Is Davis set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in April 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Sammy Davis, Jr..
UPDATE 27/05/2020 : 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 from London to Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Sammy Davis, Jr. become the Seventh James Bond?
Davis’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years . His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Davis now is – what next?
Three reasons Sammy Davis, Jr. would be good for the James Bond franchise
- It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be a 94-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Davis.
- It would give Sammy Davis, Jr. a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Davis To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Tuesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Sammy Davis, Jr. for James Bond.
“His name is Davis. Sammy Davis, Jr.!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) May 26, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) May 26, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Davis has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) May 26, 2020
Rumors about Sammy Davis, Jr. 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 Sammy Davis, Jr. should be the next James Bond?
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