William Shatner to be the next James Bond?

So, why not a 88-year-old James Bond from Canada?

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

UPDATE 24/02/2020 : 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 Ottawa wondering what they could bring to the role.

Could William Shatner become the Seventh James Bond?

Shatner’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Haven (2014-2015), 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2011) and Boston Legal (2004-2008). His commercial appeal is growing, too.

The question for Shatner now is – what next?

Three reasons William Shatner 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 88-year-old Canadian?
  2. No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Shatner.
  3. It would give William Shatner a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.

This 'Shatner 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 William Shatner for James Bond.

“His name is Shatner. William Shatner!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) February 23, 2020
“He was perfect as Denny Crane in Boston Legal, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) February 23, 2020
“A Canadian James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) February 23, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Shatner has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) February 23, 2020

Rumors about William Shatner 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 William Shatner should be the next James Bond?

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