Is Church 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 Thomas Haden Church.
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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Thomas Haden Church become the Seventh James Bond?
Church’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Killer Joe (2011), Easy A (2010) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Church now is – what next?
Three reasons Thomas Haden Church 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 a 60-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Church.
- It would give Thomas Haden Church a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Church 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 Thomas Haden Church for James Bond.
“His name is Church. Thomas Haden Church!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 14, 2021
“He was perfect as Ansel Smith in Killer Joe, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 14, 2021
“An American 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: Church has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 14, 2021
Rumors about Thomas Haden Church 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 Thomas Haden Church should be the next James Bond?
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