Inverness-born star Karen Gillan has been added to the James Bond market as potential female 007 with William Hill giving her odds of 50-1

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Karen Gillan.

Karen Gillan has now been added to the upcoming James Bond market at William Hill.

The Inverness-born star is priced at 50-1 as the likely pick for a female 007.

Gillan previously said she would love to star in the iconic franchise – but as a villain.

Other top contenders include T’Nia Miller and Lydia West.

She is best known for portraying her companion Amy Pond in the beloved sci-fi series Doctor Who, but has since expanded her CV with massive roles including Nebula in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Ruby in the new Jumanji films. .

Most recently, she appeared in Gunpowder Milkshake as Sam and is awaiting the scheduled release of Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder – currently in post-production.

She’s been particularly quiet about what’s in store for her beyond her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – and with stars like Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans stepping down to make way for the next generation of heroes, Gillan could she follow suit and pursue the coveted role of 007?

And she’s not the only Marvel star to appear in the race, with Eternals’ Richard Madden a top contender at 10-1, as well as Spider-Man star Tom Holland at 14-1 and Tom Hardy of Venom sits high in the race at 6-1.

Speculation is rife over who will play the next James Bond after Daniel Craig announced his departure from the franchise following No Time to Die, released late last year.

Gillan was first linked to the franchise in 2014 after claiming she would love to play a villain, saying: “My dad used to tell me when I was younger, ‘you don’t want to be a Bond girl, you want to be a villain”.

And it seems fans would be happy to see Gillan in the iconic franchise one way or another, with online forums tossing around the idea of ​​her as a Bond Girl as early as 2010 – but could she actually to be the main character, rather than a villain or love interest?

A female Bond looks increasingly likely, with Bond producers saying they want to head in a “different direction” with the next iteration of James Bond, and many stars – including Cillian Murphy – showing their support for a female 007.

Speaking on the odds, a spokesperson for William Hill said: “We are fortunate to have a wide variety of talented female actors who have made a name for themselves in the action and sci-fi genres. , and are now in a prime position to play a female James Lier.

“And Karen Gillan would be an incredible choice for the role – not only can she carry on the Scottish 007 legacy that Sir Sean Connery started, but she can add a bit of Nebula and Amy Pond-esque to the role and add a new dimension to it. the legendary character.

To view the full James Bond Market, please William Hill website.


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