Oct 1, 2021 - Economy & Business

The betting markets have a "007" pick

Regé-Jean Page star of Netflix’s hit “Bridgerton."

Photo illustration: Annelise Capossela. Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Bettors have Regé-Jean Page — star of Netflix’s hit “Bridgerton" — pegged to take over as James Bond.

  • If they're on the money, Page would be the first Black person to play the iconic character after Daniel Craig steps away this year.

The odds for Page are 5-2, higher than other tossed-around names like Tom Hardy or Idris Elba — at least based on wagers with gambling platform William Hill.

“No Time to Die,” Craig’s fifth and final Bond film, has been released in the U.K. (no spoilers please) and opens next Friday in the U.S.

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