Is Welling set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in November 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Tom Welling.
UPDATE 02/12/2020 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Tom Welling become the Seventh James Bond?
Welling’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Draft Day (2014), Smallville (2001-2011) and Lucifer (2016-). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Welling now is – what next?
Three reasons Tom Welling would be good for the James Bond franchise
- It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be a 43-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Welling.
- It would give Tom Welling a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Welling 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 Tom Welling for James Bond.
“His name is Welling. Tom Welling!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) December 1, 2020
“He was perfect as Brian Drew in Draft Day, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) December 1, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) December 1, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Welling has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) December 1, 2020
Rumors about Tom Welling 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 Welling should be the next James Bond?
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