Anthony Hopkins to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 82-year-old James Bond from Wales?

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

UPDATE 13/08/2020 : 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 Cardiff wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Anthony Hopkins become the Seventh James Bond?

Hopkins’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), Noah (2014) and 360 (2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Hopkins now is – what next?

Three reasons Anthony Hopkins 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 82-year-old Welsh?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Hopkins.
  3. It would give Anthony Hopkins a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Hopkins 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 Anthony Hopkins for James Bond.

“His name is Hopkins. Anthony Hopkins!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 12, 2020
“He was perfect as George Hayden in Chaplin, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 12, 2020
“A Welsh James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 12, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Hopkins has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 12, 2020

Rumors about Anthony Hopkins 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 Anthony Hopkins should be the next James Bond?

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