Carl Weathers to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 72-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Weathers set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in December 2019. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Carl Weathers.

UPDATE 20/01/2020 : 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 Carl Weathers become the Seventh James Bond?

Weathers’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Comebacks (2007), Rocky (1976-1985) and Happy Gilmore (1996). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Weathers now is – what next?

Three reasons Carl Weathers 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 72-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Weathers.
  3. It would give Carl Weathers a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Weathers. Carl Weathers!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 19, 2020
“He was perfect as Freddie Wiseman in The Comebacks, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 19, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 19, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Weathers has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 19, 2020

Rumors about Carl Weathers 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 Carl Weathers should be the next James Bond?

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