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She could do both.
Ben Wishaw worked with DC first on Layer Cake where his character assassinated the latter.....he is a piece of the DC legacy. The only issue is that his character might come across more for comic relief if he continues to be relegated in a box of sort: in SF he was the social media founder-influenced type, in SP he was given a bigger role as part of the action but was relegated to building up the Aston Martin but why was his time being wasted on that car which his employer never even got to keep, then in NTTD.......he's family for Bond while joked with....I just don't want another Q like DL who was there only just because....DL was mostly wasted in the PB era. At least SC would do back-and-forth jabs with him and their chemistry worked.
With him in TND, Q was just a sentimental piece of history. It was great to have DL there with such enthusiasm and presence but the role really could have been more....then again PB's run was the last hurrah of an era where movies were churned to milk the cash cow.
If Bond's professional vs family relationship with Q can be tested, it's worth the shot....Q can't always have the answers or magic bullet for Bond every time.....his was touched upon at the end of NTTD when Q was mentioning there is no cure for the virus Bond acquires.....
I had this scene in my head where MI6 would come under attack and terrorists storm the building (much like in DAD's VR sequence). Bond would get to Q's lab and together they would gather all the gadgets, weapons and other equipment and take on the enemy as a team. I think I just want to see Q use some of his own inventions for self-defence - perhaps with Q even using a classic gadget from a previous era in a different way than intended. There would be opportunity for some humour here:
Bond and Q have taken cover behind an ordinary-looking sofa. Q pulls out a tube of lipstick or other womens accessory and unscrews the lid, to which Bond does a double take and blurts, "What are you- This is no time to look pretty, Q!" And then Q naturally tells 007 to shut up while he fires the lipstick bullet over the couch. The enemy coming towards them is hit, takes a dive into the couch, which proceeds to rotate, swallowing him up.
It was notable in NTTD that other than the DB5, Bond used only one gadget in the film proper, while nearly every other supporting character had their own gadget. This is a nice way of keeping the toys in the film without giving Bond a deus ex machina for every situation.
I’ll settle for one of them.
That’s awesome. Now I really want to see that.
Clean slate with a new Bond and carry on is the way to go.
Also, I've had a thought regarding Moneypenny. An actress that I think could be really good is Anya Chalotra. A really good actress most of us will know from The Witcher, and while obviously she'd be a great Bond girl, I can really imagine her sticking around and flirting with Bond in the classic office.
Yeah, she'd be good. She was the stand-out in s1 of The Witcher, I could easily see her in the role (though I guess if Cavill did get the 007 role it might be distracting).
Therefore Fiennes and / or Whishaw to return. I’m not a fan of field bound Moneypenny, so Harris can go. Though I like her as an actress.
Given that Bond 26 will be a new timeline like CR, there’s no reason the above mentioned cannot come back with a new Bond.
Similar to Dench with Brosnan then rookie Craig.
Really enjoyed Tobias Menzies in that role.
Bond has a friend in M.'s secretary, Villiers, which secretly annoys M., and a woman Q. In the vein of Lois Maxwell's characterization of MP, loving and shapes him up before he heads out.
And played Fleming too of course.
I'd keep expecting her to look into the camera, though...
Bill Tanner? Do we keep him or cut him to give Q and Moneypenny more time to shine.
If they can only use him in that way, it's better to get rid of him (like previous tenures did for the most part) and give those scenes to Moneypenny. It's more fun to watch scenes between her and Bond anyway with the undercurrent of sexual chemistry that they have.
And it also doesn't mean you wont get a more substantial role later down the line (looking at you Judi).
Ana De Armas was a rising star when she chose to do 10 minutes.