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The time-elapse makes sense in the PTS. They could even go so far as to digitally de-age Craig a little bit to show the difference with the passage of time.
Can't help but thinking about this guy! :-D
The press release says "The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology." Maybe that "mysterious villain" is Malek, and maybe it isn't--maybe it would be Blofeld or someone else.
During today's reveal video, Craig was wearing running shoes--c'mon man, have some class! Connery wouldn't have shown up like that. (Don't get me wrong; I've liked Craig as Bond.) I guess he likes to play the rebel. Everyone else there suited up.
It’s the writing equivalent of “yada yada yada”.
I feel like Malek saying he planned to give Mr. Bond a hard time was him confirming he’s the lead villain.
My money is they will want Bond in action in the pre-title sequence before we see him retired. I'm betting on what I've suggested. BB may say, "first time we see Bond he's not active and living in Jamaica," but that's just broad speak and she's not going to give away the pre-title sequence. I also think they will want to remind the audience of Maddy and Bond being together and Bond leaving Mi6 (from end of SP) so a pre-title sequence, in which this can be re-established within the drama and action, can help do this too. And then a 4 year jump in time, from 2015 pre-titles to 2019 present, also tells us Bond is quite past his 007 days - which means he has more at stake to give up when Felix arrives asking for his help.
Now if only Bond could be playing some baccarat on the island ;)
But why no title reveal? Have they simply not decided yet? Does it depend on the final draft of the script (which is still being worked on!). Hmmm. Very odd.
And Daniel Craig looked thoroughly bored by the whole thing. He really has zero charisma off screen. In fact, I'm sure I saw him looking at his wrists a couple of times!
Despite the fact that having Vesper's grave in Matera doesn't make a lot of sense. To me Vesper felt like a done deal (from 007 perspective) when he threw away Vesper's videotape in SP... Plus, I don't see Bond hiding happily in Jamaica right after being chased in the PTS, even if that particular scene took place right after SP events. He's relaxing in Jamaica because he quitted when the job was done. But in the end it all depends how they would handle such situations...
I'm getting the same feeling, that Blofeld might be behind Malek's character. Although not sure how that could happen with Blofeld behind bars...
However, it was all very limp, badly put together, and a rather pitiful use of an iconic location which could have been a very special reveal. I'd rather they had waited another little while and been able to give us something a bit more substantial.
Though, not going to complain too much - as I said, the cast and synopsis seem strong and that's what counts.
But we know that the Norway scene is in the PTS, So Norway, Italy and Jamaica (PTS or right after the main titles) in the first 20 minutes of the movie? Not likely.
The PTS will have the Norways scenes and show the reason why Leiter turns up in Jamaica looking for Bond's help. When the clapperboards keep coming in we will connect the dots for sure.
Thinking of slashing them.
Indeed, it is very possible that the PTS does not take place in Jamaica and does not include Bond at all.
I was thinking the same.
Maybe this particular weapon/technology is called Eclipse...
Sure the event was a little off, but then it wasn't advertised as a press conference. So it can't particularly be compared to one.
As for the quotes about Daniel Craig's "lack of enthusiasm ... Perhaps he just doesn't feel comfortable with live interviews. With his history of the press there's a perfect understanding why-think back to the casino royale announcement, he was hardly overly enthused then. Acting, rather that promoting is his and all the other cast members jobs, obviously there is an element of overlap, but You can still be an actor and not a confident public speaker. And besides that live "audience" questions are always an awkward affair. Credit to Naomie Harris though who seems a pro at handling such events.
Lack of title? Meh. All the franchises seem to like saving titles now to later revelations to generate further interest.
Overall, just very glad it's now all in motion
This seems like that something that could be likely.
That's like calling Die another day Icarus
Or like calling GoldenEye, uhm, GoldenEye.
We don't know the Norway scenes are for the pre-titles, that's just speculation (Has anyone seen the scene numbers on the clapperboards?). Equally there is speculation/rumour about the Italy scenes being pre-titles, but I am betting the Norway scenes are a Maddy flashback (for whatever dramatic reason later in the film, perhaps in Jamaica where she might still fear of enemies catching up with her and Bond) and the Italy car chase is the pre-title action sequence - Bond having to fight one last time (he hopes) to survive, and protect Maddy, before he can finally be free of Mi6 and the job -- until Felix turns up a few years later. That's my guess. But it is a guess.