Éric Métayer to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 65-year-old James Bond from France?

Is Métayer set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in May 2023. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Éric Métayer.

UPDATE 31/05/2023 : 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 Métayer become the Seventh James Bond?

Métayer’s star has been rising in recent years . His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Métayer now is – what next?

Three reasons Éric Métayer 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 65-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Métayer.
  3. It would give Éric Métayer a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Métayer To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy

Twitter was flooded again Tuesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Éric Métayer for James Bond.

“His name is Métayer. Éric Métayer!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) May 30, 2023
“He was perfect as Camille Chatelot in Hiver 54, l'abbé Pierre, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) May 30, 2023
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) May 30, 2023
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Métayer has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) May 30, 2023

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

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