Is Nixon set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in August 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is DeVaughn Nixon.
UPDATE 17/09/2021 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could DeVaughn Nixon become the Seventh James Bond?
Nixon’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Prom (2011), The Bodyguard (1992) and The Rapture (1991). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Nixon now is – what next?
Three reasons DeVaughn Nixon 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 38-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Nixon.
- It would give DeVaughn Nixon a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Nixon 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 DeVaughn Nixon for James Bond.
“His name is Nixon. DeVaughn Nixon!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 16, 2021
“He was perfect in The Rapture, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 16, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 16, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Nixon has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 16, 2021
Rumors about DeVaughn Nixon 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 DeVaughn Nixon should be the next James Bond?
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