Dirk Benedict to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 75-year-old James Bond from United States?

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

UPDATE 26/11/2020 : 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 Dirk Benedict become the Seventh James Bond?

Benedict’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The A-Team (1983-1987) and Battlestar Galactica (1978-1979). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Benedict now is – what next?

Three reasons Dirk Benedict 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 75-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Benedict.
  3. It would give Dirk Benedict a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Benedict 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 Dirk Benedict for James Bond.

“His name is Benedict. Dirk Benedict!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) November 25, 2020
“He was perfect as Lieutenant Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) November 25, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) November 25, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Benedict has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) November 25, 2020

Rumors about Dirk Benedict 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 Dirk Benedict should be the next James Bond?

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