Is Whitaker set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in March 2019. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Forest Whitaker.
UPDATE 25/04/2019 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Forest Whitaker become the Seventh James Bond?
Whitaker’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Rogue One (2016), Southpaw (2015) and Dope (2015). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Whitaker now is – what next?
Three reasons Forest Whitaker 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 57-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Whitaker.
- It would give Forest Whitaker a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Whitaker To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Wednesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Forest Whitaker for James Bond.
“His name is Whitaker. Forest Whitaker!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) April 24, 2019
“He was perfect as Big Harold in Platoon, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) April 24, 2019
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) April 24, 2019
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Whitaker has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) April 24, 2019
Rumors about Forest Whitaker 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 Forest Whitaker should be the next James Bond?
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