Who should/could be a Bond actor?

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  • edited December 2022 Posts: 3,333
    Another excellent post by @Univex. I too had a soft spot for Aidan Turner as Bond but it appears the producers are looking to cast someone much younger this time round. Logistically, it makes sense as they'll get a few more years from the actor playing Bond if they do cast younger. That's if everything goes according to plan and the "chosen one" is a rip-roaring success when the first movie comes out.

    Personally, I'm now leaning more towards Nicholas Hoult as the next Bond.
  • edited December 2022 Posts: 1,272
    doubleoego wrote: »
    If they re-wrote it after Craig was cast, i'm curious to know what was altered. Because to me, CR feels like it was written for a younger actor, and then not changed when Craig was cast. It all feels jarring, Bond comes off as immature to have had been a former SBS operative.

    I agree. Given his age and his career history by that point, his professional disposition and attitude seemed off and as you said immature. Someone above made a comparison to Jack Bauer which I sort of get but Bauer wasn't immature and his actions felt in line with an experienced CTU agent who had seen it all and was justified in his actions to get the job done as he was surrounded by self-serving beaurocrats and traitors...God, I miss 24.

    I really enjoyed 24's first three series. Wasn't a fan of anything beyond that. I remember it got really silly later on with characters who'd already died re-appearing through plot contrivances, and Bauer's family being thrown into the mix as villains.

    Anyway, I'd say it depends on how you view CR's version of Bond. Personally, I can see Craig's Bond having been a young Navy officer who excelled, but wasn't always fond of his superiors and following orders just because he was required to. He's clearly a man whose job is his highest priority, so he probably has little personal life beyond sleeping around with various women. In a sense he'd be a mixture of being outwardly professional as a deadly assassin/agent, but in other ways emotionally immature and even arrogant. Again, it's not completely unlike Fleming's Bond in CR. I think it works personally.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    If they re-wrote it after Craig was cast, i'm curious to know what was altered. Because to me, CR feels like it was written for a younger actor, and then not changed when Craig was cast. It all feels jarring, Bond comes off as immature to have had been a former SBS operative.

    Interestingly the dossier has him as training with the SBS but he didn't actually serve with them. I always think the same too, but he serves with another special forces unit, which I think may be fictional and named after Fleming's war unit.
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    bondsum wrote: »
    Another excellent post by @Univex. I too had a soft spot for Aidan Turner as Bond but it appears the producers are looking to cast someone much younger this time round. Logistically, it makes sense as they'll get a few more years from the actor playing Bond if they do cast younger. That's if everything goes according to plan and the "chosen one" is a rip-roaring success when the first movie comes out.

    Personally, I'm now leaning more towards Nicholas Hoult as the next Bond.

    Thank you, @bondsum, my friend. I will also be a happy fan if they cast Nic Hoult. I've been saying he's a talent since About a boy.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    DeuxMoi
    Message : Aaron Taylor Johnson is the next Bond. A mini trailer of him doing the famous Bond shot is going to be released March/April 2023 to announce him as the new actor

    This is from an Instagram account called DeuxMoi, I have no idea who they are or how reliable they are. Take it with a pinch of salt
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
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    Having checked out said account on Instagram I'm going to say fake news.
    Shocking. Positively shocking.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    edited December 2022 Posts: 21,997
    Jordo007 wrote: »
    DeuxMoi
    Message : Aaron Taylor Johnson is the next Bond. A mini trailer of him doing the famous Bond shot is going to be released March/April 2023 to announce him as the new actor

    This is from an Instagram account called DeuxMoi, I have no idea who they are or how reliable they are. Take it with a pinch of salt

    More like with an ocean of salt. I have learned from the past that nothing is to be trusted unless BB and/or MGW commit it to an official press release. The Internet is full of crap, where someone's wishful thinking is sold as hard truth.

    The only thing I can't wrap my head around is why people enjoy creating false film buzz so much. Click-bait and whatnot? Sure, but in the end, you're only sure of loyal readers if they know that you're not full of the ugly four-letter word.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited December 2022 Posts: 12,090
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    The only thing I can't wrap my head around is why people enjoy creating false film buzz so much. Click-bait and whatnot? Sure, but in the end, you're only sure of loyal readers if they know that you're not full of the ugly four-letter word.

    I think it's part of the gamification thing of social media: part of it is to get 'likes' as if they're points in a video game; related to that is to want to create impact, to see other people react to what you've done.
    Then you have the other rumourmongers like the folks making stuff up about the Indiana Jones film to try and enrage people: that's done purely for money, as they're making cash from their YouTube lies channels. They are, as goes the popular parlance, grifters, pure and simple.

    I saw this account posting that 'news' about ATJ on Twitter a few days ago, but they don't say where this 'message' is supposed to originate from: just writing something down doesn't make it true.
  • Posts: 1,272
    Jordo007 wrote: »
    DeuxMoi
    Message : Aaron Taylor Johnson is the next Bond. A mini trailer of him doing the famous Bond shot is going to be released March/April 2023 to announce him as the new actor

    This is from an Instagram account called DeuxMoi, I have no idea who they are or how reliable they are. Take it with a pinch of salt

    Actually I'd say that little tidbit confirms something...

    Johnson almost definitely won't be the next Bond.
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
    edited December 2022 Posts: 1,855
    Yeah, ATJ himself must be fuming - DeuxMoi have probably just scuppered him with EON, for sure! :D
  • Posts: 9,373
    Wrong thread.
    I am not familiar with his work but I think he could be a great bond….

    I will see myself out
  • Posts: 5,868
    007HallY wrote: »
    Jordo007 wrote: »
    DeuxMoi
    Message : Aaron Taylor Johnson is the next Bond. A mini trailer of him doing the famous Bond shot is going to be released March/April 2023 to announce him as the new actor

    This is from an Instagram account called DeuxMoi, I have no idea who they are or how reliable they are. Take it with a pinch of salt

    Actually I'd say that little tidbit confirms something...

    Johnson almost definitely won't be the next Bond.

    Why?

    If I create a fake account and start spreading fake news about every imaginable Bond candidate, none will be the next Bond? If someone spreads fake news about me, they will affect the course of my life, my social perception, honour and eventually, my fate? Yes, I guess these are the times we live in. Cmon, this is not South Korea, where simple bullying rumours affect actors careers. Is it? Have we come to this? A random dude on instagram says ATJ will be Bond, and so this rules him out?
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    mtm wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    The only thing I can't wrap my head around is why people enjoy creating false film buzz so much. Click-bait and whatnot? Sure, but in the end, you're only sure of loyal readers if they know that you're not full of the ugly four-letter word.

    I think it's part of the gamification thing of social media: part of it is to get 'likes' as if they're points in a video game; related to that is to want to create impact, to see other people react to what you've done.
    Then you have the other rumourmongers like the folks making stuff up about the Indiana Jones film to try and enrage people: that's done purely for money, as they're making cash from their YouTube lies channels. They are, as goes the popular parlance, grifters, pure and simple.

    I saw this account posting that 'news' about ATJ on Twitter a few days ago, but they don't say where this 'message' is supposed to originate from: just writing something down doesn't make it true.

    Interestingly, 'likes' also produce endorphine-type molecules which provide hormonal rewards to the receiver, not unlike the runner's high and orgasms. It's why we check our phones every 2 minutes to see if someone finally sent us a reply. It's why we refresh pages hoping to have scored some buzz. It's addictive.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    Benny wrote: »
    Having checked out said account on Instagram I'm going to say fake news.
    Shocking. Positively shocking.

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    Sorry about sharing it in that case guys.

    If ATJ has actually been screentested, I wonder if there has been others tested as well, that we haven't heard yet?
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    James Mangold recently went off on this type of thing.
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    I firmly believe actual casting on Bond #7 won't begin until there's a script greenlit and director in place.
    Unless that's somehow happened under the radar I seriously doubt the validity of the AJT rumors.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 12,090
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    I firmly believe actual casting on Bond #7 won't begin until there's a script greenlit and director in place.
    Unless that's somehow happened under the radar I seriously doubt the validity of the AJT rumors.

    Yeah, that's where I come from too. Also the original news source is not reliable.
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    I firmly believe actual casting on Bond #7 won't begin until there's a script greenlit and director in place.
    Unless that's somehow happened under the radar I seriously doubt the validity of the AJT rumors.
    That's also my opinion, even though I would love to see Taylor Johnson in the role. I'm a little bit afraid that these rumours may, on the contrary, push Eon to test other contenders, to avoid being influenced.
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    Univex wrote: »
    007HallY wrote: »
    Jordo007 wrote: »
    DeuxMoi
    Message : Aaron Taylor Johnson is the next Bond. A mini trailer of him doing the famous Bond shot is going to be released March/April 2023 to announce him as the new actor

    This is from an Instagram account called DeuxMoi, I have no idea who they are or how reliable they are. Take it with a pinch of salt

    Actually I'd say that little tidbit confirms something...

    Johnson almost definitely won't be the next Bond.

    Why?

    If I create a fake account and start spreading fake news about every imaginable Bond candidate, none will be the next Bond? If someone spreads fake news about me, they will affect the course of my life, my social perception, honour and eventually, my fate? Yes, I guess these are the times we live in. Cmon, this is not South Korea, where simple bullying rumours affect actors careers. Is it? Have we come to this? A random dude on instagram says ATJ will be Bond, and so this rules him out?

    For the record I was being flippant. I just think it’s unlikely that the next Bond will be rumoured this early in the process. I think there will be better candidates anyway so ATJ is unlikely to get the part.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Word on the street is that the rumor was planted by Aidan Turner’s agent.
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    007HallY wrote: »
    Univex wrote: »
    007HallY wrote: »
    Jordo007 wrote: »
    DeuxMoi
    Message : Aaron Taylor Johnson is the next Bond. A mini trailer of him doing the famous Bond shot is going to be released March/April 2023 to announce him as the new actor

    This is from an Instagram account called DeuxMoi, I have no idea who they are or how reliable they are. Take it with a pinch of salt

    Actually I'd say that little tidbit confirms something...

    Johnson almost definitely won't be the next Bond.

    Why?

    If I create a fake account and start spreading fake news about every imaginable Bond candidate, none will be the next Bond? If someone spreads fake news about me, they will affect the course of my life, my social perception, honour and eventually, my fate? Yes, I guess these are the times we live in. Cmon, this is not South Korea, where simple bullying rumours affect actors careers. Is it? Have we come to this? A random dude on instagram says ATJ will be Bond, and so this rules him out?

    For the record I was being flippant. I just think it’s unlikely that the next Bond will be rumoured this early in the process. I think there will be better candidates anyway so ATJ is unlikely to get the part.

    Oh, ok then ;) Gotta ya.
    talos7 wrote: »
    Word on the street is that the rumor was planted by Aidan Turner’s agent.

    That cheeky b. He did the same thing for his man Clive Owen back in the day. Never learns.

    Kidding, of course.

    One does crave for real news after all these shenanigans. But I guess there won't be any for quite some time. And that's the most likely truth to it all.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    I firmly believe actual casting on Bond #7 won't begin until there's a script greenlit and director in place.
    Unless that's somehow happened under the radar I seriously doubt the validity of the AJT rumors.
    That's also my opinion, even though I would love to see Taylor Johnson in the role. I'm a little bit afraid that these rumours may, on the contrary, push Eon to test other contenders, to avoid being influenced.

    Nah, I don't think they're that easily swayed. It's not like it's a rumour which has gained much traction anyway.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    Hopefully 2023 is the year the wheels start turning for Bond 26
  • edited December 2022 Posts: 5,868
    Jordo007 wrote: »
    Hopefully 2023 is the year the wheels start turning for Bond 26

    Oh, let’s hope so. Wouldn’t that be grand? Specially with EON’s curriculum of having great films when debuting a new actor.

    OHMSS
    LALD
    TLD
    GE
    CR

    They haven’t missed one. All of their first films are brilliant, one way or another. So, it’s only natural that we have high hopes for the 26th, even though it’ll be 3 years until we see it in the big screen come Christmas of 2025 (probably).
  • AmericanBondFan1994AmericanBondFan1994 Milford, Michigan
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    DeuxMoi
    Message : Aaron Taylor Johnson is the next Bond. A mini trailer of him doing the famous Bond shot is going to be released March/April 2023 to announce him as the new actor

    This is from an Instagram account called DeuxMoi, I have no idea who they are or how reliable they are. Take it with a pinch of salt

    I looked at this Instagram account, Can't find the post but I'm going to call rubbish on this.
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    And if they've decided on the actor, why wait all the way until March/April? The tabloids got to Daniel Craig's Mum days before he was announced... The entire world will know by March/April this time out and there's no real point to an announcement, is there...
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    Just realised that I forgot to add Sam Claflin to that list. I quite like him with his new “post implants” hair.

    And yes, @peter, you are right. That is clearly fake news.
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    Good to have @Univex back!!!
  • edited December 2022 Posts: 5,868
    peter wrote: »
    Good to have @Univex back!!!

    Good to read you too, my good friend. Hope all is well! I’m still undecided on really being back, but truth is, I really missed many of you guys! Really did.
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    @Univex , just take it one post at a time. You're thoughtful and insightful and steer away from the negative.
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