Over the past year, James Bond fans have been yearning to find out who the next 007 actor will be after Daniel Craig steps down. Tom Hardy was placed firmly at the top of the betting throughout 2020 until Regé-Jean Page came onto the scene. The Netflix star shot to the top of the rankings after his show Bridgerton hit the streaming service, spiking his popularity, marking him as the most probable Bond after No Time To Die. His top spot may be short-lived, however.
According to Manchester-based car finance company Choose My Car, Hardy is still the top dog in the Bond race.
Using Google research and sentiment data, the company revealed that Page only receives 50 daily Google searches regarding him playing Bond.
This isn’t a huge surprise, as Page only really hit mainstream popularity in the last six months.
Hardy, on the other hand, is extremely popular in Google searches.
According to the data, Hardy receives more than 64,000 Google searches a day pertaining to him playing 007.
This data makes him the most popular Bond choice at the moment.
In second place is Idris Elba who has an impressive 6,300 Google searches daily.
Elba is an excellent contender to be the next Bond considering he is used to taking on such action-packed roles.
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Leading bookmaker Ladbrokes recently gave Page a staggering 4/5 odds on becoming Bond after Daniel Craig.
This places the 31-year-old leagues ahead of Hardy.
The Venom star has a strong 4/1 on taking over.
He is then followed by James Norton of McMafia fame.
British heartthrob Norton has a powerful 5/1 and has been in the running since No Time To Die was announced.
He is followed swiftly by Luke Evans, who has starred in the Lord of the Rings series and played Gaston in Beauty and the Beast.
Evans has an impressive 6/1 at the moment.
James Bond No Time To Die is due to hit cinemas on September 30, 2021.
Author: Callum Crumlish
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