Is Silva 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 Hugo Silva.
UPDATE 27/10/2020 : 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 Madrid wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Hugo Silva become the Seventh James Bond?
Silva’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Paco's Men (2005-2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Silva now is – what next?
Three reasons Hugo Silva would be good for the James Bond franchise
- It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be a 43-year-old Spanish?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Silva.
- It would give Hugo Silva a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Silva To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Monday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Hugo Silva for James Bond.
“His name is Silva. Hugo Silva!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 26, 2020
“He was perfect as Lucas Fernández in Paco's Men, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 26, 2020
“A Spanish James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 26, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Silva has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 26, 2020
Rumors about Hugo Silva 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 Hugo Silva should be the next James Bond?
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