Ladbrokes now have Tom Hardy priced at 4-5 to play 007 subsequent.
The actor, whose newest massive display screen outing is as infamous gangster Al Capone in Capone, had been languishing behind the favourites at 8-1 final week.
That means dangerous information for former frontrunner James Norton, who has been pushed out to 4-1. He shares the percentages with Highlander star Sam Heughan, intently adopted by Tom Hiddleston at 6/1.
A Ladbrokes spokesman mentioned: “A hectic weekend of rumours and subsequent betting flurries have forced us to slash odds on Tom Hardy playing Bond next.”