Will Smith to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 52-year-old James Bond from United States?

Is Smith set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in May 2021. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Will Smith.

UPDATE 12/06/2021 : 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 Will Smith become the Seventh James Bond?

Smith’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Suicide Squad (2016), After Earth (2013) and Men in Black 3 (2012). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Smith now is – what next?

Three reasons Will Smith 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 52-year-old American?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Smith.
  3. It would give Will Smith a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Smith 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 Will Smith for James Bond.

“His name is Smith. Will Smith!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) June 11, 2021
“He was perfect as James T. West in Wild Wild West, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) June 11, 2021
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) June 11, 2021
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Smith has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) June 11, 2021

Rumors about Will Smith 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 Will Smith should be the next James Bond?

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