Werner Herzog to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 77-year-old James Bond from Germany?

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

UPDATE 15/08/2020 : 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 Berlin wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could Werner Herzog become the Seventh James Bond?

Herzog’s star has been rising in recent years . His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Herzog now is – what next?

Three reasons Werner Herzog 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 77-year-old German?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Herzog.
  3. It would give Werner Herzog a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Herzog 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 Werner Herzog for James Bond.

“His name is Herzog. Werner Herzog!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) August 14, 2020
“He was perfect as Zec Chelovek in Jack Reacher, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 14, 2020
“A German James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 14, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Herzog has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) August 14, 2020

Rumors about Werner Herzog 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 Werner Herzog should be the next James Bond?

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