Ed Oxenbould to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 19-year-old James Bond from Australia?

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

UPDATE 26/10/2020 : 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 Canberra wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Ed Oxenbould become the Seventh James Bond?

Oxenbould’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Visit (2015). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Oxenbould now is – what next?

Three reasons Ed Oxenbould 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 19-year-old Australian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Oxenbould.
  3. It would give Ed Oxenbould a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Oxenbould. Ed Oxenbould!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 25, 2020
“He was perfect as Tyler in The Visit, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 25, 2020
“An Australian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 25, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Oxenbould has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 25, 2020

Rumors about Ed Oxenbould 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 Ed Oxenbould should be the next James Bond?

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