Jeffrey Wright to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 57-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Wright set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in February 2023. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Jeffrey Wright.

UPDATE 22/03/2023 : 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 Jeffrey Wright become the Seventh James Bond?

Wright’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015), The Hunger Games Saga (2013-2015) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Wright now is – what next?

Three reasons Jeffrey Wright 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 57-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Wright.
  3. It would give Jeffrey Wright a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Wright To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy

Twitter was flooded again Tuesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Jeffrey Wright for James Bond.

“His name is Wright. Jeffrey Wright!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) March 21, 2023
“He was perfect as Beetee Latier in The Hunger Games Saga, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) March 21, 2023
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) March 21, 2023
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Wright has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) March 21, 2023

Rumors about Jeffrey Wright 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 Jeffrey Wright should be the next James Bond?

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