Manu Payet to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 45-year-old James Bond from France?

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Is Payet 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 Manu Payet.

UPDATE 26/01/2021 : 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 Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Manu Payet become the Seventh James Bond?

Payet’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Players (2012), The Perfect Date (2010) and All That Glitters (2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Payet now is – what next?

Three reasons Manu Payet 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 45-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Payet.
  3. It would give Manu Payet a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Payet 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 Manu Payet for James Bond.

“His name is Payet. Manu Payet!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 25, 2021
“He was perfect as Vincent in The Perfect Date, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 25, 2021
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 25, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Payet has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 25, 2021

Rumors about Manu Payet 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 Manu Payet should be the next James Bond?

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