Is Johnson set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in December 2019. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Dwayne Johnson.
UPDATE 23/01/2020 : 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 Dwayne Johnson become the Seventh James Bond?
Johnson’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years . His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Johnson now is – what next?
Three reasons Dwayne Johnson 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 a 47-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Johnson.
- It would give Dwayne Johnson a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Johnson 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 Dwayne Johnson for James Bond.
“His name is Johnson. Dwayne Johnson!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 22, 2020
“He was perfect as Luke Hobbs in Fast & Furious 6, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 22, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 22, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Johnson has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 22, 2020
Rumors about Dwayne Johnson 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 Dwayne Johnson should be the next James Bond?
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