Irish star Michael Fassbender is being tipped to be the next James Bond, after the odds were slashed over the weekend.
Current 007 Daniel Craig is filming his final movie as the suave British agent. It has led to widespread speculation as to who could be next to take on the iconic role.
Irish star Cillian Murphy has been one name that has frequently come up in discussions among fans. However, Murphy believes the role should go to a woman next.
Other big-name stars who have been hotly tipped include Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy and James Norton.
However, Fassbender seems to have become a likely contender after a surge of bets were placed on him with bookmakers Coral.
The bookies have responded by cutting the odds on the 42-year-old landing the role from 33/1 to 6/1.
A Coral spokesperson said: “We saw a few bets over the weekend on Michael Fassbender being the next 007 and cut the odds down to 12-1.
“However, we’ve now seen even more support from punters and it has left us with a feeling that a few people out there seem to be convinced they know.
“He is now just 6-1 to become the next Bond after Daniel Craig and our odds show that he has to be considered a leading contender at this stage.”
Fassbender has had an ever increasingly successful career. Since his early day on British TV, he is perhaps best known for playing supervillain Magneto in the X Men movies.
He has also appeared in several critically acclaimed movies such as 12 Years A Slave, Prometheus, Inglourious Basterds and Frank.
Avengers star Hiddlestone is currently the number one choice with the bookies to land the role of Bond.
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling