Jason Bateman to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 52-year-old James Bond from United States?

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

UPDATE 25/01/2021 : 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 Jason Bateman become the Seventh James Bond?

Bateman’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Bad Words (2014), Hit and Run (2012) and Horrible Bosses (2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Bateman now is – what next?

Three reasons Jason Bateman 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 52-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Bateman.
  3. It would give Jason Bateman a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Bateman. Jason Bateman!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 24, 2021
“He was perfect as Nick Hendricks in Horrible Bosses, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 24, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 24, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Bateman has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 24, 2021

Rumors about Jason Bateman 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 Jason Bateman should be the next James Bond?

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