Robert De Niro to be the next James Bond?

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

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

UPDATE 30/03/2020 : 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 Robert De Niro become the Seventh James Bond?

De Niro’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Intern (2015), Grudge Match (2013) and American Hustle (2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for De Niro now is – what next?

Three reasons Robert De Niro 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 De Niro.
  3. It would give Robert De Niro a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

Twitter was flooded again Sunday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Robert De Niro for James Bond.

“His name is De Niro. Robert De Niro!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) March 29, 2020
“He was perfect as Johnny Boy in Mean Streets, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) March 29, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) March 29, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: De Niro has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) March 29, 2020

Rumors about Robert De Niro 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 Robert De Niro should be the next James Bond?

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