Dolph Lundgren to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 62-year-old James Bond from Sweden?

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

UPDATE 11/08/2020 : 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 Stockholm wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Dolph Lundgren become the Seventh James Bond?

Lundgren’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Expendables 3 (2014), The Expendables 2 (2012) and The Expendables (2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Lundgren now is – what next?

Three reasons Dolph Lundgren 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 62-year-old Swedish?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Lundgren.
  3. It would give Dolph Lundgren a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Lundgren. Dolph Lundgren!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 10, 2020
“He was perfect as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 10, 2020
“A Swedish James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 10, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Lundgren has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 10, 2020

Rumors about Dolph Lundgren 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 Dolph Lundgren should be the next James Bond?

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