Tom Hardy, 44, is the popular choice with devotees and bookies and 5/2 odds on with William Hill. Tom is best known for the titular antihero in Venom, as well as appearing in The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, and Dunkirk.
He has refused to speak about Bond.
But Rege-Jean Page, who has also been tipped after starring in Bridgerton, said: “The internet thinks a lot of things. That’s one of the more pleasant ones.”
The 31-year-old is 3/1 with Coral and 7/4 at Ladbrokes.
McMafia actor James Norton, 36, and Luther star Idris Elba, 49, are also in the betting mix.