Tom Burke to be the next James Bond?

Is Tom Burke set to be the next James Bond?

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

UPDATE 17/10/2021 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Tom Burke become the Seventh James Bond?

Burke’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Musketeers (2014-2016), Chéri (2009) and Strike (2017-). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Burke now is – what next?

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

This 'Burke 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 Tom Burke for James Bond.

“His name is Burke. Tom Burke!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 16, 2021
“He was perfect as Cormoran Strike in Strike, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 16, 2021
“A 40-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 16, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Burke has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 16, 2021

Rumors about Tom Burke 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 Tom Burke should be the next James Bond?

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