Is Jaa set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in November 2017. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Tony Jaa.
UPDATE 18/12/2017 : 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 Bangkok wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Tony Jaa become the Seventh James Bond?
Jaa’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Fast & Furious 7 (2015), The Protector (2005) and Ong-Bak (2003). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Jaa now is – what next?
Three reasons Tony Jaa 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 41-year-old Thai?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Jaa.
- It would give Tony Jaa a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Jaa To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Sunday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Tony Jaa for James Bond.
“His name is Jaa. Tony Jaa!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) December 17, 2017
“He was perfect in Fast & Furious 7, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) December 17, 2017
“A Thai James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) December 17, 2017
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Jaa has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) December 17, 2017
Rumors about Tony Jaa 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 Tony Jaa should be the next James Bond?
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