Michael Weatherly to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 56-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Weatherly set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in June 2024. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Michael Weatherly.

UPDATE 17/07/2024 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Michael Weatherly become the Seventh James Bond?

Weatherly’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Dark Angel (2000-2002) and NCIS (2003-). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Weatherly now is – what next?

Three reasons Michael Weatherly 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 56-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Weatherly.
  3. It would give Michael Weatherly a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Weatherly. Michael Weatherly!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 16, 2024
“He was perfect as Logan Cale in Dark Angel, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 16, 2024
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 16, 2024
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Weatherly has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 16, 2024

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

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