Is Firth set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in December 2019. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Peter Firth.
UPDATE 23/01/2020 : 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 Peter Firth become the Seventh James Bond?
Firth’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Risen (2016), Spooks (2002-2011) and Pearl Harbor (2001). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Firth now is – what next?
Three reasons Peter Firth 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 Peter Firth?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Firth.
- It would give Peter Firth a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Firth 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 Peter Firth for James Bond.
“His name is Firth. Peter Firth!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 22, 2020
“He was perfect as Sir Harry Pearce in Spooks, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 22, 2020
“A 66-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 22, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Firth has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 22, 2020
Rumors about Peter Firth 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 Peter Firth should be the next James Bond?
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