Malcolm McDowell to be the next James Bond?

Is Malcolm McDowell set to be the next James Bond?

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

UPDATE 13/08/2020 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Malcolm McDowell become the Seventh James Bond?

McDowell’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Mentalist (2008-2015), Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012) and Entourage (2004-2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for McDowell now is – what next?

Three reasons Malcolm McDowell 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 Malcolm McDowell?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as McDowell.
  3. It would give Malcolm McDowell a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is McDowell. Malcolm McDowell!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 12, 2020
“He was perfect as Terrance McQuewick in Entourage, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 12, 2020
“A 77-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 12, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: McDowell has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 12, 2020

Rumors about Malcolm McDowell 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 Malcolm McDowell should be the next James Bond?

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