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Daniel Craig Is Supposedly Going To Be Replaced As James Bond By The Dude From Peaky Blinders

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Source – PEAKY BLINDERS star Cillian Murphy is being tipped to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond when the actor vacates the role after the next 007 outing. Murphy could become the second Irishman to play the world-famous secret agent, following on from Pierce Brosnan’s seven-year stint in the role.

Murphy currently plays Birmingham-based gangster Tommy Selby in Steven Knight’s hit series Peaky Blinders in a role that has raised the Douglas-born actor’s profile even further.

Brosnan took a similar path to the role of 007, having first caught the eye of James Bond producers with his star turn on the hit TV series Remington Steele.

He would be the second Irishman to play a role that’s previously been played by a Scot, an Australian and a Welshman along with two English actors.

I’m sure people are going to be upset by this, but I don’t care. Daniel Craig, no Daniel Craig- it doesn’t matter to me. I’m just happy another Irishman will have the chance to play James Bond. And I’m not saying that because I’m biased (I am), I’m saying that because my favorite James Bond of all time was an Irishman (Pierce Brosnan) and if his performance is half as good as his then we’ll be in for a treat. Also, GoldenEye on N64 was my favorite video of all time so there’s that.

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As far as Cillian Murphy goes, I know nothing about him other than the fact that he has the face of a villain. Weird haircut, sunken eyes, boney face- all of it. He looks like the kind of guy that Bond would have to defeat in order to save the world.

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Which may be problematic considering he’d have to play the opposite of that role. Regardless, I’m not worried about it, I’ve seen him in Peaky Blinders. The guy absolutely kills it.

The craziest part of this story is the fact that there are actual betting lines on who will become the next Bond. People are spending real money on this.

It comes after Murphy’s odds of being named the next James Bond tumbled from 7/1 to 100/30 with Betway this morning…Murphy is fast emerging as a serious contender for the coveted role.

Betway’s Alan Alger said: “Cillian Murphy is the latest name to be linked with the next James Bond role and with the new season of Peaky Blinders just around the corner, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see his current 100/30 shorten even more.

He’s stood as a quietly fancied 7/1 shot over the past few months but his odds have more than halved this morning and is now no bigger than 100/30.”

I’m going to ask Mush who he thinks will win then take the opposite of whoever that is. The movie is scheduled to be released in November of 2019 so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Now here’s a four-minute educational video on Bond girls. Enjoy.