Kim Rae-won to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 39-year-old James Bond from South Korea?

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Is Kim set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in December 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Kim Rae-won.

UPDATE 23/01/2021 : 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 Seoul wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Kim Rae-won become the Seventh James Bond?

Kim’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in A Thousand Days' Promise (2011-2011) and Love Story in Harvard (2004-2005). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Kim now is – what next?

Three reasons Kim Rae-won 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 39-year-old Korean?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Kim.
  3. It would give Kim Rae-won a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Kim 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 Kim Rae-won for James Bond.

“His name is Kim. Kim Rae-won!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 22, 2021
“He was perfect as Kim Hyun-woo in Love Story in Harvard, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 22, 2021
“A Korean James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 22, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Kim has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 22, 2021

Rumors about Kim Rae-won 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 Kim Rae-won should be the next James Bond?

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