Is Alonso set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in July 2018. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Laz Alonso.
UPDATE 21/08/2018 : 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 Laz Alonso become the Seventh James Bond?
Alonso’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Breakout Kings (2012-2011), Avatar (2009) and Fast & Furious (2009). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Alonso now is – what next?
Three reasons Laz Alonso 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 44-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Alonso.
- It would give Laz Alonso a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Alonso To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Monday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Laz Alonso for James Bond.
“His name is Alonso. Laz Alonso!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 20, 2018
“He was perfect as Fenix Calderon in Fast & Furious, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 20, 2018
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 20, 2018
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Alonso has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 20, 2018
Rumors about Laz Alonso 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 Laz Alonso should be the next James Bond?
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