Humberto Martins to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 59-year-old James Bond from Brazil?

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

UPDATE 17/01/2021 : 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 Humberto Martins become the Seventh James Bond?

Martins’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Em Família (2014-2014), Gabriela (2012-2012) and Brazilian Women (2012-2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Martins now is – what next?

Three reasons Humberto Martins 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 59-year-old Brazilian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Martins.
  3. It would give Humberto Martins a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Martins 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 Humberto Martins for James Bond.

“His name is Martins. Humberto Martins!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 16, 2021
“He was perfect as Laerte Villa Nova in América, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 16, 2021
“A Brazilian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 16, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Martins has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 16, 2021

Rumors about Humberto Martins 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 Humberto Martins should be the next James Bond?

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