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I can see the next Bond title not referencing death or rebirth at all
This comment just made me wonder for the first time if Craig planned to quit with Judi in Skyfall, and then it went and made a billion dollars and nobody could refuse a follow up? I remember at the time waiting forever to even get Skyfall in production, and prior to that we all figured Craig might already be done after 2!
Honestly I don't think so. I think it just needs to be thrilling, tense, and well-made and full of cool things, I don't think there's any reason why it should alienate older fans.
Yeah I might be overthinking it to be fair, and generalising based off a stereotypical image of what younger and older people are into. I did see kids in the NTTD screenings I went to as well, so it’s not like they’ve lost that crowd completely anyway. And I think the next one being a fresh start free of baggage will probably help.
I don't think it would have worked at all. Brosnan being betrayed by Vesper would have come off as an old fool.
To be fair to QT, he's rather good at finding that certain 'something' in actors who don't always put in strong performances (John Travolta being one). I think he always gets the best out of his actors so in a sense it might have actually have been a very good Bond performance from Brosnan.
It most likely would have been a bit weird though. A bit too OTT in places, less restrained than what we expect from Bond films. I mean, the truth is it was never going to happen, which makes the fact that Tarantino was seemingly upset over it all the more baffling.
He is definitely getting screentested, but might he be too obvious a choice to win over Babs after Craig? I don't see anyone complaining if he does get it.
Also was the controversy surrounding Daniel's appearance good or bad for publicity?
It’s a Steven Moffat script so I’m certainly looking forward to that.
On the recent documentary about Craig’s time as 007, Michael Wilson said he thought the backlash to Craig and the silly stories had cost CR and the film could have earned more without them. I guess he knows these things.
The contrary would have surprised me.
Cards on the table I've never heard of this account, so no idea how good a source it is but I saw Henry Cavill was trending this morning and apparently this is why.
I'll be honest I hope it's wide of the mark because I couldn't think of three more obvious candidates. As for Elordi, coincidentally has just starred in Deep Water with Ana De Armas
I'm not really surprised. And it's not only for Bond. Except for superhero movies, franchises have become bigger and bigger and thus are difficult to set in motion. Unless perhaps they go for something smaller scale like CR,
It just seems to be an extrapolation/misunderstanding of what the Variety reporter (Sasha Urban) wrote to introduce Barbara Broccoli's statement about taking time: https://variety.com/2022/film/news/barbara-broccoli-james-bond-daniel-craig-macbeth-1235254646/
The article does not indicate that any of these actors are really considered.
Elba is too old, period! That ship has long since sailed.
I'm fairly sure the next actor will be young, not that well established so his name isn't associated with any other franchise. This allows him to be in the next series of Bond films, which could span another 20 years. Elba is now too old for just one movie, forget another 5 after that.
I also think due to the reboot, this will be going back to Bond nearer the beginning of his career, not the end.
Jacob Elrodi's a new one. Another actor to add to the unlikely candidate list I guess...
Why hire a short actor if there are taller actors available? The perfect Bond for me would be someone who is tall already, so no need for camera cheating, wearing heel lifts, needing to hire shorter women, etc.
Also someone who oozes X factor macho charisma in real life, without trying to act it. Someone who naturally embodies all the character Bond traits, a tough guy in real life who women are naturally attracted to, like Connery or Idris Elba, etc. A person who walks into a room and everyone takes notice on a primeval level. The original Alpha male.
If they carry off the essence of Bond already without even trying, and they look like Fleming's original description, and they have the talent to act brilliantly too, then this is all that is needed, IMO.
This isn't rocket science. No need to go for someone like a 5ft 3" ginger white freckly skinny guy, or an overweight long haired Asian because they happen to be a great actor. That isn't enough.
We're into the hypothetical here, but I think my broader point is that no actor will be the 'full package' when it comes to playing Bond in terms of look. Even an actor that oozes that charisma or has that x-factor might have one or a few other things that stray from that image of Bond. They might be balding, on the shorter side, not have the right colour hair or eyes etc. I just don't necessarily see Connery's toupee as all that different to a hypothetical actor who is right for the role, looks and is able to act the part but is a bit short. Both can be worked around.
I broadly agree, any Bond actor needs that charisma, x-factor and appeal to women in how they play the part that feels natural. They need to convey that inner darkness/cruelty that Fleming wrote about so well in his descriptions of Bond and they need to be convincingly tough where needed. But I also think a future Bond needs to put their own mark on the role too, as all other Bond actors have done. They need to do something new while conveying the essence of the character as you said. This is partially dependent on the direction of the films. Fleming's Bond is a multifaceted character who even changes throughout the novels so there's plenty to be influenced by.
There is no such thing as the perfect actor for the role though. We haven’t had one yet -even Connery was the ‘wrong’ nationality and balding- so you’ll always have to accept a compromise, especially if you want someone really good, rather than just someone who looks like Bond.
I wouldn't put him up there with Dalton yet. Dalton is a brilliant actor. While I think Aidan's looks fit the role even better, he has so far only shown naturality and subtlety playing Davinci.
As unlikely as he is, he's more likely to get the role as Elba or Cavill. He's very young, but at the rate things are going it might not be a problem.
Elordi could def play superman in a new Smallville or perhaps batman in the far future.
True - I was going by looks alone!
I don't know whether he's rugged or not, but I'd tend to say that he might indeed be too tall, at 6'5, for the reason you mentioned.