Murilo Benício to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 47-year-old James Bond from Brazil?

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

UPDATE 09/07/2020 : 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 Brasília wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Murilo Benício become the Seventh James Bond?

Benício’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Avenida Brasil (2012-2012), The Buzz (2010-2011) and The Favorite (2008-2009). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Benício now is – what next?

Three reasons Murilo Benício 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 47-year-old Brazilian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Benício.
  3. It would give Murilo Benício a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Benício. Murilo Benício!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 8, 2020
“He was perfect as Lucas Ferraz/Diogo Ferraz/Léo in The Clone, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 8, 2020
“A Brazilian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 8, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Benício has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 8, 2020

Rumors about Murilo Benício 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 Murilo Benício should be the next James Bond?

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