There’s been lots of speculation over the last couple of years about who will succeed Daniel Craig as James Bond, but less on the matter of who’ll be the next Bond girl.

However, it’s likely that a major star will play the traditional role, with rising star Margot Robbie currently the hot favourite with bookmakers. Australian actress Robbie, 26, is tipped for the role in a forthcoming 007 movie, which will be the 25th film in the franchise and the first for a brand new Bond actor. She’s currently the 12/1 favourite for a role in the notional sequel to Spectre, according to Irish company Paddy Power in a report in The Sun.

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According to the same bookmaker, other contenders for the coveted spot are Emily Blunt at 16/1, model and Gone Girl star Emily Ratajkowski at 22/1, and Harry Potter actress Emma Watson at 40/1.

Robbie has enjoyed a very successful 2016 thusfar, starring in blockbusters The Legend of Tarzan and the imminently-arriving Suicide Squad. However, her schedule is rather full at the moment, as she’s currently promoting both those movies on top of filming drama Terminal, due out in late 2016.

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Meanwhile, many of the long-standing favourites to play 007 himself have recently been ruling themselves out of the running. ‘The Wire’ star Idris Elba told ‘Good Morning America’ earlier this month that, at 43, he was too old to be considered.

“If I'm really honest, man, I think I'm too old for that, I can't be running around in cars and ladies and martinis – who wants to do that? It sounds terrible! If it were to happen, it would be the will of a nation, because there's not been talks of me in the studios about any of that. But everywhere I go, people want that to happen.”

Current Swift squeeze Tom Hiddleston, 35, has also intimated that he’s not really in Bond production company Eon’s thinking as to Daniel Craig’s successor. “I’m sorry to disappoint you, everybody. I don’t think that announcement is coming.”

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