Gary Oldman to be the next James Bond?

Is Gary Oldman set to be the next James Bond?

Is Oldman set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in May 2024. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Gary Oldman.

UPDATE 21/06/2024 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Gary Oldman become the Seventh James Bond?

Oldman’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), RoboCop (2014) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Oldman now is – what next?

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

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

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

“His name is Oldman. Gary Oldman!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 20, 2024
“He was perfect as Ludwig van Beethoven in Immortal Beloved, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 20, 2024
“A 66-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) June 20, 2024
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Oldman has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 20, 2024

Rumors about Gary Oldman 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 Gary Oldman should be the next James Bond?

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