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James Bond Thread - No Time To Release (October 2021)


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33 minutes ago, Powerage5 said:

The day we get a female Bond is the day I stop seeing Bond films. It's not a sexism thing, it's just that it would change the entire character. I mean, you couldn't even keep the name James Bond, FFS. Fleming would be rolling in his grave if there was ever a female Bond.

 

Luckily, I think EON are smarter than that.

Right? I hate all these so-called progressive fads in movies lately. Considering they'd have to change the entire character, why not just create a new female super spy to spark a different franchise? No need to tinker with Bond.

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Though I've always appreciated Connery, I think that Moore was a great Bond. Suaveness trumping Physicality in this case and I think that he was Fleming's original choice. Brosnan brought back a little bit of Moore when he played the role, and added some emotional complexity to the character, but he should have really got the role much, much earlier. All through Remington Steele, you couldn't but help think that he should have been doing something much better and bigger. I agree that by the end, the Brosnan era scripts were just terrible. Craig is just a little too wooden, but he was good in Casino Royale and fantastic in Skyfall and though it's not all his fault, Spectre was indeed terrible and QoS is simply the worst thing ever, right next to License to Kill, which brings me to Dalton. I think that while he was a great Rassilon, and a good Julius Caeser, he was probably more convincing as Flash Gordon than Bond. Lazenby, well...I think that his one off was a good movie but he really wasn't cutout to be a great Bond.

Now, of all the choices in the Universe - why Hiddleston? :facepalm: Every time the audience sees him in a tuxedo, they are going to imagine him in that horned helmet and that green cloak and wonder why he's holding a martini in his hand instead of a Chitauri scepter.

Superman would probably make for the best looking and physical Bond of them all, and he wasn't half bad as Napoleon Solo, but the guy isn't the greatest actor around, not that you need to be one, to play Bond. But it would certainly help. As for Idris Elba as Bond, things are really starting to get ridiculous here. Will he replace Jackie Chan in Police Story 3 next, or play Mad Max? As for a woman Bond, good grief, when will this end. Thor is now a Woman, which is incredible enough but enough of the gender bending already.

I think that there is only one really great choice and that is -

Michael Fassbender.

Great actor. He was superb at channeling Connery's Bond as Magneto. Ever since Inglorious Basterds, I thought he'd be great at playing 007. I think he would bring both a certain animal charisma and suaveness to the role, while continuing the arc of an emotionally conflicted and tortured Bond, who manages to hold his problems in check with steely determination and efficiency. On the downside, he may lack Cavill's physicality or Hiddleston's talent for humor, but I think that overall, he is just the best fit for Bond. 

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4 hours ago, DieselDaisy said:

Do you really want to see a scenario where they merely chuck wads of cash at a disgruntled Craig who sullenly has to come back because the money is too great? It would be reminiscent of the final two Connerys.

The thing with Craig is that I don't think he'd actually sleepwalk through his performance like Connery did. He'd still give it his all because he knows the lasting impression is what is left on the screen. He takes the acting itself too seriously to do any less. Connery was already a grumpy old man by the time he was like 35.

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Jamie Bell is too young. I can see him doing it in ten years. I know they've been throwing the "Young Bond" idea around for years. I think Hiddleston fits the role better. Bell's voice is a little high. He would sound whinier than Brosnan if he shouts.

Hiddleston fits the role better than any name that has been thrown out in the media. 

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Hiddleston is certainly the best of the rumoured picks so far. I'd be totally fine with him as Bond. Apparently he was in some pretty serious talks. If casting him helps get the next film on the move that much sooner then I'm all for it.

A big "lol" to all the idiots commenting on the trending Hiddleston articles on Facebook saying it's too safe a choice and they should pick Idris Elba or Gillian whatshername.

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5 hours ago, Georgy Zhukov said:

Jamie Bell is too young. I can see him doing it in ten years. I know they've been throwing the "Young Bond" idea around for years. I think Hiddleston fits the role better. Bell's voice is a little high. He would sound whinier than Brosnan if he shouts.

Hiddleston fits the role better than any name that has been thrown out in the media. 

Jamie Bell, a Geordie Bond?

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18 minutes ago, Powerage5 said:

Brosnan isn't even an option - he's way too old to come back. 

He is not that old, with make up and coloring his hair, he can look younger, he just has that bond personality. 

Stallone is 70, but still he is doing action movies. 

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