Michel Blanc to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 68-year-old James Bond from France?

Is Blanc set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in July 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Michel Blanc.

UPDATE 12/08/2020 : 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 Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Michel Blanc become the Seventh James Bond?

Blanc’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Odd Job (2016), The Minister (2011) and School's Out (2008). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Blanc now is – what next?

Three reasons Michel Blanc 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 68-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Blanc.
  3. It would give Michel Blanc a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Blanc 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 Michel Blanc for James Bond.

“His name is Blanc. Michel Blanc!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 11, 2020
“He was perfect as Raymond Pelleveau in Merci la vie, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 11, 2020
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 11, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Blanc has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 11, 2020

Rumors about Michel Blanc 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 Michel Blanc should be the next James Bond?

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