Is Branagh 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 Kenneth Branagh.
UPDATE 18/04/2021 : 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 Belfast wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Kenneth Branagh become the Seventh James Bond?
Branagh’s star has been rising in recent years . His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Branagh now is – what next?
Three reasons Kenneth Branagh 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 60-year-old Irish?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Branagh.
- It would give Kenneth Branagh a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Branagh 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 Kenneth Branagh for James Bond.
“His name is Branagh. Kenneth Branagh!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) April 17, 2021
“He was perfect as Sir Alistair Dormandy in The Boat That Rocked, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) April 17, 2021
“An Irish James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) April 17, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Branagh has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) April 17, 2021
Rumors about Kenneth Branagh 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 Kenneth Branagh should be the next James Bond?
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