Is Murray set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in June 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Bill Murray.
UPDATE 29/07/2021 : 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 from London to Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Bill Murray become the Seventh James Bond?
Murray’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Monuments Men (2014), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Moonrise Kingdom (2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Murray now is – what next?
Three reasons Bill Murray would be good for the James Bond franchise
- It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be a 70-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Murray.
- It would give Bill Murray a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Murray To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Wednesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Bill Murray for James Bond.
“His name is Murray. Bill Murray!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 28, 2021
“He was perfect as Ivan in The Grand Budapest Hotel, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 28, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 28, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Murray has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 28, 2021
Rumors about Bill Murray 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 Bill Murray should be the next James Bond?
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