Richard Armitage to be the next James Bond?

Is Richard Armitage set to be the next James Bond?

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

UPDATE 25/11/2020 : 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 Richard Armitage become the Seventh James Bond?

Armitage’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016), The Hobbit (2012-2014) and Into the Storm (2014). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Armitage now is – what next?

Three reasons Richard Armitage 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 Richard Armitage?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Armitage.
  3. It would give Richard Armitage a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Armitage. Richard Armitage!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) November 24, 2020
“He was perfect as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) November 24, 2020
“A 49-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) November 24, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Armitage has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) November 24, 2020

Rumors about Richard Armitage 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 Richard Armitage should be the next James Bond?

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