Kad Merad to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 56-year-old James Bond from France?

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

UPDATE 21/09/2020 : 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 Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Kad Merad become the Seventh James Bond?

Merad’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Superchondriac (2014), The Big Bad Wolf (2013) and The Tuche Family (2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Merad now is – what next?

Three reasons Kad Merad 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 56-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Merad.
  3. It would give Kad Merad a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Merad 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 Kad Merad for James Bond.

“His name is Merad. Kad Merad!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 20, 2020
“He was perfect as Doctor Dimitri Zvenka in Superchondriac, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 20, 2020
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 20, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Merad has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 20, 2020

Rumors about Kad Merad 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 Kad Merad should be the next James Bond?

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