James Spader to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 61-year-old James Bond from United States?

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

UPDATE 22/01/2022 : 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 Spader become the Seventh James Bond?

Spader’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Office (US) (2005-2013), Lincoln (2012) and Boston Legal (2004-2008). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Spader now is – what next?

Three reasons James Spader 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 61-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Spader.
  3. It would give James Spader a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Spader To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy

Twitter was flooded again Friday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want James Spader for James Bond.

“His name is Spader. James Spader!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 21, 2022
“He was perfect as William N. Bilbo in Lincoln, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 21, 2022
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 21, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Spader has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 21, 2022

Rumors about James Spader 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 Spader should be the next James Bond?

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