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I agree. It has to be done. Whishaw would be my preferred choice.
It'll probably Rory as Tanner then. :))
Though I actually like all the MI6 regulars. Even Tanner doesn't irk me as he does some fans.
I do like Ben Whishaw as Q though, I think he brings a new take on a beloved character. And he does it well.
They got away with it with once and possibly could again, but I'd rather see a clean slate, with a new Bond, new timeline and new supporting cast.
So would Bond be "Craig's Bond" just portrayed by another actor? If they want to go with a younger actor, this creates a big problem.
What will likely happen (and what should) is that they will continue for as long as it makes sense for the individual actor as well as the series (like not having MP significantly older than Bond). I dont see the need for actors to have a life sentence with the role, but I dont see why any of them shouldn't carry on with the next Bond. Honestly, I hope they do.
Having the supporting cast change slowly over time adds consistency and prevents a major flop from happening. Change is good, but too much can be a problem too.
I don't want to ignore it; In the past I would say that was true and more possible. The Craig era has created a new dynamic of continuity, one that was more fluid with prior actors. Within this new model, having Bond go from his mid 50s to an actor in his late 30s or early 40s, while everyone around him remains the same, would be as jarring as a slide whistle sound effect or a pigeon doing a doubletake.
To me, wanting a full-blown recast is a kind of OCD false pretense, like the need to try to solve the timeline issues between Craig Bond and the others. There's simply no need.
Don't fix what ain't broke!
Never did any of them seem out of place.
Dear old Desmond Llewelyn of course went on to work with Dalton and Brosnan, and even though he was in his 80's, he was, nay is such a beloved character it worked just fine.
Keeping some things regular and familiar to audiences helps I think when a new actor assumes the role of James Bond. To much change can be off putting.
It would be nice if there was at least one bit of casting continuity into B26, maintaining that unbroken link back to 1962.
Riz is great. Not sure he’d settle for Q, though, to be honest.
Yes Riz Ahmed is very good. I really recommend The Night Of. Excellent.
Daisy Ridley and Felicity Jones, respectively. Not written by Purvis and Wade.
The only mainstay was Moneypenny, though we briefly had a different male secretary in CR that was too underwritten to make an impression.
I'd be fine with all three staying, to be honest.
Wishaw gave an interview that said he was done with Q. Shame. Really liked him. Same goes for Finnes as M, and I hope they keep him, at least. Harris I can take or leave.
Hopefully going forward EoN will just hire some jobbing actors, who'd be happy for 5 minutes of screen time.
Same for Harris as Moneypenny, not only is she beautiful but she is charming and a fantastic actress. Both are true ambassadors for the series and both have wonderful chemistry with Craig
With that being said if we have a reboot or soft (Goldeneye) style reboot, I believe they will probably recast the roles as it would confuse the general public. But I hope they stay on, so long as they don't go over the top like they did with Spectre.
Why so sure @RC7 ?
I hope you’re right. I like Whishaw as Q and Harris as MP.
Keep the three if possible, maybe keep them out of the action for a while.