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Now I'm not attatched to Fiennes and Harris at all. Fiennes is good, better than Brown but isn't a patch on Dench or Lee. Naomi Harris is a really good actress but I think just seems awkward as Moneypenny. Really can't figure out what it is, if it's her or the script or the direction or her not having chemistry with Craig or what. I'm interested to see how both of them are with a different director, but right now my feeling is that if they get recast when Craig leaves I won't lose any sleep. Might even be a good move if they're sticking with the idea of the Craig movies as their own seperate, closed off Nolan Batman sort of deal.
But Wishaw? I didn't like the look of him when he was cast. Hated the concept of a geeky young hacker Q. But he's brilliant. Manages to be both a completely fresh take on the character while still also feeling like it's still that character. I liked Cleese as well, but Wishaw is in my opinion on another level. The perfect successor to Desmond and by far the best of the Craig regulars (Dench included, always preferred her with Brosnan, wasn't as keen on the Craig version). I think since Dench got to stay on across the reboot then he should too if there is one. He's great.
We don't need a new Q and won't do for a very, very long time imo. This take is great, and he's such a good actor that he could easily keep at it as he gets older, maybe slowly becoming a more traditional version once we're at a point where he's older than the actor playing Bond. He could play Q for even longer than Desmond did, if not longer.
I'll be gutted if he goes when Craig does. I know he's a busy actor, but I really hope that he wants to stay and find the time for these films even if it becomes a smaller part, and I hope that EON have the sense to let him.
I also think that fans are not going to get their ideal wet dream the next time round, be it that plank of wood gets the job or that Poldark fella.
A number of the collective are setting themselves for a huge disappointment. I know some think we are going to reset back to the Roger/Pierce era because supposedly things need to lighten up.
I do feel though although someone might turn the dimmer switch a few notches, a good bit of what was established in the DC era will be here to stay, especially with Barbara at the controls.
We need some consistency.
That said there's really no reason Ben's Q could n't' be referred to as Boothroyd at some point.
The chemistry between Ben Wishaw and Daniel is superb. It works so well adding some humour to the role and making it fresh at the same time. I also find the new M a great choice. I think he's perfectly cast for the role, but you can never beat Judy Dench.
You can,his name is Bernard Lee ;)
Yes, I hope he stays on. I think the role of M suits him well. The only risk is possibly Q, as I feel the chemistry might not work with the next actor, but hopefully it will. :)
The next actor will begin a new era; bring on a whole new cast.
And I don't want Nolan either. The most overrated director since James Cameron.
As for Q it depends on many factors surround the next film. If Bond 25 is DC's last film, how long before they make Bond 26 (seems weird writing that when we don't even know Bond 25's title yet haha) and most importantly how much a reboot they do.
I personally hope so, I think Ben Wishaw has been one of the best things in the last 2 movies. His chemistry with Daniel is great, it gives me Sean and Desmond vibes
But aren't we a bit early to make conclusions this way? To say Fiennes should get out after B25 because his character wasn't written well in SP?
Shouldn't we at least wait until after B25 to pass judgement on that? Same goes for Q and Moneypenny, imo.
Sure, if Fiennes, Wishaw and Harris still get meaty roles when there's not much use for them, I'd suggest changing them out. Especially Fiennes, his pay check will not be cheap.
But if they are used sparingly and more in line with other iterations in B25 (new director, new rules), shouldn't we reconsider?