Matt Smith to be the next James Bond?

Is Matt Smith set to be the next James Bond?

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

UPDATE 17/02/2020 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Matt Smith become the Seventh James Bond?

Smith’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), Lost River (2014) and Christopher and His Kind (2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Smith now is – what next?

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

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

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

“His name is Smith. Matt Smith!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) February 16, 2020
“He was perfect as Bully in Lost River, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) February 16, 2020
“A 37-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) February 16, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Smith has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) February 16, 2020

Rumors about Matt Smith 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 Matt Smith should be the next James Bond?

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