Roy Dupuis to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 54-year-old James Bond from Canada?

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Is Dupuis set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in April 2017. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Roy Dupuis.

UPDATE 26/05/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Every man, at some point in his life, wishes he could be James Bond. And with the news that Daniel Craig may well be out as 007, there are a whole bunch of actors from London to Ottawa wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Roy Dupuis become the Seventh James Bond?

Dupuis’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Nikita (1997-2001). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Dupuis now is – what next?

Three reasons Roy Dupuis would be good for the James Bond franchise

  1. It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be a 54-year-old Canadian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Dupuis.
  3. It would give Roy Dupuis a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Dupuis To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy

Twitter was flooded again Thursday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Roy Dupuis for James Bond.

“His name is Dupuis. Roy Dupuis!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) May 25, 2017
“He was perfect as Michael in Nikita, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) May 25, 2017
“A Canadian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) May 25, 2017
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Dupuis has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) May 25, 2017

Rumors about Roy Dupuis stepping into the role's next iteration have been floating about for a while now. He is characterized by being smooth, slick, handsome, rugged and charming. These are definitely the characteristics needed to play James Bond. Don’t you agree?

Do you think Roy Dupuis should be the next James Bond?

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