Is Douglas set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in July 2022. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Michael Douglas.
UPDATE 10/08/2022 : 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 Douglas become the Seventh James Bond?
Douglas’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Ant-Man (2015), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) and Traffic (2000). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Douglas now is – what next?
Three reasons Michael Douglas would be good for the James Bond franchise
- It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be a 77-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Douglas.
- It would give Michael Douglas a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Douglas To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Tuesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Michael Douglas for James Bond.
“His name is Douglas. Michael Douglas!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 9, 2022
“He was perfect as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 9, 2022
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 9, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Douglas has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 9, 2022
Rumors about Michael Douglas 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 Douglas should be the next James Bond?
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