Edison Chen to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 39-year-old James Bond from Canada?

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Is Chen 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 Edison Chen.

UPDATE 24/09/2020 : 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 from London to Ottawa wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Edison Chen become the Seventh James Bond?

Chen’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Dark Knight (2008) and The Grudge 2 (2006). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Chen now is – what next?

Three reasons Edison Chen 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 39-year-old Canadian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Chen.
  3. It would give Edison Chen a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Chen 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 Edison Chen for James Bond.

“His name is Chen. Edison Chen!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 23, 2020
“He was perfect as Eason in The Grudge 2, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 23, 2020
“A Canadian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 23, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Chen has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 23, 2020

Rumors about Edison Chen 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 Edison Chen should be the next James Bond?

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