Is Radcliffe 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 Radcliffe.
UPDATE 01/10/2020 : 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 Daniel Radcliffe become the Seventh James Bond?
Radcliffe’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Now You See Me 2 (2016), The F Word (2013) and Harry Potter (2011-2001). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Radcliffe now is – what next?
Three reasons Daniel Radcliffe would be good for the James Bond franchise
- It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be Daniel Radcliffe?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Radcliffe.
- It would give Daniel Radcliffe a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Radcliffe 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 Radcliffe for James Bond.
“His name is Radcliffe. Daniel Radcliffe!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 30, 2020
“He was perfect as Wallace in The F Word, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 30, 2020
“A 31-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 30, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Radcliffe has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 30, 2020
Rumors about Daniel Radcliffe 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 Radcliffe should be the next James Bond?
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