Kiefer Sutherland to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 54-year-old James Bond from Canada?

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

UPDATE 19/09/2021 : 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 Ottawa wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Kiefer Sutherland become the Seventh James Bond?

Sutherland’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in 24 (Live Another Day) (2014-2014), Touch (2012-2013) and 24 (2001-2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Sutherland now is – what next?

Three reasons Kiefer Sutherland 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 54-year-old Canadian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Sutherland.
  3. It would give Kiefer Sutherland a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Sutherland. Kiefer Sutherland!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 18, 2021
“He was perfect as David in The Lost Boys, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 18, 2021
“A Canadian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 18, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Sutherland has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 18, 2021

Rumors about Kiefer Sutherland 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 Kiefer Sutherland should be the next James Bond?

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