Harry Styles catapulted to fame as part of the boy band One Direction. After a public falling out and feud with fellow member Zayn Malik, who decided to strike out on his own in 2015, Styles decided to follow suit. In June 2016, Styles signed a solo record deal with Columbia Records. Last year he released his first single, "Sign of the Times" in April. The song hit number one in the UK and number four in the U.S. He followed the single up with a self-titled album just one month later. Suffice it to say, 2017 was a big one for Styles, because he also had a supporting role in the hit Christopher Nolan movie, Dunkirk, for which he earned solid reviews. But now, fans are fantasizing about him in another role.
Lee Smith, the editor of the latest Bond film, Spectre, told The Daily Star this past Saturday:
Harry could do it. If they wanted a younger Bond then why not? He has got it.
Christopher Nolan, the director of Styles' acting debut, Dunkirk, has been tapped to direct the next Bond film, which is only adding fuel to the speculation fire. However, this film will be Daniel Craig's last. Whether Nolan will direct any Bond films introducing the next 007 remains to be seen. But this didn't keep Twitter from freaking out.
Many were holding out major hope that this would pan out:
if harry styles were the next james bond, i’d start watching james bond films 🤷🏼♂️— jess (@thesouthernlife) January 21, 2018
But not everyone was convinced:
OH COME ON.... now we have to ruin James Bond movies too??— Carmine Coletti (@cjcoletti) January 22, 2018
And many were still holding out hope for Idris Elba:
Dear Hollywood,— Adrian, Son of Dāla (@AdrianCJax) January 22, 2018
You saw how we crashed Netflix's servers when Luke Cage debuted.
You saw how Black Panther set a record for most ticket pre-order sales of any Marvel film.
If you were smart, you would make a Black James Bond with Idris Elba as the titular role.
I love harry so much but can we have idris elba as james bond? please and thank you— sam drake 🇲🇽 (@eightiesflannel) January 23, 2018