Mark Strong to be the next James Bond?

Is Mark Strong set to be the next James Bond?

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

UPDATE 21/09/2020 : 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 Mark Strong become the Seventh James Bond?

Strong’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015), Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and Black Gold (2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Strong now is – what next?

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

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

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

“His name is Strong. Mark Strong!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 20, 2020
“He was perfect as Sultan Amar in Black Gold, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 20, 2020
“A 57-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 20, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Strong has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 20, 2020

Rumors about Mark Strong 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 Mark Strong should be the next James Bond?

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