The anticipation is palpable as fans of the iconic James Bond franchise eagerly await the announcement of the next actor to portray the legendary secret agent. With Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Henry Cavill dominating the race, a new contender has emerged, causing quite a stir in the market.
Emmy nominee Paapa Essiedu has been listed as one of the frontrunners for the role, according to the latest odds released by betting giant William Hill, shaking up the market as the number three contender. Paapa is now 3-1 to be the next James Bond, in joint third with James Norton, according to William Hill.
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Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who reportedly had a secret audition for the role, is currently the most-voted star. He had even shot scenes as an undercover agent, filming the memorable “gun barrel teaser footage” seen in the films over the years. However, nothing is officially confirmed yet.
The Super Man actor Henry Cavill is another famous actor vying for the role.
The Push for Diversity
One of the reasons for this sudden surge of interest in Paapa could be that Barbara Broccoli and her team are keen to have an ethnic-minority star play 007 so that the franchise reflects modern society.
The race for the next James Bond is heating up, and fans are eagerly waiting to see who will take up the mantle of 007. With Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Henry Cavill, and now Paapa Essiedu in the mix, it’s anyone’s guess who will come out on top. One thing is for certain. However, the next James Bond is sure to be a highly-anticipated choice.
Who is the most-voted star for the next James Bond role?
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is reportedly the most-voted star for the role, having even shot scenes as the secret agent.
Why is there a push for diversity in the next James Bond actor?
Barbara Broccoli and her team are keen to have an ethnic minority star play 007 so that the franchise reflects modern society.