Characters who need more screen time

MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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Bill Tanner and Felix Leiter share a curse: there’s not much you can do with them. Or at least the way the writers who write the stories haven’t which is a shame. They always feel like a waste of great cinematic characters. It’s always focused on 007, M, Q and Moneypenny. We talk about how MI6 has helped 007 too much. I feel that it’s time for Felix and Tanner to get more in the field. If M could pull off her own movie (Skyfall) and his comic book story and Leiter can handle his own comic book series, why give both characters screen time in the action with 007?
P.S I’m still waiting for May the housekeeper to make a cinematic appearance. I say wait until DC is done though. It can be a nice recurring character for the next 007 (with a more humorous portrayal in mind) to bounce off of. Like Q, Felix and Moneypenny.

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  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger San Demonique
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    Tanner and Leiter have always felt superfluous in the films, except in FYEO, LTK and CR.

    I want to see Mary Goodnight return.
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  • thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
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    I'm not sure I follow about more screen time. I mean Felix has appeared in quite a few of the films. I don't think we need more of him on screen. I think what we might enjoy seeing is a social dinner between Bond and Leiter while on a mission. LALD teased this until Bond's table sunk to the floor. I like the continuity of the same actor playing the role but don't feel we need to see more of the character in the films.

    As for Tanner, not really sure what you could do with him. I don't believe in the books he appears out in the field with Bond. There are allusions to a friendship between the two men, but to have him out in the field I think would be a little jarring. You could use him as a buffer between Bond and M. Help 007 stay on the right path and maybe cover for Bond during a mission. That might be nice to see.

    Other characters from the books, I enjoy the idea of Bond having a maid. But since Craig's Bond has a flat that looks like he's living out of boxes and doesn't seem to care about the state of his living space I don't think a maid would work. If the next Bond returns to a more glamorous life style then a maid would be a cute idea. May is a great character in the books. I could see a scene or two with her. Not sure if I would have her with the heavy Scottish accent. There is humour to be played with here.

    I can't see the double-o's having secretary's in this day and age. Plus with what they have already done with Moneypenny I don't think having his secretary coming out to the field would work well. Might look like a note that has already been played.
  • w2bondw2bond is indeed a very rare breed
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    thedove wrote: »
    I can't see the double-o's having secretary's in this day and age.

    On the same note, having a female maid would not sit well either, since they're doing everything they can to not give women subservient roles these days

  • St_GeorgeSt_George Shuttling Drax's lovelies to the space doughnut - happy 40th, MR!Moderator
    edited June 2019 Posts: 1,699
    I want to see Mary Goodnight return.
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    She's certainly been undercover a hell of a long time.

    Ba-dum-ch.

  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger San Demonique
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    I don t know how much screen time Paloma will have, but it is far too little.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
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    I don t know how much screen time Paloma will have, but it is far too little.

    Yeah, the movie should be just 2 hours of Paloma.... under the shower. Or killing Bad guys in high heels. And then taking a shower.
    Bond can sit at the bar and watch.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger San Demonique
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    00Agent wrote: »
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    I don t know how much screen time Paloma will have, but it is far too little.

    Yeah, the movie should be just 2 hours of Paloma.... under the shower. Or killing Bad guys in high heels. And then taking a shower.
    Bond can sit at the bar and watch.

    That should be the spin-off instead of Nomi.
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Almost all characters in QoS, especially Fields and Mathis. Even Elvis. And maybe Mr. White.
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    edited November 2019 Posts: 5,120
    00Agent wrote: »
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    I don t know how much screen time Paloma will have, but it is far too little.

    Yeah, the movie should be just 2 hours of Paloma.... under the shower. Or killing Bad guys in high heels. And then taking a shower.
    Bond can sit at the bar and watch.

    That should be the spin-off instead of Nomi.

    Agreed. The reviews would be horrible but i think it would blow up the box office.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    The receptionist at The Ocean Club. 😏
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    talos7 wrote: »
    The receptionist at The Ocean Club. 😏

    Absolutely! She was delicious!!!!
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    Bond.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited November 2019 Posts: 3,334
    Lucia (Monica Bullici)

    I stil hope there asking Anna for making set tour features.

    Christina Cole should have been (Her scene in CR first preview of the new) Moneypenny.

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    More out of the box she can have played Madeline mom (if not Madeline her self) and Michael Fassbrnder younger version of Mr White.

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  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I want more screen time for the man with the bottle. Either they recast the part or CGI-insert Victor into the next film but I demand more of this splendor.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    I vote for the Fiat Driver (and opera lover) from Spectre. His wine-imbibing recovery harassed by Bond around the world.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    I vote for the Fiat Driver (and opera lover) from Spectre. His wine-imbibing recovery harassed by Bond around the world.

    Good idea. How about we make him the next villain? "Dr Airbag."

    Bond: "Quantum met at a Tosca performance. I should have known opera was the key."
    Fiat Driver: "I was right under your nose, Mr Bond, and you still didn't know. I am Blofeld's father!"

    * dramatic soap opera music starts playing *

    Bond: "But... you died."
    Fiat Driver: "You only live twice, Mr Bond."

    * Purvis and Wade high-five to a job well-done."
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    If they work in the product placement. Yeah, that could work. I see the resemblance, too.
  • thedovethedove hiding in the Greek underworld
    edited November 2019 Posts: 3,022
    I'd love to see the Doctor who did the word association with Bond in SF. I thought they had an interesting dynamic.

    Have we ever had a screen version of Sir James Moloney? I would love to see this character brought to the screen. Will we ever see the screen Bond attempt to assassinate M? Like in the TMWTGG novel? I would love to see that take place. Might be an interesting layer to the character we haven't seen.
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