Charles Berling to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 62-year-old James Bond from France?

Is Berling set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in November 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Charles Berling.

UPDATE 05/12/2020 : 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 Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Charles Berling become the Seventh James Bond?

Berling’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in What's in a Name? (2012), How I Killed My Father (2001) and L'Ennui (1998). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Berling now is – what next?

Three reasons Charles Berling 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 62-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Berling.
  3. It would give Charles Berling a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Berling. Charles Berling!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) December 4, 2020
“He was perfect as Martin in L'Ennui, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) December 4, 2020
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) December 4, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Berling has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) December 4, 2020

Rumors about Charles Berling 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 Charles Berling should be the next James Bond?

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