Paul McGann to be the next James Bond?

Is Paul McGann set to be the next James Bond?

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

UPDATE 24/09/2020 : 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 Paul McGann become the Seventh James Bond?

McGann’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Queen of the Damned (2002), FairyTale: A True Story (1997) and Alien 3 (1992). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for McGann now is – what next?

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

This 'McGann 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 Paul McGann for James Bond.

“His name is McGann. Paul McGann!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 23, 2020
“He was perfect as David Talbot in Queen of the Damned, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 23, 2020
“A 60-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 23, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: McGann has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 23, 2020

Rumors about Paul McGann 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 Paul McGann should be the next James Bond?

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