Joe Mantegna to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 73-year-old James Bond from United States?

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

UPDATE 27/10/2021 : 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 Joe Mantegna become the Seventh James Bond?

Mantegna’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Nine Lives (2005), Joan of Arcadia (2003-2005) and The Godfather Part III (1990). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Mantegna now is – what next?

Three reasons Joe Mantegna 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 73-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Mantegna.
  3. It would give Joe Mantegna a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Mantegna 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 Joe Mantegna for James Bond.

“His name is Mantegna. Joe Mantegna!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 26, 2021
“He was perfect as Joey Zasa in The Godfather Part III, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 26, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 26, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Mantegna has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 26, 2021

Rumors about Joe Mantegna 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 Joe Mantegna should be the next James Bond?

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