Peter Stormare to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 65-year-old James Bond from Sweden?

Is Stormare set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in November 2018. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Peter Stormare.

UPDATE 11/12/2018 : 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 Stockholm wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Peter Stormare become the Seventh James Bond?

Stormare’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in 22 Jump Street (2014), The Last Stand (2013) and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Stormare now is – what next?

Three reasons Peter Stormare 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 65-year-old Swedish?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Stormare.
  3. It would give Peter Stormare a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Stormare. Peter Stormare!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) December 10, 2018
“He was perfect as Gunnery Sergeant Richard Hjelmsted in Windtalkers, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) December 10, 2018
“A Swedish James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) December 10, 2018
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Stormare has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) December 10, 2018

Rumors about Peter Stormare 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 Stormare should be the next James Bond?

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