Olivier Gourmet to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 58-year-old James Bond from Belgium?

Is Gourmet set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in July 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Olivier Gourmet.

UPDATE 02/08/2021 : 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 Brussels wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Olivier Gourmet become the Seventh James Bond?

Gourmet’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Minister (2011), Nothing to Declare (2010) and Black Venus (2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Gourmet now is – what next?

Three reasons Olivier Gourmet 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 58-year-old Belgian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Gourmet.
  3. It would give Olivier Gourmet a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Gourmet. Olivier Gourmet!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 1, 2021
“He was perfect as Jacques Betruger in Coluche, l'histoire d'un mec, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 1, 2021
“A Belgian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 1, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Gourmet has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 1, 2021

Rumors about Olivier Gourmet 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 Olivier Gourmet should be the next James Bond?

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