Idris Elba and Homeland’s Damian Lewis were being touted as possible replacements for the first blonde bond, however one betting agency has now suspended all bets after a surge on Tom Hiddleston according to the Guardian.
“In the last 24 hours, we’ve had no choice but to pull the plug on the market,” said Coral spokesperson Nicola McGeady.
Appearing on the Graham Norton Show, Hiddleston who has played Thor's brother Loki in the Avengers franchise, deflected the rumours saying, "The position isn't vacant as far as I'm aware. No-one has talked to me about it. “
Fellow action man, Henry Cavill’s name has also been thrown into the ring. According to Superman himself he would “love to do it”. However at 12-1, it seems unlikely he would play both suave men of mystery.