Colin Morgan to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 37-year-old James Bond from Northern Ireland?

Is Morgan set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in April 2023. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Colin Morgan.

UPDATE 29/05/2023 : 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 Belfast wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Colin Morgan become the Seventh James Bond?

Morgan’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Legend (2015) and Merlin (2008-2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Morgan now is – what next?

Three reasons Colin Morgan 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 37-year-old Irish?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Morgan.
  3. It would give Colin Morgan a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Morgan 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 Colin Morgan for James Bond.

“His name is Morgan. Colin Morgan!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) May 28, 2023
“He was perfect as Merlin in Merlin, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) May 28, 2023
“An Irish James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) May 28, 2023
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Morgan has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) May 28, 2023

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

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