Who should/could be a Bond actor?

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  • BennyBenny ...OctobennyAdministrator, Moderator
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    https://www.oddschecker.com/novelty/specials/james-bond/next-bond-after-daniel-craig

    Not that it's accurate in any way, but it's fun to see what some of the bookies are predicting for who will replace Daniel Craig.

    Hiddleston, Norton, Hardy, Elba (honestly) and Aidan Turner at 20-1

    https://sports-stg.ladbrokes.be/en/t/32459/James-Bond-Specials

    https://www.sportsbet.com.au/betting/novelty-bets/james-bond/next-james-bond-after-daniel-craig-3845733

    Aidan Turner is certainly slipping down the odds. His profile maybe dwindling since the end of Poldark. With no film roles on the horizon it's possible he'll slip further down the bookies odds. He's worthy of a screentest for sure. But would EON and MGM be willing to risk it for a TV star?

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    Benny wrote: »
    https://www.oddschecker.com/novelty/specials/james-bond/next-bond-after-daniel-craig

    Not that it's accurate in any way, but it's fun to see what some of the bookies are predicting for who will replace Daniel Craig.

    Hiddleston, Norton, Hardy, Elba (honestly) and Aidan Turner at 20-1

    https://sports-stg.ladbrokes.be/en/t/32459/James-Bond-Specials

    https://www.sportsbet.com.au/betting/novelty-bets/james-bond/next-james-bond-after-daniel-craig-3845733

    Aidan Turner is certainly slipping down the odds. His profile maybe dwindling since the end of Poldark. With no film roles on the horizon it's possible he'll slip further down the bookies odds. He's worthy of a screentest for sure. But would EON and MGM be willing to risk it for a TV star?

    I think bookie odds are fairly irrelevant at this point, but Turner’s fifteen minutes do seem to be winding down a bit, and he just doesn’t seem Barbara’s type at all to me. He’s got more chance than Elba, Cavill, and the other famous choices, but a TV star who’s got famous off the Bond association sounds a bit too Brosnan to me. I think she’ll want someone who’s got a different, edgy body of work, like Craig had. There’s still time for him to turn it around mind, and he’s not too famous. But if I were him I’d try to do some “cooler” stuff now, rather than just being the tall dark handsome lead in other TV dramas. Do some ballsy indie films. Or he could go the other way and just try to profit from the Bond association entirely, but that’d torpedo his chances imo.

    Say what you will about O’Connell but I do think he’s much more likely than the often touted names. Plus this place would be brilliant if that happened. Turner fanboys on suicide watch ;)

    I think Norton’s more likely than Turner too. Not sold on him at all personally, but he’s got a different sort of look, a BAFTA nomination, and a more versatile looking career. Again, more BB’s type I reckon. But I agree it’s difficult to tell without these actors leading films. Brosnan wasn’t the best actor, but he was a real movie star. Is that true of Turner or Norton? O’Connell on the other hand can lead a film.

    Turner’s best shot is honestly the selling up rumours being true imo. I think BB will want another Craig, someone who can continue to take the franchise in the arty direction it’s been going in. But if they do sell to (god forbid) Disney or some other big studio then I can imagine names like Turner and even Cavill being on the list.
  • What's all this "edgy" crap anyway? Bond is cool, calm, confident. Is he a rebel or just a man on a mission. Maybe Craig's Bond has emotional edgy episodes but is otherwise focused and without fear. They need someone of super-star quality.
  • Denbigh wrote: »
    Haha I am indeed @DewiWynBond haha :) You should check him out in The Capture if you can.

    Thanks mate, I watched the whole series a few days ago. Bloody brilliant! It had like a Bond vibe throughout with all the police cars, operations and fight scenes. I'm not too sold on Callum's voice, though.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Benny wrote: »
    https://www.oddschecker.com/novelty/specials/james-bond/next-bond-after-daniel-craig

    Not that it's accurate in any way, but it's fun to see what some of the bookies are predicting for who will replace Daniel Craig.

    Hiddleston, Norton, Hardy, Elba (honestly) and Aidan Turner at 20-1

    https://sports-stg.ladbrokes.be/en/t/32459/James-Bond-Specials

    https://www.sportsbet.com.au/betting/novelty-bets/james-bond/next-james-bond-after-daniel-craig-3845733

    Aidan Turner is certainly slipping down the odds. His profile maybe dwindling since the end of Poldark. With no film roles on the horizon it's possible he'll slip further down the bookies odds. He's worthy of a screentest for sure. But would EON and MGM be willing to risk it for a TV star?

    I think bookie odds are fairly irrelevant at this point, but Turner’s fifteen minutes do seem to be winding down a bit, and he just doesn’t seem Barbara’s type at all to me. He’s got more chance than Elba, Cavill, and the other famous choices, but a TV star who’s got famous off the Bond association sounds a bit too Brosnan to me. I think she’ll want someone who’s got a different, edgy body of work, like Craig had. There’s still time for him to turn it around mind, and he’s not too famous. But if I were him I’d try to do some “cooler” stuff now, rather than just being the tall dark handsome lead in other TV dramas. Do some ballsy indie films. Or he could go the other way and just try to profit from the Bond association entirely, but that’d torpedo his chances imo.

    Say what you will about O’Connell but I do think he’s much more likely than the often touted names. Plus this place would be brilliant if that happened. Turner fanboys on suicide watch ;)

    I think Norton’s more likely than Turner too. Not sold on him at all personally, but he’s got a different sort of look, a BAFTA nomination, and a more versatile looking career. Again, more BB’s type I reckon. But I agree it’s difficult to tell without these actors leading films. Brosnan wasn’t the best actor, but he was a real movie star. Is that true of Turner or Norton? O’Connell on the other hand can lead a film.

    Turner’s best shot is honestly the selling up rumours being true imo. I think BB will want another Craig, someone who can continue to take the franchise in the arty direction it’s been going in. But if they do sell to (god forbid) Disney or some other big studio then I can imagine names like Turner and even Cavill being on the list.

    Very good post, I think you’re spot on.
    Agreed on Norton being marginally more probable but still looking unlikely at the moment. He’s a bit flavourless. Hopefully they’ll be looking for someone with a bit more of an edge, yeah.
  • What's all this "edgy" crap anyway? Bond is cool, calm, confident. Is he a rebel or just a man on a mission. Maybe Craig's Bond has emotional edgy episodes but is otherwise focused and without fear. They need someone of super-star quality.

    Edgy as in dangerous and with a bit of cred as a “proper” actor. Barbara Broccoli didn’t seem too enamoured with Brosnan. He was Cubby’s final Bond really, and has said the producers never went to dinner with him or anything.

    Craig on the other hand, she adores him. He’s gotten more creative control and more money than any other actor. So, I think the next actor will be someone like Craig. Someone a bit rougher, not a posh male model type, and who has a bit of a rep as an actor. Someone who’s in it for the art, and who wouldn’t feel out of place in the classy, arthousey sort of Bond films they make now (I think that’s probably what BB has wanted to do from the start; you can see traces of it as far back as TWINE, so I doubt we’ll get a huge change in direction).

    One I’ve been thinking about is Joe Cole. Like O’Connell, I reckon he’s BB’s type. Great in Peaky Blinders and Gangs of London, bloody brilliant in A Prayer Before Dawn, and an interestingly varied career. But does he have the look?

    https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/resources/images/11272024?type=responsive-gallery-fullscreen

    I can kind of see it. He’s not as rugged as Craig or some of the other suggestions, but he’s got that steeley gaze going on.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    Haha I am indeed @DewiWynBond haha :) You should check him out in The Capture if you can.
    Thanks mate, I watched the whole series a few days ago. Bloody brilliant! It had like a Bond vibe throughout with all the police cars, operations and fight scenes. I'm not too sold on Callum's voice, though.
    I’d check him out in interviews @DewayneGXK. In The Capture, he kind of ups the rough London accent for the character.
  • Denbigh wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Haha I am indeed @DewiWynBond haha :) You should check him out in The Capture if you can.
    Thanks mate, I watched the whole series a few days ago. Bloody brilliant! It had like a Bond vibe throughout with all the police cars, operations and fight scenes. I'm not too sold on Callum's voice, though.
    I’d check him out in interviews @DewayneGXK. In The Capture, he kind of ups the rough London accent for the character.

    Bloody loved The Capture. Thought it was a shame that it didn’t get the same attention Bodyguard got the year before.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Haha I am indeed @DewiWynBond haha :) You should check him out in The Capture if you can.
    Thanks mate, I watched the whole series a few days ago. Bloody brilliant! It had like a Bond vibe throughout with all the police cars, operations and fight scenes. I'm not too sold on Callum's voice, though.
    I’d check him out in interviews @DewayneGXK. In The Capture, he kind of ups the rough London accent for the character.
    Bloody loved The Capture. Thought it was a shame that it didn’t get the same attention Bodyguard got the year before.
    Yeah it's a shame, and Callum was nominated for a leading actor BAFTA, but lost out to Jared Harris' performance in Chernobyl, which is understandable.
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Haha I am indeed @DewiWynBond haha :) You should check him out in The Capture if you can.
    Thanks mate, I watched the whole series a few days ago. Bloody brilliant! It had like a Bond vibe throughout with all the police cars, operations and fight scenes. I'm not too sold on Callum's voice, though.
    I’d check him out in interviews @DewayneGXK. In The Capture, he kind of ups the rough London accent for the character.
    Bloody loved The Capture. Thought it was a shame that it didn’t get the same attention Bodyguard got the year before.
    Yeah it's a shame, and Callum was nominated for a leading actor BAFTA, but lost out to Jared Harris' performance in Chernobyl, which is understandable.

    He was great, and I agree he could be worth an audition for Bond, but personally I would’ve given that BAFTA to Stephen Graham (nominated for the Virtues). Amazing performance.

    He’d be a good Bond villain actually. Mostly famous for British stuff but Scorcese likes him too, he’s dabbled in Hollywood. He was very good in the Irishman last year, I could see him as a charismatic gangster type villain.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Ooh yeah, I could see Graham working quite well in a Bond.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Haha I am indeed @DewiWynBond haha :) You should check him out in The Capture if you can.
    Thanks mate, I watched the whole series a few days ago. Bloody brilliant! It had like a Bond vibe throughout with all the police cars, operations and fight scenes. I'm not too sold on Callum's voice, though.
    I’d check him out in interviews @DewayneGXK. In The Capture, he kind of ups the rough London accent for the character.
    Bloody loved The Capture. Thought it was a shame that it didn’t get the same attention Bodyguard got the year before.
    Yeah it's a shame, and Callum was nominated for a leading actor BAFTA, but lost out to Jared Harris' performance in Chernobyl, which is understandable.

    He was great, and I agree he could be worth an audition for Bond, but personally I would’ve given that BAFTA to Stephen Graham (nominated for the Virtues). Amazing performance.

    He’d be a good Bond villain actually. Mostly famous for British stuff but Scorcese likes him too, he’s dabbled in Hollywood. He was very good in the Irishman last year, I could see him as a charismatic gangster type villain.
    Yeah, I personally think Callum would be a nice balance of that more classic Bond look mixed with Craig's more hardened and modern acting style. And yeah Graham would be great as a villain, or even a one-off ally the franchise used to include quite a bit. I'm yet to Virtues, I'll have to check it out.
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    I do think that Barbara Broccoli must have watched Tenet and absolutely kicked herself for not getting to Robert Pattinson first. He has easily demonstrated that he's one of the most versatile actors today. What with his terrific performances in Good Time, The Lighthouse and now Tenet.

    In fact, in the latter he shows a whole new side of himself playing an English dandy. I even saw a few shades of Roger Moore sneaking into his performance. Whilst John David Washington is playing a more Daniel Craig-esque version of Bond.

    In the third act of Tenet, Pattinson looks exactly like 007. I found the below image on Twitter. I put it in spoiler tags, but it's not really a spoiler for Tenet. But those weary of knowing anything about the film, click at your peril!

    But for those who have seen it, they can confirm he oozes Bond-like charisma.
    Univex wrote: »
    Timothée Chalamet is a skinny American actor. Frail and weird. Why on earth would he be apt as James Bond?

    Can you imagine him alongside the other 6 Bonds in a poster? I'd laugh my lungs out.

    I'll concede you one thing, @Pierce2Daniel, I'd rather have Dornan in the role.

    I can more than imagine him next to the others. In fact, he fits rather well.....

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    I actually think that if the reboot does come between 2022-24, then you're likely going to see a new type of Bond. Just in the same way that Craig changed the game. I think they're gonna go for a more edgy, younger actor. It's all about Instagram, and the Gen-Z crowd these days and the franchise needs a new generation of fans.

    The franchise does this every decade or so to refresh itself. The Craig era was a response to the Tobey Maguire/Spider-Man and Bourne films. I think Bond 26 will tap into the energy that is driving The Batman. That movie in particular seems to be drawing from an A24 vibe which is appealing to young people these days.

    In this respect, I don't think a trailer with Callum Turner or James Norton will set the internet aflame. Nor do I think a staid choice like Henry Cavill would have the desired effect. You need someone really really exciting.

    That choice would have been Pattinson. In lieu of him, the most interesting actor working today is Timothee Chalamet. He has a terrific body of work, he has a name and a fanbase. He's American, but like Fukunaga has a European flair. The more I think about him in the role, the more sense it makes....he would
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Again @Pierce2Daniel, I agree that Pattinson would have been a good grab, but as you've already mentioned, too little too late on that front.

    As for Chalamet, I don't think it's a wise choice. While it may set the "internet aflame", I don't think that's a solid reason to cast them. Even with his filmography, name and fanbase, he still doesn't represent give off who and what James Bond is, and I can't imagine him just suddenly becoming that in the next few years.

    I also think the whole Instagram and Gen-Z thing is a bit of a stretch. I mean Pattinson, for example, isn't someone who fits into that crowd. He may appeal to them, but him and Chalamet aren't one in the same in that regard. Also, Pattinson and other (more suitable actors) don't engage as much into that world as Chalamet does, and could still have the lasting effect needed to appeal to that crowd, if that's what EON want.

    As for your comment regarding Callum Turner and James Norton. I mean firstly, whose to say where there fanbase will be in a few years time, and I also think anyone who is chosen for the role of James Bond will have a big effect on the internet. I don't think you need to be particularly popular right now to have that effect, considering it's gonna be over a few years or more before any pot begins to stir. It's hard to say where anyone will be in their career.

    I also think even the people who aren't that bothered about James Bond, understand that whoever is cast still needs give off that more masculine and manly characterisation, and Chalamet's look and filmography proves that that is not his area and I don't think it ever will be. He suits leads who are meant to have more of that more boyish, leading man quality...

    Chalamet is a future villain in the making, not James Bond, and the only way I can see him getting near the role of 007 is when he's closer to his 40s. So maybe Bond 8 or 9, but even then I don't think it'll happen...

    I also can't see this being something Barbara would go for.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
    edited August 2020 Posts: 11,859
    Give Chalamet a few years to age, and he might make a half decent James Bond jr. ;)

    All jokes aside, he sticks out like a sore thumb in that image above.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    The problem with everything written above (beyond the obvious ill-fit of the suggestion, imo) is that it takes us down a road where the actor is bigger than the part. People don't need to be excited by a trailer for a Callum Turner Bond film, because they will already simply be excited at a trailer for a new JAMES BOND film. Casting someone based on their Instagram-ability rather than their suitability for a role is a bad, bad, bad approach.

    James Bond is bigger than any of the actors who have played him, and long may that continue.
  • Chalamet looks like he could be a future Batman. We're always picking Batmans lol
  • Agent_OneAgent_One Ireland
    edited August 2020 Posts: 280
    James Bond is absolutely not the kind of role you cast based on controversy points. You might get a short term boost, but long term it would hurt the franchise far more than it'd help it, and Bond is a long term role.

    And I agree with @MajorDSmythe, Chalamet doesn't fit with the other 6 at all.
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    The problem with everything written above (beyond the obvious ill-fit of the suggestion, imo) is that it takes us down a road where the actor is bigger than the part. People don't need to be excited by a trailer for a Callum Turner Bond film, because they will already simply be excited at a trailer for a new JAMES BOND film. James Bond is bigger than any of the actors who have played him, and long may that continue.

    +1. Lucidity

    It's a star maker, not a star chaser.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    Chalamet looks like he could be a future Batman. We're always picking Batmans lol

    He looks more Spider-Man-esque to me. He has that quirky, beanpole Peter Parker look. Good for many roles, but equally unsuitable for as many others.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited August 2020 Posts: 4,341
    The problem with everything written above (beyond the obvious ill-fit of the suggestion, imo) is that it takes us down a road where the actor is bigger than the part. People don't need to be excited by a trailer for a Callum Turner Bond film, because they will already simply be excited at a trailer for a new JAMES BOND film. James Bond is bigger than any of the actors who have played him, and long may that continue.
    Exactly @CraigMooreOHMSS

    It's certainly gonna be interesting to see where all our suggestions are in a few more years, seeing as we're still very far away from EON even properly beginning their search.
  • Agent_OneAgent_One Ireland
    edited August 2020 Posts: 280
    I maintain that Bond No. 7 is someone none of us have ever really considered. Most didn't have Craig down as a contender, after all.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    That's true @Agent_One, but I also think it's more difficult to do so; we have a wider net and better access to the various possibilities. I think if we had the kind of access we have now back 2004/2005, I imagine people would have probably pinpointed Craig as a suggestion. Even if people weren't certain.
  • edited August 2020 Posts: 12,317
    Agent_One wrote: »
    I maintain that Bond No. 7 is someone none of us have ever really considered. Most didn't have Craig down as a contender, after all.

    I used to think so, back when the suggestions were the likes of Elba, Fassbender, Hardy and Cavill. And there are still a couple of names who I just think are Clive Owen all over again (Aidan Turner). But recently there’s been a few names touted who I think might genuinely be in with a shot.

    Nobody expected Craig because he was the first major deviation from the traditional archetype, in terms of looks and the sort of actors they cast. Now that he’s broke the mould though, I think it’s a bit easier to pick out more realistic names. O’Connell, Norton, Callum Turner, Cole, and to a lesser extent Madden (might be too famous, I imagine he’ll be in more Hollywood stuff soon) all seem believeable to me.

    If anything, Craig’s casting should make it easier to predict the next Bond imo. We just need to be looking in the right places. Having said that though it’s difficult right now, because the next Bond is probably a long way away. Who knows which other actors will emerge as contenders before then.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    Again @Pierce2Daniel, I agree that Pattinson would have been a good grab, but as you've already mentioned, too little too late on that front.

    As for Chalamet, I don't think it's a wise choice. While it may set the "internet aflame", I don't think that's a solid reason to cast them. Even with his filmography, name and fanbase, he still doesn't represent give off who and what James Bond is, and I can't imagine him just suddenly becoming that in the next few years.

    I also think the whole Instagram and Gen-Z thing is a bit of a stretch. I mean Pattinson, for example, isn't someone who fits into that crowd. He may appeal to them, but him and Chalamet aren't one in the same in that regard. Also, Pattinson and other (more suitable actors) don't engage as much into that world as Chalamet does, and could still have the lasting effect needed to appeal to that crowd, if that's what EON want.

    As for your comment regarding Callum Turner and James Norton. I mean firstly, whose to say where there fanbase will be in a few years time, and I also think anyone who is chosen for the role of James Bond will have a big effect on the internet. I don't think you need to be particularly popular right now to have that effect, considering it's gonna be over a few years or more before any pot begins to stir. It's hard to say where anyone will be in their career.

    I also think even the people who aren't that bothered about James Bond, understand that whoever is cast still needs give off that more masculine and manly characterisation, and Chalamet's look and filmography proves that that is not his area and I don't think it ever will be. He suits leads who are meant to have more of that more boyish, leading man quality...

    Chalamet is a future villain in the making, not James Bond, and the only way I can see him getting near the role of 007 is when he's closer to his 40s. So maybe Bond 8 or 9, but even then I don't think it'll happen...

    I also can't see this being something Barbara would go for.

    I can certainly see P2D's point about someone like Cavill being unveiled as the next Bond and folks not being massively interested though. I don't think his (for example) being cast would create much of a stir because he just looks like a Bond type and he's already well-known, plus he's not all that fascinating an actor. I don't think you'd get folks hugely excited to see the new Bond in action because they already pretty much know what he'd be like. I'm not saying it would be a flop as a result, but there wouldn't be much intrigue there.
    Casting someone of slightly more interesting type (as Craig was) would spark interest, as would casting someone not as well-known. To say that folks will be interested in a new JAMES BOND film and not the new James Bond himself is kind of patently untrue: we're all so interested in the next Bond we're filling up a thread about it. There are newspaper articles and surveys galore on who the next Bond will be. Casino Royale made way more money than Die Another Day, GoldenEye did the same: there's always a stir about a new Bond, even more if it's someone making it a bit fresh. A new James Bond is a massive publicity angle.

    Plus you've got to follow up on Craig, which is a tough task. You need someone of equal skill or who brings something totally different to it, and Cavill is just never going to be that guy.
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    mtm wrote: »
    and Cavill is just never going to be that guy.

    That may well be true, but I can deny that I would be very happy if Cavill was cast.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    edited August 2020 Posts: 6,353
    mtm wrote: »
    To say that folks will be interested in a new JAMES BOND film and not the new James Bond himself is kind of patently untrue: we're all so interested in the next Bond we're filling up a thread about it.

    Good job that's not what was said then! Of course people will be interested in who the next Bond will be. The point was that people will still be excited for Bond regardless of who it does end up being, because the character has always been bigger than the actor playing him. So casting someone based on how hip or Instagrammable they are is not the right way to go about finding a new actor.

  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited August 2020 Posts: 7,126
    mtm wrote: »
    To say that folks will be interested in a new JAMES BOND film and not the new James Bond himself is kind of patently untrue: we're all so interested in the next Bond we're filling up a thread about it.

    Good job that's not what was said then! Of course people will be interested in who the next Bond will be. The point was that people will still be excited for Bond regardless of who it does end up being, because the character has always been bigger than the actor playing him.

    You're missing the point of what I'm saying though: some are automatically going to be more intriguing and exciting than others. You said "people don't need to be excited by" the actor because they'll be excited by Bond alone, which is true to some extent but kind of ignores how a new Bond is a massive event and it'd be a shame to throw that away on one which doesn't deliver some kind of unknown quantity that gets an audience intrigued.

    Imagine if Cavill was cast tomorrow: would we all be having debates about how he's going to play it? Not really, because he'd likely play just how we all think he would. You'd probably get a load of people looking at posters for the film and thinking he'd already been playing Bond for a few movies.
    Idris Elba (for argument's sake, I know he won't) would at least give the whole thing an extra frisson, just as Craig did, folks would want to see how it would work and how he'd do it. You'd get an extra buzz on top of the usual Bond buzz.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited August 2020 Posts: 4,341
    I don't think anyones saying that no-ones interested in whose playing James Bond, my point anyway is that whoever you cast, it's gonna get a conversation going online, whether it's Cavill or Chalamet or whoever, or whether the conversation is positive or negative, because people do get excited and heated about James Bond.

    Yes, Cavill would be safer choice ( I think it's just never gonna happen cause of Superman and The Witcher), but to cast someone specifically for that online reaction isn't a good enough reason, and not something I imagine EON doing.

    Just because Cavill is a safer choice, it doesn't mean they're gonna need someone like Chalamet to completely catch people of the guard and cause a stir, cause again the idea is that no matter who is James Bond, audiences will watch and give their thoughts. Their opinions may differ and alter based on who it is initially, but either way, the conversation starts.

    For example, I'm sure Craig wasn't cast because EON knew he'd get a huge response in the press and online, positive or negative. They cast him cause they thought he was good for the role, and that proved to be correct for a lot of people. So the point remains that casting for shock value or to start conversation isn't that necessary, because the conversation will happen regardless of its contents.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    I don't think anyones saying that no-ones interested in whose playing James Bond, my point anyway is that whoever you cast, it's gonna get a conversation going online, whether it's Cavill or Chalamet or whoever, or whether the conversation is positive or negative, because people do get excited and heated about James Bond.

    Yes, Cavill would be safer choice ( I think it's just never gonna happen cause of Superman and The Witcher), but to cast someone specifically for that online reaction isn't a good enough reason, and not something I imagine EON doing.

    Just because Cavill is a safer choice, it doesn't mean they're gonna need someone like Chalamet to completely catch people of the guard and cause a stir, cause the idea is that no matter who is James Bond, audiences will watch and give their thoughts. Their opinions may differ and alter based on who it is initially, but either way, the conversation starts.

    I'm not talking about online reaction specifically because that reduces it to fan chat, and that's not what I'm talking about. Audiences do get excited by the new, and Cavill (and this is hypothetical) isn't that, really. I think you do want to get someone who will freshen it up and get a big stir around it: not just because of the publicity or the intrigue but because that'll actually improve the movie too.
    I'm not saying that person is Chalamet, not at all, just that freshness is what it needs every time, they can't coast along on Bond himself being enough.
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