Is Jones set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in September 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Tommy Lee Jones.
UPDATE 23/10/2021 : 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 Tommy Lee Jones become the Seventh James Bond?
Jones’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Jason Bourne (2016), The Family (2013) and Lincoln (2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Jones now is – what next?
Three reasons Tommy Lee Jones 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 75-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Jones.
- It would give Tommy Lee Jones a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Jones To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Friday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Tommy Lee Jones for James Bond.
“His name is Jones. Tommy Lee Jones!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 22, 2021
“He was perfect as Tom Quintiliani in The Family, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 22, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 22, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Jones has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 22, 2021
Rumors about Tommy Lee Jones 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 Tommy Lee Jones should be the next James Bond?
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