Colin Firth to be the next James Bond?

Is Colin Firth set to be the next James Bond?

Is Firth set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in September 2018. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Colin Firth.

UPDATE 18/10/2018 : 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 Colin Firth become the Seventh James Bond?

Firth’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Bridget Jones' Baby (2016), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) and The King's Speech (2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Firth now is – what next?

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

This 'Firth 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 Colin Firth for James Bond.

“His name is Firth. Colin Firth!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 17, 2018
“He was perfect as Galahad in Kingsman: The Secret Service, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 17, 2018
“A 58-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 17, 2018
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Firth has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 17, 2018

Rumors about Colin Firth 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 Colin Firth should be the next James Bond?

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