Christian Bale to be the next James Bond?

Is Christian Bale set to be the next James Bond?

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Is Bale 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 Christian Bale.

UPDATE 18/10/2017 : 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 Christian Bale become the Seventh James Bond?

Bale’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), American Hustle (2013) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Bale now is – what next?

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

This 'Bale To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy

Twitter was flooded again Tuesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Christian Bale for James Bond.

“His name is Bale. Christian Bale!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 17, 2017
“He was perfect as Batman in The Dark Knight Rises, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 17, 2017
“A 43-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 17, 2017
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Bale has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 17, 2017

Rumors about Christian Bale 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 Christian Bale should be the next James Bond?

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