Is Hoult 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 Nicholas Hoult.
UPDATE 08/07/2020 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Nicholas Hoult become the Seventh James Bond?
Hoult’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Hoult now is – what next?
Three reasons Nicholas Hoult would be good for the James Bond franchise
- It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be Nicholas Hoult?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Hoult.
- It would give Nicholas Hoult a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Hoult 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 Nicholas Hoult for James Bond.
“His name is Hoult. Nicholas Hoult!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 7, 2020
“He was perfect as Beast in X-Men: Days of Future Past, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 7, 2020
“A 30-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 7, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Hoult has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 7, 2020
Rumors about Nicholas Hoult 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 Nicholas Hoult should be the next James Bond?
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