Richard Dean Anderson to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 71-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Anderson set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in June 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Richard Dean Anderson.

UPDATE 27/07/2021 : 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 Dean Anderson become the Seventh James Bond?

Anderson’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007) and MacGyver (1985-1992). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Anderson now is – what next?

Three reasons Richard Dean Anderson 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 71-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Anderson.
  3. It would give Richard Dean Anderson a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

Twitter was flooded again Monday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Richard Dean Anderson for James Bond.

“His name is Anderson. Richard Dean Anderson!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 26, 2021
“He was perfect as Jack O'Neill in Stargate SG-1, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 26, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 26, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Anderson has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 26, 2021

Rumors about Richard Dean Anderson 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 Dean Anderson should be the next James Bond?

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