Michael Peña to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 46-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Peña set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in May 2022. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Michael Peña.

UPDATE 27/06/2022 : 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 Peña become the Seventh James Bond?

Peña’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in 12 Strong (2018), The Martian (2015) and Ant-Man (2015). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Peña now is – what next?

Three reasons Michael Peña 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 46-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Peña.
  3. It would give Michael Peña a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Peña 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 Michael Peña for James Bond.

“His name is Peña. Michael Peña!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 26, 2022
“He was perfect as Detective Armando Renta in The Shield, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 26, 2022
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) June 26, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Peña has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 26, 2022

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

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