Ben Kingsley to be the next James Bond?

Is Ben Kingsley set to be the next James Bond?

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

UPDATE 27/11/2020 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Ben Kingsley become the Seventh James Bond?

Kingsley’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), The Physician (2013) and Ender's Game (2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Kingsley now is – what next?

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

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

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

“His name is Kingsley. Ben Kingsley!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) November 26, 2020
“He was perfect as Nun in Exodus: Gods and Kings, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) November 26, 2020
“A 76-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) November 26, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Kingsley has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) November 26, 2020

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

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