Aaron Eckhart to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 51-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Eckhart set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in January 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Aaron Eckhart.

UPDATE 17/02/2020 : 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 Aaron Eckhart become the Seventh James Bond?

Eckhart’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Incarnate (2016), Sully (2016) and London Has Fallen (2016). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Eckhart now is – what next?

Three reasons Aaron Eckhart 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 51-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Eckhart.
  3. It would give Aaron Eckhart a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Eckhart. Aaron Eckhart!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) February 16, 2020
“He was perfect as Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) February 16, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) February 16, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Eckhart has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) February 16, 2020

Rumors about Aaron Eckhart 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 Aaron Eckhart should be the next James Bond?

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