Bill Nighy to be the next James Bond?

Is Bill Nighy set to be the next James Bond?

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Is Nighy 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 Bill Nighy.

UPDATE 23/10/2020 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Bill Nighy become the Seventh James Bond?

Nighy’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Dad's Army (2016), About Time (2013) and Jack the Giant Slayer (2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Nighy now is – what next?

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

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

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

“His name is Nighy. Bill Nighy!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 22, 2020
“He was perfect as James Lake in About Time, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 22, 2020
“A 70-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 22, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Nighy has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 22, 2020

Rumors about Bill Nighy 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 Bill Nighy should be the next James Bond?

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