Liam Neeson to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 68-year-old James Bond from Ireland?

Is Neeson set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in December 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Liam Neeson.

UPDATE 22/01/2021 : 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 Dublin wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Liam Neeson become the Seventh James Bond?

Neeson’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Taken 2 (2012), The Next Three Days (2010) and Clash of the Titans (2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Neeson now is – what next?

Three reasons Liam Neeson 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 68-year-old Irish?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Neeson.
  3. It would give Liam Neeson a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Neeson 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 Liam Neeson for James Bond.

“His name is Neeson. Liam Neeson!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 21, 2021
“He was perfect as Damon Pennington in The Next Three Days, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 21, 2021
“An Irish James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 21, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Neeson has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 21, 2021

Rumors about Liam Neeson 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 Liam Neeson should be the next James Bond?

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