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Harry Styles Rumoured To Play The Next James Bond

by : Emily Brown on : 04 Oct 2020 11:05
Harry Styles Rumoured To Play The Next James BondHarry Styles Rumoured To Play The Next James BondPA Images/Sony Pictures

Watermelon Sugar – song title or Harry Styles’ take on Bond’s classic Martini? It could potentially be both, as rumours suggest the One Direction star could be the next 007. 

There’s been a lot of speculation about who would take over from Daniel Craig when he finally retires his gun and steps back from the role of Bond – though the delay to the release of No Time To Die means we’re still some way from that moment.

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Still, that hasn’t stopped people guessing, with fans suggesting the likes of Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy, Luther actor Idris Elba and Venom’s Tom Hardy, who became the bookies’ favourite last month when the odds of him replacing Craig were slashed from 8/1 to 4/5.

James Bond No Time To DieJames Bond No Time To DieUniversal Pictures

The latest name to be thrown into the mix is 26-year-old Styles, who is said to have met with film bosses about taking over the iconic role as odds on him were slashed from 100/1 to 25/1.

A source told The Sun:

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Harry is deadly serious. He has had a series of high-level meetings about becoming 007. Harry believes he is the final two.

Harry is a new age British man… he’s confident in his own skin and making him Bond would signal the franchise changing with the times.

While Styles can definitely be described as a new age British man who is confident in his own skin, without knowledge of who this source is it’s hard to say how much they really know about the situation. According to Styles’ representative, though, it’s actually very little.

In response to the rumours, a rep for the singer told the MailOnline that the reports ‘aren’t even remotely true.’

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Styles has remained a favourite at the bookies’, and the singer himself has implied that he’d be more than happy to take on the role if it was offered to him.

Harry Styles wears black ribbon in tribute to Caroline Flack at BRITsHarry Styles wears black ribbon in tribute to Caroline Flack at BRITsPA Images

Speaking to Hits Radio about his interest in the role, per Elle, he commented:

I mean, who wouldn’t [play Bond]? I grew up watching those. You know, I loved him when I was a kid. So I think it’s kind of everyone’s dream a little bit, right?

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I’m sure there’s a lot of fans out there who would love to see Styles’ dream come true, but only time will tell who the next face of Bond will be.

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.

Topics: Celebrity, 007, James Bond, Now, Tom Hardy

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  1. Mail Online

    Harry Styles DENIES claims he is in the running to play James Bond... despite odds for his 007 chances being SLASHED from 100/1 to just 25/1

  2. Elle

    Harry Styles Breaks Silence On The Rumors That He's Playing James Bond