Eric Bana to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 51-year-old James Bond from Australia?

Is Bana set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in July 2019. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Eric Bana.

UPDATE 20/08/2019 : 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 Canberra wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Eric Bana become the Seventh James Bond?

Bana’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Star Trek (2009), Munich (2005) and Troy (2004). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Bana now is – what next?

Three reasons Eric Bana 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 51-year-old Australian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Bana.
  3. It would give Eric Bana a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Bana 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 Eric Bana for James Bond.

“His name is Bana. Eric Bana!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 19, 2019
“He was perfect as Avner Kaufman in Munich, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 19, 2019
“An Australian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 19, 2019
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Bana has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 19, 2019

Rumors about Eric Bana 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 Eric Bana should be the next James Bond?

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