Xavier Samuel to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 37-year-old James Bond from Australia?

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

UPDATE 27/02/2021 : 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 Xavier Samuel become the Seventh James Bond?

Samuel’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Adore (2013), The Twilight Saga (2010-2010) and Anonymous (2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Samuel now is – what next?

Three reasons Xavier Samuel 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 37-year-old Australian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Samuel.
  3. It would give Xavier Samuel a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Samuel. Xavier Samuel!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) February 26, 2021
“He was perfect as Brent Mitchell in The Loved Ones, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) February 26, 2021
“An Australian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) February 26, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Samuel has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) February 26, 2021

Rumors about Xavier Samuel 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 Xavier Samuel should be the next James Bond?

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