Who should/could be a Bond actor? *SPOILERS*

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  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    I have never seen him in anything but he has a very interesting face, for sure.

    Classically handsome isn't an obligatory requirement for me, personally; someone darkly attractive with a decent amount of magnetic charm would be ideal.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    I don’t see where he’s not classily handsome, Craig on the other hand…
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    I recognize him from Doctor Who. Interesting choice.

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  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    I suppose classically handsome is a term that has maybe had its meaning diluted somewhat in recent times. A lot of people just see a look that isn't a current style and apply it to it.
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    If casting for the next Bond film was taking place tomorrow for a 2022 release, I'd say Harry Lloyd would be in my top five choices and he'd have very good chances to get the role. Now at 37, I think he might be too old to succeed Craig.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    Good shout @mtm
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Cheers Jordo.
    He's certainly one I could see slipping easily into a period adaptation, perhaps.
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    Harry Lloyd does look pretty good there. He could be wonderful as Bond.
    However as I firmly believe we're looking at an approximate 20 year gap following NTTD ( and that's being generous) , I'd day actors currently around the age of 17 are the best bet.
    Kit Connor is the actor I think could follow Craig.....................in about 20 years,

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  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Harry Lloyd does look pretty good there. He could be wonderful as Bond.
    However as I firmly believe we're looking at an approximate 20 year gap following NTTD ( and that's being generous) , I'd day actors currently around the age of 17 are the best bet.
    Kit Connor is the actor I think could follow Craig.....................in about 20 years,


    That's an interesting theory @ToTheRight and who knows, there could be another break between NTTD and the next Bond film. But 20 years!
    I don't think Amazon bought MGM to put it's main draw into hibernation. If anything we could see a deal, where Bond films are churned out on a more regular basis.
    As always, time will tell.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    I think a the next Bond film , featuring a new 007, will be in theaters within 5 years. As stated above, Amazon did not fork out all of that money just to let the Bond franchise hibernate.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited June 27 Posts: 8,752
    talos7 wrote: »
    I think a the next Bond film , featuring a new 007, will be in theaters within 5 years. As stated above, Amazon did not fork out all of that money just to let the Bond franchise hibernate.

    Yes I think you're right there. I think Eon will put their foot down and not agree to anything under three years between films, but I think the next one won't be too far away.
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    Benny wrote: »
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Harry Lloyd does look pretty good there. He could be wonderful as Bond.
    However as I firmly believe we're looking at an approximate 20 year gap following NTTD ( and that's being generous) , I'd day actors currently around the age of 17 are the best bet.
    Kit Connor is the actor I think could follow Craig.....................in about 20 years,


    That's an interesting theory @ToTheRight and who knows, there could be another break between NTTD and the next Bond film. But 20 years!
    I don't think Amazon bought MGM to put it's main draw into hibernation. If anything we could see a deal, where Bond films are churned out on a more regular basis.
    As always, time will tell.

    LOL. That 20 years was certainly a sarcastic exaggeration due to the current gap, and an excuse for me to find a funny pic of some young kid for Bond. I do hope Amazon inspires Eon to get cracking on the next film sooner than later. :)
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    I was thinking Mr. Lloyd looks different without his glasses.

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  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited June 28 Posts: 14,953
    I was thinking Mr. Lloyd looks different without his glasses.

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    It's just a case of Safety First... ;)
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    mtm wrote: »
    Maybe a little offbeat but I wonder if they've ever looked at Harry Lloyd? I've always thought he gives really good magnetic performances in anything I've seen him in, he's got a sonorous voice, and I think looks-wise he's got something of the Fassbenders about him.

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    He's very good in Counterpart, the parallel world espionage thriller series starring J.K. Simmons. That was a very good show in general, and worth checking out if you have access to StarzPlay (if you're in the UK).
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Ooh that sounds good, JK is always a good sign; I’ll give that a go, thanks.
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    Not a new suggestion, but I just came across this screenshot from The Banker starring Nicolas Hoult. There is something in his pose, with such lightning, that makes him convincing as a potential candidate for the role.

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  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Very, very high on my list.
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    Not a new suggestion, but I just came across this screenshot from The Banker starring Nicolas Hoult. There is something in his pose, with such lightning, that makes him convincing as a potential candidate for the role.

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    Looks a tad baby face on that pic.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I don't know if I'm even 100% convinced by him, but in terms of movie experience, position in the industry, age, ability etc. he just seems the most likely to me right now.

    If you were interviewing for the job and had a specific set of requirements, you'd give him the job based on his CV alone.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    He was proper nasteh in Those Who Wish Me Dead. Pretty believable as a killer.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    A youthful look is an asset; he is steadily growing into his looks and will continue to do so. Bond 26 will not hit the screens for another 5 to 6 years. If they want an actor for a 10 to 15 years Hoult will be the perfect age.
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    talos7 wrote: »
    A youthful look is an asset; he is steadily growing into his looks and will continue to do so. Bond 26 will not hit the screens for another 5 to 6 years. If they want an actor for a 10 to 15 years Hoult will be the perfect age.

    There's that as well. And even someone looking younger than his age, like Moore or Brosnan, end up looking their age sooner or later.
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    Are women that crazy about Hoult? He's not ugly or anything, but doesn't seem super handsome or distinguishing either. He's a candidate that's great on paper and just underwhelms a bit in reality, at least to me. To me there's nothing particularly exciting about him outside of him just "checking all the boxes." I guess they could do worse though.

    It's interesting someone mentioned Harry Lloyd, because I was just thinking about him for Bond a couple weeks ago, and moved him up my Bond Candidate list on IMDB. Not that it's a ranked list, but candidates I like more are closer to the top. I was thinking about making a post in here about him, but didn't. There is something I like about him. He's debonair and charming. It's not too surprising when you know he's from the Dickens family too (I believe he's the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens). On the other hand when I watch Hoult in anything, whether it's a movie or an interview I just don't really feel anything.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I’m not sure women were all that crazy about Moore or Brosnan though, really. They’re handsome but sort of sexless. You’ll obviously anecdotally get one here or there. It’s fairly rare for a Bond to have massive sex appeal I think.
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    Hoult has a lot of female admirers. There are things I'm not confident about when considering Hoult as 007, but his attractiveness to women is not one of them.
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    I think it's a shame that Adam Driver is both American and super famous. He has all the ingredients to play a moody, intense 007.

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    Denbigh wrote: »
    The problem I have with Page (not personally obviously) is that he seems to have only reached some kind of stardom due to being attractive as opposed to his acting. It seems to be the only talking point with him at the moment.

    The same can be said of most actors, especially females. Folk like Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, Ryan Gosling, Angelina Jolie and George Clooney all got their breaks based on their looks. The reason they have endured is because they are also talented.

    Some pretty faces do fade away once it's revealed that's all they are. However, based off his performance in Bridgerton alone, I wouldn't say Page has reached that stage. Though we haven't yet seen him in a purely dramatic role. So, I'll admit he could be be a terrible actor. I hope he gets the chance to make a thriller over the next few years. Adam Driver broke out with Girls and it was Star Wars that demonstrated how talented he was. Now he's the busiest actor in Hollywood.

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    Hoult is definitely a finalist. But don't sleep on Harris Dickinson. If Eon wanted to chase the A24/Euphoria crowd, he'd be an interesting 007. He was terrific in Beach Rats, has a leading role in the new Kingsman and is getting good reviews for The Souvenir Part 2.

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  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    I think Daniel Craig's casting in 2005 is the biggest indicator that Eon won't cast conventionally. They'll hire the best man for the job

    If you look at Daniel's casting, he wasn't the tallest, probably not the best looking and he maybe wasn't the biggest name but he was comfortably the most talented, with the most potential to make James Bond relevant again.

    I do think they'll hire someone who looks tough or somebody who , with the right stylist, will look assured as Commander James Bond. Which is perhaps something that you can't say for a few of these names if I'm honest
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I think it's a shame that Adam Driver is both American and super famous. He has all the ingredients to play a moody, intense 007.

    Quite an interesting thought, I could imagine him doing that really nicely.
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    Hoult is definitely a finalist. But don't sleep on Harris Dickinson. If Eon wanted to chase the A24/Euphoria crowd, he'd be an interesting 007. He was terrific in Beach Rats, has a leading role in the new Kingsman and is getting good reviews for The Souvenir Part 2.

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    I'm afraid his role in The King's Man may disbenefit him as a hypothetical candidat. If Vaughn's film is a success, Dickinson will likely return for sequels and be recognized as the actor who portrays sort of a WW1 Bond; on the other hand, if the movie underperforms financially, then Dickinson will be associated with a box-office failure. In both case, I suppose he wouldn't be a very appealing profile for Eon.

    Nevertheless, based on the first images from The King's Man, I think he could be a great contender.
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