Kodi Smit-McPhee to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 28-year-old James Bond from Australia?

Is Smit-McPhee set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in June 2024. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Kodi Smit-McPhee.

UPDATE 13/07/2024 : 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 Kodi Smit-McPhee become the Seventh James Bond?

Smit-McPhee’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and Let Me In (2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Smit-McPhee now is – what next?

Three reasons Kodi Smit-McPhee 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 28-year-old Australian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Smit-McPhee.
  3. It would give Kodi Smit-McPhee a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Smit-McPhee 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 Kodi Smit-McPhee for James Bond.

“His name is Smit-McPhee. Kodi Smit-McPhee!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 12, 2024
“He was perfect as Owen in Let Me In, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 12, 2024
“An Australian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 12, 2024
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Smit-McPhee has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 12, 2024

Rumors about Kodi Smit-McPhee 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 Kodi Smit-McPhee should be the next James Bond?

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