Is McKellen set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in June 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Ian McKellen.
UPDATE 07/07/2020 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Ian McKellen become the Seventh James Bond?
McKellen’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Beauty and the Beast (2017), Vicious (2013-2016) and The Hobbit (2012-2014). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for McKellen now is – what next?
Three reasons Ian McKellen 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 Ian McKellen?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as McKellen.
- It would give Ian McKellen a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'McKellen To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Monday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Ian McKellen for James Bond.
“His name is McKellen. Ian McKellen!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 6, 2020
“He was perfect as Gandalf in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 6, 2020
“A 81-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 6, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: McKellen has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 6, 2020
Rumors about Ian McKellen 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 Ian McKellen should be the next James Bond?
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