No Time To Die: Production Diary

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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
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    She was apparently on a shortlist before marrying that daft Prince.
  • After watching Dunkirk it has reinforced my pro Nolan directing a future Bond film.
  • She was apparently on a shortlist before marrying that daft Prince.

    Getting *engaged*. They're not married yet. That will be a huge production with an accompanying soap opera whether the US president will be invited or not.
  • mattjoesmattjoes ...and actor Cesare Danova in the role of "Actor"
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    Press reports say Kenneth Branagh wants to be BOND 25 villain.
    Published On: Fri, Dec 29th, 2017
    James Bond 25: Kenneth Branagh wants to be Daniel Craig’s final 007 villain
    https://buzzfixtoday.online/james-bond-25-kenneth-branagh-wants-to-be-daniel-craigs-final-007-villain/

    Craig’s fifth and final James Bond movie is set to shoot in 2018, but not much is known about the 25th official 007 outing.

    Now Murder on the Orient Express star Sir Ken has revealed he would love to play the Bond villain.

    Speaking with The Mirror, the 57-year-old said: “I think as an actor that is always delicious to play.

    “I am a connoisseur of those Bond villains. But is a hard one to do. I loved Javier Bardem in Skyfall. [Craig’s villains were] almost Shakespearean.”

    Sir Ken added: “That franchise has been great at responding to the way that audiences want to receive the material.

    “That is not trying to be a cartoon – they want to have as much complication as possible.”

    The last British actor to play a Bond villain was Toby Stephens as Gustav Graves in 2002’s Die Another Day.

    However rumours suggest Christoph Waltz’s Blofeld will return after Spectre, something the star denies.

    Waltz told Italian channel Talky Movie: “No, I’m sorry. I’m really sad, but that’s the tradition, that there is a new (actor)… Sorry. I would’ve liked to.”

    James Bond 25 will be released in UK cinemas in November 2019.
    EON, Kenneth Branagh is handing you Kenneth Branagh on a silver platter! Don't waste the opportunity!

    This is the third time I've cited this today (the other two were on Facebook on separate James Bond fan pages).

    Broccoli speaking about the possibility of a Bond of color or a woman Bond, starts at the 1:36:34 mark of the THR podcast.

    https://player.fm/series/awards-chatter-1401973/barbara-broccoli-film-stars-dont-die-in-liverpool
    She doesn't sound like she really gives a damn about pursuing that female Bond idea. Good.
  • JamesBondKenyaJamesBondKenya Danny Boyle laughs to himself
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    Though if bond became black or female or Muslim or gay or whatever, could we still watch the films and be fans of the new films, I for one couldn’t, the character would be ruined.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    But @JamesBondKenya--the discussion!
  • StrelikStrelik Spectre Island
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    Though if bond became black or female or Muslim or gay or whatever, could we still watch the films and be fans of the new films, I for one couldn’t, the character would be ruined.

    I'm actually okay with the character becoming a gay woman of color but only if Daniel Craig is still cast as Bond. Would make for a memorable Bond film at the very least.
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
    edited December 2017 Posts: 15,423
    I know I'd stop watching them the minute they make drastic changes like that, which I know they're not stupid to even think about resorting to those.

    Female + other minority Bonds are just the fantasies the media loves to have and will continue to do so... And of course, the SJW crowd.
  • mattjoes wrote: »
    Press reports say Kenneth Branagh wants to be BOND 25 villain.
    Published On: Fri, Dec 29th, 2017
    James Bond 25: Kenneth Branagh wants to be Daniel Craig’s final 007 villain
    https://buzzfixtoday.online/james-bond-25-kenneth-branagh-wants-to-be-daniel-craigs-final-007-villain/

    Craig’s fifth and final James Bond movie is set to shoot in 2018, but not much is known about the 25th official 007 outing.

    Now Murder on the Orient Express star Sir Ken has revealed he would love to play the Bond villain.

    Speaking with The Mirror, the 57-year-old said: “I think as an actor that is always delicious to play.

    “I am a connoisseur of those Bond villains. But is a hard one to do. I loved Javier Bardem in Skyfall. [Craig’s villains were] almost Shakespearean.”

    Sir Ken added: “That franchise has been great at responding to the way that audiences want to receive the material.

    “That is not trying to be a cartoon – they want to have as much complication as possible.”

    The last British actor to play a Bond villain was Toby Stephens as Gustav Graves in 2002’s Die Another Day.

    However rumours suggest Christoph Waltz’s Blofeld will return after Spectre, something the star denies.

    Waltz told Italian channel Talky Movie: “No, I’m sorry. I’m really sad, but that’s the tradition, that there is a new (actor)… Sorry. I would’ve liked to.”

    James Bond 25 will be released in UK cinemas in November 2019.
    EON, Kenneth Branagh is handing you Kenneth Branagh on a silver platter! Don't waste the opportunity!

    This is the third time I've cited this today (the other two were on Facebook on separate James Bond fan pages).

    Broccoli speaking about the possibility of a Bond of color or a woman Bond, starts at the 1:36:34 mark of the THR podcast.

    https://player.fm/series/awards-chatter-1401973/barbara-broccoli-film-stars-dont-die-in-liverpool
    She doesn't sound like she really gives a damn about pursuing that female Bond idea. Good.

    It sounded to me as if she were politely deflecting the question in a "we'll see what happens" sort of way.
  • mattjoesmattjoes ...and actor Cesare Danova in the role of "Actor"
    Posts: 4,444
    mattjoes wrote: »
    Press reports say Kenneth Branagh wants to be BOND 25 villain.
    Published On: Fri, Dec 29th, 2017
    James Bond 25: Kenneth Branagh wants to be Daniel Craig’s final 007 villain
    https://buzzfixtoday.online/james-bond-25-kenneth-branagh-wants-to-be-daniel-craigs-final-007-villain/

    Craig’s fifth and final James Bond movie is set to shoot in 2018, but not much is known about the 25th official 007 outing.

    Now Murder on the Orient Express star Sir Ken has revealed he would love to play the Bond villain.

    Speaking with The Mirror, the 57-year-old said: “I think as an actor that is always delicious to play.

    “I am a connoisseur of those Bond villains. But is a hard one to do. I loved Javier Bardem in Skyfall. [Craig’s villains were] almost Shakespearean.”

    Sir Ken added: “That franchise has been great at responding to the way that audiences want to receive the material.

    “That is not trying to be a cartoon – they want to have as much complication as possible.”

    The last British actor to play a Bond villain was Toby Stephens as Gustav Graves in 2002’s Die Another Day.

    However rumours suggest Christoph Waltz’s Blofeld will return after Spectre, something the star denies.

    Waltz told Italian channel Talky Movie: “No, I’m sorry. I’m really sad, but that’s the tradition, that there is a new (actor)… Sorry. I would’ve liked to.”

    James Bond 25 will be released in UK cinemas in November 2019.
    EON, Kenneth Branagh is handing you Kenneth Branagh on a silver platter! Don't waste the opportunity!

    This is the third time I've cited this today (the other two were on Facebook on separate James Bond fan pages).

    Broccoli speaking about the possibility of a Bond of color or a woman Bond, starts at the 1:36:34 mark of the THR podcast.

    https://player.fm/series/awards-chatter-1401973/barbara-broccoli-film-stars-dont-die-in-liverpool
    She doesn't sound like she really gives a damn about pursuing that female Bond idea. Good.

    It sounded to me as if she were politely deflecting the question in a "we'll see what happens" sort of way.

    Yes, and that's better than her analyzing it in depth and talking about feminism or whatever. Means there's a chance she's not thrilled about the idea. An awful idea, but in today's social climate it refuses to go away.
  • edited December 2017 Posts: 5,767
    Though if bond became black or female or Muslim or gay or whatever, could we still watch the films and be fans of the new films, I for one couldn’t, the character would be ruined.
    I just tried to imagine Larry Croft, and nothing but ridiculousness came out.

    Anyhow, Eon is probably aiming for a comparable female lead character with The Rhythm Section, so if at all, we would get a crossover in ten years, but no female Bond.


    Strelik wrote: »
    Though if bond became black or female or Muslim or gay or whatever, could we still watch the films and be fans of the new films, I for one couldn’t, the character would be ruined.

    I'm actually okay with the character becoming a gay woman of color but only if Daniel Craig is still cast as Bond. Would make for a memorable Bond film at the very least.
    Actually that would be the only possible way for Craig to top the dramatic scenarios of the previous films and close his story arc.
    :-))
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    I’ve been touting Kenneth Branagh for years
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    I would love Branagh as DC's final villain!!! Have admired his work and ethic for many years!
  • TuxedoTuxedo Europe
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    Kenneth Branagh would be great as villain!
  • CASINOROYALECASINOROYALE Somewhere hot
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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.maxim.com/.amp/entertainment/james-bond-producer-next-007-black-woman-2017-12

    Jesus, I would hope they just agree to not be controversial but damn why does everyone care about throwing in a black person so “it’s not racist”, sorry but do we really want to watch a woman spy shag a bunch of random guys? Wouldn’t work.

    Why is the media so obsessed with Idris Elba?? Don’t they know he would be in his 50s by the time he’s even considered for Bond? They aren’t signing a 50 year old up for Bond smh.

    Iv said this a million times but why not just create a NEW CHARACTER?!

    Seriously! Make a female spy character up or a black spy character and give them their own charactistics.

    It’s the same lame crap over and over again “Idris Elba, Tom Hardy or some random trans actor/actress” smh.


    What also pisses me off is that Craig has been Bond for over ten years yet every year they talk about replacing him versus praising him.
  • RemingtonRemington I'll do anything for a woman with a knife.
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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.maxim.com/.amp/entertainment/james-bond-producer-next-007-black-woman-2017-12

    Jesus, I would hope they just agree to not be controversial but damn why does everyone care about throwing in a black person so “it’s not racist”, sorry but do we really want to watch a woman spy shag a bunch of random guys? Wouldn’t work.

    Why is the media so obsessed with Idris Elba?? Don’t they know he would be in his 50s by the time he’s even considered for Bond? They aren’t signing a 50 year old up for Bond smh.

    Iv said this a million times but why not just create a NEW CHARACTER?!

    Seriously! Make a female spy character up or a black spy character and give them their own charactistics.

    It’s the same lame crap over and over again “Idris Elba, Tom Hardy or some random trans actor/actress” smh.


    What also pisses me off is that Craig has been Bond for over ten years yet every year they talk about replacing him versus praising him.

    Amen man. It's like having a white guy play Shaft lol.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    edited December 2017 Posts: 5,172
    There is nothing new to this.
    The press will keep asking, just to get a controversial soundbite and make a nice little clickbait headline out of it like the one above.

    The press can ask for a Black or Female Bond all they want but guess what? The press does not give a damn whether a Black or Female Bond would actually sell any tickets or kill the franchise for Good.
    Barbara is not an idiot. She will be keepin an eye on her Money and off Idris Elbas perfectly formed arse.

    Also most 'journalists' and wannabe celebrity SJWs don't even know that Bond is based on a literary character. Its not as widely known in the public sphere as i hoped it would. But of course some people would choose to ignore that as well to get their Agenda through which has nothing to do with keeping this franchise running.
  • CASINOROYALECASINOROYALE Somewhere hot
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    I actually just saw someone suggest “Gigi Hadid to play James Bond!”

    Seriously?!?? I hate tabloids.
  • RemingtonRemington I'll do anything for a woman with a knife.
    edited December 2017 Posts: 1,499
    I actually just saw someone suggest “Gigi Hadid to play James Bond!”

    Seriously?!?? I hate tabloids.

    Lol maybe as a Bond girl. In like 5 years. Wasn't there a rumor about eight years back that Kim Kardashian wanted to be a Bond girl. Jesus.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Remington wrote: »
    Lol maybe as a Bond girl. In like 5 years. Wasn't there a rumor about eight years back that Kim Kardashian wanted to be a Bond girl. Jesus.
    Wait for Kanye!
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  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    I want my sandals to play James Bond. They are black and white, could pass for a tuxedo, right?

    *Shaking my head*

    Gigi Hadid as Bond. Lol, okay.
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    T-1 day until I can post "filming of BOND 25 will start this year".
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    Remington wrote: »
    Lol maybe as a Bond girl. In like 5 years. Wasn't there a rumor about eight years back that Kim Kardashian wanted to be a Bond girl. Jesus.
    Wait for Kanye!
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    That isn't Kanye, somehow possibly proving a point.
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    00Agent wrote: »
    There is nothing new to this.
    The press will keep asking, just to get a controversial soundbite and make a nice little clickbait headline out of it like the one above.

    The press can ask for a Black or Female Bond all they want but guess what? The press does not give a damn whether a Black or Female Bond would actually sell any tickets or kill the franchise for Good.
    Barbara is not an idiot. She will be keepin an eye on her Money and off Idris Elbas perfectly formed arse.

    Also most 'journalists' and wannabe celebrity SJWs don't even know that Bond is based on a literary character. Its not as widely known in the public sphere as i hoped it would. But of course some people would choose to ignore that as well to get their Agenda through which has nothing to do with keeping this franchise running.

    Well said. All media clickbait bull. Always on Bond, though.
    One never hears Elba being touted to replace Henry Cavill as Superman or Affleck as Batman. It's always Bond that gets this treatment. You never see articles advocating Gillian Anderson as the next Clark Kent and so forth.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    edited December 2017 Posts: 5,172
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    00Agent wrote: »
    There is nothing new to this.
    The press will keep asking, just to get a controversial soundbite and make a nice little clickbait headline out of it like the one above.

    The press can ask for a Black or Female Bond all they want but guess what? The press does not give a damn whether a Black or Female Bond would actually sell any tickets or kill the franchise for Good.
    Barbara is not an idiot. She will be keepin an eye on her Money and off Idris Elbas perfectly formed arse.

    Also most 'journalists' and wannabe celebrity SJWs don't even know that Bond is based on a literary character. Its not as widely known in the public sphere as i hoped it would. But of course some people would choose to ignore that as well to get their Agenda through which has nothing to do with keeping this franchise running.

    Well said. All media clickbait bull. Always on Bond, though.
    One never hears Elba being touted to replace Henry Cavill as Superman or Affleck as Batman. It's always Bond that gets this treatment. You never see articles advocating Gillian Anderson as the next Clark Kent and so forth.

    Well that is true but Bond is simply bigger than any superhero. He actually is a political figure to some degree as he's symbolic for british pride. You even see the british Prime Minister talk about him, he's doing short films with the Queen.

    He's so damn big that everyone wants to Talk about him, and a lot of journalists are just trying to provoke a reaction by asking stupid questions. Bond related articles generate way more clicks than any other topic.

    If you suggest Gillian Anderson as the possible next Bond people get pissed. And pissed people do a lot of clicking and commenting online and thats all The Sun for example needs you to do to generate money off of you. It's really not rocket sience.

    We are all guilty of reading these pointless clickbait articles so they will keep coming.
    Every rumored casting is Headline worthy but suggesting female or non white Bonds get our blood boiling and generates probably even more clicks than the other stuff.

    Don't kid yourselves that the press is doing any actual journalism or report on actual events happening behind the scenes. They will file most of that stuff simply under 'Entertainment' and making a quick Buck.
  • JamesBondKenyaJamesBondKenya Danny Boyle laughs to himself
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    Dev Patel as James Bond is confirmed ;)
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    JWESTBROOK wrote: »
    That isn't Kanye, somehow possibly proving a point.
    Well, that's kind of not fair, @JWESTBROOK. 'Cause I'm not gonna defend Kanye.

    But I agree on some level.
  • edited December 2017 Posts: 3,130
    sorry but do we really want to watch a woman spy shag a bunch of random guys? Wouldn’t work.

    you might want to check out Red Sparrow when that comes out in March.

    Between that (which I hope will turn into a franchise as the 2nd book is fantastic), Rhythm Section (as we all know also an EON production) and Atomic Blonde, yes the industry is putting original (be it truly original or ones originally women in their respective mediums - in this case novels/comics) female spy characters on screen.

    But the reason why the call for a female Bond is still there is the same for female versions of Ghostbusters, Ocean's Trilogy and others - they're all huge global brands.

    And saying 'oh but why don't you make a male Wonder Woman then' also doesn't work because it's a false equivalency, that's completely forgetting the power balance between genders...
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited December 2017 Posts: 23,883
    sorry but do we really want to watch a woman spy shag a bunch of random guys? Wouldn’t work.
    From my perspective at least, I suppose it would depend on the woman. If it's JLaw (Red Sparrow), Theron (Atomic Blonde) or Lively (Rhythm Section) I won't complain.

    At the end of the day however these female driven spy flicks will have to appeal to men too in order to resonate. So somewhat ironically I believe that the films will have to abide to some extent by the same rules and genre stereotypes which drive Bond. The very rules which upset some people.

    Bond (as opposed to Batman and other characters) is usually a target of this PC brigade because the 'film' character has for 40 odd years embodied the manifestation of the colonial white male ego and male power over women. These are elements which aren't too fashionable at present. I said 40 years deliberately, because primarily during the Dalton and now Craig eras there has been a concerted attempt to dial it back, emphasizing character peelback and more recently cars, locations and jumping on the 'superhero' bandwagon. Despite such attempts to move the film character with the times, the 'legend' of the character is still most associated with his storied 'bad boy' filmic past (and the classic characterizations by the unforgettable actors who portrayed him so well) imho, and so he will continue to be a target.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited December 2017 Posts: 3,764
    bondjames wrote: »
    Hopefully we get some surprises next year. The predictability of this has me bored at present. Same names recycled over and over. Perhaps there's one we haven't considered and whose name hasn't leaked in the wings.

    I see Eon wil possible go for somebody like Daniel Espinosa (Child 44, Safe House), Brian Percivalor, Vicente Amorim too. Steven Knight as possible 3th writer or mabey even i see happend there hire Steven Knight as directer.








    I think it is possible to make another Goldeneye with Daniel Espinosa. Safe House is also closer to CR and QOS. I think that both CR and Spectre already should have got R - rated (16+). There should find a balance for Skyfall and TDK haters and doubt about violence of CR like my self and the lovers.
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