Rowan Atkinson to be the next James Bond?

Is Rowan Atkinson set to be the next James Bond?

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

UPDATE 19/06/2021 : 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 in London wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Rowan Atkinson become the Seventh James Bond?

Atkinson’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007), Love Actually (2003) and Johnny English (2003). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Atkinson now is – what next?

Three reasons Rowan Atkinson 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 Rowan Atkinson?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Atkinson.
  3. It would give Rowan Atkinson a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Atkinson 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 Rowan Atkinson for James Bond.

“His name is Atkinson. Rowan Atkinson!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 18, 2021
“He was perfect as Father Gerald in Four Weddings and a Funeral, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 18, 2021
“A 66-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) June 18, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Atkinson has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 18, 2021

Rumors about Rowan Atkinson 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 Rowan Atkinson should be the next James Bond?

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