Bond 25 Production Diary: Cast & Plot Synopsis announced at GoldenEye resort

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  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    Um, he was being sarcastic.
  • mybudgetbondmybudgetbond The World
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    Well the post has been deleted.
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    Uh oh. I have a bad feeling about this. If he is indeed in Bond 25, I'm praying he won't be playing a villain.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    If he's in it, I'd be gobsmacked to see him play anything else. The guy's so typecast in the villainous role.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I've always liked Mark Strong. One of the things I love about him is that even though he has played a villain countless times, he's always played it differently. Pinbacker in SUNSHINE, D'Amico in KICK-ASS, Lord Blackwood in SHERLOCK HOLMES, Sinestro in GREEN LANTERN, ... no two of these resemble each other. So who knows? Suppose he were cast as a bald Blofeld or -- oh hell, I dunno -- just some bad guy, I'm sure I wouldn't mind.
  • edited June 2018 Posts: 4,383
    Back in 2014 I though Sam Mendes was intelligent enough not to cast Christoph Waltz as the main villain. I was wrong. Now I think Boyle is intelligent enough not to cast Strong as the main villain. If I'm wrong again, Bond 25 could be in BIG trouble.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    =))
  • I wouldn't mind having Strong be a exotic MI6 contact for Bond.
  • Well as previously stated, since the post has been deleted, that's pretty much as close as you could get without official confirmation. Really liked him in the "Kingsman" movies, which is another thing that surprises me if he's involved with B25. I simply assumed that they wouldn't want to include Kingsman-actors in the Bond-world. Since those films are so obviously pastiche.
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    Murdock wrote: »
    =))
    No, it's true. I'm sure many here would be very happy with Strong playing the main villain, but in more sophisticated spheres of society him being cast as the main villain would be seen as an incredibly lazy and uninspired choice.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Murdock wrote: »
    =))
    No, it's true. I'm sure many here would be very happy with Strong playing the main villain, but in more sophisticated spheres of society him being cast as the main villain would be seen as an incredibly lazy and uninspired choice.

    Understandable to some degree, but to say the film is "in big trouble" for it? Talk about an overexaggeration.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    Murdock wrote: »
    =))
    No, it's true. I'm sure many here would be very happy with Strong playing the main villain, but in more sophisticated spheres of society him being cast as the main villain would be seen as an incredibly lazy and uninspired choice.

    Understandable but to say the film is in trouble is being a bit overdramatic don't you think?
  • edited June 2018 Posts: 9,038
    Mark Strong is one of those actors I'm always happy to see in a cast list. Him in any kind of role in Bond 25 would be good news.

    If Strong had been cast some years ago - sporting a good wig, I'd even be happy to see him play Bond.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    If the main villain is female a formidable, muti-dimensional lead henchman, who possesses a certain degree of sophistication would be a nice compliment; Strong would fit that role nicely. He's physically imposing and could be a physical challenge for Bond.
  • RC7RC7
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    People seriously think the main villain would be announced on social media by his PT? Come on, now. Let’s calm down.
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    Mark Strong as Blofeld?
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    Personally I think this is the Morocco photo with Strong and Craig all over again.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    jake24 wrote: »
    Personally I think this is the Morocco photo with Strong and Craig all over again.

    Agreed.
  • WalecsWalecs On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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    I bet tomorrow CashleyPersia will claim that a friend of his spotted Mark Strong at EON's office and he'll go like "guys, I've got friends in the film industry, you heard it hear first!"
  • Goldeneye0094Goldeneye0094 Conyers, GA
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    The Instagram Post was just deleted perhaps EON got onto mark strong's personal trainer
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    I’d rather have Mark Strong be the villain than Helena Bonham Carter. She’s overexposed and overacts. He’s underrated and is great even in bad movies.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    Both are cliches at this point.
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    MaxCasino wrote: »
    I’d rather have Mark Strong be the villain than Helena Bonham Carter. She’s overexposed and overacts. He’s underrated and is great even in bad movies.

    She is?

  • edited June 2018 Posts: 10,365
    i would quite like it if they recast blofeld . it would be an amusing nod to the old films.

    after all it's a tradition that blofeld is never played by the same actor
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    Previously, I was very keen for a Blofeld reprisal. However, now that we have Danny Boyle and the promise of an exciting new direction, I'm hoping Blofeld can be shelved. You can always bring back the character, perhaps for Craig's sixth film (which " hope we don't see) or even for a new actor.

    I can take or leave Waltz in the role. I'd have loved to see him really own the part, but the script for Spectre never really gave him the opportunity (nor did he really capitalise on the material given).

    I want a new villain. Something purely from the mind of Danny Boyle and John Hodge. I don't think they'd cast Strong as the "main villain". I think he's either an ally to Bond or a secondary villain.

    He really looks the role though (perhaps that's why Hollywood casts him in every bad buy part)

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    Personally, I'm sold on the idea of a female villain. Someone like Cate Blanchett or Nicole Kidman would be perfect.

    Whatever happens, Danny Boyle wraps the Beatles films next week, so Bond news is forthcoming.
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    Mark Strong looks like Telly Blofeld.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    fjdinardo wrote: »
    Mark Strong looks like Telly Blofeld.

    Good point. He does rather look like Telly, doesn't he?

    Quite frankly, I wouldn't mind Strong as Blofeld.
  • barryt007barryt007 Getting counselling by Sir Roger over Kara Milovy
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    fjdinardo wrote: »
    Mark Strong looks like Telly Blofeld.

    Good point. He does rather look like Telly, doesn't he?

    Quite frankly, I wouldn't mind Strong as Blofeld.

    They should have gone with Strong from the start,he is the perfect choice to be a Blofeld who is Bond's equal.

  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    barryt007 wrote: »
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    fjdinardo wrote: »
    Mark Strong looks like Telly Blofeld.

    Good point. He does rather look like Telly, doesn't he?

    Quite frankly, I wouldn't mind Strong as Blofeld.

    They should have gone with Strong from the start,he is the perfect choice to be a Blofeld who is Bond's equal.

    Agreed, @barryt007! To be honest, I'm cursing myself for never having even considered Strong as Blofeld before. It makes perfect sense. Physically, he looks stronger and more menacing than Waltz in my opinion.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    Both are cliches at this point.
    doubleoego wrote: »
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    I’d rather have Mark Strong be the villain than Helena Bonham Carter. She’s overexposed and overacts. He’s underrated and is great even in bad movies.

    She is?

    Well she was when she was in every Tim Burton movie and Harry Potter. It was always I'm crazy and I'm going to over act. He is slow and builds up menace with his performances.
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