Is Chang set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in June 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Chang Chen.
UPDATE 10/07/2020 : 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 Taipei wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Chang Chen become the Seventh James Bond?
Chang’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Red Cliff (2008-2009) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Chang now is – what next?
Three reasons Chang Chen 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 41-year-old Taiwanese?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Chang.
- It would give Chang Chen a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Chang 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 Chang Chen for James Bond.
“His name is Chang. Chang Chen!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 9, 2020
“He was perfect as Lo in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 9, 2020
“A Taiwanese James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 9, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Chang has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 9, 2020
Rumors about Chang Chen 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 Chang Chen should be the next James Bond?
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