Sam Reid to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 34-year-old James Bond from Australia?

Is Reid set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in January 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Sam Reid.

UPDATE 27/02/2021 : 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 Canberra wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Sam Reid become the Seventh James Bond?

Reid’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Riot Club (2014), Belle (2013) and Anonymous (2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Reid now is – what next?

Three reasons Sam Reid 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 34-year-old Australian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Reid.
  3. It would give Sam Reid a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Reid. Sam Reid!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) February 26, 2021
“He was perfect as Robert Devereux in Anonymous, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) February 26, 2021
“An Australian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) February 26, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Reid has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) February 26, 2021

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

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