Elyas M'Barek to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 38-year-old James Bond from Austria?

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Is M'Barek 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 Elyas M'Barek.

UPDATE 22/09/2020 : 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 Vienna wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Elyas M'Barek become the Seventh James Bond?

M'Barek’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Physician (2013), Suck Me Shakespeer (2013) and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for M'Barek now is – what next?

Three reasons Elyas M'Barek 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 38-year-old Austrian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as M'Barek.
  3. It would give Elyas M'Barek a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'M'Barek 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 Elyas M'Barek for James Bond.

“His name is M'Barek. Elyas M'Barek!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 21, 2020
“He was perfect as Raphael Santiago in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 21, 2020
“An Austrian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 21, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: M'Barek has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 21, 2020

Rumors about Elyas M'Barek 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 Elyas M'Barek should be the next James Bond?

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