Ever since Daniel Craig announced that ‘No Time To Die’ would be his last James Bond film, there has been feverish speculation about his successor.
The successful candidate will become the eighth person to play Ian Fleming’s iconic character, following actors Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.
Having already played major roles in high-grossing franchaises Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers and Jumanji, Karen Gillan is one of Scotland's most successful actors ever. She's 50/1 to add Bond to her money-spinning CV.
Another member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther star Lupita Nyong'o recently starred in Jordan Peele's latest film Nope. The first non-Brit on this list, she's also one of the most highly decorated, having won an Academy Award, a Daytime Emmy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Despite this, her odds are a lengthy 80/1.
BAFTA-winning actress Jodie Comer shot to global fame in the television series Killing Eve. In that show the Scouser plays a cold-blooded Russian assassin - she's now 100/1 to switch from antihero to hero as Bond.
Lily James' star-making performance was in the lead role of the live action remake of Cinderella and she has an impressive number of screen credits including Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Baby Driver, Darkest Hour, Yesterday, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and musical Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. She'll next be seen in rom-com What's Love Got To Do With It? and is a 100/1 bet to add a James Bond film to that list.