Is O'Connell 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 Jack O'Connell.
UPDATE 15/01/2021 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Jack O'Connell become the Seventh James Bond?
O'Connell’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Money Monster (2016), Unbroken (2014) and 300: Rise of an Empire (2014). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for O'Connell now is – what next?
Three reasons Jack O'Connell 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 Jack O'Connell?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as O'Connell.
- It would give Jack O'Connell a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'O'Connell To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Thursday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Jack O'Connell for James Bond.
“His name is O'Connell. Jack O'Connell!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 14, 2021
“He was perfect as Louie Zamperini in Unbroken, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 14, 2021
“A 30-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 14, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: O'Connell has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 14, 2021
Rumors about Jack O'Connell 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 Jack O'Connell should be the next James Bond?
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