Tom Rodriguez to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 30-year-old James Bond from Philippines?

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

UPDATE 19/10/2017 : 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 Manila wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Tom Rodriguez become the Seventh James Bond?

Rodriguez’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in My Husband's Lover (2013-2013), The Bride and the Lover (2013) and The Reunion (2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Rodriguez now is – what next?

Three reasons Tom Rodriguez 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 30-year-old Filipino?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Rodriguez.
  3. It would give Tom Rodriguez a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Rodriguez. Tom Rodriguez!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 18, 2017
“He was perfect in The Bride and the Lover, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 18, 2017
“A Filipino James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 18, 2017
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Rodriguez has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 18, 2017

Rumors about Tom Rodriguez 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 Tom Rodriguez should be the next James Bond?

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