Now, as Richard Madden continues to sit down on the prime of the betting because the favorite to be his successor, it appears one other identify has entered the fold. With SkyBet, somebody who hadn’t beforehand been a part of the dialogue has been added to the checklist – and with fairly interesting odds. So may he be an enormous menace for the subsequent James Bond?

It is Max Irons, who’s now on 16/1 with the agency – odds he shares with Cillian Murphy and Henry Cavill.

For comparability, that places him marginally behind former favorite James Norton, who’s at present on 14/1.

Madden stays on the prime of the checklist on 7/4, adopted by Tom Hardy on 13/2 and Idris Elba on 6/1.

Ewan McGregor (25/1), Michael Fassbender (33/1) and Jack Huston (33/1) and Aidan Turner (50/1) are all lengthy photographs at this level.

So who’s Irons? The 33-year-old Brit is the son of performing royalty Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cusack.

His earlier credit embody the likes of Crimson Driving Hood (2011), The White Queen (2013), The Host (2013) and The Riot Membership (2014).

So what’s sparked the sudden curiosity in him as a possible 007?

It is laborious to say, however he was earlier this yr seen within the TV collection Condor, during which he performs a CIA analyst whose idealism is examined when he stumbles upon an intricate sinister plot that places hundreds of thousands of lives in danger.

The present, which aired on US TV community Viewers, picked up good opinions and has been renewed for a second season.

Additionally of late, Irons appeared alongside Margot Robbie within the movie Terminal, during which he performed Alfred.

For now, Craig’s closing outing as Bond goes into manufacturing within the New Yr, forward of a deliberate launch on Valentine’s Day 2020.

Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct, taking on from Danny Boyle.

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