Who should/could be a Bond actor? *SPOILERS*

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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Empire seemed to enjoy it enough. Looks like a nice, 90s-style mid-budget thriller to me.
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    Ludovico wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Gonna throw these guys back into discussion for anyone interested. Ben Aldridge and Sean Teale. Teale will probably need more time, being the youngest at 27, whereas Aldridge could probably do it tomorrow Both British, both tall, both handsome, and both have good voices.

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    They both look good, but can they act?

    These both look like good contenders. Never seen either of them act, but they have the look I think is perfect for the next Bond. Someone dark hair, dark eyed, in the Connery mould. Throw in the deep voice, charisma and acting chops too, then we have a winner.
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    Cavill has been cast in one of the leads in the Highlander reboot. I think he's less and less likely to be a contender for 007.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I don't think it's been confirmed, has it?
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    I still think it's unlikely EON will go for him either way.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    This might be weird but I think Cavill is too big physically to be Bond. He looks imposing don't get me wrong, but he doesn't like he is a spy that could ever go undercover
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    This might be weird but I think Cavill is too big physically to be Bond. He looks imposing don't get me wrong, but he doesn't like he is a spy that could ever go undercover
    I’m not a supporter of Cavill getting the role, he lacks charisma , but like Chris Hemsworth, his physical size is not an issue. Both men put a great deal of effort into training up to their superhero size. With modest effort both are able to trim down to suit other roles.
  • I think Australian actress Maeve Dermody would be my pick for the next Moneypenny (playing opposite a new Bond of course). I've seen her in the BBC's And Then There Were None and SS-GB over the last few years, as well as a supporting part in Amazon's Carnival Row and she's a great actress and presence in those shows.
    Maybe she could play Moneypenny with her own Australian accent, much like Lois Maxwell's Canadian accent?

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  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    mtm wrote: »
    I don't think it's been confirmed, has it?

    You're right he's "in talks" for whatever role it is. It could still fall through.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Usually casting "rumours" like this are more likely to end up being true.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    Cavill sounds confident enough to already publicly talk about it, so it's likely more a case of "when" rather than "if".

  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    They could do a lot worse than Henry Cavill.
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    I read that there was a proposal for the reboot, in order to be somehow different from the films and the TV series, would wind up with having TWO top beheading sword-wielders. The idea, however, was negated because...oh, well...you know...
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Can he do a convincing Franco-Scots accent?
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    They'll be needing a Scot to portray a Spaniard, too.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Since62 wrote: »
    They'll be needing a Scot to portray a Spaniard, too.

    Scotsman playing an Egyptian dressed as a Spaniard, mind.
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    They need that Queen soundtrack or it doesn't stand a chance.
  • QsCatQsCat London
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    They need that Queen soundtrack or it doesn't stand a chance.

    Nah, it's a great concept so I'd rather see a different take on it. The old film will always be available to watch.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    It’s a decent concept which I think the first film didn’t really make the most of (and wasn’t really all that amazing) so seems a fair candidate for a remake.
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    mtm wrote: »
    It’s a decent concept which I think the first film didn’t really make the most of (and wasn’t really all that amazing) so seems a fair candidate for a remake.

    We'll have to agree to disagree here, the original Highlander is pretty much perfect for the type of film it is, imo. What it isn't is a good start to a franchise.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    I really like the concept; the original film was good but I think the series did it more justice.
    There are some episodes, and story arcs that would have made great feature films. But , as always, the producers dropped the ball on the sequels by disregarding established cannon and continuity.

    My frustration with the entire franchise is it’s aimless inconsistency , lapses at logic and an ignoring of cannon.

    One thing that I would like for the new producers to do is to create a “ bible” of rules for the Immortal universe, something that can be referred to when plotting stories

    Another thing that I want to see is an Immortal gaining a skill after taking the head of another Immortal. Say Connor is struggling to learn how to play the piano or speak another language, after defeating an Immortal who possessed either, he would then have that trait or skill.
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    ^Yeah, the Prize (and Quickenings too, I believe) were not in the original author's script, and that aspect isn't well-developed.

    The series, though being pretty good, had similar problems with not really being sure what an immortal actually gained by taking the head of another.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    mtm wrote: »
    It’s a decent concept which I think the first film didn’t really make the most of (and wasn’t really all that amazing) so seems a fair candidate for a remake.

    We'll have to agree to disagree here, the original Highlander is pretty much perfect for the type of film it is, imo. What it isn't is a good start to a franchise.

    I’ve never seen anyone call it perfect before. Lambert’s accent isn’t even that! :)
    I think it missed out on showing him living through history, it told us he had but didn’t like to show us.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    All in all it’s a good concept and a good movie that is ripe for a new incarnation.
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    If Hoult was next well I would bleed to reevaluate my life as he is younger then me but beyond that yeah I would actually be ok with him as bond
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    If Hoult was next well I would bleed to reevaluate my life as he is younger then me but beyond that yeah I would actually be ok with him as bond

    That’s how I felt when Craig was cast; he was the first Bond actor who was younger than me, by 5 years.

    Hoult has real potential and is one of my top candidates at the moment.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Despite my favourites I think I’ll be fine with anyone EON pick. I trust them.
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    If Hoult was next well I would bleed to reevaluate my life as he is younger then me but beyond that yeah I would actually be ok with him as bond

    I will be turning 42 in July and I’m fairly certain that the next Bond will either be younger than me. My top pick is still Aidan, and he’s roughly at the ideal age, mid- to late 30s.

    I still think that if Hoult was older, or at very least looked older, he’d be a fairly good pick. They could do a lot better, but they could also do a lot worse.
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