returned if your prediction is correct.
  • If you are happy, simple hit, PLACE BET, to confirm your selection, stake, and bet.
  • You will be given a receipt for your bet and it will appear in your open bets in your account details.
  • Then it's just a matter of waiting to see who is finally chosen

Betting on the Next James Bond on a Betting Exchange

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The beauty of betting exchanges in long-term markets such as the next James Bond is that you can back or lay an actor depending on the latest piece of news. 

It is a bit like the Cash Out function often used with football accumulators but a more manual process. Indeed, some bookmakers may be offering cash out options on next James bond betting

You can read more about how betting exchanges work in our extensive betting exchange guide. 

12 Actors That Could be the Next James Bond

You can view the leading next James Bond actors in the betting odds above, in this section we look in more detail at those leading contenders. 

# Actor Age Height Nationality
1 Tom Hopper 36 1.96m English
2 Tom Hardy 44 1.75m English
3 Richard Madden 35 1.77m Scottish
4 Rege Jean Page 31 1.78m English
5 Lashana Lynch 33 1.75m English
6 James Norton 36 1.85m English
7 Sam Heughan 41 1.91m Scottish
8 Henry Cavil 38 1.85m British
9 Jamie Bell 35 1.70m English
10 Idris Elba 49 1.89m English
11 Tom Hiddlestone 40 1.87m English
12 Clive Standen 40 1.91m Northern Irish
13 Michael Fassbender 45 1.8 m German/Irish


Let's take a closer look at each of the contenders for the Next James Bond in more detail

1. Tom Hopper

Shot into the betting market in late October 2021 was Tom Hooper, he most recently featured alongside another James Bond possible Sam Heughan in SAS: Red Notice. 

The 36 year old from Coalville in Leicestershire is the most unfamiliar name at the head of the betting, but then again Daniel Craig was hardly a household name when he was cast in 2005. 

Tom Hopper

Tom Hopper has come from relative obscurity to be bookmaker favourite for the James Bond role. 

 Tom Hopper
Photo: Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com
 

2. Tom Hardy

The London born actor is arguably the biggest name touted as the next James Bond. 

The 44-year-old has been a regular on TV and Cinema screens starring in a host of blockbusters including the Revenant and The Dark Knight Rises. 

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy would bring a dangerous edge if cast as the next James Bond. 

3. Richard Madden

Like many, the fantasy drama Game of Thrones was the tipping point for Scottish actor Madden, since playing Robb Stark his career has gone from strength to strength.

Most recently we have seen him in the Marvel Comics blockbuster Eternals.  

Richard Madden

Richard Madden after the positive reviews came in for Eternals was heavily backed in the next James Bond betting odds. 

4. Rege Jean Page

Came to most peoples attention after playing the Duke Of Hastings in the Netflix period drama Bridgerton. 

Like a previous James Bond Roger Moore, he has taken on the role of The Saint which is likely to be on our screens in 2022. 

The timing of that casting for Rege could make the shooting of the next Bond film complicated were he to be offered the Bond gig. 

Rege Jean Page

Rege Jean-Page has had a meteoric rise that could culminate in securing the James Bond role. 

 Rege Jean Page
Photo: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

5. Lashana Lynch

The first female candidate in the next James Bond betting is the current 007, Nomi from No Time To Die. 

Her being cast in the last Daniel Craig outing  alerted punters that she could seamlessly be the new "James Bond"

Lashana Lynch

Lashana Lynch is perfectly placed to be the next actor to take on the iconic role. 

 Lashana Lynch
Photo: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com

6. James Norton

The thirty-four-year-old English actor was the original  favourite with the bookies, 

Norton is best known for his work on TV, starring in shows like McMafia, Granchester and Happy Valley. 

James Norton

Norton played the infamous Stephen Ward in The Trial Of Christine Keeler for the BBC

7. Sam Heughan

The Scot Sam Heughan has been playing Jamie Frazer in the drama Outlander since 2014.

The multi-talented actor has also written and produced his own award-winning brand of Whisky. 

Sam Heughan

Highland warrior Heughan is another Scotsman supported in the next James Bond market

8. Henry Cavill

Played Superman in a string of Superhero films in the last decade, since then he has appeared in the Man From Uncle and Mission Impossible.

The 38-year-old has publicly expressed an interest in playing James Bond, and it was reported that he auditioned for Bond at the same time as Daniel Craig. 

The Jersey-born actor has already auditioned for James Bond

9. Jamie Bell

Rose to prominence when just 13 playing Billy Elliott. 

Since that early breakthrough, Bell has appeared in over 25 movies with the best known probably The Adventures Of Tin Tin. 


Jamie Bell

Most recently Jamie Bell starred alongside Taron Egerton in Rocketman

10. Idris Elba

The London-born actor has the presence to play the next James Bond 

We know he likes speed and fast cars after his No Limits series for the Discovery channel. 

In Summer 2022 Elba can be seen in the survival thriller Beast. 

Idris Elba

Idris Elba would be a popular choice to be the next James Bond

11. Tom Hiddleston

The name Tom Hiddleston must be one of the most linked names to the role of James Bond over the past couple of years.

The Scottish born actor seems to fit the role, tall, dark and handsome and being thirty-nine years of age is at the ideal age for the role.

Tom Hiddleston

After making mischief as Loki could Hiddlestone do the same as Bond. 


12. Clive Standen

Born in Northern Ireland but another James Bond contender who grew up in Leicestershire (Tom Hopper as well) the 40-year-old has acted in a host of BBC productions in including Doctor Who, Camelot and Vikings.

He was most recently seen in the Liam Neeson role in Taken for NBC Television. 

Clive Standen

Image: Eugene Powers / Shutterstock.com

Things to Consider when Betting on the Next James Bond

There are many things to consider when making any bet on any event. This section will guide you to thing that may be pertinent to take into consideration when making your selection.

The Ideal Profile

Producer Albert Broccoli once said that Bond should be played between 35 and 40 years old. This was evident when he met with Timothy Dalton to discuss the possibility of playing bond early in his career when in his mid-twenties but Broccoli said he was too young at the time.

If you look at the last three actors to play Bond, there were only four years between them when they first appeared on screen as 007. Dalton was 41, Brosnan 42 and Craig 38. Prior to that, there was quite some difference with Connery 32, Lazenby 30 and then Moore 46.

There certainly seems to have been a swing towards the older actors with Craig at 38 being the youngest of the last four so will the produces be looking at those in their late thirties / early forties?

What to Look For in the next James Bond

Another thing we could look at is where they came from in terms of their acting career. Sean Connery was more TV than movies featuring in the likes of TV series An Age of Kings and ITV Play of the Week. 

Roger Moore was very much a TV man too, as already mentioned he starred in the hit TV series The Saint and The Persuaders.

Timothy Dalton before getting his role as Bond was also more TV than movies, starring in shows like Sins, Jane Eyre and Mistral’s Daughter.

Pierce Brosnan was more of a Movie actor. He did a few TV movies as well as the likes of Mrs Doubtfire.

Daniel Craig started off in tv series but when it came to Bond he was already very much on the movie scene starring in movies like Layer Cake and Munich. So the last two were more movie actors before taking up the role which was different from those before them.

Previous Bond Nationalities and Place of Birth

Former James Bond Place Of Birth
Daniel Craig Chester
Pierce Brosnan County Louth, Ireland
Timothy Dalton Colwyn Bay, Wales
Roger Moore London
George Lazenby New South Wales, Australia
David Niven London
Sean Connery Edinburgh, Scotland


Of course, the place of birth is not going to be enough to land the role, but we have had both English and Scottish actors playing Bond in the past. I don't think we need to look outside the British Isles, but who knows.

Can we find any James Bond betting clues from the leading contenders and former 007's place of birth? Here are the current contender's place of birth information

James Bond Contender Place Of Birth
Richard Madden Glasgow, Scotland
Tom Hardy London
Tom Hopper Coalville, Leicestershire
Rege Jean Page London
James Norton London
Idris Elba London
Tom Hiddleston London
Henry Cavill Jersey, Channel Islands
Lashana Lynch London
Jamie Bell County Durham
Luke Evans Pontypool, Wales
Sam Heughan Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland


What Have Public Polls on the Next James Bond had to Say?

As you can imagine interest is growing in the next James Bond with the release of the 25th 007 movie No Time To Die. 

The public opinion organisation YouGov asked a series of questions to the British Public on James Bond, you can see whether you agree or disagree below. 


Would it be acceptable for the character to be female?

31% of respondents thought it would be acceptable for the character to be female, 53% thought it would be unacceptable. 

This poll result is in line with our own OLBG.com poll. 


Who do Brits want as the Next James Bond? 

It was a battle of the Tom's when asked who should be the next Bond - Hardy (27%) was the most popular, but Hiddlestone (16%) polled well and was the only other potential 007 in double figures.

James Bond Contenders YouGov Respondents
Tom Hardy 28%
Tom Hiddlestone 16%
Richard Madden 9%
Michael Fassbender 9%
James Norton 7%
Luke Evans 6%
Sam Heughan 3%
Lashan Lynch 2%
Jack Lowden 1%


Is the character sexist or has he changed his womanizing ways?

37% thought that the character has always been a sexist one.

22% thought the character was once sexist but has changed his ways

11% thought the character has never been sexist at all.  


Previous James Bond Actors and Profiles

So, who was the first actor to portray James Bond? Sean Connery, right? In fact, he was not the first, he was not actually the second either!

On the 21st of October in 1954 as part of the Climax Mystery Theater television series, Barry Nelson played the role of James Bond in an hour-long version of Casino Royale on CBS! 

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Sean Connery was overwhelmingly chosen as the favourite James Bond by OLBG members.

Two years later, Bob Holness of Blockbusters fame is credited as being the second person to portray James Bond. This time not on TV or in the movie theatres but on South African Radio! In a live broadcast, Holness played James Bond in an adaptation of Moonraker!

The average age of the last 6 James Bonds when they took up the role was just over 38 years old. 

The average age of the last 6 James Bond when they finished the role was nearly 45 years old. 

 Previous James Bond Height Age At First James Bond Appearance Age At Last James Bond Appearance Years As James Bond
George Lazenby  6ft 2 Inches (1.87) 30 30 1
Sean Connery 6ft 2 Inches (1.87) 32 37 5
Daniel Craig 5ft 9 Inches (1.77) 38 52 14
Timothy Dalton 6ft 2 Inches (1.87) 41 43 2
Pierce Brosnan 6ft 1 Inch (1.85) 42 49 7
Roger Moore 6ft 1 Inch (1.85) 46 58 12
Average 1.85 38.16 44.83 7

1. Sean Connery

Sean Connery was the first James Bond actor in a proper feature-length movie when taking up the role in the 1962 movie 'Dr. No' at the age of 32. Connery went on to feature in the next three films, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger and Thunderball.

The 1967 release of 'Casino Royale' was a role in which Connery turned down but he returned later in the year when starring in You Only Live Twice but would that be the end of Connery as Bond?

He did not feature in the next film in the franchise (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) but production wanted him back and it was an 'at any cost' move to bring back Connery as Bond. He agreed to a deal worth £1.25m to return as Bond in Diamonds Are Forever in 1971, in today's money, that is a deal worth around £27m!


Twelve years after starring in Diamonds Are Forever, Connery returned as Agent 007 to portray Bond in the 1983 film Never Say Never Again which was the last time he appeared as James Bond.

In total Sean Connery starred in six movies as James Bond over a span of nine years which brought in an approximate $632m at the box office.

Year Movie Director Box Office
1962 Dr. No Terence Young $59m
1963 From Russia with Love Terence Young $78m
1964 Goldfinger Guy Hamilton $124m
1965 Thunderball Terence Young $141m
1967 You Only Live Twice Lewis Gilbert $111m
1971 Diamonds Are Forever Guy Hamilton $116m

2. David Niven

David Niven’s career as 007 was a short-lived one but interestingly it could have been completely different as it is rumoured that Niven was actually Ian Fleming’s first choice for the Bond role prior to Connery being signed up.

By the time this film came around, Niven wasn’t the first choice anymore, the role was actually offered to both Sean Connery and Peter Sellers who both turned it down. David Niven was fifty-six years old when he played the character in the ‘Casino Royale’ film.

This wasn’t your typical bond movie in it was more of a prequel to Dr. No where Niven played an elderly Bond who was coming to the end of his career and would be passing the torch on to the next 007 agent which would, in theory, be Connery.

In terms of money, the movie was somewhat of a flop compared to other Bond movies, it’s reported that production costs were around $12m, more than any of the movies Connery starred in and only brought in $41m at the box office, the lowest-grossing Bond movie.

Year Movie Director Box Office
1967 Casino Royale Val Guest $41m

3. George Lazenby

The next man to play Bond was Australian George Lazenby in what would be his first major casting as an Actor having been spotted in an advertisement. Unfortunately, Lazenby is labelled by many as the worst Bond of all-time.

The thirty-year-old starred in the 1969 movie, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and actually left the role before the film was actually released and during filming never actually signed a contract because of a breakdown in negotiations.

Despite the film coming in for a lot of criticism for bringing in an unknown actor lacking any experience, the film still produced $82m at the box office when production costs were only around $8m.

George Lazenby continued his acting career and is still to this day performing roles in movies.

Year Movie Director Box Office
1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service Peter R. Hunt $82m

4. Roger Moore

The creators seemed to scrape their idea of bringing in an inexperienced actor after Lazenby and turned to forty-six-year-old Roger Moore. Moore was already a big name having starred in the TV hit series The Saint and The Persuaders and was actually considered for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service but at the time was unavailable.

Moore’s first film in a run which saw him become the actor to star in the most films as James Bond was Live and Let Die in 1973, a movie which became the most successful at the box office when released with it bringing in $161m worldwide from a production budget of just $7m.

The Man with the Golden Gun which was released a year later in 1974 but did not have the same effect as his first film, it only achieved $97m at the box office, some $64m less than Live and Let Die, however, things got a lot better for Moore.

After a break of three years with no Bond movies, The Spy Who Loved Me was released in 1977, the long-awaited movie saw the production budget doubled from $7m to $14m which resulted in the biggest return at the box office with $185m.


Moore appeared in his fourth Bond movie in 1979 when Moonraker was released and it smashed it again at the box office, beating the previous best with a return of $210m, the highest-grossing Bond movie of all-time at the time.

He then went on to appear in three more Bond movies taking his total to seven, those were For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and A View To Kill (1985). Over his seven movies, they saw a box office gross of $1.1bn!

Year Movie Director Box Office
1973 Live and Let Die Guy Hamilton $161m
1974 The Man with the Golden Gun Guy Hamilton $97m
1977 The Spy Who Loved Me Lewis Gilbert $185m
1979 Moonraker Lewis Gilbert $210m
1981 For Your Eyes Only John Glen $195m
1983 Octopussy John Glen $187m
1985 A View to a Kill John Glen $152m

5. Timothy Dalton

After Roger Moore retired in 1985 the search was on for a new Bond and there were three names considered, Sam Neill who was the directors first choice for the role, Pierce Brosnan and Timothy Dalton.

It turned out that producer Broccoli was not too keen on Sam Neill and with Pierce Brosnan being contracted on a TV show the decision was to offer forty-one-year-old Timothy Dalton the role as the new Bond.

The first Bond movie to feature Dalton as 007 was the 1987 release, The Living Daylights, with a production budget of $40m, the film grossed $191m at the box office, that was only the third highest-grossing Bond film at the time despite the large budget.

Dalton returned to our screens as Bond in 1989 in Licence to Kill, this movie had an even bigger budget of $42k but did not hit expectations grossing just $156m at the box office and only the eighth best-grossing Bond movie.

There was somewhat a lack of connection between the viewers and Dalton role as Bond and because of this, the decision was made to make a switch, therefore, ending Dalton reign as Agent 007.

Year Movie Director Box Office
1987 The Living Daylights John Glen $191m
1989 Licence to Kill John Glen $156m

6. Pierce Brosnan

Moving into the '90s, we had no Bond, there had been 5 years without a movie and then in 1994, the team behind the movies went back to an actor they had looked at before but was unavailable at the time, Pierce Brosnan.

The forty-two-year-old's first appearance as Bond came in the 1995 release, Goldeneye, a film which grossed over $356m at the box office! The success of that movie put him in a position where he could ask for anything, with a salary of $4m for Goldeneye, that jumped to $8.2m for his second movie, Tomorrow Never Dies.

Despite grossing $339m at the box office, the production budget was $50m more than Goldeneye. The team were keen to keep hold of Brosnan as Bond which saw his salary rise to $12.4m for the 1999 release, The World is Not Enough and then $16.5m for the 2002 hit, Die Another Day.

The World is Not Enough grossed $361m and Die Another Day grossed $431m meaning in just four films featuring Brosnan the total gross was $1.4bn.

Brosnan wasn't finished here, or at least that is what he thought, he wanted to feature in a fifth film as Bond in a movie planned to be released in 2004 however, negotiations broke down and Brosnan left the role of Bond.

Year Movie Director Box Office
1995 GoldenEye Martin Campbell $356m
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies Roger Spottiswoode $339m
1999 The World Is Not Enough Michael Apted $361m
2002 Die Another Day Lee Tamahori $431m

7. Daniel Craig

And then there was Daniel Craig! Craig said once he read the script for what would be his first film as Bond (Casino Royale) that he loved it and he wanted to tell the story as Bond. There were many critics to the selection of the new bond, fans threatening to boycott the movie because Craig did not fit the image of Bond. 


The thirty-eight-year-old was on a relatively low salary of just $3.4m (Brosnan's last film was a $16.5m salary), Craig took his place as Bond for Casino Royale. Released in 2006 with a production budget lower than the previous three Bond releases, the movie smashed it a the box office grossing a total of $594m.

Craig's performance in the film won over a lot of those who doubted him from Bond fans to the press and this led to him being retained for the next movie in the James Bond franchise, Quantum of Solace which was released in 2008 and Craig earned a bumper $8.9m salary.

The production budget skyrocketed, Casino Royale had $102m, this movie had $230! Even so, the box office gross was less than his first film, bring in $591m.

There was a four-year break until we saw Daniel Craig portray Bond again when Skyfall was released in 2012, the much-admired Sam Mendes was brought in to direct this movie, the budget dropped to $200m but at the box office, the film grossed over $1.1bn making it the most successful Bond movie to date and the 28th best movie of all-time.

Mendes & Craig teamed up again in 2015 to attempt to follow up on their success with Skyfall with the release of Spectre, there was an additional $100m thrown into the budget and the film was well-received even though it brought in less than Skyfall with it grossing $879m at the box office.


The upcoming 2020 release, No Time to Die will be Craig's fifth and final appearance as Agent 007, American filmmaker and producer of the excellent first season True Detective Cary Joji Fukunaga takes over director duties of the movie which was given a $250m budget.

Year Movie Director Box Office
2006 Casino Royale Martin Campbell $594m
2008 Quantum of Solace Marc Forster $591m
2012 Skyfall Sam Mendes $1.1b
2015 Spectre Sam Mendes $879m
2021 No Time to Die Cary Joji Fukunaga

Next James Bond Betting Timeline

This section is a timeline of significant news, announcements, rumours, and betting changes regarding the next James Bond betting. 

Each time there is another breaking news story on the Next James Bond betting, any rumours or announcement that might change the betting will cover it in our betting news section and update here.

2022 Next James Bond News

September 2022

More actors have been added to the James Bond possibilities as we head into the Autumn.

The Producers seem no closer to making a decision with the odds continuing to fluctuate. 

August 2022

Like the sizzling weather, the James Bond betting market is hotting up. 

The main mover in the odds is Idris Elba, punters having backed him into as low as 5/2 to get the role. 

June 2022

12 Years A Slave actor Chiwetel Ejiofor has the acting credentials to raise the status of James Bond. 

Bookmakers have cut the odds for him take the role from 125/1 in March to as low as 100/30 in June 2022

May 2022

No change in a relatively stagnant market, we have known we needed a new James Bond since 2019 yet the producers are keeping us on tenterhooks. 

Could they be waiting on a particular actor needing to clear his/her schedule for the next 5 years? 

April 2022

Rege Jean Page has been at the top of the market for the last 6 months and it looks like the bookies do consider him a real contender. 

Michael Fassbender has the acting quality to bring a certain gravitas to the new James Bond. 

Tom Hardy who for a long time had been favoured seems to have lost some of his supporters. 

March 2022

The eyes of the world will be on the Oscars at the end of the month, an announcement of the next James Bond could garner huge publicity if the new licenced to kill actor is revealed at this time. 

Betting momentum in the last month has been with Rege Jean Page & Henry Cavill. 

Bookmaker Paddy Power has Idris Elba (2/1) much shorter in the betting than its rivals, do they know something?

Ladbrokes slashed the odds on Aidan Turner becoming James Bond after receiving serious interest in the 38-year-old actor. 

February 2022

If the bookmakers know anything about who will play the next James Bond then Rege Jean Page will be getting the role. He is now the clear and outright favourite with ALL of the biggest betting firms.

January 2022

We looked at the top 3 in the betting in January 2022 and will revisit in February 2022. 

As you can taking the best odds can make a big difference to your return, always check the best betting sites for the best odds.

Date Tom Hardy Rege Jean Page Henry Cavill
26th January 2022 3.5 3.0 3.75
26th January 2022 4.75 3.75 4.5
26th January 2022 6.0 5.0 6.0


2021 Next James Bond News

24th December: The market has remained fairly static with the same actors (Hardy, Madden, Page etc) heading the James Bond odds. 

24th December: One of the leading bookmakers has priced up "Will The Next James Bond Be A Woman" at 11/2.  

14th December: Santiago Cabrera (6/1) who many will know from Merlin and The Musketeers is the latest name added to the Bond possibles in December: "Eventually we will have to think about it, we will find the right person" was a quote by Barbara Broccoli reported by Total Film on who will play the next James Bond. 

19th November: Barbar Broccoli the producer of James Bond was reported to have said " a decision who will play the next James Bond will not be made until 2022"

18th November: Dougray Scott said he was approached about playing James Bond prior to Daniel Craig getting the role. 

10th November: Henry Cavill (12/1) says "I think it would be very exciting to have a conversation with the producers". 

4th November: Idris Elba (16/1) was quoted as saying "There is nothing to say, it's such a nice compliment to be considered"

1st November 2021: We witnessed a tight-lipped Richard Madden (4/1) when asked "if he would like to play James Bond in the future"

29/10/2021: Tom Hopper the Leicestershire born actor sees betting support at odds between 3/1 and 5/1.

15/10/2021: Scottish actor Richard Madden who will be seen in the upcoming Marvel Comics Eternals this Autumn has been backed into the 5/2 favourite in the James Bond betting market. 

26/09/2021: Tom Hardy most popular Bond in YouGov poll. 

05/07/2021: Lashana Lynch is now just 6/1 with one leading bookmaker to be the next James Bond. 

28/06/2021: Tom Hardy supported into clear 2/1 favourite as we come to the end of June 2021. The market move came  after former Bond Pierce Brosnan says Hardy would be a good candidate for the role, he also highlights that  "Idris Elba would be magnificent"

11/06/2021: Different bookmakers are split on the James Bond favourite, some have Page, others Evans or Hardy.

27/04/2021: Luke Evans who we most recently saw in The Pembrokeshire Murders on ITV says " I would jump at the chance to play Bond" 

08/04/2021: Rege-Jean Page moves to the head of the James Bond betting at 9/4. 

15/03/2021: Billie Eilish wins Grammy for No Time To Die Theme. 

09/03/2021: Sam Heughan in an interview with Esquire Magazine indicates that he like most actors would be interested in the role.

04/03/2021: Speculation on the next James Bond has quietened down. We are guessing no official news until Autumn 2021, to tie in with the release of Die Another Day.

01/02/2021Die Another Day pushed back to October 2021.

2020 Next James Bond News

07/01/2021:  The latest name to be mooted as a potential 007 is Rege-Jean Page. The London-born actor impressed us as the Duke Of Hastings in Bridgerton. 

09/12/2020:  The new James Bond film Die Another Day is now scheduled for release in April 2021. We may not hear a formal announcement of the new James Bond until spring 2021. 

30/11/2020: Some bookmakers (Unibet) now make Tom Hardy odds on at 4/5 to be the next James Bond, although Ladbrokes are still odds against it.

01/11/2020 it has gone a touch quiet on the James Bond betting market with Hardy and Norton still in pole position. 

23/10/2020: Richard Madden (The Bodyguard) is the latest actor to see support in the Next James Bond Betting Market, most notably with Betfair/Paddy Power. 

15/10/2020: Paddy Power and Betfair reopened the Next James Bond Odds, with no announcement made. 

05/10/2020: Most bookmakers have suspended betting on the next James Bond with Tom Hardy being rumoured to have secured 007 status, however, Ladbrokes still has betting odds on offer.  

03/10/2020: The release of the new James Bond film No Time To Die has been pushed into next year (2021)in the light of the COVID 19 pandemic.  

28/09/2020:  No announcement has yet been made on the next James Bond - if the bookmakers reopen the James Bond betting market we will add the new prices. 

Comments 1

comment author: Scarmpita254

Scarmpita254

Aug 23rd, 2022 at 00:47

I think idris would be a game changer in the bond franchise. Fresh ideas, imagine an African brit James bond. It would be history in the making literally. The 007 characters have all been of white heritage, the new black is slowly shifting borders. I think it would also reduce racism in the theaters or increase it 50/50 chances. It all depends on the type of character development we should anticipate from Idris.

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