James Bond: Actor rules himself OUT of replacing Daniel Craig as next 007 amid speculation

But one person who’ll likely not take the iconic role is Andrew Scott.

The actor has gone down a storm in productions such as the movie Pride, the second season of Fleabag – in which he played the ‘Hot Priest’ – and, more recently, Black Mirror.

In fact, he’s even graced the 007 universe before – he had a supporting role in 2015’s Spectre. But that hasn’t stopped questions asking him if he’ll step up to the main role sometime soon.

In a new interview he’s said he sincerely doubts that Barbara Broccoli will give him a call with a view to taking over as James Bond.

“I don’t think I’ll get asked to play Bond,” he told The Guardian.

“They’ll not be like ‘Let’s get Scott in’,” he added – going on to suggest that excitement over Craig’s successor has been overplayed in the media.

“I find it extraordinary that people are so infatuated,” he said.

“I say people. It’s mainly just journalists. I don’t think people are at parties screaming ‘Who’s going to be the next Bond?’

“They won’t announce it until 2022, so it will probably go to some whippersnapper who will surprise us all.”

Currently Richard Madden is favourite with bookies, after impressing in Bodyguard and Rocketman.

His odds are 5/2 with Ladbrokes, ahead of Tom Hiddleston on 4/1 and Idris Elba – who has consistently ruled himself out – on 5/1.

James Norton and Cillian Murphy follow on 6/1, while Tom Hardy is on 7/1.

Damian Lewis is on 10/1, “Any Female” can be backed on 12/1, and Henry Cavill currently has 16/1 odds.

source: express.co.uk