Kwon Sang-woo to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 47-year-old James Bond from South Korea?

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

UPDATE 27/02/2024 : 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 Seoul wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Kwon Sang-woo become the Seventh James Bond?

Kwon’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Stairway to Heaven (2003-2004). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Kwon now is – what next?

Three reasons Kwon Sang-woo 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 47-year-old Korean?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Kwon.
  3. It would give Kwon Sang-woo a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Kwon 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 Kwon Sang-woo for James Bond.

“His name is Kwon. Kwon Sang-woo!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) February 26, 2024
“He was perfect as Cha Song-joo in Stairway to Heaven, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) February 26, 2024
“A Korean James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) February 26, 2024
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Kwon has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) February 26, 2024

Rumors about Kwon Sang-woo 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 Kwon Sang-woo should be the next James Bond?

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