Joseph Fiennes to be the next James Bond?

Is Joseph Fiennes set to be the next James Bond?

Is Fiennes 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 Joseph Fiennes.

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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Joseph Fiennes become the Seventh James Bond?

Fiennes’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Risen (2016), Hercules (2014) and Camelot (2011-2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Fiennes now is – what next?

Three reasons Joseph Fiennes 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 Joseph Fiennes?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Fiennes.
  3. It would give Joseph Fiennes a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Fiennes 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 Joseph Fiennes for James Bond.

“His name is Fiennes. Joseph Fiennes!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) December 4, 2020
“He was perfect as Clavius in Risen, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) December 4, 2020
“A 50-year-old 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: Fiennes has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) December 4, 2020

Rumors about Joseph Fiennes 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 Joseph Fiennes should be the next James Bond?

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