Ali Fazal to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 34-year-old James Bond from India?

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Is Fazal set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in September 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Ali Fazal.

UPDATE 24/10/2020 : 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 New Delhi wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Ali Fazal become the Seventh James Bond?

Fazal’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Fast & Furious 7 (2015), Fukrey (2013) and 3 Idiots (2009). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Fazal now is – what next?

Three reasons Ali Fazal 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 34-year-old Indian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Fazal.
  3. It would give Ali Fazal a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Fazal. Ali Fazal!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 23, 2020
“He was perfect in Fast & Furious 7, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 23, 2020
“An Indian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 23, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Fazal has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 23, 2020

Rumors about Ali Fazal 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 Ali Fazal should be the next James Bond?

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