Is De Guzman set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in May 2018. One of the names who keeps cropping up is JM de Guzman.
UPDATE 19/06/2018 : 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 Manila wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could JM de Guzman become the Seventh James Bond?
De Guzman’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Mula Sa Puso (2011-2011) and The Woman in the Septic Tank (2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for De Guzman now is – what next?
Three reasons JM de Guzman 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 29-year-old Filipino?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as De Guzman.
- It would give JM de Guzman a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'De Guzman 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 JM de Guzman for James Bond.
“His name is De Guzman. JM de Guzman!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 18, 2018
“He was perfect as Bingbong in The Woman in the Septic Tank, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 18, 2018
“A Filipino James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) June 18, 2018
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: De Guzman has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 18, 2018
Rumors about JM de Guzman 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 JM de Guzman should be the next James Bond?
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