Is Shipp set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in August 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Demetrius Shipp Jr..
UPDATE 25/09/2020 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Demetrius Shipp Jr. become the Seventh James Bond?
Shipp’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in All Eyez on Me (2017). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Shipp now is – what next?
Three reasons Demetrius Shipp Jr. 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 a 31-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Shipp.
- It would give Demetrius Shipp Jr. a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Shipp 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 Demetrius Shipp Jr. for James Bond.
“His name is Shipp. Demetrius Shipp Jr.!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 24, 2020
“He was perfect as Tupac Shakur in All Eyez on Me, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 24, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 24, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Shipp has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 24, 2020
Rumors about Demetrius Shipp Jr. 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 Demetrius Shipp Jr. should be the next James Bond?
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