Is Mantzoukas set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in March 2019. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Jason Mantzoukas.
UPDATE 26/04/2019 : 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 Mantzoukas become the Seventh James Bond?
Mantzoukas’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in How to Be Single (2016), Sleeping with Other People (2015) and Neighbors (2014). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Mantzoukas now is – what next?
Three reasons Jason Mantzoukas 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 46-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Mantzoukas.
- It would give Jason Mantzoukas a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Mantzoukas To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Thursday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Jason Mantzoukas for James Bond.
“His name is Mantzoukas. Jason Mantzoukas!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) April 25, 2019
“He was perfect as Nuclear Nadal in The Dictator, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) April 25, 2019
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) April 25, 2019
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Mantzoukas has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) April 25, 2019
Rumors about Jason Mantzoukas 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 Mantzoukas should be the next James Bond?
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