David Wenham to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 56-year-old James Bond from Australia?

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Is Wenham set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in September 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is David Wenham.

UPDATE 22/10/2021 : 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 Canberra wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could David Wenham become the Seventh James Bond?

Wenham’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017), Lion (2016) and 300: Rise of an Empire (2014). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Wenham now is – what next?

Three reasons David Wenham 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 56-year-old Australian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Wenham.
  3. It would give David Wenham a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Wenham To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy

Twitter was flooded again Thursday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want David Wenham for James Bond.

“His name is Wenham. David Wenham!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 21, 2021
“He was perfect as John Brierley in Lion, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 21, 2021
“An Australian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 21, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Wenham has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 21, 2021

Rumors about David Wenham 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 David Wenham should be the next James Bond?

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