Dylan McDermott to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 59-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is McDermott set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in December 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Dylan McDermott.

UPDATE 20/01/2021 : 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 Dylan McDermott become the Seventh James Bond?

McDermott’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), The Practice (1997-2004) and American Horror Story (2011-). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for McDermott now is – what next?

Three reasons Dylan McDermott 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 59-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as McDermott.
  3. It would give Dylan McDermott a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is McDermott. Dylan McDermott!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 19, 2021
“He was perfect as Mr. Kelmeckis in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 19, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 19, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: McDermott has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 19, 2021

Rumors about Dylan McDermott 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 Dylan McDermott should be the next James Bond?

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