Is Dale set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in December 2017. One of the names who keeps cropping up is James Badge Dale.
UPDATE 24/01/2018 : 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 James Badge Dale become the Seventh James Bond?
Dale’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Iron Man 3 (2013), Shame (2011) and 24 (2001-2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Dale now is – what next?
Three reasons James Badge Dale 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 a 39-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Dale.
- It would give James Badge Dale a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Dale To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Tuesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want James Badge Dale for James Bond.
“His name is Dale. James Badge Dale!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 23, 2018
“He was perfect as Eric Savin in Iron Man 3, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 23, 2018
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 23, 2018
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Dale has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 23, 2018
Rumors about James Badge Dale 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 James Badge Dale should be the next James Bond?
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