Gérard Hernandez to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 87-year-old James Bond from France?

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Is Hernandez set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in September 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Gérard Hernandez.

UPDATE 29/10/2020 : 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 Gérard Hernandez become the Seventh James Bond?

Hernandez’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Père et Maire (2002-2009), La Dilettante (1999) and The Holes (1974). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Hernandez now is – what next?

Three reasons Gérard Hernandez 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 87-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Hernandez.
  3. It would give Gérard Hernandez a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Hernandez 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 Gérard Hernandez for James Bond.

“His name is Hernandez. Gérard Hernandez!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 28, 2020
“He was perfect as Perret in Père et Maire, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 28, 2020
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 28, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Hernandez has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 28, 2020

Rumors about Gérard Hernandez 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 Gérard Hernandez should be the next James Bond?

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