Stephan James to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 27-year-old James Bond from Canada?

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

UPDATE 23/01/2021 : 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 Stephan James become the Seventh James Bond?

James’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Race (2016) and Selma (2014). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for James now is – what next?

Three reasons Stephan James 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 27-year-old Canadian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as James.
  3. It would give Stephan James a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is James. Stephan James!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 22, 2021
“He was perfect as Jesse Owens in Race, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 22, 2021
“A Canadian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 22, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: James has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 22, 2021

Rumors about Stephan James 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 Stephan James should be the next James Bond?

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