Henry Cavill has odds cut for Bond job amid Superman exit rumours

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Superman actor Henry Cavill is now among the frontrunners to replace Daniel Craig as the next James Bond.

The 35-year-old is now just 8/1, from 14/1, to play Ian Fleming’s famous sleuth.

It wouldn’t be the first time Cavill has pitched up as a spy either. He performed a notable turn in the 2015 reboot of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Regardless, he remains behind a number of the big hitters from the industry, with Tom Hardy still leading the way at 2/1.

Idris Elba is just behind at 4/1, followed by James Norton at 8/1.

Bodyguard actor Richard Madden is available at 10/1, as we reported last week.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Reports suggesting Cavill will leave Warner Bros have left us with no choice but to slash odds on him playing another of Hollywood’s biggest names.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Next James Bond

Tom Hardy – 2/1

Idris Elba – 4/1

James Norton – 11/2

Henry Cavill – 8/1

Jack Huston – 8/1

Tom Hiddleston – 8/1

Aidan Turner – 10/1

Richard Madden – 10/1

Sam Heughan – 10/1

Any Female – 12/1

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication

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Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the University of East Anglia where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper Concrete. He also supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Other passions include darts, cricket and horse racing.