John Shea to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 73-year-old James Bond from United States?

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Is Shea set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in January 2023. One of the names who keeps cropping up is John Shea.

UPDATE 01/02/2023 : 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 Shea become the Seventh James Bond?

Shea’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Gossip Girl (2007-2012), Mutant X (2001-2004) and Lois & Clark (1993-1997). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Shea now is – what next?

Three reasons John Shea 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 73-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Shea.
  3. It would give John Shea a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Shea. John Shea!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 31, 2023
“He was perfect as Lex Luthor in Lois & Clark, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 31, 2023
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 31, 2023
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Shea has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 31, 2023

Rumors about John Shea 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 Shea should be the next James Bond?

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