Tony Leung to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 60-year-old James Bond from Hong Kong?

Is Leung set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in March 2023. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Tony Leung.

UPDATE 01/04/2023 : 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 Hong Kong wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Tony Leung become the Seventh James Bond?

Leung’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Red Cliff (2008-2009), Lust, Caution (2007) and In the Mood for Love (2000). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Leung now is – what next?

Three reasons Tony Leung 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 60-year-old ?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Leung.
  3. It would give Tony Leung a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Leung 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 Tony Leung for James Bond.

“His name is Leung. Tony Leung!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) March 31, 2023
“He was perfect as Mr. Yee in Lust, Caution, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) March 31, 2023
“A James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) March 31, 2023
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Leung has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) March 31, 2023

Rumors about Tony Leung 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 Leung should be the next James Bond?

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