Robert Wagner to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 94-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Wagner set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in March 2024. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Robert Wagner.

UPDATE 22/04/2024 : 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 Wagner become the Seventh James Bond?

Wagner’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), Austin Powers (1997) and Hart to Hart (1979-1984). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Wagner now is – what next?

Three reasons Robert Wagner 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 94-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Wagner.
  3. It would give Robert Wagner a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Wagner 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 Wagner for James Bond.

“His name is Wagner. Robert Wagner!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) April 21, 2024
“He was perfect as Number 2 in Austin Powers, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) April 21, 2024
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) April 21, 2024
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Wagner has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) April 21, 2024

Rumors about Robert Wagner 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 Wagner should be the next James Bond?

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