Ian Somerhalder to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 41-year-old James Bond from United States?

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

UPDATE 11/08/2020 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Ian Somerhalder become the Seventh James Bond?

Somerhalder’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017), Lost (2004-2010) and Life as a House (2001). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Somerhalder now is – what next?

Three reasons Ian Somerhalder 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 41-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Somerhalder.
  3. It would give Ian Somerhalder a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Somerhalder 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 Ian Somerhalder for James Bond.

“His name is Somerhalder. Ian Somerhalder!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 10, 2020
“He was perfect as Hamilton Fleming in Young Americans, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 10, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 10, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Somerhalder has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 10, 2020

Rumors about Ian Somerhalder 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 Ian Somerhalder should be the next James Bond?

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