Sam Claflin to be the next James Bond?

Is Sam Claflin set to be the next James Bond?

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Is Claflin set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in January 2019. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Sam Claflin.

UPDATE 21/02/2019 : 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 Sam Claflin become the Seventh James Bond?

Claflin’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Me Before You (2016), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015) and The Hunger Games Saga (2013-2015). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Claflin now is – what next?

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

This 'Claflin 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 Sam Claflin for James Bond.

“His name is Claflin. Sam Claflin!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) February 20, 2019
“He was perfect as Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) February 20, 2019
“A 32-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) February 20, 2019
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Claflin has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) February 20, 2019

Rumors about Sam Claflin 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 Sam Claflin should be the next James Bond?

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