Alan Dale to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 75-year-old James Bond from New Zealand?

Is Dale set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in May 2022. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Alan Dale.

UPDATE 26/06/2022 : 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 Wellington wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Alan Dale become the Seventh James Bond?

Dale’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Dominion (2014-2015), Hot in Cleveland (2012-2013) and Entourage (2015). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Dale now is – what next?

Three reasons Alan Dale 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 75-year-old ?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Dale.
  3. It would give Alan Dale a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Dale 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 Alan Dale for James Bond.

“His name is Dale. Alan Dale!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 25, 2022
“He was perfect as Bradford Meade in Ugly Betty, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 25, 2022
“A James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) June 25, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Dale has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 25, 2022

Rumors about Alan Dale 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 Alan Dale should be the next James Bond?

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