Ben McKenzie to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 41-year-old James Bond from United States?

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

UPDATE 04/04/2020 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Ben McKenzie become the Seventh James Bond?

McKenzie’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Southland (2009-2013), The O.C. (2003-2007) and Junebug (2005). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for McKenzie now is – what next?

Three reasons Ben McKenzie 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 41-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as McKenzie.
  3. It would give Ben McKenzie a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

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

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

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