Joaquim de Almeida to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 63-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Almeida 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 Joaquim de Almeida.

UPDATE 09/08/2020 : 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 Joaquim de Almeida become the Seventh James Bond?

Almeida’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Fast Five (2011) and Desperado (1995). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Almeida now is – what next?

Three reasons Joaquim de Almeida 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 63-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Almeida.
  3. It would give Joaquim de Almeida a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Almeida 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 Joaquim de Almeida for James Bond.

“His name is Almeida. Joaquim de Almeida!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 8, 2020
“He was perfect as Bucho in Desperado, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 8, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 8, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Almeida has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 8, 2020

Rumors about Joaquim de Almeida 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 Joaquim de Almeida should be the next James Bond?

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