Dan Stevens' odds of being the next James Bond keep getting better

The Downton Abbey star is among the top picks to become the seventh James Bond.

2021's James Bond film, No Time to Die, marked Daniel Craig's final appearance as the MI6 agent. Since then, predictions of the next actor to play the iconic role have yielded a lot of names, one of them being Dan Stevens.

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The 40-year-old actor is currently tipped as the fifth-most likely choice to become the next James Bond actor.

According to odds data collected by VegasInsider.com, Dan's odds are 6/1, with an implied probability of 14.29%. His odds have greatly improved in comparison to the beginning of the year, when they were 20/1. A VegasInsider spokesperson commented on this, saying, "Stevens had quite a few projects in 2022 that have raised his profile - Gaslit, Welcome to Chippendales, Cabinet of Curiosities - but it has happened before that someone rose quickly to the top of the candidates' list and disappeared as fast, so the next few weeks will tell whether he is sticking around."

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At 6'0", Dan Stevens fits the image of the taller, darker-haired James Bond actors such as Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan.

The British actor first drew international attention for his role as Matthew Crawley in the British historical drama series Downton Abbey. However, Stevens had to leave the series in the third season as he was afraid of being typecast in future roles.

In the years after, Dan has appeared in the thriller film The Guest, the adventure film Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, the biographical legal drama Marshall, the biographical drama The Man Who Invented Christmas, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, and most recently in Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities. He also starred as the Marvel antihero David Haller in the FX series Legion, which received critical acclaim from critics and audiences.

His upcoming roles include Cuckoo, a horror flick set to release next year, and the lead role in the untitled Godzilla vs. Kong sequel which is scheduled to be released on March 15, 2024.

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Henry Cavill played a character similar to James Bond in the 2016 film, Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Speaking of James Bond, Henry Cavill, who's the top pick for bookmarkers, has indicated in a recent interview that the role might be a tad too much for his schedule, stating, "I’m quite busy now. I love those guys, Barbara [Broccoli] and Mike [G. Wilson]... Whether I'm considered for the role or not, I don't know. But it'd be fun to have the conversation, for sure. And if I'm not, then I just want to see what they do with it next, because I think they’re amazing."

However, Cavill still has some time to reevaluate his decision since the search for the next James Bond actor is set to commence in 2023. On top of that, there has been no news of when the 26th James Bond film is set to release.

Who knows? Now that Cavill has dropped out of The Witcher, he might finally have enough time to do James Bond.

Caleb Sama

Film critic with filmstagram page, devoted enthusiast of film, anime, TV shows, and high fantasy literature. Discovered as a young boy that the world existed in as many realities as we could possibly envision, and we are only limited by our own imagination. Just to name a few, his favorite works of art are; One Piece, Attack on Titan, Arcane: League of Legends, The Expanse, and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. To quote Alfredo: "Whatever you end up doing, love it." Link up with Caleb on Steam.
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