Mark Wahlberg to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 50-year-old James Bond from United States?

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

UPDATE 24/09/2021 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Mark Wahlberg become the Seventh James Bond?

Wahlberg’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), Ted (2012) and The Fighter (2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Wahlberg now is – what next?

Three reasons Mark Wahlberg 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 50-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Wahlberg.
  3. It would give Mark Wahlberg a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Wahlberg 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 Mark Wahlberg for James Bond.

“His name is Wahlberg. Mark Wahlberg!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 23, 2021
“He was perfect as Micky Ward in The Fighter, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 23, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 23, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Wahlberg has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 23, 2021

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

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