Shawn Ashmore to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 40-year-old James Bond from Canada?

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Is Ashmore set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in February 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Shawn Ashmore.

UPDATE 29/03/2020 : 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 Ottawa wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Shawn Ashmore become the Seventh James Bond?

Ashmore’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), The Ruins (2008) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Ashmore now is – what next?

Three reasons Shawn Ashmore 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 40-year-old Canadian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Ashmore.
  3. It would give Shawn Ashmore a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Ashmore 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 Shawn Ashmore for James Bond.

“His name is Ashmore. Shawn Ashmore!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) March 28, 2020
“He was perfect as Iceman in X-Men: Days of Future Past, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) March 28, 2020
“A Canadian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) March 28, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Ashmore has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) March 28, 2020

Rumors about Shawn Ashmore 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 Shawn Ashmore should be the next James Bond?

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