Nelsan Ellis to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 41-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Ellis 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 Nelsan Ellis.

UPDATE 28/02/2020 : 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 from London to Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Nelsan Ellis become the Seventh James Bond?

Ellis’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in True Blood (2008-2014), Get on Up (2014) and The Butler (2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Ellis now is – what next?

Three reasons Nelsan Ellis 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 41-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Ellis.
  3. It would give Nelsan Ellis a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Ellis 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 Nelsan Ellis for James Bond.

“His name is Ellis. Nelsan Ellis!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) February 27, 2020
“He was perfect as Lafayette Reynolds in True Blood, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) February 27, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) February 27, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Ellis has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) February 27, 2020

Rumors about Nelsan Ellis 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 Nelsan Ellis should be the next James Bond?

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