Is Wilson set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in December 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Owen Wilson.
UPDATE 19/01/2022 : 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 Owen Wilson become the Seventh James Bond?
Wilson’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Masterminds (2016), She's Funny That Way (2014) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Wilson now is – what next?
Three reasons Owen Wilson 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 53-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Wilson.
- It would give Owen Wilson a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Wilson 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 Owen Wilson for James Bond.
“His name is Wilson. Owen Wilson!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 18, 2022
“He was perfect as Gil Pender in Midnight in Paris, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 18, 2022
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 18, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Wilson has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 18, 2022
Rumors about Owen Wilson 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 Owen Wilson should be the next James Bond?
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