Alexandre Astier to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 47-year-old James Bond from France?

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

UPDATE 22/05/2022 : 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 Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Alexandre Astier become the Seventh James Bond?

Astier’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Kaamelott (2005-2009), LOL (2009) and Coluche, l'histoire d'un mec (2008). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Astier now is – what next?

Three reasons Alexandre Astier 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 47-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Astier.
  3. It would give Alexandre Astier a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Astier 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 Alexandre Astier for James Bond.

“His name is Astier. Alexandre Astier!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) May 21, 2022
“He was perfect as Mordicus in Asterix at the Olympic Games, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) May 21, 2022
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) May 21, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Astier has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) May 21, 2022

Rumors about Alexandre Astier 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 Alexandre Astier should be the next James Bond?

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