Is Dafoe set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in April 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Willem Dafoe.
UPDATE 10/05/2021 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Willem Dafoe become the Seventh James Bond?
Dafoe’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Death Note (2017), The Great Wall (2016) and The Fault in Our Stars (2014). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Dafoe now is – what next?
Three reasons Willem Dafoe 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 65-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Dafoe.
- It would give Willem Dafoe a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Dafoe To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Sunday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Willem Dafoe for James Bond.
“His name is Dafoe. Willem Dafoe!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) May 9, 2021
“He was perfect as David Caravaggio in The English Patient, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) May 9, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) May 9, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Dafoe has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) May 9, 2021
Rumors about Willem Dafoe 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 Willem Dafoe should be the next James Bond?
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