Dennis Haysbert to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 66-year-old James Bond from United States?

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

UPDATE 29/10/2020 : 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 Dennis Haysbert become the Seventh James Bond?

Haysbert’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Men, Women & Children (2014), 24 (2001-2010) and Love & Basketball (2000). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Haysbert now is – what next?

Three reasons Dennis Haysbert 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 66-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Haysbert.
  3. It would give Dennis Haysbert a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Haysbert 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 Dennis Haysbert for James Bond.

“His name is Haysbert. Dennis Haysbert!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 28, 2020
“He was perfect as Kenneth Dawkins in Waiting to Exhale, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 28, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 28, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Haysbert has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 28, 2020

Rumors about Dennis Haysbert 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 Dennis Haysbert should be the next James Bond?

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