LeVar Burton to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 64-year-old James Bond from France?

Is Burton set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in April 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is LeVar Burton.

UPDATE 14/05/2021 : 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 Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could LeVar Burton become the Seventh James Bond?

Burton’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Perception (2012-2015), Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Burton now is – what next?

Three reasons LeVar Burton 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 64-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Burton.
  3. It would give LeVar Burton a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Burton. LeVar Burton!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) May 13, 2021
“He was perfect as Paul Haley in Perception, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) May 13, 2021
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) May 13, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Burton has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) May 13, 2021

Rumors about LeVar Burton 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 LeVar Burton should be the next James Bond?

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