A spokesman for the bookies said: “Judging by the mixed 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.”
Of course gender swaps have happened in franchise reboots before, with last year’s all-female Ghostbusters and Judi Dench’s M in Bond movie Goldeneye and beyond.
The full list of franchises most likely to have a female lead next after Whittaker’s Doctor Who are as follows:
James Bond 2/1
Star Trek (Captain Kirk) 4/1
Bourne (Jason Bourne) 8/1
Jungle Book (Mowgli) 12/1
Harry Potter 14/1
Star Wars (Darth Vader) 14/1
Lord of the Rings (Frodo) 14/1
Indiana Jones 16/1
Pirates of the Caribbean (Captain Jack) 20/1