Philip Ng to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 42-year-old James Bond from United States?

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

UPDATE 08/08/2020 : 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 from London to Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Philip Ng become the Seventh James Bond?

Ng’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Birth of the Dragon (2017), Once Upon a Time in Shanghai (2014) and New Police Story (2004). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Ng now is – what next?

Three reasons Philip Ng 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 42-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Ng.
  3. It would give Philip Ng a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Ng. Philip Ng!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 7, 2020
“He was perfect as Bruce Lee in Birth of the Dragon, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 7, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 7, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Ng has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 7, 2020

Rumors about Philip Ng 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 Philip Ng should be the next James Bond?

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