Toby Kebbell to be the next James Bond?

Is Toby Kebbell set to be the next James Bond?

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

UPDATE 24/09/2017 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Toby Kebbell become the Seventh James Bond?

Kebbell’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Ben-Hur (2016), Warcraft (2016) and Fantastic Four (2015). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Kebbell now is – what next?

Three reasons Toby Kebbell 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 Toby Kebbell?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Kebbell.
  3. It would give Toby Kebbell a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Kebbell. Toby Kebbell!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 23, 2017
“He was perfect as Messala in Ben-Hur, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 23, 2017
“A 35-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 23, 2017
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Kebbell has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 23, 2017

Rumors about Toby Kebbell 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 Toby Kebbell should be the next James Bond?

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