And whereas he has stayed comparatively quiet throughout this time of contemplation, the percentages are starting to stack in his favour.
Leading betmakers Ladbrokes just lately printed a brand new set of odds on who’s almost certainly to take over the function of Bond from Craig.
And, shock shock, Hardy is slowly leap-frogging earlier favourites equivalent to Cillian Murphy.
Hardy sits with a wholesome 8/1, an enchancment from this time final 12 months.
Ahead of him nonetheless sits the favourites Norton and Heughan, with 2/1 and three/1 respectively.