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James Bond odds: Who is going to replace Daniel Craig? From Idris Elba to Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy and more

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 11/1/2019 Tom Herbert
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Idris Elba sent James Bond fans into meltdown after he took a selfie with Daniel Craig at the Golden Globes.

The Luther Star shared an "awkward" photo with current 007, Craig - doing little to dispel the rumours linking him with the spy role.

The picture sparked a flurry of bets to be placed on London-born Elba becoming the next Bond, with bookies slashing the odds from 14/1 to 4/1.

Daniel Craig et al. posing for the camera: Elba shared this selfie with Daniel Craig (Instagram/ Idris Elba) © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited Elba shared this selfie with Daniel Craig (Instagram/ Idris Elba)

Craig is set to appear in his final Bond movie this year and with his successor yet to be announced, speculation is mounting as to who will replace him.

Not only is Elba among the favourites, but Tom Hiddleston and War and Peace star James Norton are also heavily fancied for the role, and bets have been placed on a number of different actors already.

But who is going to be the next James Bond?

According to Oddschecker, Golden Globes winner Hiddleston is the favourite to succeed Craig.

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The Night Manager star, 37, has odds of 6/4, and with the Avengers series soon to end it makes sense - although reports in 2016 suggested he was out of the running following his public romance with Taylor Swift.

Next in the frame to replace Craig is McMafia's Norton. The 33-year-old has had a stellar few years, having also starred in Grantchester and Happy Valley, and bookies have him at 7/4.

Meanwhile Elba has seen his odds slashed since his Golden Globes selfie on Saturday, and is now third on the list to take over.

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At 46-years-old he would be an old Bond but rumours linking him with the role refuse to go away, and bookies now have him at 4/1.

Bodyguard star Richard Madden saw his odds slashed last year after he won over a legion of fans for his stellar performance as David Budd in BBC drama Bodyguard.

The 32-year-old actor is fourth favourite to succeed Craig, with some bookies placing him at 6/1.

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Previous favourite Tom Hardy rounds out the top five with odds of 7/1, and has previously been reported saying that he would love to take on the role.

No stranger to the big screen, the Brit has appeared in BBC Series Taboo, although his film appearances are more rough and ready than the suave bond with The Dark Knight Rises, The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road and Legend under his belt.

Despite being heavily rumoured last year, Superman actor Henry Cavill now has odds of 25/1 of becoming the next Bond with Poldark's Aidan Turner hot on his heels at 33/1.

Related: Meet all of the actors rumoured to be the next Bond [PopSugar]

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