On Saturday morning, it has been reported that Harry Styles was discussing with James Bond bosses to take over the iconic role.
26-year-old Harry Styles is, reportedly, replacing current 007, Daniel Craig.
According to Ladbrokes, the former One Direction star has gone from 100-1, all the way down to 25-1.
A source told The Sun, “Harry is deadly serious. He has had a series of high-level meetings about becoming 007. Harry believes he is the final two.”
“Harry is a new age British man… He’s confident in his own skin, and making him Bond would signal the franchise changing with the times.”
The Watermelon Sugar hitmaker remained one of the top men to replace Craig as the British secret agent.
Styles is behind Idris Elba, 10-1, Richard Madden, 8-1, Henry Cavill, 6-1, and James Norton, 2-1.
However, a spokesperson for the singer denies the claims that he is in the running to play James Bond.
“The reports aren’t remotely true,” they said in a statement to The Daily Mail.
While Styles will not be joining the franchise, he has a couple of projects already lined up for him.
Tom Hardy to become the next “007?”
Harry Styles becoming the next 007 comes after reports last month that Tom Hardy is set to land the iconic role.
The Vulcan Reported published an article in June saying that Hardy was offered the iconic role after a successful audition.
According to the outlet, producers planned to unveil Hardy as the new James Bond in November – the same time No Time to Die is released.
However, Daniel Craig’s last film on the franchise is said to have been delayed further.
This has been the third time the film has been pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic.
On Friday, they announced that the film would not be released until April 2, so No Time to Die can “be seen by a worldwide theatrical audience.”
Before a worldwide rollout in April 2021, the movie was initially set for a London premiere back on March 31.
Since COVID-19 took hold in march, MGM, Universal, and producers of the film announced they were delaying the release until November 12, and would have a US launch on November 25.
“We understand the delay will be disappointing to our fans, but we now look forward to sharing No Time to Die next year.”
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