Andy Serkis to be the next James Bond?

Is Andy Serkis set to be the next James Bond?

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Is Serkis set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in September 2017. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Andy Serkis.

UPDATE 23/10/2017 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Andy Serkis become the Seventh James Bond?

Serkis’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Star Wars Episode VIII (2017), The Force Awakens (2015) and The Hobbit (2012-2014). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Serkis now is – what next?

Three reasons Andy Serkis 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 Andy Serkis?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Serkis.
  3. It would give Andy Serkis a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Serkis 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 Andy Serkis for James Bond.

“His name is Serkis. Andy Serkis!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 22, 2017
“He was perfect as Gollum in The Hobbit, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 22, 2017
“A 53-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 22, 2017
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Serkis has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 22, 2017

Rumors about Andy Serkis 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 Andy Serkis should be the next James Bond?

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