Jeff Daniels to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 66-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Daniels set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in March 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Jeff Daniels.

UPDATE 18/04/2021 : 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 from London to Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Jeff Daniels become the Seventh James Bond?

Daniels’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Steve Jobs (2015), The Martian (2015) and Looper (2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Daniels now is – what next?

Three reasons Jeff Daniels 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 66-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Daniels.
  3. It would give Jeff Daniels a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Daniels 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 Jeff Daniels for James Bond.

“His name is Daniels. Jeff Daniels!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) April 17, 2021
“He was perfect as John Sculley in Steve Jobs, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) April 17, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) April 17, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Daniels has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) April 17, 2021

Rumors about Jeff Daniels 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 Jeff Daniels should be the next James Bond?

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