Hollywood News: Will Smith Primed To Be Next James Bond Agent 007

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By Lou Ramon Aguila | December 23, 2013 9:40 PM EST

American A-list actor Will Smith is reportedly primed to land perhaps the biggest role of his career as Agent 007 in the next James Bond movie, according to latest buzz on several social networking sites.

Smith, one of the most marketable actors in this generation, will likely become the first black American to play the character of James Bond, the main protagonist of the successful movie franchise.

With British blue-eyes debonair Daniel Craig now passing the torch to another actor, James Bond producers are looking for a new twist in the movie franchise without compromising Agent 007's stylistic and suave outlook.

The 45-year old Smith has proven to be a big draw at the gates with his movies gaining blockbuster results. He has also received recognition as an actor, drawing praise for his movie "AfterEarth," "Men in Black" trilogy, "Seven Pounds" and the "Pursuit of Happyness."

Pop Culture website MediaMass provided several reasons why Smith would be perfect to be the next James Bond following the footsteps of Craig, Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton.

Three Reasons Will Smith would be good for the James Bond franchise via Media Masss

"First and foremost, 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? Secondly, No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Smith. And lastly, it would give Will Smith a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter," Media Mass stated.

Smith Interested To Accept the Role

Smith already expressed his interest to play the role of James Bond several years ago. The 45-year old actor believed he's the best choice to become the first ever black James Bond because of his ability to draw flocks of cinemagoers.

"Puff (P Diddy) probably lives the most like James Bond, Jamie Foxx got the swag for James Bond. He can sing too, so he can add a new element to Bond. "Wooing the ladies... and I think I can guarantee the box office," Smith told reporters during the premier night of Men in Black III four years ago.

Smith is popular for portraying the lead role in blockbuster movies "Men In Black," "Bad Boys," "Independence Day" and "Hancock."

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