Is Statham set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in January 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Jason Statham.
UPDATE 25/02/2021 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Jason Statham become the Seventh James Bond?
Statham’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Expendables 3 (2014), Fast & Furious 6 (2013) and The Expendables 2 (2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Statham now is – what next?
Three reasons Jason Statham 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 Jason Statham?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Statham.
- It would give Jason Statham a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Statham To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Wednesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Jason Statham for James Bond.
“His name is Statham. Jason Statham!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) February 24, 2021
“He was perfect as Lee Christmas in The Expendables 3, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) February 24, 2021
“A 53-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) February 24, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Statham has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) February 24, 2021
Rumors about Jason Statham 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 Statham should be the next James Bond?
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