Josh Helman to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 38-year-old James Bond from Australia?

Is Helman set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in March 2024. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Josh Helman.

UPDATE 16/04/2024 : 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 Canberra wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Josh Helman become the Seventh James Bond?

Helman’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Helman now is – what next?

Three reasons Josh Helman 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 38-year-old Australian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Helman.
  3. It would give Josh Helman a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Helman. Josh Helman!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) April 15, 2024
“He was perfect as Jeb Oliver in Jack Reacher, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) April 15, 2024
“An Australian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) April 15, 2024
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Helman has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) April 15, 2024

Rumors about Josh Helman 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 Josh Helman should be the next James Bond?

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