Mahershala Ali to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 47-year-old James Bond from United States?

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

UPDATE 28/01/2022 : 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 Mahershala Ali become the Seventh James Bond?

Ali’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Moonlight (2016), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015) and The Hunger Games Saga (2014-2015). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Ali now is – what next?

Three reasons Mahershala Ali 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 47-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Ali.
  3. It would give Mahershala Ali a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Ali 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 Mahershala Ali for James Bond.

“His name is Ali. Mahershala Ali!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 27, 2022
“He was perfect as Remy Danton in House of Cards, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 27, 2022
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 27, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Ali has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 27, 2022

Rumors about Mahershala Ali 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 Mahershala Ali should be the next James Bond?

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