Hunt for the new 007 is on. Who’ll be the next James Bond is the centre of discussion right now. Recent development suggests that odds now favour Richard Madden and not James Norton as next James Bond.
- Not James Norton but Richard Madden as Next James Bond
- Why so much hurry to find a new face for James Bond?
- Richard Madden is Bookies’ favourite for Next James Bond
Not James Norton but Richard Madden as Next James Bond
As the release of Daniel Craig’s fifth and final James Bond movie “No Time to Die” closed in, the already hot discussion about a new face for the Bond is burning out of proportions. Many famous faces were considered to carry forward the legacy of James Bond.
But two actors topped the list as fan favourites as well as bookies’ – James Norton and Richard Madden have been surfing on the top of the table. But here is a sizzling update for you peeps, Richard Madden is now all set to be the next James Bond.
Why so much hurry to find a new face for James Bond?
After being the face and voice for the character of James Bond for almost two decades, Daniel Craig is all set to bid a forever to the character after the latest to be released in Bond Series “No Time to Die”. Since the release of “Spectre”, Craig has maintained the stand to retire from the iconic British spy’s portrayal.
Daniel, just after the release of Spectre, said he’s in no mood to return as James Bond. In an interview the actor said— “I don’t know what the next step is. I’ve no idea. Not because I’m trying to be cagey. Who the f*** knows? At the moment, we’ve done it. I’m not in discussion with anybody about anything. If I did another Bond movie, it would only be for the money.”
Though James Bond’s fans were not very pleased with what Daniel said, they had no problem with him returning as Bond in another movie. And Daniel too probably didn’t mean it, as he’ll be seen as Bond for one more time. Now, with Daniel Craig finally walking away, Richard Madden has emerged as the studio’s choice to play the next James Bond.
Richard Madden is also Bookies’ favourite for Next James Bond
It’s been months since bookies have been taking bets on who will be the next James Bond. Though it’s the makers who decide, the people outside the inner circle heavily influence the direction. The trends have favoured James Norton for long, but Madden has now overtaken Norton here too.
“Richard Madden is closing the gap on James Norton at the head of the betting with the pair now pulling away from the chasing pack in the race to replace Daniel Craig,” — Ladbrokes’ spokesperson Alex Apati said.
Currently, James Norton is priced at 7-4, and he seems quite close to snatching the role. But Richard Madden is closing in as Next James Bond at 3-1. There are other actors in the race like Tom Hiddleston priced at 6-1, Jack Lowden priced at 8-1 and a couple of more. The spokespersons have said that Norton and Madden have been in the frame from a very long time.
Let us know what do you all fans think of. Should the makers cast Richard Madden as next James Bond? Or you’d like to see some other actor playing the role of 007?
The article is written by – Saharsh W.S. Rathore