Antoine de Caunes to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 66-year-old James Bond from France?

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

UPDATE 13/07/2020 : 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 Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Antoine de Caunes become the Seventh James Bond?

de Caunes’s star has been rising in recent years . His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for de Caunes now is – what next?

Three reasons Antoine de Caunes 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 66-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as de Caunes.
  3. It would give Antoine de Caunes a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'de Caunes 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 Antoine de Caunes for James Bond.

“His name is de Caunes. Antoine de Caunes!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 12, 2020
“He was perfect as Jérôme in Two Dads and One Mom, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 12, 2020
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 12, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: de Caunes has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 12, 2020

Rumors about Antoine de Caunes 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 Antoine de Caunes should be the next James Bond?

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