Billy Crudup to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 50-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Crudup set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in September 2018. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Billy Crudup.

UPDATE 18/10/2018 : 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 Billy Crudup become the Seventh James Bond?

Crudup’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Alien: Covenant (2017), Spotlight (2015) and Watchmen (2009). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Crudup now is – what next?

Three reasons Billy Crudup 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 50-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Crudup.
  3. It would give Billy Crudup a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Crudup 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 Billy Crudup for James Bond.

“His name is Crudup. Billy Crudup!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 17, 2018
“He was perfect as Pete Calder in The Hi-Lo Country, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 17, 2018
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 17, 2018
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Crudup has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 17, 2018

Rumors about Billy Crudup 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 Billy Crudup should be the next James Bond?

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