Sacha Baron Cohen to be the next James Bond?

Is Sacha Baron Cohen set to be the next James Bond?

Is Cohen 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 Sacha Baron Cohen.

UPDATE 22/10/2017 : 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 Sacha Baron Cohen become the Seventh James Bond?

Cohen’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Les Misérables (2013), The Dictator (2012) and Hugo (2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Cohen now is – what next?

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

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

Twitter was flooded again Saturday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Sacha Baron Cohen for James Bond.

“His name is Cohen. Sacha Baron Cohen!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 21, 2017
“He was perfect as M Thénardier in Les Misérables, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 21, 2017
“A 46-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 21, 2017
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Cohen has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 21, 2017

Rumors about Sacha Baron Cohen 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 Sacha Baron Cohen should be the next James Bond?

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