Stellan Skarsgård to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 69-year-old James Bond from Sweden?

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

UPDATE 20/09/2020 : 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 Stockholm wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Stellan Skarsgård become the Seventh James Bond?

Skarsgård’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Cinderella (2015), Nymphomaniac (2013) and The Physician (2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Skarsgård now is – what next?

Three reasons Stellan Skarsgård 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 69-year-old Swedish?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Skarsgård.
  3. It would give Stellan Skarsgård a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Skarsgård 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 Stellan Skarsgård for James Bond.

“His name is Skarsgård. Stellan Skarsgård!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 19, 2020
“He was perfect as Martin Vanger in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 19, 2020
“A Swedish James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 19, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Skarsgård has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 19, 2020

Rumors about Stellan Skarsgård 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 Stellan Skarsgård should be the next James Bond?

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