Jonathan Rhys Meyers to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 43-year-old James Bond from Ireland?

Is Rhys Meyers set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in November 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

UPDATE 05/12/2020 : 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 Dublin wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Jonathan Rhys Meyers become the Seventh James Bond?

Rhys Meyers’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013), Albert Nobbs (2011) and The Tudors (2007-2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Rhys Meyers now is – what next?

Three reasons Jonathan Rhys Meyers 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 43-year-old Irish?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Rhys Meyers.
  3. It would give Jonathan Rhys Meyers a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Rhys Meyers 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 Jonathan Rhys Meyers for James Bond.

“His name is Rhys Meyers. Jonathan Rhys Meyers!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) December 4, 2020
“He was perfect as King Henry VIII of England in The Tudors, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) December 4, 2020
“An Irish James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) December 4, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Rhys Meyers has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) December 4, 2020

Rumors about Jonathan Rhys Meyers 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 Jonathan Rhys Meyers should be the next James Bond?

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