Stephen Root to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 70-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Root set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in April 2022. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Stephen Root.

UPDATE 24/05/2022 : 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 from London to Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Stephen Root become the Seventh James Bond?

Root’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Selma (2014), Boardwalk Empire (2012-2013) and The Lone Ranger (2013). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Root now is – what next?

Three reasons Stephen Root 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 70-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Root.
  3. It would give Stephen Root a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Root To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy

Twitter was flooded again Monday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Stephen Root for James Bond.

“His name is Root. Stephen Root!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) May 23, 2022
“He was perfect as Bob Mayer in The West Wing, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) May 23, 2022
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) May 23, 2022
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Root has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) May 23, 2022

Rumors about Stephen Root 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 Root should be the next James Bond?

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