Holt McCallany to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 60-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is McCallany 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 Holt McCallany.

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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Holt McCallany become the Seventh James Bond?

McCallany’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Monster Trucks (2016), Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) and Sully (2016). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for McCallany now is – what next?

Three reasons Holt McCallany 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 60-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as McCallany.
  3. It would give Holt McCallany a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'McCallany 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 Holt McCallany for James Bond.

“His name is McCallany. Holt McCallany!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) November 29, 2023
“He was perfect as Junior in Alien 3, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) November 29, 2023
“An American 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: McCallany has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) November 29, 2023

Rumors about Holt McCallany 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 Holt McCallany should be the next James Bond?

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