Who should/could be a Bond actor?

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  • Posts: 709
    bondjames wrote: »
    What should I watch to see Jamie Bell in an action oriented capacity? I know he was in Tintin, which I enjoyed, but that was motion capture.

    Well not a whole lot yet. He (and Q!) were in the WW1 drama The Trench with Daniel Craig but I don't remember much about it. Though the recent article talked about him just completing "6 days" where he plays a real life SAS soldier. There's a photo of him in it on the imdb

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4703048/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_2

    It's entirely possible Babs has gotten a look at it, and liked what she saw.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Thanks @dinovelvet. I'll be sure to try and check these out. I've heard his name mentioned before but don't know much about him apart from Tintin and the fact that he's not the biggest fella.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe The long road ahead
    edited May 2016 Posts: 8,241
    The only way they could shake it up again is if Liam gets taken BY his daughter.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    Taken 3 was so poor, it's an Insult to Taken 2, which itself was
    So Bad, you wish the gangsters had kept his daughter in Taken ! ;)
    Taken 3 was so bad, it made Die Hard 5 look like a classic !
    Liam, Please stop, just stop, walk away. :(
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    @Thunderpussy you disappoint me. ;) I can't get enough of Liam demolishing bad guys.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    I much preferred Taken 3 to Die Hard 5. I fell asleep in the theatre for the latter - was woken up when the lights came on.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    Sadly I too love to see Liam kick some terrorist/gangster ass ! =D>
    But they have toned the violence down so much, ..... that it's really
    Sad. He now merely smacks their bottoms rather than putting a cap
    In it. ;)
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    Die Hard 5 would be better if they removed Die Hard from the title and change Bruce Willis' character name. To watch dear old Bruce machine gun everything that moves can be entertaining, but it's not Die Hard. And comparison to the previous 4 outings really hurt the film.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    Agreed, I may be one of the few who loved DH4 ( It seems to get some hate).
    DH5, seemed to go against the John McClane attitude, some good set pieces
    But a basic action movie, and well below Parr for a Die Hard.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    bondjames wrote: »
    I much preferred Taken 3 to Die Hard 5. I fell asleep in the theatre for the latter - was woken up when the lights came on.

    Good lord that film was bad. And for an action film, it commited the ultimate sin, it was dull. I could only imagine the level of hatred that Bruce must have for the series.

    Die Hard is on tv, which one? Oh, it's Die Hard 5...

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  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    Agreed, I may be one of the few who loved DH4 ( It seems to get some hate).
    DH5, seemed to go against the John McClane attitude, some good set pieces
    But a basic action movie, and well below Parr for a Die Hard.

    Die hard 4 wasn't so bad. It was moderately decent. Die Hard 5 was an unrepentant abomination.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Maggie Q ruled in DH4, and Justin Long & Mary Elizabeth Winstead had some spark.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    bondjames wrote: »
    I much preferred Taken 3 to Die Hard 5. I fell asleep in the theatre for the latter - was woken up when the lights came on.

    Good lord that film was bad. And for an action film, it commited the ultimate sin, it was dull. I could only imagine the level of hatred that Bruce must have for the series.

    Die Hard is on tv, which one? Oh, it's Die Hard 5...

    giphy.gif

    Is that Octobenny?
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    The only way they could shake it up again is if Liam gets taken BY his daughter.
    =))

    Yes it's too bad as I love Liam kicking ass and enjoyed the first one a lot.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    Interesting points about the distributor. I do think all rumors about final decisions on casting next Bond are way too soon. Looking at actors yes, but I so doubt anything is even close to complete decision on casting.

    I don't hate Jamie Bell per se; I simply don't see him as Bond. Is anybody thinking Fassbender is still a contender? I simply hope so; he is one of two choices for me that are at least more ... acceptable for me. I would still not be surprised if a different actor entirely gets the role, one not talked about yet. Mainly because I think this is still all in flux.

    AND I'm still hoping Craig does one more. I do want that more than anything.

    I wonder where the next actual news will break. I doubt if soon, but I'm just thinking of reliable sources vs. usual suspects ...
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    Perhaps Babs meet Jamie bell to see if this chap would be 007
    http://m.imdb.com/name/nm1497752/?ref_=m_tt_cl_i10

    I know nothing about him except he looks more like bond then Jamie Bell
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    I think the only thing I've seen Hiddleston in is the Thor movies. Seems to me the camera likes him, and he can act well...I think he's got the intellectual or mental aspect down. But could he be physical like Craig? I don't see that kind of "magnetism". In that regard I think of Craig, of Connery. Does anyone know if Hiddleston's done any roles calling for physicality? Strikes me if he's chosen, he'd play it kind of similar to Roger Moore, though he's not as "pretty" as Moore, and I'm sure that kind of Bond humor (from the Moore years) is long gone.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe The long road ahead
    edited May 2016 Posts: 8,241
    Imagine if EON just found a good theatre actor and offered them £250,000 to play Bond for one film. Then the budget could be cut way back, to say 150 million. I'm more of the opinion that the guy in the suit doesn't really matter. If the film he is in is good, then people will like him by association. Obviously EON should still be looking with someone with the right characteristics, but perhaps worrying whether they can carry the film its important. The film should carry them. Spend the money on writers and directors and making the film better, then you can't lose.
  • edited May 2016 Posts: 1,661
    IMDB has one of its lead news items:

    Next James Bond will not be who you expect, Sam Mendes says

    http://www.imdb.com/news/ni59885382?pf_rd_m=A2FGELUUNOQJNL&pf_rd_p=2494921022&pf_rd_r=1P82NVGCYBKKJJTJ5TAA&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_t=15061&pf_rd_i=homepage&ref_=hm_nw_uk_tp5

    I think this is coded language that Daniel Craig will not be returning? Sounds like it. Perhaps Mendes knows 100 percent for sure Daniel Craig has quit. Feels like he's saying he's not coming back for one more film.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Next James Bond will not be who you expect...
    Hasn't that always been the case? ;)
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Doubt he means Idris Ebola will get it.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Doubt he means Idris Ebola will get it.
    You don't cease to amaze me, Thunderfinger!! =))
  • edited May 2016 Posts: 1,661
    I think Mendes comments could be hugely significant! It means the search is on for a new guy and it could be anyone, yep, even that bloke off Hollyoaks or Holby City! \:D/

    We need to watch lots of tv dramas and obscure British films that no-one pays to see cos they're so boring just in case the new Bond actor is appearing!

    Here's a contender:

    Sam Claflin

    http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/319/files/2015/04/Sam-Claflin-CelebHealthy_com-SW-Rogue-One.jpg

    British, age 30, appearing in films like The Hunger Games. Actors like that might appeal to B Broccoli, perhaps.

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    I pretty much take Mendes words as a sign, he is not returning.
    But is all the "next unexpected guy" valid, because in the deadline article, for example, I didn't read THAT.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    I wonder if any screen-test have been done. Have any of the previous Bonds been cast without one?
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Public should never... Ever... choose Bond... Ever...

    Because, they'll choose someone really really inappropriate for the role, without even understanding the character.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Public should never... Ever... choose Bond... Ever...

    Because, they'll choose someone really really inappropriate for the role, without even understanding the character.

    This. It'd be an awful idea.
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Public should never... Ever... choose Bond... Ever...

    Because, they'll choose someone really really inappropriate for the role, without even understanding the character.

    This. It'd be an awful idea.

    Maybe Mendes's comments are referring to his assumption that the public is expecting Elba? Which of course we are not.
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited May 2016 Posts: 23,883
    I think his comments suggest we are probably getting a new Bond actor. That much I personally think can be gleaned from his remarks, otherwise why bring it up?

    The other stuff probably means it may not be one of the most reported media darlings.

    Or it could just be obfuscation to throw us off the scent. The 'Waltz is not Blofeld' or 'Smith is not the singer' or 'Harris is not MP' shtick. To quote M from one of his films: "You know the rules of the game. You've been playing it long enough".
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