Édouard Baer to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 53-year-old James Bond from France?

Is Baer 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 Édouard Baer.

UPDATE 27/09/2020 : 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 Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Édouard Baer become the Seventh James Bond?

Baer’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia (2012), An Ordinary Execution (2010) and I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster (2008). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Baer now is – what next?

Three reasons Édouard Baer 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 53-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Baer.
  3. It would give Édouard Baer a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Baer. Édouard Baer!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 26, 2020
“He was perfect as Gino in I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 26, 2020
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 26, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Baer has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 26, 2020

Rumors about Édouard Baer 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 Édouard Baer should be the next James Bond?

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