Michael Emerson to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 64-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Emerson set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in November 2018. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Michael Emerson.

UPDATE 11/12/2018 : 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 Emerson become the Seventh James Bond?

Emerson’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Person of Interest (2011-2016), Lost (2006-2010) and Unfaithful (2002). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Emerson now is – what next?

Three reasons Michael Emerson 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 64-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Emerson.
  3. It would give Michael Emerson a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Emerson 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 Michael Emerson for James Bond.

“His name is Emerson. Michael Emerson!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) December 10, 2018
“He was perfect as Benjamin Linus in Lost, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) December 10, 2018
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) December 10, 2018
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Emerson has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) December 10, 2018

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

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