Jean-Claude Van Damme to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 60-year-old James Bond from Belgium?

Is Van Damme 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 Jean-Claude Van Damme.

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 Brussels wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Jean-Claude Van Damme become the Seventh James Bond?

Van Damme’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Expendables 2 (2012), JCVD (2008) and The Secret Adventures of Gustave Klopp (2004). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Van Damme now is – what next?

Three reasons Jean-Claude Van Damme 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 60-year-old Belgian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Van Damme.
  3. It would give Jean-Claude Van Damme a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Van Damme 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 Jean-Claude Van Damme for James Bond.

“His name is Van Damme. Jean-Claude Van Damme!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) November 30, 2020
“He was perfect as himself in JCVD, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) November 30, 2020
“A Belgian 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: Van Damme has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) November 30, 2020

Rumors about Jean-Claude Van Damme 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 Jean-Claude Van Damme should be the next James Bond?

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