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

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  • peterpeter Toronto
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    mtm wrote: »
    Craig got an injury on only his second film, I'm not sure they'd worry too much about that.

    Didn’t he get a couple of his teeth knocked out in a fight rehearsal in CR?
    Right out of the hop, Craig’s body got mangled in one way or the other— was SF his only injury-free film?
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    peter wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Craig got an injury on only his second film, I'm not sure they'd worry too much about that.

    Didn’t he get a couple of his teeth knocked out in a fight rehearsal in CR?

    I don't know; I feel like that may have been in that round of 'Craig can't drive a manual car' silly season rumours from people who didn't like a blond guy playing 007. I'm not sure if it was true or not.

  • All this talk about all these fellas, and it's just going to end up being Jack Lowden.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
    edited July 24 Posts: 6,156
    All this talk about all these fellas, and it's just going to end up being Jack Lowden.

    One of my top 3 choices. He’s got more than a hint of Connery’’s mischievous confidence

    zWon4kS.jpg

  • GadgetManGadgetMan Lagos, Nigeria
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    talos7 wrote: »
    All this talk about all these fellas, and it's just going to end up being Jack Lowden.

    One of my top 3 choices. He’s got more than a hint of Connery’’s mischievous confidence

    zWon4kS.jpg

    Yeah. Lowden works for me as well. His performance in Dunkirk was good.
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    Shallow comment from me here, but I just find his face incredibly... bland, I guess. I don't hate him, but I don't find him interesting at all.
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    I think we seem to be in a bit of a bind regarding actor's ages. Everyone over 40 is considered too old, but everyone under 35 is considered 'baby faced'. That leaves only a very specific and narrow window that could prove restricting when it comes to casting.

    People look younger these days. 40 year olds don't look as old as they used to. I don't think we should rule people out just because of the numbers on someone's birth certificate.

    Of course, if they are in their late 40s then it might be more difficult for them to make 4 or 5 films, but I don't think 40 or early forties is too old to get a run in the role.

    It's not so much about looking old or mature enough as it is about lasting in the position for a good time. Now that the delays are quite long between Bond films, an actor will age considerably more between them. And even a youthful looking man I'm his 40s, like Moore and Brosnan were, will sooner or later look old, and often sooner than later. Ideally, I'd say a new Bond actor should be in his early 30s to late 30s when cast. I'd take a younger actor, providing he can act the part and is sufficiently masculine, to mature in the role, over one that may look mature but can quickly look like someone's dirty minded uncle.
  • talos7 wrote: »
    All this talk about all these fellas, and it's just going to end up being Jack Lowden.

    One of my top 3 choices. He’s got more than a hint of Connery’’s mischievous confidence

    zWon4kS.jpg

    I've said for a couple of years that I feel it's going to be him. Like some sort of sixth sense thing. He ticks all the boxes. I was a little concerned his profile might go up too much. He feels so right.
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    talos7 wrote: »
    All this talk about all these fellas, and it's just going to end up being Jack Lowden.

    One of my top 3 choices. He’s got more than a hint of Connery’’s mischievous confidence

    zWon4kS.jpg

    I've said for a couple of years that I feel it's going to be him. Like some sort of sixth sense thing. He ticks all the boxes. I was a little concerned his profile might go up too much. He feels so right.

    How about Tintin? Fits the bill just right.
  • talos7 wrote: »
    All this talk about all these fellas, and it's just going to end up being Jack Lowden.

    One of my top 3 choices. He’s got more than a hint of Connery’’s mischievous confidence

    zWon4kS.jpg

    I've said for a couple of years that I feel it's going to be him. Like some sort of sixth sense thing. He ticks all the boxes. I was a little concerned his profile might go up too much. He feels so right.

    How about Tintin? Fits the bill just right.

    Lol!!! He does. Nothing wrong with taking both roles on.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Lagos, Nigeria
    edited July 24 Posts: 3,880
    It's gearing up to be the most competitive James Bond screen test yet. I can imagine a Bond candidate sipping a martini with the wrong facial expression and missing out on the role. That's how tight it might be.
  • GadgetMan wrote: »
    It's gearing up to be the most competitive James Bond screen test yet. I can imagine a Bond candidate sipping a martini with the wrong facial expression and missing out on the role. That's how tight it might be.

    Definitely. Launching a new Bond is always squeaky bum time, but this feels especially monumental. Craig is the best since Connery, Amazon acquisition, and post-Covid.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Lagos, Nigeria
    edited July 24 Posts: 3,880
    GadgetMan wrote: »
    It's gearing up to be the most competitive James Bond screen test yet. I can imagine a Bond candidate sipping a martini with the wrong facial expression and missing out on the role. That's how tight it might be.

    Definitely. Launching a new Bond is always squeaky bum time, but this feels especially monumental. Craig is the best since Connery, Amazon acquisition, and post-Covid.

    Honestly. The upcoming Bond screen test feels so huge. Apart from the usual FRWL scene, maybe scenes from some of Craig's Bond films might also be used to test the candidates, because Craig has been great. Maybe Bond and Dryden's exchange from CR or Bond & Severine's exchange from SF might be used to test the candidates.
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    How about Tintin? Fits the bill just right.
    Don't give me hope about the return of Tintin to the big screen. Nevertheless, Lowden could be a great choice.
  • FatherValentineFatherValentine England
    edited July 24 Posts: 737
    Ludovico wrote: »
    I think we seem to be in a bit of a bind regarding actor's ages. Everyone over 40 is considered too old, but everyone under 35 is considered 'baby faced'. That leaves only a very specific and narrow window that could prove restricting when it comes to casting.

    People look younger these days. 40 year olds don't look as old as they used to. I don't think we should rule people out just because of the numbers on someone's birth certificate.

    Of course, if they are in their late 40s then it might be more difficult for them to make 4 or 5 films, but I don't think 40 or early forties is too old to get a run in the role.

    It's not so much about looking old or mature enough as it is about lasting in the position for a good time. Now that the delays are quite long between Bond films, an actor will age considerably more between them. And even a youthful looking man I'm his 40s, like Moore and Brosnan were, will sooner or later look old, and often sooner than later. Ideally, I'd say a new Bond actor should be in his early 30s to late 30s when cast. I'd take a younger actor, providing he can act the part and is sufficiently masculine, to mature in the role, over one that may look mature but can quickly look like someone's dirty minded uncle.

    In which case people have to stop moaning about actors looking baby faced. Let's stick to the point. I am not saying the actor has to be in his forties. I am saying that on these boards people have a tendency to complain that actors look too young, but as soon as they hit 40 they say they are too old.

    We all want a mature looking 33-36 year old to take the role. The problem is that there's never one of those around when you want one.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    As far as an actor aging in the the role, that is why it’s important to have a blueprint, and a path mapped out for the tenure of the next actor; they can’t just wing it.
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    talos7 wrote: »
    As far as an actor aging in the the role, that is why it’s important to have a blueprint, and a path mapped out for the tenure of the next actor; they can’t just wing it.

    I agree. Best idea for moving forward. However, I have a feeling they'll continue to release the films at their own leisure pace without a blueprint for the era planned. They'll take things as they come. Enough time will pass between films that there will be no point in planning ahead. Plot and character ideas created years previously may be deemed irrelevant by the time they get around to producing another film.
  • FatherValentineFatherValentine England
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »
    As far as an actor aging in the the role, that is why it’s important to have a blueprint, and a path mapped out for the tenure of the next actor; they can’t just wing it.

    I agree. Best idea for moving forward. However, I have a feeling they'll continue to release the films at their own leisure pace without a blueprint for the era planned. They'll take things as they come. Enough time will pass between films that there will be no point in planning ahead. Plot and character ideas created years previously may be deemed irrelevant by the time they get around to producing another film.

    Yes, they have never had a coherent blueprint for any of the actors, so there's no reason to think they will start now. I agree with @talos7 that it would make sense, though.
  • Posts: 13,358
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »
    As far as an actor aging in the the role, that is why it’s important to have a blueprint, and a path mapped out for the tenure of the next actor; they can’t just wing it.

    I agree. Best idea for moving forward. However, I have a feeling they'll continue to release the films at their own leisure pace without a blueprint for the era planned. They'll take things as they come. Enough time will pass between films that there will be no point in planning ahead. Plot and character ideas created years previously may be deemed irrelevant by the time they get around to producing another film.

    There are a few things that will remain timely for a while I think: cybersecurity issues, biological warfare, terrorism. So plot wise I think we might be covered, to a degree at least.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    I think I just heard on the radio, that apparently DC has revealed discussions are underway on who will be the next 007.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited July 26 Posts: 8,833
    Interesting, so clearly Ms Broccoli considered it! :)

    https://www.gamesradar.com/no-time-to-die-daniel-craig-interview-james-bond-25/
    “Two years ago I took Barbara to my favourite Japanese restaurant in New York,” says Fukunaga who, coincidentally, is regaling TF over coffee in New York. Alas, he won’t reveal his culinary hotspot, lest TF attempt to crash his dinner. “I tried to wine and dine her. At that point Daniel said he wasn’t doing another one, so we spit-balled all the potential new Bonds – that was exciting.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
    Posts: 6,156
    mtm wrote: »
    Interesting, so clearly Ms Broccoli considered it! :)

    https://www.gamesradar.com/no-time-to-die-daniel-craig-interview-james-bond-25/
    “Two years ago I took Barbara to my favourite Japanese restaurant in New York,” says Fukunaga who, coincidentally, is regaling TF over coffee in New York. Alas, he won’t reveal his culinary hotspot, lest TF attempt to crash his dinner. “I tried to wine and dine her. At that point Daniel said he wasn’t doing another one, so we spit-balled all the potential new Bonds – that was exciting.

    Ah, to be a fly on the wall…

  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
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    QBranch wrote: »
    I think I just heard on the radio, that apparently DC has revealed discussions are underway on who will be the next 007.

    Maybe EON and co, are planning to follow NTTD in a much shorter time frame than usual?
    Here's hoping.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Benny wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    I think I just heard on the radio, that apparently DC has revealed discussions are underway on who will be the next 007.

    Maybe EON and co, are planning to follow NTTD in a much shorter time frame than usual?
    Here's hoping.

    Yes, and all the delays on NTTD's release over the last two years may have reinforced the need to really hit the ground running with the next Bond actor and film.
  • Posts: 8,808
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Benny wrote: »
    QBranch wrote: »
    I think I just heard on the radio, that apparently DC has revealed discussions are underway on who will be the next 007.

    Maybe EON and co, are planning to follow NTTD in a much shorter time frame than usual?
    Here's hoping.

    Yes, and all the delays on NTTD's release over the last two years may have reinforced the need to really hit the ground running with the next Bond actor and film.

    yeah next year give us the annoucment Hardy is the new bond... ok i am dreaming but still ;)
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    talos7 wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Interesting, so clearly Ms Broccoli considered it! :)

    https://www.gamesradar.com/no-time-to-die-daniel-craig-interview-james-bond-25/
    “Two years ago I took Barbara to my favourite Japanese restaurant in New York,” says Fukunaga who, coincidentally, is regaling TF over coffee in New York. Alas, he won’t reveal his culinary hotspot, lest TF attempt to crash his dinner. “I tried to wine and dine her. At that point Daniel said he wasn’t doing another one, so we spit-balled all the potential new Bonds – that was exciting.

    Ah, to be a fly on the wall…

    It would probably the same stuff you get in this thread (only with much more expensive wine in the mix):

    "You can't really mean him - he's too short!"

    "Isn't he a bit too TV?"

    "It's a shame he's contracted to Marvel, he'd have been great."

    "If only he was five years younger."

    Plus probably a few ideas that would horrify us:

    "I love the codename idea!"

    "007's getting stale... why don't we make him a cyborg with super-strength?"

  • Posts: 4,353
    His voice 😍😍😍

  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    His voice 😍😍😍


    Does him getting the lead in the Saint improve or diminish his chances of being the next 007?
  • Posts: 618
    Wait - WHAT ? Yes, I think if he's going to be the Saint then he'd be out of the running for Bond. That last iteration of the Saint was just offal...and I mean that, not only "awful", but "offal." Hope they make a top effort, well-funded, with this one.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    His voice 😍😍😍


    Does him getting the lead in the Saint improve or diminish his chances of being the next 007?

    Well it hasn't always ruled people out of playing Bond! :)
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