Rhys Ifans to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 55-year-old James Bond from Wales?

Is Ifans set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in November 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Rhys Ifans.

UPDATE 09/12/2021 : 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 Cardiff wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Rhys Ifans become the Seventh James Bond?

Ifans’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Snowden (2016), Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) and She's Funny That Way (2014). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Ifans now is – what next?

Three reasons Rhys Ifans 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 55-year-old Welsh?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Ifans.
  3. It would give Rhys Ifans a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Ifans 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 Rhys Ifans for James Bond.

“His name is Ifans. Rhys Ifans!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) December 8, 2021
“He was perfect as Dr. Curt Connors in The Amazing Spider-Man, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) December 8, 2021
“A Welsh James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) December 8, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Ifans has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) December 8, 2021

Rumors about Rhys Ifans 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 Rhys Ifans should be the next James Bond?

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