Richard Jenkins to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 72-year-old James Bond from United States?

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

UPDATE 16/02/2020 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Richard Jenkins become the Seventh James Bond?

Jenkins’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Spotlight (2015), Jack Reacher (2012) and The Cabin in the Woods (2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Jenkins now is – what next?

Three reasons Richard Jenkins 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 72-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Jenkins.
  3. It would give Richard Jenkins a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Jenkins. Richard Jenkins!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) February 15, 2020
“He was perfect as Alex Rodin in Jack Reacher, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) February 15, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) February 15, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Jenkins has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) February 15, 2020

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

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