Is Smith set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in October 2023. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Douglas Smith.
UPDATE 30/11/2023 : 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 Douglas Smith become the Seventh James Bond?
Smith’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Ouija (2014) and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Smith now is – what next?
Three reasons Douglas Smith 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 Canadian?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Smith.
- It would give Douglas Smith a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Smith 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 Douglas Smith for James Bond.
“His name is Smith. Douglas Smith!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) November 29, 2023
“He was perfect as Tyson in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) November 29, 2023
“A Canadian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) November 29, 2023
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Smith has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) November 29, 2023
Rumors about Douglas Smith 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 Douglas Smith should be the next James Bond?
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