Jonathan Frakes to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 68-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Frakes set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in October 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Jonathan Frakes.

UPDATE 29/11/2020 : 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 Jonathan Frakes become the Seventh James Bond?

Frakes’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) and Falcon Crest (1981-1990). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Frakes now is – what next?

Three reasons Jonathan Frakes 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 68-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Frakes.
  3. It would give Jonathan Frakes a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Frakes. Jonathan Frakes!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) November 28, 2020
“He was perfect as Commander William Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) November 28, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) November 28, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Frakes has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) November 28, 2020

Rumors about Jonathan Frakes 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 Jonathan Frakes should be the next James Bond?

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