Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page would make a great James Bond

BRIDGERTON (L to R) REGƒ-JEAN PAGE as SIMON BASSET in episode 108 of BRIDGERTON Cr. LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX © 2020
BRIDGERTON (L to R) REGƒ-JEAN PAGE as SIMON BASSET in episode 108 of BRIDGERTON Cr. LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX © 2020 /
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Here’s why Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page would make a great James Bond

Who will be the next James Bond? The next James Bond film in the franchise, No Time to Die, will be Daniel Craig’s last appearance as 007, so naturally, everyone’s speculating about who should be the next one. Contenders include Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Sam Heughan, and now even Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page!

No Time to Die was initially set for a 2020 release. Twice, actually. It was originally scheduled to hit theaters in April 2020, but thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic it was bumped to a November 2020 release. That, too, got delayed until April 2021. It’s given people more time to debate who might take over the part.

Esquire published an in-depth analysis about who will be the next James Bond and offered a lot of contenders, and reasons, why any of them would be great. Missing from their list was Regé-Jean Page.

However, Screen Rant argues Bridgerton‘s Regé-Jean Page’s odds of becoming the next Bond have gone up thanks to the whopping success of the Netflix original series. I agree with them.

Although, full transparency, I also have to admit I’m torn between a few others, including Outlander‘s Sam Heughan, The Witcher‘s Henry Cavill, and someone else no one’s really speculated about but they should, Rebecca‘s Armie Hammer.

But Bridgerton‘s Regé-Jean Page? Oh yeah. He’s definitely not only on the list too, but I’m glad to see others are also taking notice. (Of him, not my list of course.)

They’re really simple and to the point, but here are five reasons why I think Regé-Jean Page would make a great Bond:

1. He’s got the look

I don’t just mean he’s handsome (which he is), but those eyes and the expressions he makes with them…he can say a lot with just his face, no words required. It’s a key trait all Bonds share in common.

2. He’s suave and debonair in that Bond-ish way

It’s what makes him such a believable duke, but it’d totally work as a world-class spy too.

3. He rocks the period costumes in Bridgerton

Could you imagine how sleek he’ll look in Bond’s stylish wardrobe?

4. He’s got the moves and athletic prowess, another key Bond element

5. I want to see more of him

This last one is purely selfish.

What about you? Who’s on your personal shortlist for the next James Bond? Is Bridgerton‘s Regé-Jean Page one of them?

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