Eriberto Leão to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 49-year-old James Bond from Brazil?

Is Leão set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in May 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Eriberto Leão.

UPDATE 20/06/2021 : 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 Brasília wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Eriberto Leão become the Seventh James Bond?

Leão’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Trail of Lies (2013-2014), Irrational Heart (2011-2011) and Sinhá Moça (2006-2006). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Leão now is – what next?

Three reasons Eriberto Leão 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 49-year-old Brazilian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Leão.
  3. It would give Eriberto Leão a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Leão. Eriberto Leão!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 19, 2021
“He was perfect as Pedro Brandão in Irrational Heart, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 19, 2021
“A Brazilian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) June 19, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Leão has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 19, 2021

Rumors about Eriberto Leão 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 Eriberto Leão should be the next James Bond?

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