Tchéky Karyo to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 67-year-old James Bond from France?

Is Karyo set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in September 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Tchéky Karyo.

UPDATE 30/10/2020 : 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 Paris wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Tchéky Karyo become the Seventh James Bond?

Karyo’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Jappeloup (2013), A Man and His Dog (2009) and The King Is Dancing (2000). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Karyo now is – what next?

Three reasons Tchéky Karyo 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 67-year-old French?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Karyo.
  3. It would give Tchéky Karyo a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

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

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

“His name is Karyo. Tchéky Karyo!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 29, 2020
“He was perfect as Bob in Nikita, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 29, 2020
“A French James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 29, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Karyo has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 29, 2020

Rumors about Tchéky Karyo 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 Tchéky Karyo should be the next James Bond?

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