Patrick Stewart to be the next James Bond?

Is Patrick Stewart set to be the next James Bond?

Is Stewart set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in August 2023. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Patrick Stewart.

UPDATE 23/09/2023 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Patrick Stewart become the Seventh James Bond?

Stewart’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Logan (2017), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Stewart now is – what next?

Three reasons Patrick Stewart 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 Patrick Stewart?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Stewart.
  3. It would give Patrick Stewart a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Stewart To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy

Twitter was flooded again Friday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Patrick Stewart for James Bond.

“His name is Stewart. Patrick Stewart!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) September 22, 2023
“He was perfect as Professor X in X-Men: Days of Future Past, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 22, 2023
“A 83-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 22, 2023
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Stewart has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) September 22, 2023

Rumors about Patrick Stewart 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 Patrick Stewart should be the next James Bond?

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