JAMES BOND favourite Tom Hardy could be set to replace Daniel Craig, after news that Christopher Nolan is producing the next film. After having ruled himself out of returning as Bond in , Daniel Craig has since softened his stance on the issue. But he's also refused to confirm that he will. THE race to play James Bond is still anyone's game with a number of suave Hardy and Michael Fassbender – here are the latest odds for Daniel Craig's replacement. Tom's odds were slashed after his heroic real-life stunt to catch a thief. The 12 most insane tennis scandals in history Wimbledon 12 items 2 days ago. He would be perfect. James Bond director Sam Mendes has said that Spectre, due out later mlb los angeles year, will be his last encounter with The secret history of James Bond. Bond may want Hardy more than Hardy wants Bond. The Secret Service last year. His relationship with singer Taylor Swift saw his name hit headlines around the world, but has that helped or hindered his chances? Finger tattoos are our latest obsession The details were revealed at a press conference held at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire this morning, home to the espionage franchise since 's Dr. While the new M battles political forces to keep the MI6 in action, Bond travels the globe in an attempt to discover the truth behind his true enemy. According to producers, the plot of Spectre will see "a cryptic message from Bond's past send him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation". Nicholas Hoult has the talent to grab the franchise by the scruff of the neck. Jamie Bell is not Billy Elliot anymore. The actor began being touted as a 'surprise contender' in the James Bond race back in May Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. How many actors could pull off a one man film as Tom Hardy did in Locke and then play both leading roles in another the recent Legend?