Geoffrey Rush to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 72-year-old James Bond from Australia?

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

UPDATE 30/11/2023 : 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 Canberra wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Geoffrey Rush become the Seventh James Bond?

Rush’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Pirates of the Caribbean (2003-2017), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) and Gods of Egypt (2016). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Rush now is – what next?

Three reasons Geoffrey Rush 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 72-year-old Australian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Rush.
  3. It would give Geoffrey Rush a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Rush 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 Geoffrey Rush for James Bond.

“His name is Rush. Geoffrey Rush!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) November 29, 2023
“He was perfect as Lionel Logue in The King's Speech, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) November 29, 2023
“An Australian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) November 29, 2023
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Rush has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) November 29, 2023

Rumors about Geoffrey Rush 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 Geoffrey Rush should be the next James Bond?

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