Gérard Lanvin to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 71-year-old James Bond from France?

Is Lanvin set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in August 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Gérard Lanvin.

UPDATE 17/09/2021 : 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 from London to Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Gérard Lanvin become the Seventh James Bond?

Lanvin’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One (2008), Camping (2006) and Ball and Chain (2002). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Lanvin now is – what next?

Three reasons Gérard Lanvin 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 71-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Lanvin.
  3. It would give Gérard Lanvin a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Lanvin 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 Gérard Lanvin for James Bond.

“His name is Lanvin. Gérard Lanvin!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 16, 2021
“He was perfect as Charlie Bauer in Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 16, 2021
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 16, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Lanvin has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 16, 2021

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

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