Stephen Dillane to be the next James Bond?

Is Stephen Dillane set to be the next James Bond?

Is Dillane set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in December 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Stephen Dillane.

UPDATE 19/01/2022 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Stephen Dillane become the Seventh James Bond?

Dillane’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Nine Lives (2005) and Goal! (2005). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Dillane now is – what next?

Three reasons Stephen Dillane 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 Stephen Dillane?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Dillane.
  3. It would give Stephen Dillane a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Dillane. Stephen Dillane!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 18, 2022
“He was perfect as the National Security Advisor in Zero Dark Thirty, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 18, 2022
“A 65-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 18, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Dillane has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 18, 2022

Rumors about Stephen Dillane 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 Stephen Dillane should be the next James Bond?

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