Drake Bell to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 36-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Bell set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in January 2023. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Drake Bell.

UPDATE 09/02/2023 : 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 Drake Bell become the Seventh James Bond?

Bell’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Rags (2012), Drake & Josh (2004-2007) and The Amanda Show (1999-2002). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Bell now is – what next?

Three reasons Drake Bell 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 36-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Bell.
  3. It would give Drake Bell a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Bell 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 Drake Bell for James Bond.

“His name is Bell. Drake Bell!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) February 8, 2023
“He was perfect as Young Rob Gordon in High Fidelity, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) February 8, 2023
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) February 8, 2023
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Bell has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) February 8, 2023

Rumors about Drake Bell 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 Drake Bell should be the next James Bond?

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