Ben Barnes to be the next James Bond?

Is Ben Barnes set to be the next James Bond?

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

UPDATE 15/06/2021 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Ben Barnes become the Seventh James Bond?

Barnes’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Words (2012), Dorian Gray (2009) and Easy Virtue (2008). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Barnes now is – what next?

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

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

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

“His name is Barnes. Ben Barnes!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 14, 2021
“He was perfect as Logan in Westworld, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 14, 2021
“A 39-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) June 14, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Barnes has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 14, 2021

Rumors about Ben Barnes 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 Ben Barnes should be the next James Bond?

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