Christopher Eccleston to be the next James Bond?

Is Christopher Eccleston set to be the next James Bond?

Is Eccleston set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in May 2022. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Christopher Eccleston.

UPDATE 30/06/2022 : 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 Christopher Eccleston become the Seventh James Bond?

Eccleston’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Leftovers (2014-2017), Legend (2015) and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Eccleston now is – what next?

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

This 'Eccleston 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 Christopher Eccleston for James Bond.

“His name is Eccleston. Christopher Eccleston!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 29, 2022
“He was perfect as Major Henry West in 28 Days Later, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 29, 2022
“A 58-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) June 29, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Eccleston has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 29, 2022

Rumors about Christopher Eccleston 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 Christopher Eccleston should be the next James Bond?

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