Will Rege-Jean Page play the new James Bond?04/03/2021
REGE-Jean Page’s name has been added to the ever-growing list of people who might take over as James Bond, 007, when Daniel Craig hangs up his Walter PPK.
No official announcement has been made but that hasn’t stopped the speculation from flying.
Will Rege-Jean Page play the new James Bond?
Nothing has been confirmed about who will take over from Daniel Craig as the suave British spy James Bond.
Page, 31, the star of the first season of the Netflix drama Bridgerton, though has refused to deny the rumours.
Netflix has confirmed the star, who played the Duke of Hastings in the first season of Bridgerton, won’t becoming back for the second series.
Speculation has started Page is being lined up to take over from Daniel Craig as British spy James Bond.
Bookies have slashed odds on him being unveiled as the next James Bond after Daniel Craig.
Ladbrokes has lowered the odds of him replacing Daniel Craig as 007 from 5/1 to just 7/2.
He is now second favourite to bag the part, sitting slightly behind in the running to Tom Hardy.
Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “Bridgerton and Bond fans have quickly put 2+2 together and the odds suggest Rege-Jean Page is a serious contender to soon don the famous 007 tuxedo.”
Fans are optimistic the actor will land the gig as the famous spy.
One wrote on Twitter: "Rege-Jean Page needs to be the next 007."
Another said: "Regé-Jean Page not in Bridgerton next season? Get him signed up for the next Bond films."
A third shared: "Ok so do we think Rege is leaving #bridgerton bc he got offered the role of the next James Bond or the next Black Panther? Bc it’s def one of those two."
Who else is in the running for James Bond?
Lots of names have been suggested to be the next James Bond and we've selected a few of the most likely candidates.
Tom Hardy – currently the bookies favourite to become the next 007 agent. He plays a suave, Bond-like figure in Christopher Nolan’s Inception.
Michael B Jordan – The US star of Black Panther is also in the running and he has a track record of being able to front a multimillion dollar franchise.
Sam Heughan – The star of Amazon Prime’s Outlander who has already gained a Critics’ Choice Award nomination.
Michael Fassbender – A series of large bets have reportedly been made on Fassbender getting the role, leading some to believe that someone in the know is trying to make some extra cash from their secret knowledge.
Tom Holland – The Spider-Man actor has made no secret he wants the job but he might just be too young for the role at the moment.
Richard Madden – The star of the BBC’s smash hit Bodyguard and Bond head honcho Barbara Broccoli is said to have approached the actor back in 2018.
Tom Hiddleston – Has already has some experience in espionage films as Jonathan Pine in the BBC’s The Night Manager, the drama series based on the John le Carré novel.
Idris Elba – A popular choice for many fans. Elba fits the criteria as an actor and Barbara Broccoli, the franchise’s producer, is quoted as saying ‘it is time’ for a non-white actor to take on the part as Bond.
What has Rege Jean-Page said about James Bond?
Page has remained tight-lipped about the speculation but his has not ruled himself out either.
Appearing on Graham Norton in February, the actor refused to deny he was going for the movie role.
He said: “Bridgerton is the only ‘B” word I am allowed to say – I am not going to talk about the other ‘B’ words!”
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