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the name's murphy

This is how fans feel about Cillian Murphy's James Bond odds being slashed, but what do you think?

It’s been fairly split down the middle.

SOMEONE SHOULD CALL Idris Elba to check how he’s doing, ’cause it looks like Cillian Murphy’s muscling in on his territory.

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Yep, a surge of bets on the Peaky Blinders star have brought his odds down to 100/3-, behind Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy and Richard Madden, according to Coral.

“Everybody is getting excited about the new series of Peaky Blinders and it seems as though [gamblers] are no different,” Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead told the Mirror.

We’ve been inundated with bets lately on Murphy landing the role as the next James Bond and he’s certainly a leading candidate now.”

If/when Murphy signs the dotted line, he’ll be the second Irish Bond after Pierce Brosnan (sure, who could forget?)

As always, the people of Twitter have weighed on Murphy as a potential 007.

For some, it reads as an act of treachery.

Some people can only see him as a baddie, given most of his previous roles.

I mean, that’s a fair observation.

Others reckon the Bond franchise is a poison chalice for Murphy.

Nicholas, on the other hand? VERY much here for it.

This guy went *in* on the theory in an attempt to disprove it.

Basically, he’s too old? Bizarre, given that Murphy doesn’t actually age, but go off I guess.

This guy is more than happy to get on board with Murphy as Bond. will keep you posted on any further developments. In the meantime, have your say – should Cillian Murphy be the next James Bond?

Poll Results:

Yep, he's perfect for the role! (603)
No, give it to someone else! (533)

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