Kevin Kline to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 72-year-old James Bond from United States?

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Is Kline 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 Kline.

UPDATE 30/09/2020 : 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 Kline become the Seventh James Bond?

Kline’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Beauty and the Beast (2017), The Pink Panther (2006-2006) and Life as a House (2001). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Kline now is – what next?

Three reasons Kevin Kline 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 72-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Kline.
  3. It would give Kevin Kline a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Kline. Kevin Kline!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 29, 2020
“He was perfect as George Monroe in Life as a House, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 29, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 29, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Kline has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 29, 2020

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

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