Is Malkovich set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in August 2019. One of the names who keeps cropping up is John Malkovich.
UPDATE 17/09/2019 : 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 John Malkovich become the Seventh James Bond?
Malkovich’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Warm Bodies (2013), Changeling (2008) and Johnny English (2003). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Malkovich now is – what next?
Three reasons John Malkovich would be good for the James Bond franchise
- It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be a 65-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Malkovich.
- It would give John Malkovich a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Malkovich 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 John Malkovich for James Bond.
“His name is Malkovich. John Malkovich!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 16, 2019
“He was perfect as Frederich Wilhelm Murnau in Shadow of the Vampire, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 16, 2019
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 16, 2019
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Malkovich has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 16, 2019
Rumors about John Malkovich 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 John Malkovich should be the next James Bond?
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