Is Braff set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in June 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Zach Braff.
UPDATE 12/07/2020 : 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 Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Zach Braff become the Seventh James Bond?
Braff’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Scrubs (2001-2010). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Braff now is – what next?
Three reasons Zach Braff would be good for the James Bond franchise
- It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be a 45-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Braff.
- It would give Zach Braff a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Braff To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Saturday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Zach Braff for James Bond.
“His name is Braff. Zach Braff!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) July 11, 2020
“He was perfect as Dr. J.D. Dorian in Scrubs, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 11, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 11, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Braff has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) July 11, 2020
Rumors about Zach Braff 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 Zach Braff should be the next James Bond?
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