Damian Lewis as next Bond? | EW.com


Bookies peg Damian Lewis as next Bond

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If U.K. bookmakers are to be believed, Damian Lewis may be the next James Bond.

William Hill has slashed odds on Lewis, 44, becoming the next 007, citing a number of large bets on the Homeland and Wolf Hall star. Odds for Lewis are as short as 6/4, pushing him ahead of other favorites like Idris Elba (5/2), Tom Hardy (4/1), Henry Cavill (5/1), and Michael Fassbender (7/1).

Daniel Craig, 47, is believed to be contracted to one more Bond film after the upcoming Spectre, and rumors have been swirling for years about who might replace him. (Idris Elba was the longtime favorite, but in April, he said that the rumor was “really starting to eat itself,” adding, “If there was ever any chance of me getting Bond, it’s gone.”)

In the meantime, Spectre, the 24th Bond movie, will be released Nov. 6.