Speculation continues to circulate around who will take on arguably the biggest role in Hollywood, that of 007, James Bond.

The role was vacated by Daniel Craig in 2021 following the release of No Time to Die, and no decision has been made on his replacement as yet. 

However, betting continues to point towards a select few who are favourites to take on the highly sought after role. 

At the time of publication, both William Hill and Paddy Power had Aaron Taylor-Johnson, known for his roles in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Kick Ass, as the favourite. 

William Hill has the actor at 6/4 odds, narrowly ahead of Henry Cavill (Superman and The Witcher) at 9/4.

The pair had been joint favourites as recently as a few days ago, however, Taylor-Johnson has now inched ahead in the betting market.

Happy Valley's James Norton has been the biggest market mover in the past month according to betting agent OLBG.

Norton has seen his popularity grow since the release of the final season of the popular BBC series Happy Valley earlier this year. 

The actor, who played Tommy Lee Royce in Happy Valley, has seen his odds slashed from 7/1 to just 3/1 to be the next Bond.

London-born Norton has been linked to the role since as far back as 2018. 

In an interview on ITV's This Morning he said: "It (being considered for the role of James Bond) is bizarre and a massive compliment, but it's pure speculation."

Tom Hardy (Venom, Legend and Peaker Blinders) and Rege-Jean Page (Bridgerton) round out the top five favorites.

Luther actor, Idris Elba remains one of the top 10 favourites to take on the role despite announcing earlier this year he wouldn't be taking on the role of James Bond. 

Speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai in February he all but ruled himself out of the running to play 007 saying he wanted to concentrate on his role in Luther. 

Elba said: “You know, a lot of people talk about another character that begins with ‘J’ and ends with ‘B,’ but I’m not going to be that guy.

“I’m going to be John Luther. That’s who I am.”

Bookies are also offering odds on whether the James Bond franchise will go to streaming only.

The latest betting odds say there's a 22% chance that James Bond will be streaming only.