Is Butler set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in September 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Gerard Butler.
UPDATE 17/10/2021 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Gerard Butler become the Seventh James Bond?
Butler’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in London Has Fallen (2016), Gods of Egypt (2016) and Coriolanus (2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Butler now is – what next?
Three reasons Gerard Butler 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 Gerard Butler?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Butler.
- It would give Gerard Butler a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Butler 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 Gerard Butler for James Bond.
“His name is Butler. Gerard Butler!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 16, 2021
“He was perfect as King Leonidas in 300, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 16, 2021
“A 51-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 16, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Butler has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 16, 2021
Rumors about Gerard Butler 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 Gerard Butler should be the next James Bond?
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