Shea Whigham to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 53-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Whigham set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in April 2022. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Shea Whigham.

UPDATE 19/05/2022 : 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 Shea Whigham become the Seventh James Bond?

Whigham’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Death Note (2017), Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Boardwalk Empire (2010-2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Whigham now is – what next?

Three reasons Shea Whigham 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 53-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Whigham.
  3. It would give Shea Whigham a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Whigham. Shea Whigham!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) May 18, 2022
“He was perfect as Jake in Silver Linings Playbook, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) May 18, 2022
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) May 18, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Whigham has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) May 18, 2022

Rumors about Shea Whigham 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 Shea Whigham should be the next James Bond?

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