Who will be the next James Bond? Tom Hardy loses potential role to THIS A-list actor

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: Actor Tom Hardy attends the 'Locke' Premiere during the 70th Venice International Film Festival at the Sala Darsena on September 2, 2013 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Tom Hardy may lose his chance to play James Bond to another A-list actor.

The hunt for the next James Bond began when Daniel Craig announced his departure from the franchise following the premiere of “No Time To Die.” The film marked his fifth and last movie as the notable spy, following “Casino Royale” in 2006, “Quantum of Solace” in 2008, “Skyfall” in 2012, and “Spectre” in 2015.

More James Bond stories would require an actor as the story progresses.

Express UK recently revealed that Hardy, a longtime fan favorite, is seemingly losing his possibility to Henry Cavill as the public insists the actor become Craig’s replacement.

Cavill has a 27.26 percent chance of becoming James Bond, according to the Scotsman. He is followed on the list by Regé-Jean Page (18.73 percent), Idris Elba (18.25 percent), and Hardy (15.38 percent).

After Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Craig, the next James Bond actor will take over.

Meanwhile, Barbara Broccoli, the franchise’s showrunner, told The Mirror that they would love to have Elba on board. She went on to say that the chosen actor would have to commit for 10 to 12 years.

She says in quote to the Daily Mail:

“We love Idris. The thing is, the decision is going to be a couple of years off. And when we cast Bond, it’s a 10 to 12-year commitment. So he’s probably thinking, ‘Do I really want that?’ It’s not just about casting an actor for a film, it’s about a reinvention.”

Before topping the list, Cavill expressed his thoughts on starring in a Bond film.

In an interview with The Movie Dweeb, the “Enola Holmes” actor was asked if he would ever consider playing a Bond villain.

Per Cavill, his decision would depend on Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson’s interest in casting him. If this occurs, he is said to be eager to engage in a conversation.

He previously stated that he auditioned for the role in the mid-2000s.