Shia LaBeouf to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 35-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is LaBeouf 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 Shia LaBeouf.

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 from London to Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Shia LaBeouf become the Seventh James Bond?

LaBeouf’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in American Honey (2016), Nymphomaniac (2013) and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for LaBeouf now is – what next?

Three reasons Shia LaBeouf 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 35-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as LaBeouf.
  3. It would give Shia LaBeouf a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'LaBeouf 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 Shia LaBeouf for James Bond.

“His name is LaBeouf. Shia LaBeouf!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 18, 2021
“He was perfect as Henry Jones III in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 18, 2021
“An American 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: LaBeouf has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 18, 2021

Rumors about Shia LaBeouf 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 Shia LaBeouf should be the next James Bond?

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