Ben Barnes to be the next James Bond?

Is Ben Barnes set to be the next James Bond?

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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 January 2019. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Ben Barnes.

UPDATE 18/02/2019 : 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 Sunday 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) February 17, 2019
“He was perfect as the Young Man in The Words, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) February 17, 2019
“A 37-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) February 17, 2019
“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) February 17, 2019

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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