Richard Belzer to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 76-year-old James Bond from United States?

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

UPDATE 16/01/2021 : 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 Richard Belzer become the Seventh James Bond?

Belzer’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Homicide: Life on the Street (1993-1999) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999-). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Belzer now is – what next?

Three reasons Richard Belzer 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 76-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Belzer.
  3. It would give Richard Belzer a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Belzer 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 Richard Belzer for James Bond.

“His name is Belzer. Richard Belzer!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) January 15, 2021
“He was perfect as John Munch in Homicide: Life on the Street, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) January 15, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) January 15, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Belzer has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) January 15, 2021

Rumors about Richard Belzer 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 Richard Belzer should be the next James Bond?

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