Erick Elías to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 42-year-old James Bond from Mexico?

Is Elías set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in May 2022. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Erick Elías.

UPDATE 26/06/2022 : 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 Mexico City wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Erick Elías become the Seventh James Bond?

Elías’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in ¿Qué culpa tiene el niño? (2016), Niña de mi Corazón (2010-2010) and In the Name of Love (2008-2009). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Elías now is – what next?

Three reasons Erick Elías 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 42-year-old Mexican?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Elías.
  3. It would give Erick Elías a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Elías 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 Erick Elías for James Bond.

“His name is Elías. Erick Elías!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 25, 2022
“He was perfect as Juan Pablo in ¿Qué culpa tiene el niño?, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 25, 2022
“A Mexican James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) June 25, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Elías has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 25, 2022

Rumors about Erick Elías 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 Erick Elías should be the next James Bond?

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