James Buckley to be the next James Bond?

Is James Buckley set to be the next James Bond?

Is Buckley 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 James Buckley.

UPDATE 03/08/2020 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could James Buckley become the Seventh James Bond?

Buckley’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Inbetweeners Movie (2011) and The Inbetweeners (2008-2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Buckley now is – what next?

Three reasons James Buckley 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 James Buckley?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Buckley.
  3. It would give James Buckley a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Buckley To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy

Twitter was flooded again Sunday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want James Buckley for James Bond.

“His name is Buckley. James Buckley!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 2, 2020
“He was perfect as Jay Cartwright in The Inbetweeners, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 2, 2020
“A 32-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 2, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Buckley has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 2, 2020

Rumors about James Buckley 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 James Buckley should be the next James Bond?

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