Melvil Poupaud to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 50-year-old James Bond from France?

Is Poupaud set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in April 2023. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Melvil Poupaud.

UPDATE 29/05/2023 : 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 Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Melvil Poupaud become the Seventh James Bond?

Poupaud’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Laurence Anyways (2012), The Other World (2010) and A Christmas Tale (2008). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Poupaud now is – what next?

Three reasons Melvil Poupaud 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 50-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Poupaud.
  3. It would give Melvil Poupaud a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Poupaud 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 Melvil Poupaud for James Bond.

“His name is Poupaud. Melvil Poupaud!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) May 28, 2023
“He was perfect as le fils du pharmacien in Elisa, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) May 28, 2023
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) May 28, 2023
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Poupaud has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) May 28, 2023

Rumors about Melvil Poupaud 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 Melvil Poupaud should be the next James Bond?

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