Is Le Bihan set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in May 2019. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Samuel Le Bihan.
UPDATE 18/06/2019 : 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 from London to Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Samuel Le Bihan become the Seventh James Bond?
Le Bihan’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One (2008), Disco (2008) and Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Le Bihan now is – what next?
Three reasons Samuel Le Bihan 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 53-year-old French?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Le Bihan.
- It would give Samuel Le Bihan a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Le Bihan To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Monday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Samuel Le Bihan for James Bond.
“His name is Le Bihan. Samuel Le Bihan!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 17, 2019
“He was perfect as Grégoire de Fronsac in Brotherhood of the Wolf, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 17, 2019
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) June 17, 2019
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Le Bihan has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 17, 2019
Rumors about Samuel Le Bihan 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 Samuel Le Bihan should be the next James Bond?
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