Wes Bentley to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 40-year-old James Bond from United States?

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Is Bentley set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in January 2019. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Wes Bentley.

UPDATE 23/02/2019 : 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 Wes Bentley become the Seventh James Bond?

Bentley’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Pete's Dragon (2016), We Are Your Friends (2015) and Interstellar (2014). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Bentley now is – what next?

Three reasons Wes Bentley 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 40-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Bentley.
  3. It would give Wes Bentley a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Bentley 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 Wes Bentley for James Bond.

“His name is Bentley. Wes Bentley!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) February 22, 2019
“He was perfect as Dr. Edward Vronski in Underworld: Awakening, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) February 22, 2019
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) February 22, 2019
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Bentley has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) February 22, 2019

Rumors about Wes Bentley 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 Wes Bentley should be the next James Bond?

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