Is Stevenson set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in August 2019. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Ray Stevenson.
UPDATE 21/09/2019 : 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 Ray Stevenson become the Seventh James Bond?
Stevenson’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Divergent (2014), The Three Musketeers (2011) and Thor (2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Stevenson now is – what next?
Three reasons Ray Stevenson 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 Ray Stevenson?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Stevenson.
- It would give Ray Stevenson a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Stevenson 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 Ray Stevenson for James Bond.
“His name is Stevenson. Ray Stevenson!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 20, 2019
“He was perfect as Edward Teach in Black Sails, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 20, 2019
“A 55-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 20, 2019
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Stevenson has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 20, 2019
Rumors about Ray Stevenson 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 Ray Stevenson should be the next James Bond?
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