Oliver James to be the next James Bond?

Is Oliver James set to be the next James Bond?

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

UPDATE 29/05/2024 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Oliver James become the Seventh James Bond?

James’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Raise Your Voice (2004) and What a Girl Wants (2003). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for James now is – what next?

Three reasons Oliver James 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 Oliver James?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as James.
  3. It would give Oliver James a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'James 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 Oliver James for James Bond.

“His name is James. Oliver James!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) May 28, 2024
“He was perfect as Jay in Raise Your Voice, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) May 28, 2024
“A 43-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) May 28, 2024
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: James has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) May 28, 2024

Rumors about Oliver James 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 Oliver James should be the next James Bond?

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