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post #101 of 1268
For what it's worth, Naomie Harris wants to pull a Dench and stick around for awhile. She'll probably hold onto it until the next Bond finishes his run (assuming it lasts a minimum of four films).
post #102 of 1268
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For what it's worth, Naomie Harris wants to pull a Dench and stick around for awhile. She'll probably hold onto it until the next Bond finishes his run (assuming it lasts a minimum of four films).

Hmm, maybe Harris' Moneypenny should stay long enough to become M.
post #103 of 1268

I think Idris Elba is out of the running now that he's in The Dark Tower. He can't juggle too many franchises at once. Didn't Craig have to spend 6 months on Spectre?

 

If they pick Charlie Hunnam, I'll rip my face off.

 

Hiddleston still seems the most likely out of the names that have been floated. He's at just the right age and level of popularity/star power.

post #104 of 1268

It's Dan Stevens. If it's Craig again or someone else, in few years he'll be replaced by Dan Stevens. Because he'll be murdered by Dan Stevens.

 

post #105 of 1268
I like Dan Stevens, but he has no chance.

He's become CHUD's Clive Owen.
post #106 of 1268
Re: Rosamund Pike, believe it or not I bumped into her at my local library last year, dropping off some books with her kid.

Re: the MI6 cast, it's not very fashionable to have cast crossover across a reboot these days, but I think it'd be sensible for them to stay in this case.

Firstly Dench set a precedent for modern Bonds to do that. Secondly, one thing I can say for Spectre is it showed Wishaw, Harris and Feinnes settling in as a supporting ensemble, and they're all young enough for their respective roles that they could keep at it for a long time.

Re: casting, Elba's definitely going to be too old. But I feel like a pick *like* Elba, as in, fitting enough for the role but in some way outside of the generically handsome white man template (as Craig also was, in his own way) would be a good way to go.

That said, Bond has always evolved with the times, so maybe they should take their cue from the headlines and Make Bond Great Again by casting the whitest actor they can find, dialling up old school Fleming misogyny/xenophobia and giving the world a radical new Bond for the Brexit/Trump generation!
post #107 of 1268
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Re: Rosamund Pike, believe it or not I bumped into her at my local library last year, dropping off some books with her kid.

 

You lucky bastard!

post #108 of 1268
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Re: the MI6 cast, it's not very fashionable to have cast crossover across a reboot these days, but I think it'd be sensible for them to stay in this case.

Firstly Dench set a precedent for modern Bonds to do that. Secondly, one thing I can say for Spectre is it showed Wishaw, Harris and Feinnes settling in as a supporting ensemble, and they're all young enough for their respective roles that they could keep at it for a long time.

To be fair, the MI6 gang sticking around has always been a thing prior to Dench. The thing that made her stood out is that she was the only one that actually crossed over into a literal reboot of the films, whereas everyone else transitioning from one era to another played it as business as usual. I think Caroline Bliss and Samantha Bond were the only MI6 staffers that were truly unique to each Bond era, Dalton and Brosnan respectively. Though I suppose the brief run of John Cleese counts as being only Q to Brosnan, and to a much lesser extent Michael Kitchen's Tanner in the same era.
post #109 of 1268
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I like Dan Stevens, but he has no chance.

He's become CHUD's Clive Owen.

 

How so? His career is in a very similar phase than where Craig's, Brosnan's and Dalton's was before their respective runs. He's also the right age, unlike Owen is/was.

 

And if they're gonna cater the Trump/Brexit -audience, Daniel Radcliffe just played a neo-nazi. #daniel4bond

post #110 of 1268
They'll never cast a hobbit as Bond.
post #111 of 1268
Tom Huges is 30 now, would probably be 32 if/when filming starts. Too young?
post #112 of 1268
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How so? His career is in a very similar phase than where Craig's, Brosnan's and Dalton's was before their respective runs. He's also the right age, unlike Owen is/was.

And if they're gonna cater the Trump/Brexit -audience, Daniel Radcliffe just played a neo-nazi. #daniel4bond

I think after Dan Stevens role in Beauty and the Beast is seen, whatever unsure feelungs producers might have on him will be reversed.

That will be his breakout, mainstream performance without a doubt.
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post #114 of 1268
I've been a broken record about how cool the new Bond comics are since they launched.

I seriously dig what Ellis did with VARGR and is doing with EIDOLON.

I'm hoping Diggle delivers the goods with HAMMERHEAD, too, because I don't want this series to lose any momentum.

Along with the contemporary storylines that launched with VARGR, they're also going to be doing some period adaptations of the Fleming novels. Van Jensen is adapting CASINO ROYALE and LIVE AND LET DIE, and he seems to have some interesting ideas about how to translate Fleming's prose into images.
post #115 of 1268
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I think after Dan Stevens role in Beauty and the Beast is seen, whatever unsure feelungs producers might have on him will be reversed.

That will be his breakout, mainstream performance without a doubt.

 

The Broccolis' procedure is to go for either a complete unknown or someone whose been around but yet to pop. If Stevens explodes because of Beauty & the Beast (If any film out-grosses Episode 8 next year, it will be that), his chances get slimmer thanks to his price-tag upfront being higher.

 

Moore was the exception and Brosnan was kind of a has-been pre-Goldeneye.

post #116 of 1268
I prefer an unknown. No offense to Stevens/hiddlebitches but I feel like I can see exactly what their bond is in my minds eye and its... boring.
post #117 of 1268

Might be a good idea to have Stevens sign a similar "three X-MEN for a ridiculous price" -contract they gave Jennifer Lawrence before HUNGER GAMES premiered.

post #118 of 1268

If he bulked up, I could see Tom Felton maybe being a viable Bond.  He's only 29 and would be in that perfect 'sign him up for a decade' age bracket.  Plus, you'd attract the Potter-philes.

post #119 of 1268
It's so hard to find Felton likeable thanks to Potter and Planet of the Apes.
post #120 of 1268
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It's so hard to find Felton likeable thanks to Potter and Planet of the Apes.

 

To be fair, it was hard to find Daniel Craig likeable either (in my opinion).  That edge makes him interesting for the role, and it goes with someone's point earlier (apologies, can't remember the poster) who mentioned that the best Bonds could also be the best villains.

post #121 of 1268
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If he bulked up, I could see Tom Felton maybe being a viable Bond.  He's only 29 and would be in that perfect 'sign him up for a decade' age bracket.  Plus, you'd attract the Potter-philes.
I had to look him up. *That* guy?

I haven't seen him in anything besides Potter, so I'm not sure if he has anything to offer. Certainly nothing in the Potter films qualifies him for the job.
post #122 of 1268
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 That edge makes him interesting for the role, and it goes with someone's point earlier (apologies, can't remember the poster) who mentioned that the best Bonds could also be the best villains.
That was me!

Bond should always have a villainous streak.
post #123 of 1268

I think many are forgetting just what a shit storm Craig's casting brought.

 

When Craig was first brought up internally, the casting director thought they meant Craig for Le Chiffre and said, "ABSOLUTELY!" When it was clarified, it changed to "REALLY? HIM?"

post #124 of 1268
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If he bulked up, I could see Tom Felton maybe being a viable Bond.  He's only 29 and would be in that perfect 'sign him up for a decade' age bracket.  Plus, you'd attract the Potter-philes.

Wrong Malfoy.

His dad, Malfoy Snr should have been Bond before Craig.
post #125 of 1268
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Wrong Malfoy.

His dad, Malfoy Snr should have been Bond before Craig.

 

Well, yeah.  Absolutely.  But that ship has sailed.

post #126 of 1268
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I think many are forgetting just what a shit storm Craig's casting brought.
Oh, I'll never forget that!
post #127 of 1268
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Well, yeah.  Absolutely.  But that ship has sailed.

Noooo no. Give me an older well-seasoned Bond.
post #128 of 1268
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His dad, Malfoy Snr should have been Bond before Craig.
Isaacs would have been great, but in a perfect universe, Dalton remained in the role until 2002!
post #129 of 1268
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Noooo no. Give me an older well-seasoned Bond.

 

Imagine him as Bond around the time that he did THE PATRIOT.  Good God would that have been amazing.  It'd be great to see him as a villain now, though. 

post #130 of 1268
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Isaacs would have been great, but in a perfect universe, Dalton remained in the role until 2002!

I'll drink to that!
post #131 of 1268
Daniel Craig was already a great actor when he got the role. Felton is...fine. But nowhere near the actor Craig was when cast at the time.
post #132 of 1268

Dalton was the right Bond at the wrong time.  If we could have thrown him into carbonite and used him 20 years later, he'd be regarded just as strongly as Craig is now.

post #133 of 1268
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Dalton was the right Bond at the wrong time.  If we could have thrown him into carbonite and used him 20 years later, he'd be regarded just as strongly as Craig is now.

 

Weird that the most Bondian (as we know it) Dalton was in a Japanese commercial. 

 

post #134 of 1268

Joel Schumacher's James Bond!

post #135 of 1268
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Tom Huges is 30 now, would probably be 32 if/when filming starts. Too young?

Connery was 31 when DR. NO was filmedz

Speaking of which, Connery turns 86 today.
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Weird that the most Bondian (as we know it) Dalton was in a Japanese commercial. 



I direct you to THE ROCKETEER. If the guy had decided to play up cinematic Bond, he would have been just that.
post #136 of 1268
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I think it was Phil Nobile Jr. that said on the Padcast recently that within our lifetime one of these changing of the guard Bond films will run with the codename theory. Like even if Craig is the "real" Bond (of course he is), the next one will adopt the identity when he becomes 007.

 

I dread that day, but I bet it happens eventually. With the next film probably ignoring it all together.

 

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Tilda Swinton!

 

Which is probably how the code name thing will come about.  We'll get a gender-swapped Jane Bond next time round most likely.

post #137 of 1268
What we need are at least a half-dozen threads where we talk about Bond casting.
post #138 of 1268
I'll be extremely surprised if EON ever decides to do the code name thing. That's been one of their biggest "NO"s.
post #139 of 1268
It's a perfect codename, since all the badguys already know it!

@_@
post #140 of 1268
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Weird that the most Bondian (as we know it) Dalton was in a Japanese commercial. 



New Bond needs to smoke again.

70 per day as per Casino Royale.
post #141 of 1268
The "James Bond is a code name" notion continues to drive me nuts. Bond has a code name-- it's 007. Is the idea that they bring different guys in and stack these same code names? Do they do it with the whole Double-O Section? ("You're the new 009. That also makes you the new Bob Johnson.") Stupid.
post #142 of 1268

It's a work of fiction.  We are fully capable of accepting an actor change and rolling with it.  This need to force actor continuity is simply not necessary.

post #143 of 1268
James Bond operates under "non-official cover" under his own name. And as a NOC intelligence officer, he has no diplomatic immunity. If he's captured, well, it sucks to be him. The British government won't lift a finger to get him back. It's how they shield themselves from potential blowback if they lose an agent on an assignment that might cause friction between nations.
post #144 of 1268
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It's a work of fiction.  We are fully capable of accepting an actor change and rolling with it.  This need to force actor continuity is simply not necessary.

They should establish that he regenerates into different bodies like Doctor Who. I need all this stuff to reconcile!

It was a big deal when they first switched to Lazenby after Connery did such an indelible job creating Bond for the screen, enough that they considered saying Bond had had plastic surgery in OHMSS. But even back then they just rolled with it and expected audiences to go along.

So if they did that code name thing today I think it would be more like a desperate narrative stunt rather than not trusting people to understand the change in actors. Everybody's used to it...

Huh-- I was going to write that multiple guys using the James Bond name originated with the '67 "Casino Royale", and suggest that EON is above lifting that bit from a parody movie... But then I remembered Bond and Blofeld having a Austin Powers/Dr. Evil sibling connection in SPECTRE and realized there are no depths they won't sink to. ; )
post #145 of 1268
The problem with the code name thing is that they already definitively established Bond actually being his birth name.
post #146 of 1268
Maybe he bites a guy who then gets James Bond powers.
post #147 of 1268
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The problem with the code name thing is that they already definitively established Bond actually being his birth name.

 

No problem.  Just send him in to use the Face Off machine and get a new face.

post #148 of 1268
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The problem with the code name thing is that they already definitively established Bond actually being his birth name.

 

Yeah, but we can show how the codename thing begins. Call it JB - ORIGINS.

post #149 of 1268

Simple.  Anytime a kid's parents get killed MI6 adopts that kid as James Bond.  But we have to see them die every film.

post #150 of 1268
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Simple.  Anytime a kid's parents get killed MI6 adopts that kid as James Bond.  But we have to see them die every film.
And retroactively name their parents Bond.
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