Jason Lee to be the next James Bond?

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

Is Lee set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in December 2022. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Jason Lee.

UPDATE 29/01/2023 : 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 Lee become the Seventh James Bond?

Lee’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in My Name Is Earl (2005-2009), Vanilla Sky (2001) and Almost Famous (2000). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Lee now is – what next?

Three reasons Jason Lee 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 Lee.
  3. It would give Jason Lee a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Lee. Jason Lee!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 28, 2023
“He was perfect as Banky Edwards in Chasing Amy, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 28, 2023
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 28, 2023
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Lee has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 28, 2023

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

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