New James Bond?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by alexpop, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

    Little by little they will do it. Didn't you notice? First Felix Leiter, then Moneypenny..wondering who's next...
  2. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo Music gives me Eargasms

    Ottawa, Canada
    Mandela is a real person, JB isn't.

    Bond could Black, White, Chinese, Canadian or whatever, doesn't matter to me. A long as he's a good actor. Now you could probably call me a chauvinist, but I wouldn't want a female in the roll... She could be OO8
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  3. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

    Jane Bond is sent to a party to seduce a henchman in order to access records of his bosses plans to melt the polar ice caps and wipe out humanity in favor of his new race of birdmen.

    Henchman: Excuse me ma'am, I don't see you on the guest list.
    Jane Bond: My name is Bond, Ja....
    Henchman: Here is my bosses records, so where are we going to do this?
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  4. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    I love Tom and he has the Brute aspect to his character but Bond should be an imposing figure shouldn't he? I think Tom might make a better Bond villain. Maybe I just never got over short Batman. I dunno.
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  5. Time Is On My Side

    Time Is On My Side Forum Resident

    Madison, WI
    I would cast either Henry Cavill or Henry Golding. I think either one of those actors fits the part and are believable as James Bond.
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  6. Juan Matus

    Juan Matus Reformed Audiophile

    Good choice.

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  7. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    If Tom Hardy doesn’t get it, what about
    Cillian Murphy?
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  8. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

    He’d be great. Bond with masculine sensitivity.
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  9. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

    United Kingdom
    Did anyone else think that was Jude Law?
  10. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    He get the job yet.
  11. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Still young‘ish.
  12. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

  13. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

    As many times as No Time To Die has been delayed the next James Bond probably won't have been born yet by the time it is finally released.
  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Delay could be extended to 2022 or longer. World Cup Football 2022 is still not definite and that’s two years away.
  15. razerx

    razerx Still here.

    SF Bay Area
    None of that matters to me. The franchise is no longer sacred because the original concept is so dated: An overtly obvious “spy” with sex addiction. Studios make movies for mass consumption and all means nothing if it isn’t a box office success.
  16. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    So why Ian Fleming was so against ( initially) Sean Connery in the role?
  17. bostonscoots

    bostonscoots Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    Fleming - ever the snob - thought Sean Connery was too rough around the edges, even referring to him as a "bricklayer", I believe.
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  18. Phil147

    Phil147 Forum Resident

    York UK
    The Scottish part of Bond's backstory came late in the series of novels after Connery was a success in Dr No. Indeed Fleming was not initially impressed with Connery, he would have preferred David Niven (who of course would go onto play the role in the other Casino Royale). Connery's performance won Fleming over hence why he incorporated the Scottish back story. Although Bond didn't suddenly start speaking with a Scottish accent in the novels...
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  19. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Ha! Once the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ started rolling in he no doubt changed his mind. :)
  20. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    Odd because in the books, Bond is definitely portrayed as a bit of a brute at times and I thought Connery perfectly captured that combination of sophistication and brutishness. I think Daniel Craig did a good job with that too.

    If they are going to do a reboot, I am definitely down with a female 007. Bond is such an inherently sexist character and a bit of an anachronism at this point, much as I love him, so tackling it from a female angle might juice things up again.
  21. John Moschella

    John Moschella Senior Member

    Christiansburg, VA
    I agree, but I think Craig's Bond is the most book-like of the actors who have played the part. I give him the edge, too much humor with Connery, not really in the books.
  22. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

    Sheboygan, WI
    Goldfinger will become Goldfingerette
  23. carrolls

    carrolls Forum Resident

    It never goes to the favourite. I'd put a few shillings on Aidan Turner.
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  24. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Yeah! True!!!
    Who would have thought Daniel Craig.?
  25. bostonscoots

    bostonscoots Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    Normally, I'd agree EON would avoid picking the favorite - but next time around the parties involved might not want to gamble on a relative unknown in the role. Post-pandemic - fingers crossed on that - the movie business will do everything in their collective power to bring the customers back and get the industry - theaters, studios, technicians, etc - out of the red. That'll mean rushing into production movies people will turn up for - a fifth Indiana Jones, more Marvel, Jurassic World 3, and James Bond.

    With that as the backdrop, it's easy to see why EON might be mulling over Tom Hardy or Henry Cavill as Bond instead of Aidan Turner or another relatively obscure actor (no offense to Turner). Coming out of the pandemic and the Daniel Craig era, an actor who brings a little marquee value and a curiosity factor would be more of a blessing than a curse.

    My money's on Cavill - yes, he's Superman (or was), but his turns in the The Man from UNCLE and MI:5 were, if combined, solid dry runs for Bond. I also think having tested for the role and been a finalist, he'd leave the tights behind for the tux in a heartbeat. Obvious? Yes...but so was Pierce Brosnan after Timothy Dalton.
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