Sullivan Stapleton to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 44-year-old James Bond from Australia?

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

UPDATE 03/08/2021 : 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 Canberra wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Sullivan Stapleton become the Seventh James Bond?

Stapleton’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), Gangster Squad (2013) and Satisfaction (2007-2009). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Stapleton now is – what next?

Three reasons Sullivan Stapleton 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 44-year-old Australian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Stapleton.
  3. It would give Sullivan Stapleton a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Stapleton. Sullivan Stapleton!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 2, 2021
“He was perfect as Kurt Weller in Blindspot, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 2, 2021
“An Australian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 2, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Stapleton has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 2, 2021

Rumors about Sullivan Stapleton 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 Sullivan Stapleton should be the next James Bond?

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