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I really like Jon Hamm. That said I think the tone they wanted with Affleck and Pattinson's films were darker and more consciously different takes on the character. Hamm would play a good mid-career Wayne/Batman (I can particularly see him doing the playboy stuff really well) but I think they needed a younger, more brooding actor for The Batman and someone a bit more serious and angry for Snyder's films. If the Snyder's Batman vs Suprman had been more along the lines of the Animated Series Batman/Superman crossover I'd have said Hamm was a good pick... as it is it's better he had nothing to do with that film.
I can see Elba doing a good rendition of the The Dark Knight Returns style Batman.
I can also see him as Indiana Jones too, in case of Harrison Ford's retirement.
He can play any kind of role, he's a versatile actor.
also and probably most importantly, he can sell a bond better worlwide. the asian market love Cavill way more than Elba. as will america. also did i really offended people Benny? i am sorry for that! just saying my opinions is all.
Idris elba has tanked in so many movies too. remember dark tower and all the hype about it?
But he bulked up to the point of obesity, cannot act, comes off as daft, and showcases in interviews the charisma of a 15 year old virgin who reads The Game (Neil Strauss) and listens to motivational speakers. In other words the stupefied general public would indeed love him and relate to him.
I still think he would do great in the role and he does seem like a much nicer and humbler guy than most celebs. He just needs to relax a bit. The only contender with a stick further up their ass is Rege Jean-Page, this guy I bet sits straight up when he poops.
If he was English and he wasn't Thor, I think he would have been cast already. He'd be a great choice
Potentially he's too big a star at this point and I doubt Eon will want to cast an Australian but I could be dead wrong
Interesting candidate… I’ll be right back, just felt a sudden urge to spend some time with myself.
Oh what could have been! I always thought Fiennes would have made a great Aragorn too. In fact when I read LOTR I imagine Ralph Fiennes in his prime as Aragorn.
Too short indeed and an annoying block face
I guess the Kingsman thing just pretty much takes him out of the running as it’s so similar, and he’s also well-known for it.
That awkward moment when my sister told me I remind her of Taron Egerton...guess that puts me out the running as well 😅
Being on the short side never stopped Daniel Craig. ;)
Haha cheers mate. It's only my sister that sees it
I mean it's not a massive deal breaker for me because there's so many ways they can fudge it to make an actor look taller than what they are. Egerton may be considered just a bit too short by most though as he's around 5'7"/5'8" from what I googled.
I think the thing is that you can make a 5'7'' actor look taller, but you can't really make them look tall. Daniel Craig is 5'10'' and they successfully made him look 6' on screen, presumably by using lifts, plus careful casting and shooting. I'm not sure you could make Taron Egerton (or Jack O'Connell, Tom Holland, Jamie Bell, et al.) look as tall as Bond is supposed to be. Then it goes from saying that X is a good fit for the character to saying X is a good fit for the character if they altered the character to fit X. I think it's a slippery slope, though I guess if you have an actor that is stunning in the role except for the one thing, then you might well feel the compromise is more than justified. Once again, I'm glad I'm not the one who actually has to make the decision in real-life.
It's difficult to tell - like I said if you already know he's short then that factors into how you view him onscreen. I don't know if anyone would think he's tall necessarily but I have met some people who have no idea he's short as I said, so... I dunno, it might not be that big a deal if a Bond actor is a certain height.
Yeah exactly. I think the only aspects of Bond’s physical appearance that really matter are the ones that inform his character. He has to be good looking, to make it convincing when the girls fall at his feet. He has to look like he’s in decent shape, because he’s an action hero. And he can’t look scruffy or unkempt, because he’s meant to be suave and refined. But is there anything about Bond that necessitates him being 6ft? I would say no. It’s as important as having jet black hair or the scar on his face. Nice to have, but ultimately irrelevant to how convincing he is in the role. There’s a reason they picked Daniel Craig over Henry Cavill.
As someone who is 5’8”, my personal parameters for an actor are 5’9 and 6’4 , and 5’9 actor would need the right shoes. Wink
It depends on whether you think that 5'8 falls within that 'acceptable range' in terms of the actor's height. Also Peter Dinklage does noticeably have Achondroplasia (not just his height but facial structure, arms, legs etc.) so for this specific role I think there's a difference between him and other actors like Edgerton who are a bit shorter than average but more plausible candidates (I don't believe Edgerton will get the role for what it's worth).
I mean, if a candidate was perfect for the role but was either 5'7 or 6'5, would that in itself lead to them not getting the part?
But say they cast an actor who was 5’8, or 6’5. Would that extra inch really make you write them off? It just seems like a very arbitary way of looking at it to me. I think the basement/ceiling should be, would they have to address his height in the script. If he was as short as Peter Dinklage or as tall as Tyson Fury then yeah, there’s
no hiding that, and it’d affect his suitability for his job as a spy. But anywhere from a bit shorter to a bit taller than average would be fine imo.
This is a matter of personal preference. Mine bottoms out at 5’9 and tops out at 6’4
I would say that it comes down to Bond perhaps shouldn't be physically unusual in any regard apart from his attractiveness to the ladeez (and perhaps a facial scar if they wanted to go that way). So not unusually old or young; tall or short; thin, fat or muscly etc. to the extent that it would be something that someone might comment on. He should be a sort of alpha male type, but your Cruises and Hardys and O'Connells (and indeed Edgertons) all manage that, I'd say.
In terms of physicality that's all I'd really specify I think.