John Ortiz to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 53-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Ortiz 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 John Ortiz.

UPDATE 21/10/2021 : 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 John Ortiz become the Seventh James Bond?

Ortiz’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Kong: Skull Island (2017), A Dog's Purpose (2017) and Steve Jobs (2015). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Ortiz now is – what next?

Three reasons John Ortiz 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 53-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Ortiz.
  3. It would give John Ortiz a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Ortiz. John Ortiz!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 20, 2021
“He was perfect as Eddie Morales in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 20, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 20, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Ortiz has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 20, 2021

Rumors about John Ortiz 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 Ortiz should be the next James Bond?

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