David Beckham to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond in shock career change?
The British actor has remained very tight-lipped about whether he would be leaving the Bond franchise.
But he has now confirmed he will return to the next 007 film while on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
His next outing in the role, due in 2019, will be his fifth after 2015’s Spectre, which made almost $900,000 at the box office.
“I think this is it. I just want to go out on a high note”
Speaking to Colbert, Craig said: “I think this is it. I just want to go out on a high note. I can’t wait.”
With that in mind, who could be next to slip into the famous suit – and could that suit become a cocktail dress?
Betfair has released a very interesting list of odds that put Tom Hardy as the firm favourite to replace Daniel Craig at 4/1.
There are also other expected names: Idris Elba (7/1), Aidan Turner (7/1), Tom Hiddleston (8/1) and Michael Fassbender (12/1).
Interestingly, former Skins star Jack O’Connell has also made the list at 20/1, while current Superman Henry Cavill has the same odds.
Fans of The Walking Dead would no doubt love to see Andrew Lincoln take on the iconic role and it could be a moneymaker with his odds of 25/1.
After the announcement that Jodie Whittaker will be the first female Doctor on Doctor Who, Gillian Anderson and Helen Mirren have made the list at 33/1 and 150/1 respectively.
Surprisingly, Betfair reckon EastEnders’ Danny Dyer could have a chance with odds of 150/1.
Rounding up the potential new Bonds is David Beckham (500/1), which would be a major leap from his career up to now.
But everyone knows he rocks a tuxedo well, and a cameo from Victoria would go down in history too.