Russell Crowe to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 55-year-old James Bond from New Zealand?

Is Crowe set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in November 2019. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Russell Crowe.

UPDATE 16/12/2019 : 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 Wellington wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Russell Crowe become the Seventh James Bond?

Crowe’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Nice Guys (2016), Noah (2014) and Man of Steel (2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Crowe now is – what next?

Three reasons Russell Crowe 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 55-year-old ?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Crowe.
  3. It would give Russell Crowe a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Crowe 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 Russell Crowe for James Bond.

“His name is Crowe. Russell Crowe!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) December 15, 2019
“He was perfect as Javert in Les Misérables, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) December 15, 2019
“A James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) December 15, 2019
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Crowe has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) December 15, 2019

Rumors about Russell Crowe 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 Russell Crowe should be the next James Bond?

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