Simon Baker to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 54-year-old James Bond from Australia?

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

UPDATE 02/03/2024 : 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 Canberra wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Simon Baker become the Seventh James Bond?

Baker’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in The Mentalist (2008-2015), I Give It a Year (2013) and Women in Trouble (2009). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Baker now is – what next?

Three reasons Simon Baker 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 54-year-old Australian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Baker.
  3. It would give Simon Baker a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Baker 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 Simon Baker for James Bond.

“His name is Baker. Simon Baker!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) March 1, 2024
“He was perfect as Riley Denbo in Land of the Dead, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) March 1, 2024
“An Australian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) March 1, 2024
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Baker has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) March 1, 2024

Rumors about Simon Baker 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 Simon Baker should be the next James Bond?

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