Michael Boatman to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 57-year-old James Bond from United States?

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

UPDATE 27/11/2021 : 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 Michael Boatman become the Seventh James Bond?

Boatman’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Good Wife (2009-2016), Less than Perfect (2002-2004) and Spin City (1996-2002). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Boatman now is – what next?

Three reasons Michael Boatman 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 57-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Boatman.
  3. It would give Michael Boatman a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Boatman. Michael Boatman!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) November 26, 2021
“He was perfect as Ted Elliot in Less than Perfect, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) November 26, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) November 26, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Boatman has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) November 26, 2021

Rumors about Michael Boatman 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 Michael Boatman should be the next James Bond?

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