Is Russell set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in August 2022. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Kurt Russell.
UPDATE 26/09/2022 : 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 Kurt Russell become the Seventh James Bond?
Russell’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), The Hateful Eight (2015) and Fast & Furious 7 (2015). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Russell now is – what next?
Three reasons Kurt Russell 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 71-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Russell.
- It would give Kurt Russell a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Russell 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 Kurt Russell for James Bond.
“His name is Russell. Kurt Russell!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 25, 2022
“He was perfect in Fast & Furious 7, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 25, 2022
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 25, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Russell has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 25, 2022
Rumors about Kurt Russell 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 Kurt Russell should be the next James Bond?
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