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

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  • 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
    edited May 22 Posts: 8,833
    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.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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    Ludovico wrote: »

    Theo can act. He was very good in Archive, and he has the look. I would be fine with him.
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
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    All just click bait as far as I can tell. EON may have a list of possibles, but their only focus for now will be the release of NTTD.
    Casting the next Bond is a long way off, no matter what the bookmakers tell us.
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    Ludovico wrote: »

    Theo can act. He was very good in Archive, and he has the look. I would be fine with him.

    Don't know him, but I think that like Hoult he's got far more chances to get the role than Tom Hardy or other more famous actors.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Honestly having rewatched all of the Peaky Blinders recently, I think Sam Claflin would also be a great choice. He has a good range that could work really well for our next 007.

  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    Honestly having rewatched all of the Peaky Blinders recently, I think Sam Claflin would also be a great choice. He has a good range that could work really well for our next 007.


    Good call, he’s on my shortlist.

  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
    edited May 24 Posts: 691
    Yet another actor who would be just fine as Bond.... in ten years. Not now though, too young.

    Edit: Theo, I meant.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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    Yet another actor who would be just fine as Bond.... in ten years. Not now though, too young.

    Edit: Theo, I meant.

    He is 36.
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
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    Yet another actor who would be just fine as Bond.... in ten years. Not now though, too young.

    Edit: Theo, I meant.

    He is 36.

    I’m almost 42 and I look to young to be Bond.
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    I'm not a big fan of Richard Madden (really not keen on him for Bond), but with the Eternals teaser released today I'm wondering, will he be better positioned to take on 007 in the eyes of Eon if the Marvel film is a hit, or would it being a big success price him out of the running?
  • QsCatQsCat London
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    Claflin isn't bad actor but he's too small, which I noticed in Enola Jones. I don't think he has a chance.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    QsCat wrote: »
    Claflin isn't bad actor but he's too small, which I noticed in Enola Jones. I don't think he has a chance.

    He’s listed at 5’11, taller than Craig

  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited May 24 Posts: 4,671
    And he's already worked with the current Mrs James Bond haha ;)

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