Sory if there's a thread already. I couldn't find one apart from the old Bond 24/Spectre one. Anyway I've seen lots of cool ideas and thoughtful comments about where people think the series should go over in the production timeline thread, so I thought it'd be fun to have a thread devoted to that and list some of the stuff we all want in the next one. I'll start
If Craig returns, have him in the DB5 but don't make a massive deal out of it. If it's a new Bond then no Aston Martin at all please. I wouldn't want a spy car in general actually since we only just had the DB10. Instead I'd like to see him drive a vintage Bentley or Jag.
Also, I've been saying this for years but I'd love a Bond bike instead of a Bond car. A Bonneville (decked out by Q) would be perfect for Bond.
Better world building is a must imo. The Craig era is simultaneously the most continuity heavy and has the biggest disconnect between films (with the exception of SF and SP). The MI6 office is changing all the time. Supporting characters disappear or are replaced (Villiers to Tanner). Plot threads are dropped. MI6 seem to be constantly changing their mind about whether they do gadgets or not. I don't want a big story arc or a bunch of films pre planned in advance but just more continuity with the little details (Bond's car, set design, etc) and a general idea of where to go in tone would be nice.
As well as not having an Aston if Craig is gone, I'd ditch Tom Ford and Omega too. I want the next Bond to feel different, like they did to with Moore to differentiate him from Connery.
Stop messing with the gunbarrel. Please. It can't possibly be that hard to get it right.
If Craig returns bring back Blofeld acting solo. If it's a new era then give him and SPECTRE a rest for a while.
A new composer.
Fresh locations we haven't seen in a Bond film before. Lets stay away from the likes of France and Italy.
More diversity. Bond goes all over the world and yet seems to interact almost entirely with white europeans and americans. The Craig era seems to think the answer to this is to just make a couple of the recurring characters black when that's actually entirely unnecessary. Just show us the different cultures of these places, have villains and Bond girls of different ethnicities, etc.
No hacking. And I don't buy the argument that it's unavoidable in a modern context either. Goldeneye showed that you can have technology play a major role in the plot while still keeping it exciting. Loved Spectre and appreciate that they sidelined the Nine Eyes plot in favour of the more personal Bond/Blofeld conflict but Q thwarting the villains plan by hammering away at a laptop is just lazy and unexcusable.
An action scene involving a wingsuit. I want to see great record breaking ariel stuntwork that surprasses what we saw in MR. In fact just pushing the boat out in terms of stunts in general would be cool. The last really good one was the crane jump over a decade ago.
A cast of villains on par with LALD.
A plot as original and inventive as OP and TWINE.