Is Watson set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in February 2014. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Barry Watson.
UPDATE 11/03/2014 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Barry Watson become the Seventh James Bond?
Watson’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in 7th Heaven (1996-2007) and What About Brian (2006-2007). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Watson now is – what next?
Three reasons Barry Watson would be good for the James Bond franchise
- It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be a 39-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Watson.
- It would give Barry Watson a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Watson To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Monday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Barry Watson for James Bond.
“His name is Watson. Barry Watson!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) March 10, 2014
“He was perfect as Matt Camden in 7th Heaven, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) March 10, 2014
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) March 10, 2014
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Watson has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) March 10, 2014
Rumors about Barry Watson 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 Barry Watson should be the next James Bond?
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