Ike Barinholtz to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 47-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Barinholtz set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in June 2024. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Ike Barinholtz.

UPDATE 23/07/2024 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Ike Barinholtz become the Seventh James Bond?

Barinholtz’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Mindy Project (2012-2017), Suicide Squad (2016) and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Barinholtz now is – what next?

Three reasons Ike Barinholtz 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 47-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Barinholtz.
  3. It would give Ike Barinholtz a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Barinholtz 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 Ike Barinholtz for James Bond.

“His name is Barinholtz. Ike Barinholtz!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 22, 2024
“He was perfect as Jimmy Blevins in Neighbors, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 22, 2024
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 22, 2024
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Barinholtz has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 22, 2024

Rumors about Ike Barinholtz 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 Ike Barinholtz should be the next James Bond?

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