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

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    also the fact that he is choosing upmarket brands to represent, he's not selling big macs or coke, it reflects on his own brand values within his own market.
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    He's killing it in The Great, too. Completely different part to Bond, obviously, much more like Hugh Laurie's Prince Regent in Blackadder 3, but it shows he's got great range.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Hoult is in my top 3 . It’s nice to see him gaining some support; when I first suggested him , at a time when Daniel’s return was in doubt, there were lots of detractors. Hoult has continued to grow as an actor and into his looks.
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    OK Magazine: Jamie Dornan, Régé-Jean Page & Henry Cavill Battling To Be The Next James Bond: Source

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    Absolutely guaranteed to be a nonsense article. However, its seems the British tabloid press are starting early on rumours of Craig's successor. Personally speaking, Cavill is at a distant last place on that list for me. I'd say Page as the edge over Dornan. Nonetheless, I do like Dornan - especially in the My Dinner with Herve and A Private War. However, it's waaaaay to early to be speaking of frontrunners.

    Also, I recently watched and really enjoyed the Dune reboot. I especially enjoyed the coming-of-age angle. It's something I think the Bond reboot could do if they go for a leading man in his 20's. Especially if they get someone has talented as Timothée Chalamet. He is in intensely swoony form in Dune. He has a magnetic Byronic pensiveness, which gives the coming-of-age element some heart. I've heard some suggest he isn't 'manly' enough. This is incorrect. Firstly, he looks like a young Christian Bale and whilst, not traditionally masculine, he has a rockstar sense of cool. He is just cool. That's what the new Bond needs to get younger audiences in. Perhaps the English equivalent is Harris Dickinson of soon to be Kingsman fame.

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  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
    edited October 24 Posts: 970
    OK Magazine: Jamie Dornan, Régé-Jean Page & Henry Cavill Battling To Be The Next James Bond: Source

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    Absolutely guaranteed to be a nonsense article. However, its seems the British tabloid press are starting early on rumours of Craig's successor. Personally speaking, Cavill is at a distant last place on that list for me. I'd say Page as the edge over Dornan. Nonetheless, I do like Dornan - especially in the My Dinner with Herve and A Private War. However, it's waaaaay to early to be speaking of frontrunners.

    Also, I recently watched and really enjoyed the Dune reboot. I especially enjoyed the coming-of-age angle. It's something I think the Bond reboot could do if they go for a leading man in his 20's. Especially if they get someone has talented as Timothée Chalamet. He is in intensely swoony form in Dune. He has a magnetic Byronic pensiveness, which gives the coming-of-age element some heart. I've heard some suggest he isn't 'manly' enough. This is incorrect. Firstly, he looks like a young Christian Bale and whilst, not traditionally masculine, he has a rockstar sense of cool. He is just cool. That's what the new Bond needs to get younger audiences in. Perhaps the English equivalent is Harris Dickinson of soon to be Kingsman fame.

    "I've heard some suggest he isn't 'manly' enough. This is incorrect.

    He looks anorexic and unhealthy. What's with the pouting anyway? Oddjob for example would only need to sneeze to blow him away, let alone for him to whimper in a corner.

    Also, no to all three of the others. Not suitable.
  • edited October 24 Posts: 12,511
    I rewatched A Prayer Before Dawn last night, and I reckon Joe Cole could be a good choice, I think I’ve seen him mentioned on here before. He showed real rawness and vulnerability in that film, so I think he could match Craig’s depth. He also did a good job of playing someone a bit more authorative and cooler in Gangs of London, and he was decent in Peaky Blinders too.
    OK Magazine: Jamie Dornan, Régé-Jean Page & Henry Cavill Battling To Be The Next James Bond: Source

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    Absolutely guaranteed to be a nonsense article. However, its seems the British tabloid press are starting early on rumours of Craig's successor. Personally speaking, Cavill is at a distant last place on that list for me. I'd say Page as the edge over Dornan. Nonetheless, I do like Dornan - especially in the My Dinner with Herve and A Private War. However, it's waaaaay to early to be speaking of frontrunners.

    Also, I recently watched and really enjoyed the Dune reboot. I especially enjoyed the coming-of-age angle. It's something I think the Bond reboot could do if they go for a leading man in his 20's. Especially if they get someone has talented as Timothée Chalamet. He is in intensely swoony form in Dune. He has a magnetic Byronic pensiveness, which gives the coming-of-age element some heart. I've heard some suggest he isn't 'manly' enough. This is incorrect. Firstly, he looks like a young Christian Bale and whilst, not traditionally masculine, he has a rockstar sense of cool. He is just cool. That's what the new Bond needs to get younger audiences in. Perhaps the English equivalent is Harris Dickinson of soon to be Kingsman fame.

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    I appreciate you suggesting different sorts of names for it, and Chamelet is a cracking young actor, but I just can’t picture him as Bond, no matter how hard I try. I think he’d be better suited to some sort of cold, creepy assassin type.

    If they wanted to go younger, maybe Jack O’Connell as Bond, with Chamalet as a kind of modern day Scaramanga, his dark mirror image?
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    Nicholas Hoult would be great. One of my favourites. Actually, for me it's between him and Theo James.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    Yeah, I'm finding it hard to see Chalamet as anything resembling Bond. I like him well enough - he has a great face and his frame makes him a costume designers dream (some of his outfits in Dune were marvellous) but I don't find him to be as much of a commanding presence and that is where the Christian Bale comparison falls flat for me.
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    Benny wrote: »
    He has something about him that suggests he could do it. I can’t put my finger on it.

    Has a literary Bond essence to him.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
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    At least in terms of his look, Hoult is becoming a serious contender.
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    At least in terms of his look, Hoult is becoming a serious contender.

    He surely is. And he can act. And is known. And is reputable since he was about 12, when he received brilliant reviews for About a boy, his second film.

    Here he is, standing his ground with Sir Derek Jacobi in Tolkien.

  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
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    Univex wrote: »
    At least in terms of his look, Hoult is becoming a serious contender.

    He surely is. And he can act. And is known. And is reputable since he was about 12, when he received brilliant reviews for About a boy, his second film.

    Here he is, standing his ground with Sir Derek Jacobi in Tolkien.


    He's got potential, i'm definitely going to have to look into what else he has done.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited October 24 Posts: 4,671
    I'd be happy with Hoult. I don't think he has as much range as some other actors we've mentioned, but probably enough to take on the role of Bond.
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
    edited October 24 Posts: 970
    A hard pass for me regarding Hoult. Tiny baby nose and teeth and a weak jawline. His voice isn't impressive either, which it should. Not impressed by his acting as well.
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    I’d give Hoult a chance to convince me. He doesn’t look particularly Bond to me, but I’m not really bothered about looks, and he’s a great actor. I haven’t seen him play anyone tough/dangerous before, but I know he can do charming pretty well, and maybe a lighter Bond is what we need next.
  • StarkStark France
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    patb wrote: »

    Not enough charisma.
  • 00Heaven00Heaven Home
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    A hard pass for me regarding Hoult. Tiny baby nose and teeth and a weak jawline. His voice isn't impressive either, which it should. Not impressed by his acting as well.

    I see you commenting here a lot and being a dissenting voice for most that are suggested currently... So I've no offence meant by this question (and I realise I've not flipped through all the 833 pages here so apologies if this is repeat question or statement for you), I'm just generally curious. Who are your picks?
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Riding a white swan to Matera
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    Finally! One I like, hope he's a good actor, and I hope EON at least auditions him:
    Nicholas Hoult. The right age, too, and I agree with Benny and others on here that he has something good and is a real possibility.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited October 24 Posts: 8,833
    patb wrote: »
    The fact that major, upmarket brands are employing/trusting him with this type of work is a huge pointer IMHO plus they see that he is a "class act" re reflecting brand values Also the fact that he is happy to take on this type of work is also great as we know how hugely important product placement/branding is within Bond production. He is a very safe pair of hands in this area.

    Yeah, apart from a couple of the names who are too old/famous to do it (Hardy, Elba, Fassbender etc.) he’s the only one who I think I know could do it. The others are all a bit riskier in terms of movie lead actor quality for me.
    That doesn’t mean the others can’t of course, it’s just that without the luxury of being able to screentest them he’s the only one I feel more sure of! :)
    I rewatched A Prayer Before Dawn last night, and I reckon Joe Cole could be a good choice, I think I’ve seen him mentioned on here before. He showed real rawness and vulnerability in that film, so I think he could match Craig’s depth. He also did a good job of playing someone a bit more authorative and cooler in Gangs of London, and he was decent in Peaky Blinders too.

    He’s the new Harry Palmer of course, so he’s on the spy radar!
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    00Heaven wrote: »
    A hard pass for me regarding Hoult. Tiny baby nose and teeth and a weak jawline. His voice isn't impressive either, which it should. Not impressed by his acting as well.

    I see you commenting here a lot and being a dissenting voice for most that are suggested currently... So I've no offence meant by this question (and I realise I've not flipped through all the 833 pages here so apologies if this is repeat question or statement for you), I'm just generally curious. Who are your picks?

    +1
    also curious because I agree with all your critiques but am at a loss as to a good candidate. All the actors I would have liked to see in the role are at least 10 years too old by now (way back it would have been Clive Owen, then Richard Armitage, then James McAvoy... not to mention I'd have loved to see two or three more films with Dalton. But I digress)
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    Oh I can answer that he is a fan of Aidan turner only
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    Oh I can answer that he is a fan of Aidan turner only

    :D
    I guess I would be OK with Turner, but for some reason I have trouble telling him apart from Kit Harrington X_X
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    Oh I can answer that he is a fan of Aidan turner only

    :D
    I guess I would be OK with Turner, but for some reason I have trouble telling him apart from Kit Harrington X_X

    Ouch! :D I remain to be convinced that Turner has what it takes to be a movie star, but he is at least a better lead than Harrington! :D
    Of all of the main actors Spooks had over the years, what a shame they used him for the film version! :) I said on the previous page that Richard Armitage was the weakest they had, but he would have been way better in the film than Kit!
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    mtm wrote: »

    Of all of the main actors Spooks had over the years, what a shame they used him for the film version! :) I said on the previous page that Richard Armitage was the weakest they had, but he would have been way better in the film than Kit!

    Totally! I am certain I watched the film at the time, but re-watching the trailer now, cannot even remember it. I get it that they wanted to capitalise on Kit's popularity in GoT, but there is no way he can carry a film - not even alongside Peter Firth.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    I could see Theo James as Bond. Good suggestion

    The problem with most of these actors suggested for me is, is I've never seen them in any Bondian roles and also most of them have beards, so it's tough to imagine them as Bond.
    Perhaps I lack the required imagination, and I'm not an accountant 😉
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    The more I think about it, the more I like @Pierce2Daniel’s suggestion of someone much younger. My preference has always been for Bond to be a bit more seasoned, but after three films of old man Bond, I think an early years reboot is probably the right call.

    Plus there’s the new Batman reboot heading in that direction, which could inspire them in the same way Batman Begins did CR. Young, edgy lead. Stripped down budget. That’s what I’m expecting. I still think Jack O’Connell could pull that off nicely, but I’m not sure if it’ll be him. The smart money might be on a POC getting it next. I think that’s probably inevitable one day, and if it’s going to happen, now seems like a good time to do it, because they’ve got such a clean slate. Everyone knows the next one will be a whole new man to Craig, there’s no question of him playing the same incarnation, so I think it’d be easier for audiences to accept.
  • FatherValentineFatherValentine England
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    The more I think about it, the more I like @Pierce2Daniel’s suggestion of someone much younger. My preference has always been for Bond to be a bit more seasoned, but after three films of old man Bond, I think an early years reboot is probably the right call.

    Plus there’s the new Batman reboot heading in that direction, which could inspire them in the same way Batman Begins did CR. Young, edgy lead. Stripped down budget. That’s what I’m expecting. I still think Jack O’Connell could pull that off nicely, but I’m not sure if it’ll be him. The smart money might be on a POC getting it next. I think that’s probably inevitable one day, and if it’s going to happen, now seems like a good time to do it, because they’ve got such a clean slate. Everyone knows the next one will be a whole new man to Craig, there’s no question of him playing the same incarnation, so I think it’d be easier for audiences to accept.

    Isn't Robert Pattinson 35? It seems that 35 is considered young, but 39 is considered too old. That's a very tight window to work in!

    I used to think Jack O'Connell would be good, but I have finally been convinced that he might be too short at 5'8.
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    The more I think about it, the more I like @Pierce2Daniel’s suggestion of someone much younger. My preference has always been for Bond to be a bit more seasoned, but after three films of old man Bond, I think an early years reboot is probably the right call.

    Plus there’s the new Batman reboot heading in that direction, which could inspire them in the same way Batman Begins did CR. Young, edgy lead. Stripped down budget. That’s what I’m expecting. I still think Jack O’Connell could pull that off nicely, but I’m not sure if it’ll be him. The smart money might be on a POC getting it next. I think that’s probably inevitable one day, and if it’s going to happen, now seems like a good time to do it, because they’ve got such a clean slate. Everyone knows the next one will be a whole new man to Craig, there’s no question of him playing the same incarnation, so I think it’d be easier for audiences to accept.

    Isn't Robert Pattinson 35? It seems that 35 is considered young, but 39 is considered too old. That's a very tight window to work in!

    I used to think Jack O'Connell would be good, but I have finally been convinced that he might be too short at 5'8.

    I didn’t realise Pattinson was that old to be honest, thought he was younger. I reckon the next guy will be somewhere in the 25-35 bracket. As well as younger being the current trend, it just makes sense to get someone with longetivity when you’re casting for a franchise, especially one with such staggered releases as Bond.
  • StarkStark France
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    Perhaps NTTD disappointing score will force the producers to cast a rather famous actor to succeed Craig.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Yeah I can imagine a younger one this time. It would be a way of giving it a new flavour.
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