Why not a 66-year-old American James Bond?
Could Hanks be the next James Bond?
Speculation that the producers are seeking a unique choice for the iconic role arose in February 2023, and Tom Hanks’ name has been consistently mentioned.
At some stage in their lives, every man dreams of becoming James Bond.
With the possibility of Daniel Craig leaving the 007 role, numerous actors from London to Los Angeles are pondering what they could contribute to the character.
Is Tom Hanks on the Path to Becoming the Seventh James Bond?
Hanks’ popularity in Hollywood has been on the rise in recent years, thanks to his critically acclaimed performances in Sully (2016), Bridge of Spies (2015), and Captain Phillips (2013). His commercial success is also increasing.
What lies ahead for Hanks?
Three Reasons Why Tom Hanks is a Good Fit for the James Bond Franchise
It would establish that Bond is an evolving persona: If M can be female, why can’t James Bond be a 66-year-old American?
No other actors could be as effortlessly cool and enigmatically sophisticated as Hanks. It would offer Tom Hanks an opportunity to portray a lover as well as a fighter.
The ‘Hanks to Portray James Bond’ rumor has caused an internet frenzy
Twitter was once again inundated with numerous tweets about the rumor.
Some fans even started a Facebook page titled We Want Tom Hanks for James Bond.
“His name is Hanks. Tom Hanks!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) March 14, 2023
“He was outstanding as Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump; he will be incredible as James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) March 14, 2023
“An American James Bond!?! Is this some kind of joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) March 14, 2023
“Now, this may be a somewhat contentious selection for the part. But consider this: Hanks has always been a talented actor. He’s also renowned for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) March 14, 2023
Rumors of Tom Hanks taking on the role in its next iteration have been circulating for some time.
He is known for his smooth, polished, attractive, rugged, and charming demeanor—traits that are undoubtedly essential for playing James Bond. What do you think?