John Francis Daley to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 35-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Daley 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 John Francis Daley.

UPDATE 23/01/2021 : 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 from London to Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could John Francis Daley become the Seventh James Bond?

Daley’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Bones (2005-2017), Horrible Bosses (2011) and Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Daley now is – what next?

Three reasons John Francis Daley 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 35-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Daley.
  3. It would give John Francis Daley a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Daley. John Francis Daley!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 22, 2021
“He was perfect as Carter in Horrible Bosses, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 22, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 22, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Daley has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 22, 2021

Rumors about John Francis Daley 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 John Francis Daley should be the next James Bond?

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