John Lloyd Cruz to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 37-year-old James Bond from Philippines?

Is Cruz set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in January 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is John Lloyd Cruz.

UPDATE 27/02/2021 : 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 Manila wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could John Lloyd Cruz become the Seventh James Bond?

Cruz’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in It Takes a Man and a Woman (2013), The Mistress (2012) and You Changed My Life (2009). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Cruz now is – what next?

Three reasons John Lloyd Cruz 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 37-year-old Filipino?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Cruz.
  3. It would give John Lloyd Cruz a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Cruz 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 Lloyd Cruz for James Bond.

“His name is Cruz. John Lloyd Cruz!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) February 26, 2021
“He was perfect as Miggy in You Changed My Life, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) February 26, 2021
“A Filipino James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) February 26, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Cruz has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) February 26, 2021

Rumors about John Lloyd Cruz 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 Lloyd Cruz should be the next James Bond?

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