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If I had to do it and just going by strategical issues and logic (which seems to be a bit of a problem these days), WHY waste my gems on a time, where everybody and his dog is releasing trailers and whistle their pipes? Why not WAIT until it gets quieter and THEN release what I have to the FULL attention of the audiences, because there is nothing else significantly around. Its not, that the film is around the corner. Its still 4 months and starting 2 months before that with a full PR machinery seems to make more sense.
They have something to hide?
Ridiculous. I was discussing this with a friend BEFORE those issues reappeared and we mentioned how positive and happy everybody looked right down to the crew people, you can see being around in the on set pics. There was nothing but positive vibes to get out of those pics. Everybody seemed to enjoy the ride.
So, this wouldn't be the case, if there was this BIG TURMOIL some people are talking about.
DC writing on the script. BS again. Sure he did his best during QOS, but yeah, writer he ain't.
There are better people around to do that, IF and noting suggests that, the hired writers cannot do the job.
Of course, with his input, he might suggest things, but that is not rewriting the script.
Lets not forget, we have the summer hole and the papers have to make up more then usual to fill their crappy pages.Logic...
Plus, this Walker guy never returned, I assume. He dropped his little bomb and left and got, what he wanted, attention for his illogical post. I already gave my little resumée on why it was crap.
like i said before.. the sensible thinkers on this board have given way to a mass of chicken littles and boys who cry wolf.
The most we're going to get out of him is B25 (if at all). I don't see him doing B26.
For him, this is just a job. For us, it's an obsession.
He has other things he can do with his career (before he gets too old) and I'm sure he'll want to consider it. The fact that he took that long break after SF shows he is not a conventional actor who is milking the cow while it's fertile.
Recent rumours aside, it would be prudent to seriously start considering who his replacement could be now, because that fella will be with us sooner than we think, likely by 2020 if not sooner.
Bond for Craig is more than just a job because as has already been highlighted numerous times, he doesn't just get summoned to the set, shoot his scenes and retires to his trailer; he is fully committed in almost every aspect of the creative process that no other Bond actor has come close to being involved in. In fact, Craig has an almost mission impossible-Tom Cruise like influence with these Bond movies and it's his casting that has helped attract some of the best talent in front and behind the camera. SP will be huge and Craig will be back for Bond 25. He's just too valuable to the series right now.
He has been very influential with Bond because he is a consummate professional and very good at his job. However, it is still just a job to him. I don't think this is his life. When he did that run on Broadway, I realized that. Which other actor has done that while being Bond? None to my knowledge. Broadway is tough work too. Very challenging from an acting point of view.
Cruise is different in that respect. He lives for his film work. Just my opinion of course.
I'm not saying this production is a fiasco (but the leaks tell us many things about the pre-production, when the movie is released, be prepared for some surprises). But looking at everything with pink glasses is not the solution either IMO. We may have far more CG than expected to solve the production's too tight schedule, for instance. And well, CG cars are not that great...
Yes, the source for this hypothesis is mostly hearsay (Corbould telling someone's friend here that there will be a lot of CG in SPECTRE) + some photos of some camera setups. But note that no one came and claimed that the Corbould words were invented !
I don't think, my posts are through pink glasses, as they are rather based on logic.
And what is new in a huge production having schedule changes? Please...you always play it as a "being in the know" but this is ***. I am following this process long enough to know a bit here and there myself.
The CGI thing, I don't know about, but from what we saw, A LOT of cars were driven around day and night in real life time. But, of course, CGI is involved. Heavily? I don't know, but don't think so.
For the moment, believe it or not, but the "let's SPECTRE be the last of Craig, er.. no, er.. yes" story is not as incoherent as you find it is. It even makes it more believable ! And in a few months, you'll be able to judge by yourself (unless the Wikileaks site is down). The biggest info on that topic is in the leaks, but has not yet been made public by the media for some reason we canno discuss outside the leaks.
And I really don't understand why this thread is outside the LEAKs thread. This is an error IMO. At one point, some people being told to "shut up with the nonsense" may be tempted to post the leaked info to make their point against the "experts"...
Slated = planned, does not mean contracted. DC can tell EON he's done after SP if he wants.
Read the final question in this interview:
But let me clarify: I am not arguing the contract status to suggest that DC is walking away. Please do not misunderstand me. I think DC is back for Bond 25 (and maybe 26), but being "under contract" is not the reason. DC will play Bond as long as he wants to, and that will depend on his physical shape and the $$$ EON offers him.
That's nonsense. This film has a less tight production schedule than CR and QOS had. Sure, the post-production itself is really tight, but that should mean less CGI.
he is indeed contracted for Bond 25, thats the deal he signed after QOS - they renegotiated his contract and signed him to an extension which included the next 3 films..... i think we are on the same page, but we are just arguing over verbiage and semantics lol - because his current contract is over after Bond 25 - but, he could have an out clause which means he can walk away if he chooses to...
I honestly believe Dan loves screwing with the press because of stuff like this... because he'll give interviews saying how much he enjoys the role and wants to continue playing it for as long as he feels he can - then on the other hand he'll talk about wanting out of the role and that he can't take it anymore.... i personally think it's all just to jerk everyone around..... i think he likes the money and security the role brings, and i believe he has a blast jetting around promoting it and literally being James Bond - but actually doing the work of running around and filming burns him out, because it's such a physically demanding role (which is probably one of the reasons why we have 2 year gaps in between films instead of 1)... but if he didn't enjoy it, he wouldn't have signed on to keep doing them...
at the end of the day, i believe Dan is a man of his word and he'll honor the contract he signed through Bond 25.... beyond that it's anyone's guess - if he were to come back for a 6th, my bet would be it probably be EON wanting him back more than him wanting to come back (sort of like Connery with DAF)
but, 53 is nothing anymore... christ, Harrison Ford was still able to pull off a 65 year old Indiana Jones, and Bruce Willis was still kicking ass as John McClane into his 50s - and Daniel Craig keeps himself in far better shape physically than either of those two men.... 50 years old is pushing it for a Bond actor - but look at Broz after DAD, he believably could've gone another film had they chosen to do so, which would've made him what by that time, 52? and again, Craig is much better physical condition.. age is just an age, it's all depends on the person's body and health....... but, being realistic, i expect Bond 25 will be Craig's last, because based off the script, there is a sense of unfinished business that will need to be taken care of in the following film......... the only possible way he would even dream of coming back for a 6th, is if EON threw a bunch of money at him - meaning, he would have to be dragged back for 1 last film, rather than willingly wanting to come back..
is this in regards to Amy Pascal drooling over Idris Elba?.... i don't put any stock into any of that, because Sony has zero say so in who ends up as James Bond - thats 100% Eon's decision.. Sony's only responsibility is to pony up cash for the distribution and 50% of production - they have/had no say in casting matters beyond offering suggestions... besides, Pascal is out of the picture and Sony may be as well after Spectre - so all this probably wont matter and will become just another interesting footnote in the Bond legacy.
lol... i don't want to see a 60 year old Bond creeping on girls half his age lol... it was unsettling enough with Moore at 58 years old, i don't want to see that again lol (although he aged horribly, and that face lift between OP and AVTAK didn't do him any favors).. i do believe 50 years old, give or take a year or two is the right time for a Bond actor to bow out.
But one cannot question the bad assery of Mr Charles Bronson - even though he is dead, he still is more of a BA than most men will aspire to be.
But Bronson was a no nonsense bad ass, and could get away with it (up to, and including, Death Wish 4).
Oh crap, don't even joke about that.
you might be right about Mendes wanting to wash his hands of Bond after this - though it'll be interesting to see what happens with Sony's contract expiring... EON/Mendes/Craig all seem to be on great terms - so if the bane of Mendes' being is Sony, then it's possible that a partnership with a new company (ie: Warner Bros, as was rumored) or MGM possibly financially being able to go it alone for a film could be enough to sway Mendes back.... artistic folk are tricky people to figure out (i should know lol.) and, to borrow a term from the Godfather, just when you think they are out, they get pulled back in.. i thought Mendes for all intents and purposes was done after Skyfall - he himself said he was done, saying "i told my story, there is nothing more to tell.".. but here he is..
i wont hedge any bets one way or the other.. but stranger things have happened, and if Sony is out of the way for Bond 25, that could work in EON's favor if they really want Mendes back.
The Sony issue over distribution rights - probably going to Warners - might give Mendes the opportunity to hem a 3rd but I'm doubtful. He's a very in demand director. Also, if Warners get involved they would prefer a director with whom they have has huge success...that person being Bond fan Christopher Nolan!!! And I'd imagine Nolan would write the film and probably cast his own Bond...how about Bond in waiting 'Christian Bale"!!! Now that would be the dream ticket!