Amr Waked to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 50-year-old James Bond from Egypt?

Is Waked set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in December 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Amr Waked.

UPDATE 19/01/2022 : 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 Cairo wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Amr Waked become the Seventh James Bond?

Waked’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Marco Polo (2014-2016), Lucy (2014) and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Waked now is – what next?

Three reasons Amr Waked 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 50-year-old Egyptian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Waked.
  3. It would give Amr Waked a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Waked. Amr Waked!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 18, 2022
“He was perfect as Sheikh Muhammad in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 18, 2022
“An Egyptian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 18, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Waked has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 18, 2022

Rumors about Amr Waked 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 Amr Waked should be the next James Bond?

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