Tadanobu Asano to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 47-year-old James Bond from Japan?

Is Asano 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 Tadanobu Asano.

UPDATE 15/06/2021 : 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 Tokyo wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Tadanobu Asano become the Seventh James Bond?

Asano’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Thor (2011). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Asano now is – what next?

Three reasons Tadanobu Asano 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 47-year-old Japanese?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Asano.
  3. It would give Tadanobu Asano a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Asano 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 Tadanobu Asano for James Bond.

“His name is Asano. Tadanobu Asano!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 14, 2021
“He was perfect as Hogun in Thor, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 14, 2021
“A Japanese James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) June 14, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Asano has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 14, 2021

Rumors about Tadanobu Asano 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 Tadanobu Asano should be the next James Bond?

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