A shortlist of actors to be the next James Bond has reportedly been leaked 3 years ago

A shortlist of actors to be the next James Bond has reportedly been leaked

There's a couple of Irish entries...

While it hasn't been confirmed that Daniel Craig will step down from his role as James Bond, it seems increasingly likely that he will not reprise his role for a fifth time.

The bookies appear to be convinced about it anyway and they're taking bets on who will replace Craig for the next instalment.

According to the Sun, they've obtained an exclusive shortlist of the actors in the running to be the new Bond.

There are two Irish actors on the list, Michael Fassbender and Aidan Turner, both of whom definitely have the suave and skill to make the role their own.

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Other actors on the list according to the report are Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Luke Evans, Charlie Hunam as well as Jamie Bell and James Norton.

Elba (43) is said to be one of the favourites for the role despite his protestations that he's too old take up the mantle of 007.

We think they should just bring back Pierce Brosnan at this stage, we've already seen he can do an outstanding job.