Sam Riley to be the next James Bond?

Is Sam Riley set to be the next James Bond?

Is Riley 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 Sam Riley.

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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Sam Riley become the Seventh James Bond?

Riley’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), Maleficent (2014) and On the Road (2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Riley now is – what next?

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

This 'Riley 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 Sam Riley for James Bond.

“His name is Riley. Sam Riley!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) November 28, 2020
“He was perfect as Diaval in Maleficent, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) November 28, 2020
“A 40-year-old 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: Riley has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) November 28, 2020

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

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