James Bond: Charlie Hunnam forced to deny claims he has been cast as next 007

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James Bond fans are gearing up to watch the upcoming No Time To Die next year. The heavily-delayed flick will be the fifth and final film starring Daniel Craig as the man of mystery. And although many fans are eager to see what happens in the final outing for the iconic British star, all eyes are on which actor will take over from him after 16 years in the role.

Many rumours have been spread over the past year on who will be taking over from Craig, with most people suggesting it could be Tom Hardy.

The Venom star has been the hot topic of conversation after it was reported he was already cast as 007.

However other rumours have suggested Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam is due to take the role.

In a recent interview, Hunnam was eager to set the record straight on this matter.

Hunnam first clarified that he would “100 per cent” want to claim the role of James Bond.

However, he was also keen to explain that he has not been approached for the role – just yet, anyway.

Hunnam continued: “I would be so flattered and honoured to be considered to play James Bond as an Englishman.

“But my intuition tells me that I shouldn’t be waiting for that phone call to come. I think there are many people ahead of me on that list.”

Although the rumours are false, Hunnam did confess he felt it was a great compliment.

Hunnam continued: “It’s very flattering sort of fan dialogue.”

He then clarified once again: “Nobody’s ever, on a professional level from within the industry, brought that up to me.”

The King Arthur actor then joked that fans ought to continue talking about him playing Bond, as it could be the “genesis” of industry people putting his name into consideration.

At the moment, Hardy is still the most likely actor to take the role, according to the odds.

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The Dunkirk actor currently has 5/4 on becoming 007 after Craig gives it up.

However, he isn’t guaranteed the role just yet.

He is going up against McMafia star James Norton, who has extremely strong odds of 5/2.

What’s more, former One Direction actor Harry Styles’ odds of becoming the on-screen spy have increased dramatically.

Over the course of the last few months, Styles’ odds have been slashed from 100/1 to 25/10.

Coral spokesperson Harry Aitkenhead said: “Tom Hardy is the clear favourite at the moment to step into 007’s shoes once Daniel Craig’s final film hits cinemas at last.

“Harry Styles is a lively outsider in our betting. At 25/1 with being the next James Bond, the same odds as Damian Lewis and Henry Golding.”

James Bond No Time To Die will be released in cinemas on April 2, 2021.


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