Is Olmos set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in December 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Edward James Olmos.
UPDATE 26/01/2021 : 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 James Olmos become the Seventh James Bond?
Olmos’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Dexter (2011-2011) and Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Olmos now is – what next?
Three reasons Edward James Olmos 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 73-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Olmos.
- It would give Edward James Olmos a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Olmos To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Monday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Edward James Olmos for James Bond.
“His name is Olmos. Edward James Olmos!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 25, 2021
“He was perfect as Lieutenant Martin Castillo in Miami Vice, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 25, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 25, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Olmos has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 25, 2021
Rumors about Edward James Olmos 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 James Olmos should be the next James Bond?
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