Billy Eichner to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 45-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Eichner set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in April 2024. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Billy Eichner.

UPDATE 23/05/2024 : 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 Eichner become the Seventh James Bond?

Eichner’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years . His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Eichner now is – what next?

Three reasons Billy Eichner 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 45-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Eichner.
  3. It would give Billy Eichner a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Eichner 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 Eichner for James Bond.

“His name is Eichner. Billy Eichner!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) May 22, 2024
“He was perfect as Oliver Studebaker in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) May 22, 2024
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) May 22, 2024
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Eichner has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) May 22, 2024

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

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