Éric Judor to be the next James Bond?

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

Is Judor set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in March 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Éric Judor.

UPDATE 11/04/2021 : 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 Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Éric Judor become the Seventh James Bond?

Judor’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Lucky Luke and the Daltons (2004), H (1998-2002) and Don't Die Too Hard! (2001). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Judor now is – what next?

Three reasons Éric Judor 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 French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Judor.
  3. It would give Éric Judor a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Judor 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 Éric Judor for James Bond.

“His name is Judor. Éric Judor!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) April 10, 2021
“He was perfect as Joe Dalton in Lucky Luke and the Daltons, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) April 10, 2021
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) April 10, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Judor has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) April 10, 2021

Rumors about Éric Judor 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 Éric Judor should be the next James Bond?

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