With the announcement of the next James Bond actor yet to be made, fans are eagerly anticipating the reveal. The race has so far been dominated by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Henry Cavill, but now there’s a new contender.
Emmy nominee Paapa Essiedu has emerged as one of the frontrunners for the role, as per the latest odds released by betting giant William Hill, shaking up the market as the number three contender.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who had a secret audition for the role, is reportedly the most-voted star for the role. He had even shot scenes as the secret agent, filming the memorable “gun barrel teaser footage” seen in the films over the years. However, nothing is officially confirmed yet.
The Super Man actor Henry Cavill is another popular actor vying for the role.
However, the one that has caught bookies’ attention is Paapa Essiedu, who is now 3-1 to be the next James Bond, in joint third with James Norton, according to William Hill.
One of the reasons for this sudden surge of interest in Paapa could be that Broccoli and her team are keen to have an ethnic-minority star to play 007 so that the franchise is reflective of modern society.
The race for the next James Bond is heating up, and fans are eagerly waiting to see who will take up the mantle of 007.