With the highly-anticipated James Bond flick “No Time to Die” simply across the nook, followers are eagerly awaiting Daniel Craig’s ultimate flip as the enduring British spy.

The 53-year-old actor has starred in 5 Bond movies and quite a few video video games since 2006’s “Casino Royale.” His tenure has additionally included “Quantum of Solace,” “Skyfall” and “Spectre.”

Now that Craig’s time within the position has come to an finish, rumors have begun to swirl about who will take over the position, as many stars have accomplished because the 1962 launch of “Dr. No,” starring Sean Connery.

Producer Barbara Broccoli recently said that discussions for recasting the position gained’t even be held till 2022, however that doesn’t cease followers from speculating. 

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Here’s a take a look at six actors rumored to take over the position:

Lashana Lynch

Lashana Lynch has a role in ‘No Time to Die.’

Lashana Lynch has a task in ‘No Time to Die.’
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An up-and-coming star, Lashana Lynch has a task in “No Time to Die” as Nomi, a fellow undercover agent that groups up with Bond to tackle yet one more villain.

While it’s unclear whether or not she’ll have the ability to play James Bond himself given her position within the franchise, many have speculated that she’d tackle the moniker of 007 and lead the collection herself in the intervening time.

In truth, it was confirmed in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar that Lynch’s character would assume the 007 id whereas Bond enjoys his retirement – nevertheless, whether or not she’ll stay within the position stays to be seen.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy has played coy when asked about rumors of playing James Bond.

Tom Hardy has performed coy when requested about rumors of taking part in James Bond.
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When contemplating who might take over for Bond, followers all the time flip towards British motion stars like “Venom: Let There be Carnage” actor Tom Hardy.

Hardy’s identify has been tossed round since Craig expressed curiosity in exiting the franchise.

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The 34-year-old star not too long ago was requested by Entertainment Tonight concerning the rumors and simply said: “I don’t know about that.”

Adding gas to the fireplace is Hardy’s “Venom” co-star Naomie Harris, who additionally advised the outlet that he’d be “amazing” within the position.

Idris Elba

Idris Elba said that rumors of his casting as Bond have ‘chased’ him.

Idris Elba stated that rumors of his casting as Bond have ‘chased’ him.
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Idris Elba is one other identify that’s been in followers’ mouths for a very long time now, particularly with requires an actor of colour to be forged within the position after many years of White males taking over the mantle.

Most not too long ago starring “The Suicide Squad,” Elba’s swagger and savvy in motion roles has made him a favourite for the position, and he even not too long ago admitted to Capital Xtra that rumors have “always chased” him.

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In the identical interview, he avoided addressing the speculation instantly, however stated he’s completely happy starring in “Luther.”

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill said he's ‘keen’ on discussing playing Bond with producers.

Henry Cavill stated he is ‘keen’ on discussing taking part in Bond with producers.
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Henry Cavill is one other star that has caught followers’ consideration after starring in motion roles like “Man of Steel,” “The Witcher” and even “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” one other British spy flick.

Furthermore, the 38-year-old actor has indicated that he’s within the position.

“If [Bond producers] Barbara [Broccoli] and Michael [G. Wilson] are interested in me in any capacity to be a part of their movies, then I will gladly have that discussion,” he not too long ago advised The Movie Dweeb, per Games Radar. “That would be something I’d be very keen to explore further.”

Regé-Jean Page

Regé-Jean Page seemed to brush off rumors of playing Bond.

Regé-Jean Page appeared to brush off rumors of taking part in Bond.
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Since he burst onto the scene in 2020 because the breakout and award-nominated star of Netflix’s “Bridgerton,” it’s been rumored that Regé-Jean Page could possibly be the subsequent Bond.

“Ah, the ‘B’ word,” the 31-year-old star stated in an interview with The Mirror when requested concerning the rumors earlier this yr.

Tom Hiddleston has also fielded speculation that he's the next 007.

Tom Hiddleston has additionally fielded hypothesis that he is the subsequent 007.
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Fan favourite and Marvel darling Tom Hiddleston has additionally been the topic of Bond rumors through the years.

In an interview with Empire journal earlier this yr, he addressed the hypothesis, dodging the query. 

“What can I say that you don’t already know?” he stated, per Yahoo. “It’s interesting in itself that I’ve suddenly become very aware of what I’m saying, is it not?”

He continued: “Because there’s something about what I’m saying that becomes the story. Not for you, but for the world outside. Whatever I say, I’ve found, generated more questions.”