Josh Charles to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 43-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Charles set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in September 2014. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Josh Charles.

UPDATE 25/10/2014 : 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 Josh Charles become the Seventh James Bond?

Charles’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Dead Poets Society (1989) and The Good Wife (2009-). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Charles now is – what next?

Three reasons Josh Charles 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 43-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Charles.
  3. It would give Josh Charles a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Charles. Josh Charles!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 24, 2014
“He was perfect as Will Gardner in The Good Wife, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 24, 2014
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 24, 2014
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Charles has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 24, 2014

Rumors about Josh Charles 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 Josh Charles should be the next James Bond?

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