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Bookmaker suspends bets on Tom Hiddleston taking 'James Bond' role

Large bet placed on 'The Night Manager' actor following Daniel Craig as 00





Bookmaker Coral have suspended betting on the next James Bond after a large sum of money was placed on favourite Tom Hiddleston.

The bookamaker reported a swell of activity around Hiddleston this weekend and cut his odds to 1-2 before suspendeding betting altogether, reports BBC News.

This latest development follows news that the British actor was reportedly spotted meeting with Bond director Sam Mendes last week.

Nicola McGeady, a spokeswoman for Coral, said: "There is no smoke without fire, and following the big gamble on Tom Hiddleston in the last 24 hours, we've had no choice but to pull the plug on the market.

"Earlier in the year there was a gamble on Idris Elba and Damian Lewis, but nothing has come close to the recent gamble on Hiddleston."

However, all talk of a new Bond could be premature. Speaking earlier this year at the Empire Awards, where Spectre picked up two prizes, Mendes admitted that while he felt Daniel Craig may have turned his back on the part, there is still a clear way back in for him if he chooses to continue.

Craig has portrayed iconic fictional secret agent James Bond in four films since 2006, appearing inCasino Royale, 2008's Quantum of Solace, 2012's Skyfall and last year's Spectre.

While promoting Spectre, Craig famously said he would rather "slash my wrists" than play 007 again. However, he later appeared to backtrack from this comment.
 

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Damn you for getting me excited over what's probably nothing!
 

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I didn't know Lewis was in the running. A ginger bond might be too much for some, but I think he's the best of the bunch here.
 

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We're lucky they don't plan to cast a female Bond.
 

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I think Hiddleston would be a great choice actually.
 

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She better be a lesbian.
All kidding aside, here's how I would do it. I don't really know how the "00" program works, but exploring that and answering these questions would be the basis for the film. And I want to say up front that the best part about this is how much @LiddyRules would hate it.

How many agents are there? In my movie, there are 7.
Are they all active at once, or is Bond the only active one? As in, there is one super secret agent, and Bond is the 7th. Some movies, such as Goldeneye and Octopussy, imply that there are more active agents. In my movie they would all be active at once.
What's the significance of 007? Is Bond the 7th one chosen for the program, or was he ranked 7th in the group? In my movie, Bond is ranked 7th. Meaning he's the worst one. And if you look at Bond's film history, especially the Craig films, he's a pretty shitty agent. He spends half his time in some form of going rogue.
Is James Bond a codename or a real person? In my movie, it's a code name.

So my movie is called "Agent One." and it's about the first British MI6 agent, and it's a girl. It actually makes more sense, if you think about it. Also, the movie is set in the 50's during the early days of the Cold War. Jessica Chastain is Agent One, and the film is all about how MI6 is founded and answers all those questions above. So you see her kicking ass in the training to earn her spot as the premiere agent. And you find some guy who can look and act like a "young" Sean Connery to play James Bond in a quick cameo. Again, Liddy will hate it, but I think a lot of Bond purists will like this nod to Connery as the "Original" James Bond.

Agent One has her first mission, some cool shit in Korea or something. At the end of the movie a narrator tells us all about how she saved the world many times over and there's Ralph Fiennes telling Emily Blunt, the new, modern day Agent One, about the legacy she has to live up to.

You know where this is going yet? That's fucking right - An MI-6 Interconnected Universe. They don't have to do individual movies for all 7 agents, but you do solo movies for a few of them and build to some massive threat that requires all 7 agents to tackle. Fuck yeah, sign me the fuck up for that.
 

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I think Hiddleston would be a great choice actually.
I agree. I do think a return to a more suave, more refined Bond is probably the kind of revitalization that the series needs. Elba would be great but he is more similar in nature to the Craig Bond - that is, more of a gritty Bourne-Bond.
 

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All kidding aside, here's how I would do it. I don't really know how the "00" program works, but exploring that and answering these questions would be the basis for the film. And I want to say up front that the best part about this is how much @LiddyRules would hate it.

How many agents are there? In my movie, there are 7.
Are they all active at once, or is Bond the only active one? As in, there is one super secret agent, and Bond is the 7th. Some movies, such as Goldeneye and Octopussy, imply that there are more active agents. In my movie they would all be active at once.
What's the significance of 007? Is Bond the 7th one chosen for the program, or was he ranked 7th in the group? In my movie, Bond is ranked 7th. Meaning he's the worst one. And if you look at Bond's film history, especially the Craig films, he's a pretty shitty agent. He spends half his time in some form of going rogue.
Is James Bond a codename or a real person? In my movie, it's a code name.

So my movie is called "Agent One." and it's about the first British MI6 agent, and it's a girl. It actually makes more sense, if you think about it. Also, the movie is set in the 50's during the early days of the Cold War. Jessica Chastain is Agent One, and the film is all about how MI6 is founded and answers all those questions above. So you see her kicking ass in the training to earn her spot as the premiere agent. And you find some guy who can look and act like a "young" Sean Connery to play James Bond in a quick cameo. Again, Liddy will hate it, but I think a lot of Bond purists will like this nod to Connery as the "Original" James Bond.

Agent One has her first mission, some cool shit in Korea or something. At the end of the movie a narrator tells us all about how she saved the world many times over and there's Ralph Fiennes telling Emily Blunt, the new, modern day Agent One, about the legacy she has to live up to.

You know where this is going yet? That's fucking right - An MI-6 Interconnected Universe. They don't have to do individual movies for all 7 agents, but you do solo movies for a few of them and build to some massive threat that requires all 7 agents to tackle. Fuck yeah, sign me the fuck up for that.
Melissa McCarthy is the obvious choice to be the next Bond. Gold Bond.
 

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I agree. I do think a return to a more suave, more refined Bond is probably the kind of revitalization that the series needs. Elba would be great but he is more similar in nature to the Craig Bond - that is, more of a gritty Bourne-Bond.
That does seem to be the pattern. Connery was sort of a thug. Moore was all charm and schmooze. Dalton was a bit rough around the edges. Brosnan was the epitome of Suave, and Craig was pretty gritty as you said.
 

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"The bookamaker"
Lyle Chipperson wrote this article.

I'd watch a Loki Bond. I still can't muster the enthusiasm to watch SPECTRE.
 

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We're lucky they don't plan to cast a female Bond.
All kidding aside, here's how I would do it. I don't really know how the "00" program works, but exploring that and answering these questions would be the basis for the film. And I want to say up front that the best part about this is how much @LiddyRules would hate it.

How many agents are there? In my movie, there are 7.
Are they all active at once, or is Bond the only active one? As in, there is one super secret agent, and Bond is the 7th. Some movies, such as Goldeneye and Octopussy, imply that there are more active agents. In my movie they would all be active at once.
What's the significance of 007? Is Bond the 7th one chosen for the program, or was he ranked 7th in the group? In my movie, Bond is ranked 7th. Meaning he's the worst one. And if you look at Bond's film history, especially the Craig films, he's a pretty shitty agent. He spends half his time in some form of going rogue.
Is James Bond a codename or a real person? In my movie, it's a code name.

So my movie is called "Agent One." and it's about the first British MI6 agent, and it's a girl. It actually makes more sense, if you think about it. Also, the movie is set in the 50's during the early days of the Cold War. Jessica Chastain is Agent One, and the film is all about how MI6 is founded and answers all those questions above. So you see her kicking ass in the training to earn her spot as the premiere agent. And you find some guy who can look and act like a "young" Sean Connery to play James Bond in a quick cameo. Again, Liddy will hate it, but I think a lot of Bond purists will like this nod to Connery as the "Original" James Bond.

Agent One has her first mission, some cool shit in Korea or something. At the end of the movie a narrator tells us all about how she saved the world many times over and there's Ralph Fiennes telling Emily Blunt, the new, modern day Agent One, about the legacy she has to live up to.

You know where this is going yet? That's fucking right - An MI-6 Interconnected Universe. They don't have to do individual movies for all 7 agents, but you do solo movies for a few of them and build to some massive threat that requires all 7 agents to tackle. Fuck yeah, sign me the fuck up for that.
Modesty Blaise already happened.

Though it could use a reboot...
 

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All kidding aside, here's how I would do it. I don't really know how the "00" program works, but exploring that and answering these questions would be the basis for the film. And I want to say up front that the best part about this is how much @LiddyRules would hate it.

How many agents are there? In my movie, there are 7.
Are they all active at once, or is Bond the only active one? As in, there is one super secret agent, and Bond is the 7th. Some movies, such as Goldeneye and Octopussy, imply that there are more active agents. In my movie they would all be active at once.
What's the significance of 007? Is Bond the 7th one chosen for the program, or was he ranked 7th in the group? In my movie, Bond is ranked 7th. Meaning he's the worst one. And if you look at Bond's film history, especially the Craig films, he's a pretty shitty agent. He spends half his time in some form of going rogue.
Is James Bond a codename or a real person? In my movie, it's a code name.

So my movie is called "Agent One." and it's about the first British MI6 agent, and it's a girl. It actually makes more sense, if you think about it. Also, the movie is set in the 50's during the early days of the Cold War. Jessica Chastain is Agent One, and the film is all about how MI6 is founded and answers all those questions above. So you see her kicking ass in the training to earn her spot as the premiere agent. And you find some guy who can look and act like a "young" Sean Connery to play James Bond in a quick cameo. Again, Liddy will hate it, but I think a lot of Bond purists will like this nod to Connery as the "Original" James Bond.

Agent One has her first mission, some cool shit in Korea or something. At the end of the movie a narrator tells us all about how she saved the world many times over and there's Ralph Fiennes telling Emily Blunt, the new, modern day Agent One, about the legacy she has to live up to.

You know where this is going yet? That's fucking right - An MI-6 Interconnected Universe. They don't have to do individual movies for all 7 agents, but you do solo movies for a few of them and build to some massive threat that requires all 7 agents to tackle. Fuck yeah, sign me the fuck up for that.
I like it.
Moore sucked as bond, he was too old and not believable when it came to fights. Craig and Connery best represent the Ian Fleming Bond from my reading of the novels.
 

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Moore sucked as bond, he was too old and not believable when it came to fights.
Moore was the #1 choice (by Fleming and others), but his being tied up with The Saint supposedly kept him from getting the role. By the time he was free, he was definitely older, but still what they had originally wanted.
 

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All kidding aside, here's how I would do it. I don't really know how the "00" program works, but exploring that and answering these questions would be the basis for the film. And I want to say up front that the best part about this is how much @LiddyRules would hate it.

How many agents are there? In my movie, there are 7.
Are they all active at once, or is Bond the only active one? As in, there is one super secret agent, and Bond is the 7th. Some movies, such as Goldeneye and Octopussy, imply that there are more active agents. In my movie they would all be active at once.
What's the significance of 007? Is Bond the 7th one chosen for the program, or was he ranked 7th in the group? In my movie, Bond is ranked 7th. Meaning he's the worst one. And if you look at Bond's film history, especially the Craig films, he's a pretty shitty agent. He spends half his time in some form of going rogue.
Is James Bond a codename or a real person? In my movie, it's a code name.

So my movie is called "Agent One." and it's about the first British MI6 agent, and it's a girl. It actually makes more sense, if you think about it. Also, the movie is set in the 50's during the early days of the Cold War. Jessica Chastain is Agent One, and the film is all about how MI6 is founded and answers all those questions above. So you see her kicking ass in the training to earn her spot as the premiere agent. And you find some guy who can look and act like a "young" Sean Connery to play James Bond in a quick cameo. Again, Liddy will hate it, but I think a lot of Bond purists will like this nod to Connery as the "Original" James Bond.

Agent One has her first mission, some cool shit in Korea or something. At the end of the movie a narrator tells us all about how she saved the world many times over and there's Ralph Fiennes telling Emily Blunt, the new, modern day Agent One, about the legacy she has to live up to.

You know where this is going yet? That's fucking right - An MI-6 Interconnected Universe. They don't have to do individual movies for all 7 agents, but you do solo movies for a few of them and build to some massive threat that requires all 7 agents to tackle. Fuck yeah, sign me the fuck up for that.
00Vengers - sounds incredible. ICU everything. Totally worth 10 years of my life. You forgot the three tie-in TV series.
 

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Daniel Craig turns down $100 million dollars to do two more Bond movies.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...ie-bosses-Actor-turns-68m-deal-two-films.html

I'm done as Bond, Craig tells movie bosses: Star 'turns down £68m deal for two more films' as bookmakers stop taking bets on Tom Hiddleston being the next 007
By REHEMA FIGUEIREDO FOR THE DAILY MAIL

PUBLISHED: 17:39 EST, 18 May 2016

Daniel Craig has told studio bosses he is ‘done’ playing 007, sources claim.

The news comes just days after bookmakers called off bets on Cambridge-educated Tom Hiddleston becoming the next James Bond.

Craig is the highest-paid actor to play the role, netting a reported total of £38million for the four films he has appeared in.
He has played Bond since 2005 and helped bank well over £2billion in box office revenue, helping ease MGM’s bankruptcy issues.

Insiders said Craig turned down a £68million offer from MGM studio to return as Bond for two more films following last year’s hit Spectre. The sum included endorsements, profit shares, and a role for him working as a co-producer.

One LA film source said: ‘Daniel is done – pure and simple – he told top brass at MGM after Spectre. They threw huge amounts of money at him, but it just wasn’t what he wanted.’

He added: ‘He had told people after shooting that this would be his final outing, but the film company still felt he could come around after Spectre if he was offered a money deal.’

One source said that executives had finally agreed to let the actor go after growing tired of his criticism of the franchise.

Craig, 48, told interviewers last year that he would rather ‘slash my wrists’ than agree to another Bond film.

But he later said he was contracted for a fifth film and would agree to it ‘for the money’.

Before Bond, the actor, married to actress Rachel Weisz, was best known for thriller Layer Cake, being Angelina Jolie’s love interest in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and various TV roles. Craig has been plagued with a knee injury sustained filming a Spectre fight scene.

The source said: ‘With knee problems and general exhaustion, he felt it was a journey with an ending.’ The studio delayed the next Bond film after Craig committed to a 20-episode US TV adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s novel Purity.
 

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Daniel Craig turns down $100 million dollars to do two more Bond movies.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...ie-bosses-Actor-turns-68m-deal-two-films.html

I'm done as Bond, Craig tells movie bosses: Star 'turns down £68m deal for two more films' as bookmakers stop taking bets on Tom Hiddleston being the next 007
By REHEMA FIGUEIREDO FOR THE DAILY MAIL

PUBLISHED: 17:39 EST, 18 May 2016

Daniel Craig has told studio bosses he is ‘done’ playing 007, sources claim.

The news comes just days after bookmakers called off bets on Cambridge-educated Tom Hiddleston becoming the next James Bond.

Craig is the highest-paid actor to play the role, netting a reported total of £38million for the four films he has appeared in.
He has played Bond since 2005 and helped bank well over £2billion in box office revenue, helping ease MGM’s bankruptcy issues.

Insiders said Craig turned down a £68million offer from MGM studio to return as Bond for two more films following last year’s hit Spectre. The sum included endorsements, profit shares, and a role for him working as a co-producer.

One LA film source said: ‘Daniel is done – pure and simple – he told top brass at MGM after Spectre. They threw huge amounts of money at him, but it just wasn’t what he wanted.’

He added: ‘He had told people after shooting that this would be his final outing, but the film company still felt he could come around after Spectre if he was offered a money deal.’

One source said that executives had finally agreed to let the actor go after growing tired of his criticism of the franchise.

Craig, 48, told interviewers last year that he would rather ‘slash my wrists’ than agree to another Bond film.

But he later said he was contracted for a fifth film and would agree to it ‘for the money’.

Before Bond, the actor, married to actress Rachel Weisz, was best known for thriller Layer Cake, being Angelina Jolie’s love interest in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and various TV roles. Craig has been plagued with a knee injury sustained filming a Spectre fight scene.

The source said: ‘With knee problems and general exhaustion, he felt it was a journey with an ending.’ The studio delayed the next Bond film after Craig committed to a 20-episode US TV adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s novel Purity.
Must be nice to have that kind of bank.

I'd star in an entire traveling pants cinematic universe for 1/200th of that. When you get to those kind of numbers, integrity is a chump game.
 

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Must be nice to have that kind of bank.

I'd star in an entire traveling pants cinematic universe for 1/200th of that. When you get to those kind of numbers, integrity is a chump game.
I would too. If I played the pants. :cool:
 

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Daniel Craig turns down $100 million dollars to do two more Bond movies.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...ie-bosses-Actor-turns-68m-deal-two-films.html

I'm done as Bond, Craig tells movie bosses: Star 'turns down £68m deal for two more films' as bookmakers stop taking bets on Tom Hiddleston being the next 007
By REHEMA FIGUEIREDO FOR THE DAILY MAIL

PUBLISHED: 17:39 EST, 18 May 2016

Daniel Craig has told studio bosses he is ‘done’ playing 007, sources claim.

The news comes just days after bookmakers called off bets on Cambridge-educated Tom Hiddleston becoming the next James Bond.

Craig is the highest-paid actor to play the role, netting a reported total of £38million for the four films he has appeared in.
He has played Bond since 2005 and helped bank well over £2billion in box office revenue, helping ease MGM’s bankruptcy issues.

Insiders said Craig turned down a £68million offer from MGM studio to return as Bond for two more films following last year’s hit Spectre. The sum included endorsements, profit shares, and a role for him working as a co-producer.

One LA film source said: ‘Daniel is done – pure and simple – he told top brass at MGM after Spectre. They threw huge amounts of money at him, but it just wasn’t what he wanted.’

He added: ‘He had told people after shooting that this would be his final outing, but the film company still felt he could come around after Spectre if he was offered a money deal.’

One source said that executives had finally agreed to let the actor go after growing tired of his criticism of the franchise.

Craig, 48, told interviewers last year that he would rather ‘slash my wrists’ than agree to another Bond film.

But he later said he was contracted for a fifth film and would agree to it ‘for the money’.

Before Bond, the actor, married to actress Rachel Weisz, was best known for thriller Layer Cake, being Angelina Jolie’s love interest in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and various TV roles. Craig has been plagued with a knee injury sustained filming a Spectre fight scene.

The source said: ‘With knee problems and general exhaustion, he felt it was a journey with an ending.’ The studio delayed the next Bond film after Craig committed to a 20-episode US TV adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s novel Purity.
Why the fuck would they even make this offer? Spectre made $200 million domestically and cost $245 mil - which we all know is actually at least $50 mil less than the actual price tag - and people didn't really like it. Everyone kinda agrees that this iteration of Bond is getting tired and audiences kinda want a shakeup. Just look at how excited everyone is talking about who will be the next Bond. If Craig were still super popular as the character, the conversation about a replacement would have had quite a different tone IMO.