Aleksey Barabash to be the next James Bond?

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

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

UPDATE 10/08/2020 : 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 Moscow wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Aleksey Barabash become the Seventh James Bond?

Barabash’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Stalingrad (2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Barabash now is – what next?

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

This 'Barabash 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 Aleksey Barabash for James Bond.

“His name is Barabash. Aleksey Barabash!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 9, 2020
“He was perfect as Nikiforov in Stalingrad, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 9, 2020
“A Russian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 9, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Barabash has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 9, 2020

Rumors about Aleksey Barabash 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 Aleksey Barabash should be the next James Bond?

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