The next James Bond may have been found out and this one will be a big shocker to those who were betting on the next 007 being a woman or someone relatively similar to the former 007s that have come before him.
Jon Hamm admitted that his character, Irwin, and James Bond have “some shared DNA.” The actor said that while Irwin doesn’t have the gadgets that 007 plays with, he does “have his wits” and “his incredible ability to read a room.”
Jon Hamm’s character in the film has much in common with James Bond. Greg Mottola, who directed the 2007 comedy Superbad, is behind Hamm’s next feature film outing. Hamm plays someone who’s great with ladies, witty, and apparently has a thing for cocktails
When it comes to Jon Hamm, he stated that he would “love to play James Bond.” Of course, many 007 fans will immediately add the actor to their wish lists. With Daniel Craig famously played him for over ten years, the producers are not yet ready to dive head-first into revealing the next installation.
When it comes to Jon Hamm’s potentially being the next James Bond, it may depend on whom the franchise producers are looking for and the direction they decide to go in. Amazon bought the rights for MGM and Bond earlier this year. With the marketing and buzz surrounding Amazon’s new Lord of the Ring series, perhaps there is a future for Bond on Amazon Prime Video.
Also, studios are looking to bolster their streaming services with recognizable IPs. 007 is the most celebrated and recognizable action spy in cinema history. Imagine signing an actor of Jon Hamm’s caliber to play James Bond; the return could be massive.
Rightfully so, it will all boil down to who owns 007 at the end of all of this, for many Jon is the guy.
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