Sam Neill to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 74-year-old James Bond from New Zealand?

Is Neill set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in June 2022. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Sam Neill.

UPDATE 01/07/2022 : 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 Sam Neill become the Seventh James Bond?

Neill’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Vow (2012), The Tudors (2007-2010) and Jurassic Park III (2001). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Neill now is – what next?

Three reasons Sam Neill 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 74-year-old ?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Neill.
  3. It would give Sam Neill a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Neill 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 Sam Neill for James Bond.

“His name is Neill. Sam Neill!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 30, 2022
“He was perfect as Cardinal Thomas Wolsey in The Tudors, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 30, 2022
“A James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) June 30, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Neill has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 30, 2022

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

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