Christian Slater to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 51-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Slater set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in May 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Christian Slater.

UPDATE 20/06/2021 : 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 Christian Slater become the Seventh James Bond?

Slater’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in King Cobra (2016), Nymphomaniac (2013) and Bullet to the Head (2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Slater now is – what next?

Three reasons Christian Slater 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 51-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Slater.
  3. It would give Christian Slater a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Slater. Christian Slater!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 19, 2021
“He was perfect as Clarence Worley in True Romance, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 19, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) June 19, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Slater has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 19, 2021

Rumors about Christian Slater 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 Christian Slater should be the next James Bond?

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