Antonio Banderas to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 59-year-old James Bond from Spain?

Is Banderas 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 Antonio Banderas.

UPDATE 12/07/2020 : 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 Madrid wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Antonio Banderas become the Seventh James Bond?

Banderas’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Expendables 3 (2014), Ruby Sparks (2012) and Black Gold (2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Banderas now is – what next?

Three reasons Antonio Banderas 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 59-year-old Spanish?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Banderas.
  3. It would give Antonio Banderas a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Banderas 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 Antonio Banderas for James Bond.

“His name is Banderas. Antonio Banderas!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 11, 2020
“He was perfect as Galgo in The Expendables 3, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 11, 2020
“A Spanish James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 11, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Banderas has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 11, 2020

Rumors about Antonio Banderas 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 Antonio Banderas should be the next James Bond?

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