Riz Ahmed to be the next James Bond?

Is Riz Ahmed set to be the next James Bond?

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Is Ahmed set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in January 2023. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Riz Ahmed.

UPDATE 03/02/2023 : 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 Riz Ahmed become the Seventh James Bond?

Ahmed’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Rogue One (2016), Jason Bourne (2016) and Black Gold (2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Ahmed now is – what next?

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

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

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

“His name is Ahmed. Riz Ahmed!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) February 2, 2023
“He was perfect as Omar in Four Lions, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) February 2, 2023
“A 40-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) February 2, 2023
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Ahmed has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) February 2, 2023

Rumors about Riz Ahmed 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 Riz Ahmed should be the next James Bond?

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