Is Priestley set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in November 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Jason Priestley.
UPDATE 01/12/2020 : 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 Priestley become the Seventh James Bond?
Priestley’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Haven (2011-2015), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000) and Tombstone (1993). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Priestley now is – what next?
Three reasons Jason Priestley 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 51-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Priestley.
- It would give Jason Priestley a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Priestley To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Monday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Jason Priestley for James Bond.
“His name is Priestley. Jason Priestley!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) November 30, 2020
“He was perfect as Billy Breakenridge in Tombstone, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) November 30, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) November 30, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Priestley has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) November 30, 2020
Rumors about Jason Priestley 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 Priestley should be the next James Bond?
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