Joe Morton to be the next James Bond?

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

Is Morton 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 Joe Morton.

UPDATE 12/04/2021 : 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 Joe Morton become the Seventh James Bond?

Morton’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Good Wife (2009-2016), Eureka (2006-2012) and Smallville (2001-2003). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Morton now is – what next?

Three reasons Joe Morton 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 Morton.
  3. It would give Joe Morton a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Morton. Joe Morton!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) April 11, 2021
“He was perfect as Doctor Drayton in What Lies Beneath, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) April 11, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) April 11, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Morton has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) April 11, 2021

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

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