Is Walken set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in August 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Christopher Walken.
UPDATE 24/09/2020 : 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 Christopher Walken become the Seventh James Bond?
Walken’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Eddie the Eagle (2016), Jersey Boys (2014) and Stand Up Guys (2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Walken now is – what next?
Three reasons Christopher Walken 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 77-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Walken.
- It would give Christopher Walken a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Walken 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 Christopher Walken for James Bond.
“His name is Walken. Christopher Walken!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 23, 2020
“He was perfect as Koons in Pulp Fiction, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 23, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 23, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Walken has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 23, 2020
Rumors about Christopher Walken 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 Christopher Walken should be the next James Bond?
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