Michael Kelly to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 51-year-old James Bond from United States?

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

UPDATE 23/10/2020 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Michael Kelly become the Seventh James Bond?

Kelly’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Person of Interest (2011-2012), Secret in Their Eyes (2015) and Man of Steel (2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Kelly now is – what next?

Three reasons Michael Kelly 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 51-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Kelly.
  3. It would give Michael Kelly a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Kelly. Michael Kelly!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 22, 2020
“He was perfect as Steve Lombard in Man of Steel, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 22, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 22, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Kelly has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 22, 2020

Rumors about Michael Kelly 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 Michael Kelly should be the next James Bond?

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