Luis Merlo to be the next James Bond?

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

Is Merlo set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in July 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Luis Merlo.

UPDATE 15/08/2020 : 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 Madrid wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Luis Merlo become the Seventh James Bond?

Merlo’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in El internado (2007-2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Merlo now is – what next?

Three reasons Luis Merlo 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 Spanish?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Merlo.
  3. It would give Luis Merlo a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Merlo 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 Luis Merlo for James Bond.

“His name is Merlo. Luis Merlo!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 14, 2020
“He was perfect as Héctor de La Vega in El internado, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 14, 2020
“A Spanish James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 14, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Merlo has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 14, 2020

Rumors about Luis Merlo 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 Luis Merlo should be the next James Bond?

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