Richard Curtis to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 64-year-old James Bond from New Zealand?

Is Curtis 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 Curtis.

UPDATE 29/11/2020 : 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 from London to Wellington wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Richard Curtis become the Seventh James Bond?

Curtis’s star has been rising in recent years . His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Curtis now is – what next?

Three reasons Richard Curtis 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 64-year-old ?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Curtis.
  3. It would give Richard Curtis a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Curtis. Richard Curtis!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) November 28, 2020
“A James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) November 28, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Curtis has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) November 28, 2020

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

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