Edward Burns to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 52-year-old James Bond from United States?

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

UPDATE 01/10/2020 : 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 Edward Burns become the Seventh James Bond?

Burns’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Man on a Ledge (2012), Friends with Kids (2011) and One Missed Call (2008). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Burns now is – what next?

Three reasons Edward Burns 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 52-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Burns.
  3. It would give Edward Burns a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Burns 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 Edward Burns for James Bond.

“His name is Burns. Edward Burns!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 30, 2020
“He was perfect as Private Richard Reiben in Saving Private Ryan, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 30, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 30, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Burns has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 30, 2020

Rumors about Edward Burns 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 Edward Burns should be the next James Bond?

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