Is Merchant set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in October 2022. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Stephen Merchant.
UPDATE 28/11/2022 : 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 Stephen Merchant become the Seventh James Bond?
Merchant’s star has been rising in recent years . His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Merchant now is – what next?
Three reasons Stephen Merchant would be good for the James Bond franchise
- It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be Stephen Merchant?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Merchant.
- It would give Stephen Merchant a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Merchant 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 Stephen Merchant for James Bond.
“His name is Merchant. Stephen Merchant!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) November 27, 2022
“He was perfect as Peter Ian Staker in Hot Fuzz, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) November 27, 2022
“A 48-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) November 27, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Merchant has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) November 27, 2022
Rumors about Stephen Merchant 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 Stephen Merchant should be the next James Bond?
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