Kevin James to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 55-year-old James Bond from United States?

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Is James 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 Kevin James.

UPDATE 26/09/2020 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Kevin James become the Seventh James Bond?

James’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015), Grown Ups 2 (2013) and The Dilemma (2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for James now is – what next?

Three reasons Kevin James 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 55-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as James.
  3. It would give Kevin James a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is James. Kevin James!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 25, 2020
“He was perfect as Eric Lamonsoff in Grown Ups 2, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 25, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 25, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: James has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 25, 2020

Rumors about Kevin James 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 Kevin James should be the next James Bond?

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