Daniel Gillies to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 44-year-old James Bond from Canada?

Is Gillies 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 Daniel Gillies.

UPDATE 29/10/2020 : 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 from London to Ottawa wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Daniel Gillies become the Seventh James Bond?

Gillies’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Vampire Diaries (2010-2017), Saving Hope (2012-) and The Originals (2013-). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Gillies now is – what next?

Three reasons Daniel Gillies 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 44-year-old Canadian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Gillies.
  3. It would give Daniel Gillies a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Gillies 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 Daniel Gillies for James Bond.

“His name is Gillies. Daniel Gillies!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 28, 2020
“He was perfect as Elijah Mikaelson in The Vampire Diaries, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 28, 2020
“A Canadian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 28, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Gillies has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 28, 2020

Rumors about Daniel Gillies 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 Daniel Gillies should be the next James Bond?

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