Jason Clarke to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 48-year-old James Bond from Australia?

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

UPDATE 21/07/2017 : 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 from London to Canberra wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Jason Clarke become the Seventh James Bond?

Clarke’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Great Gatsby (2013), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Clarke now is – what next?

Three reasons Jason Clarke 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 a 48-year-old Australian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Clarke.
  3. It would give Jason Clarke a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Clarke. Jason Clarke!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 20, 2017
“He was perfect as Dan in Zero Dark Thirty, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 20, 2017
“An Australian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 20, 2017
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Clarke has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 20, 2017

Rumors about Jason Clarke 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 Jason Clarke should be the next James Bond?

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