Is Jacobi 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 Derek Jacobi.
UPDATE 30/09/2020 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Derek Jacobi become the Seventh James Bond?
Jacobi’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Vicious (2013-2016), Cinderella (2015) and Anonymous (2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Jacobi now is – what next?
Three reasons Derek Jacobi 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 Derek Jacobi?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Jacobi.
- It would give Derek Jacobi a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Jacobi To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Tuesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Derek Jacobi for James Bond.
“His name is Jacobi. Derek Jacobi!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 29, 2020
“He was perfect as Cosmo Gordon Lang in The King's Speech, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 29, 2020
“A 81-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 29, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Jacobi has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 29, 2020
Rumors about Derek Jacobi 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 Derek Jacobi should be the next James Bond?
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