If we were to believe the rumours, “Spectre” would mark Daniel Craig‘s 4th and final outing as the world’s most famous super spy, James Bond. In fact, speculations ran wild that Damian Lewis could be replacing Craig in the role of 007.

These rumours have forced one UK bookmarker to slash its odds on Lewis from 25/1 to 3/1.

Damian Lewis
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Lewis is best known for portraying U.S Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the Showtime series, “Homeland”. The role earned him a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. He is currently playing Henry VII in “Wolf Hall”, a British TV serial that was first broadcast on BBC Two in January this year. 


According to Britain’s biggest bookmaker William Hill, odds were slashed on Lewis out of the blue. However, “Thor” star Idris Elba remains bookie’s favourite as he stands at 5/2. 

William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said:

This is an unprecedented gamble, as for no apparent reason we have seen bets of up to £200 (USD312) on Damian Lewis being named as the next Bond. This could well be significant and might herald the end of Daniel Craig as the world’s most famous spy.

Other actors who are in contention to play James Bond are Tom Hardy, Henry CavillMichael Fassbender, and Orlando Bloom. Hardy stands at 4/1 while Cavil stands at 5/1. Fassbender and Bloom stand at 7/1 and 12/1 respectively.

The odds that “Spectre” will be Craig’s last appearance as Bond are 10/1.

Daniel Craig - New James Bond movie Casino Royale
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Lewis may have already hinted his desire to play the famed super spy during an interview with The Telegraph back in 2013. He joked that the Scottish heritage outlined in “Skyfall” had “paved the way perfectly for a red-headed Bond”.

What do you think of this piece of rumour? Do you think Craig should be replaced by Lewis? Which actor do you think should play the next incarnation of James Bond? Let us know in the comments box.

Source: Variety.

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