Ben Stiller to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 54-year-old James Bond from United States?

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

UPDATE 18/09/2020 : 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 Stiller become the Seventh James Bond?

Stiller’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), The Watch (2012) and Little Fockers (2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Stiller now is – what next?

Three reasons Ben Stiller 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 54-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Stiller.
  3. It would give Ben Stiller a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Stiller 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 Stiller for James Bond.

“His name is Stiller. Ben Stiller!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 17, 2020
“He was perfect as Evan Trautwig in The Watch, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 17, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 17, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Stiller has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 17, 2020

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

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