Isaac de Bankolé to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 63-year-old James Bond from Ivory Coast?

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

UPDATE 01/12/2020 : 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 Abidjan wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Isaac de Bankolé become the Seventh James Bond?

de Bankolé’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Casino Royale (2006) and Miami Vice (2006). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for de Bankolé now is – what next?

Three reasons Isaac de Bankolé 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 63-year-old Ivorian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as de Bankolé.
  3. It would give Isaac de Bankolé a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'de Bankolé 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 Isaac de Bankolé for James Bond.

“His name is de Bankolé. Isaac de Bankolé!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) November 30, 2020
“He was perfect as Neptune in Miami Vice, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) November 30, 2020
“An Ivorian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) November 30, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: de Bankolé has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) November 30, 2020

Rumors about Isaac de Bankolé 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 Isaac de Bankolé should be the next James Bond?

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