After the divisive appointment of Jodie Whittaker to the iconic role, Paddy Power have priced up which traditionally male character from a major franchise will next go to a female star.
James Bond is the favourite to undergo a sex change (2/1), ahead of Star Trek’s Captain Kirk (4/1) and boxing franchise Rocky (5/1).
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Early favourites to succeed her are Kris Marshall and Michaela Coel (both 7/1).
Asked his thoughts on the appointment spokesman Paddy Power said: “Judging by the varied reaction to the Doctor Who news, some people clearly need a Tardis to get back to 2017.
“My tip is Star Wars. I can see Darth Vader saying ‘I am your mother’ now.”
Franchise to next have a female lead
2/1 James Bond
4/1 Star Trek (Captain Kirk)
8/1 Bourne (Jason Bourne)
12/1 Jungle Book (Mowgli)
14/1 Harry Potter
14/1 Star Wars (Darth Vader)
14/1 Lord of the Rings (Frodo)
16/1 Indiana Jones
20/1 Pirates of the Caribbean (Captain Jack)
13/8 Exactly 3
2/1 Exactly 4
7/2 5 or more
5/1 Exactly 2
10/1 Exactly 1
- The next Doctor Who market is available here.