Ben Chaplin to be the next James Bond?

Is Ben Chaplin set to be the next James Bond?

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

UPDATE 20/11/2017 : 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 Ben Chaplin become the Seventh James Bond?

Chaplin’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Cinderella (2015), Dorian Gray (2009) and The Thin Red Line (1998). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Chaplin now is – what next?

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

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

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

“His name is Chaplin. Ben Chaplin!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) November 19, 2017
“He was perfect as Private Bell in The Thin Red Line, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) November 19, 2017
“A 48-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) November 19, 2017
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Chaplin has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) November 19, 2017

Rumors about Ben Chaplin 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 Ben Chaplin should be the next James Bond?

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