James Bond star missed out on Fast & Furious 9 role because of No Time To Die
Fast and Furious 9 was recently released and continued the rambunctious journey of Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his Family. The team of reckless drivers has grown over the past few films to introduce a number of new female characters into their battle, including Helen Mirren, Nathalie Emmanuel, Eva Mendes, Charlize Theron and Michelle Rodriguez. Mia Toretto actor Jordana Brewster has now revealed they also wanted to employ Phoebe Waller-Bridge but missed their chance.
Brewster recently said: “Michelle and I were talking about [Waller-Bridge] right before she started writing for Bond.
“We were like: ‘She would be so awesome.’ And then we were like: ‘Damnit! They snagged her.'” (Via The Hollywood Reporter)
On how the writer would have helped the Fast franchise, she added: “I feel like Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s British, ironic humour would add a lot.”
Since then, Waller-Bridge has been placed in the next Indiana Jones movie, meaning she will certainly not be free to film a Fast movie anytime soon.
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Rumours have been swirling that Tom Hardy would be taking over from Daniel Craig in the near future – but the latest odds don’t agree.
Leading bookmaker Ladbrokes give Hardy a strong 4/1 on becoming the next 007.
He has, however, been beaten by newcomer to the game, Rége-Jean Page.
The Netflix and Bridgerton star is currently the favourite for the bookies with an amazing 11/10.
Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati commented: “Regé-Jean Page has spent the best part of six months at the head of the Bond betting, and with every other name now on the drift, it looks like it’s his role to lose.”
Hardy and Page are followed by Idris Elba, who has 10/1 odds.
James Bond No Time To Die hits cinemas on September 30, 2021.
Fast and Furious 9 is in cinemas now.
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