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

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  • Posts: 618
    Indeed, but for Roger Moore a significant amount of time had passed since he portrayed the Saint, and he also had taken another role -- in The Persuaders -- which preceded his being signed to portray James Bond.
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    His voice 😍😍😍


    The guy does sound suave. If he can throw a punch, he’s got my vote.
    mtm wrote: »
    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! :)

    LOL, I was thinking just the same thing.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Since62 wrote: »
    Indeed, but for Roger Moore a significant amount of time had passed since he portrayed the Saint, and he also had taken another role -- in The Persuaders -- which preceded his being signed to portray James Bond.

    It was only four years. Which may be a shorter gap than to the next Bond film! :)
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    mtm wrote: »
    Since62 wrote: »
    Indeed, but for Roger Moore a significant amount of time had passed since he portrayed the Saint, and he also had taken another role -- in The Persuaders -- which preceded his being signed to portray James Bond.

    It was only four years. Which may be a shorter gap than to the next Bond film! :)

    That was then though. And it was Roger Moore: his fame as a TV star was needed as Connery was casting a very large shadow.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Ludovico wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    Since62 wrote: »
    Indeed, but for Roger Moore a significant amount of time had passed since he portrayed the Saint, and he also had taken another role -- in The Persuaders -- which preceded his being signed to portray James Bond.

    It was only four years. Which may be a shorter gap than to the next Bond film! :)

    That was then though.

    And this is now: anything could happen.
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    His voice 😍😍😍


    Another boyband type proposition by our ever precious pierce2daniel. No thanks.
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
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    Whilst we don't always agree on who should be the 'new' Bond. And likely never will.
    I don't think your post is fair or appropriate @JeremyBondon
    @Pierce2Daniel is free to comment, just like anyone else.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    His voice 😍😍😍


    Every time this fella gets mentioned, I think of rom-coms or period dramas, I can't picture him being a ruthless dangerous assassin with a licence to kill. Admittedly Page isn't the only candidate I could say that about
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    His voice 😍😍😍


    Every time this fella gets mentioned, I think of rom-coms or period dramas, I can't picture him being a ruthless dangerous assassin with a licence to kill. Admittedly Page isn't the only candidate I could say that about

    I think he looks like a nice guy who would be a substitute elementary school teacher, one that the kids wish would replace their own teacher.
  • Posts: 618
    One -- if you want to know how a particular actor would be received, ask someone who'd care about their attractiveness in a knowing way. A lady or a gent so inclined.
  • Posts: 618
    For those still advocating for the terrific Tom Hardy to portray Bond, a recent article discusses an aspect that I -- though I appreciate his films greatly -- noted long ago: his height. Hardy, at 5'9" tall, wore boots with 3 inch heels to try to match him up better with Christian Bale, who is 6 feet tall. Morgan Freeman, also in The Dark Knight Rises, is over 6' tall.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Riding a white swan to Matera
    edited August 1 Posts: 12,352
    Coming here, first time since 2019 for me, to see what new candidates there are. So basically ... none. Certainly none mentioned in last few pages appeal to me at all. Barbara has surely been thinking of this, though, for a couple of years. Even talked with Cary about potential next Bond. She adores Craig's Bond (rightly, in my opinion) but hey, she can multi-task. No way she has not given this some thought already. I'll have to look over some current actors to see if anybody jumps out at me as potential Bond. Back later ... B-)
  • edited August 4 Posts: 12,812
    Seems every day on social media sites like Facebook we see names like Rene Jean Page, John Boyega, Tom Hardy, Peter Frampton, etc touted as Craig's replacement.

    This is usually followed by comments such as :

    I would NEVER under any circumstances watch a James Bond movie. However if William Shatner were cast as 007, I'd be first in line.

    Obviously I'm using Shatner and Frampton as over the top exaggerations but it seems to me the general public who aren't Bond fans will accept anyone who happens to be popular at the moment.
  • edited August 4 Posts: 8,789
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Seems every day on social media sights like Facebook we see names like Rene Jean Page, John Boyega, Tom Hardy, Peter Frampton, etc touted as Craig's replacement.

    This is usually followed by comments such as :

    I would NEVER under any circumstances watch a James Bond movie. However if William Shatner were cast as 007, I'd be first in line.

    Obviously I'm using Shatner and Frampton as over the top exaggerations but it seems to me the general public who aren't Bond fans will accept anyone who happens to be popular at the moment.

    Well Frampton as 007 can help Show Me The Way to be more Bond like...


    I'll be here all week
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Seems every day on social media sights like Facebook we see names like Rene Jean Page, John Boyega, Tom Hardy, Peter Frampton, etc touted as Craig's replacement.

    This is usually followed by comments such as :

    I would NEVER under any circumstances watch a James Bond movie. However if William Shatner were cast as 007, I'd be first in line.

    Obviously I'm using Shatner and Frampton as over the top exaggerations but it seems to me the general public who aren't Bond fans will accept anyone who happens to be popular at the moment.

    Well, it makes sense: it's generally someone who has no interest in/has an active dislike for the franchise and the type of people or things it traditionally entails, but is very interested in a particular actor and feel the addition of that actor would change the property into something they might find worth watching.

    It's like someone saying they're an atheist and would never watch a film about the life of Jesus, but might actually be enthusiastic about it if Jesus was played by Florence Pugh in a loincloth. It makes sense, but of course you don't really want to change the property to target that person, because that person needs the property to be something actively different to what it is, and different to what the long-term fans want.

    For what it's worth I don't think most of the people who say things like that are actually actively lobbying for that change to happen, they're just commenting on how much they love that particular actor.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Seems every day on social media sights like Facebook we see names like Rene Jean Page, John Boyega, Tom Hardy, Peter Frampton, etc touted as Craig's replacement.

    This is usually followed by comments such as :

    I would NEVER under any circumstances watch a James Bond movie. However if William Shatner were cast as 007, I'd be first in line.

    Obviously I'm using Shatner and Frampton as over the top exaggerations but it seems to me the general public who aren't Bond fans will accept anyone who happens to be popular at the moment.

    Well that's what movie stars are for: to bring an audience with them to a film.
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Seems every day on social media sights like Facebook we see names like Rene Jean Page, John Boyega, Tom Hardy, Peter Frampton, etc touted as Craig's replacement.

    This is usually followed by comments such as :

    I would NEVER under any circumstances watch a James Bond movie. However if William Shatner were cast as 007, I'd be first in line.

    Obviously I'm using Shatner and Frampton as over the top exaggerations but it seems to me the general public who aren't Bond fans will accept anyone who happens to be popular at the moment.

    If Sean Connery was still alive, there'd still be people advocating for his return as 007.
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    Risico007 wrote: »
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Seems every day on social media sights like Facebook we see names like Rene Jean Page, John Boyega, Tom Hardy, Peter Frampton, etc touted as Craig's replacement.

    This is usually followed by comments such as :

    I would NEVER under any circumstances watch a James Bond movie. However if William Shatner were cast as 007, I'd be first in line.

    Obviously I'm using Shatner and Frampton as over the top exaggerations but it seems to me the general public who aren't Bond fans will accept anyone who happens to be popular at the moment.

    Well Frampton as 007 can help Show Me The Way to be more Bond like...


    I'll be here all week

    Here's what he might look like as Bond in an origin story...........

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    Anybody mentioned Jordan Patrick Smith? Don't know much about him but from wgat I saw in Lovecraft County (haven't seen the whole series yet) he was capable.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited August 4 Posts: 14,953
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Seems every day on social media sites like Facebook we see names like Rene Jean Page, John Boyega, Tom Hardy, Peter Frampton, etc touted as Craig's replacement.

    This is usually followed by comments such as :

    I would NEVER under any circumstances watch a James Bond movie. However if William Shatner were cast as 007, I'd be first in line.

    Obviously I'm using Shatner and Frampton as over the top exaggerations but it seems to me the general public who aren't Bond fans will accept anyone who happens to be popular at the moment.

    Well I've heard William Shatner called "a portly James Bond" in his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek: The Original Series so I suppose he's got that going for him. ;)
  • Goldeneye1994Goldeneye1994 Milford, Michigan
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    With The Suicide Squad coming out this weekend how long do you think it will take for the Idris Elba Bond rumors to start again?
  • With The Suicide Squad coming out this weekend how long do you think it will take for the Idris Elba Bond rumors to start again?

    The guy is very nearly the same age as Craig. He might have made a good Bond once upon a time and I'm looking forward to seeing him in The Suicide Squad, but I trust even the tabloids will realize now he was never a realistic successor for Craig.
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    With The Suicide Squad coming out this weekend how long do you think it will take for the Idris Elba Bond rumors to start again?

    The guy is very nearly the same age as Craig. He might have made a good Bond once upon a time and I'm looking forward to seeing him in The Suicide Squad, but I trust even the tabloids will realize now he was never a realistic successor for Craig.

    It's the case of a lot of names brought forward by the tabloids. They're like ten years behind in the list of potential Bonds and they haven't even noticed it.
  • Ludovico wrote: »
    With The Suicide Squad coming out this weekend how long do you think it will take for the Idris Elba Bond rumors to start again?

    The guy is very nearly the same age as Craig. He might have made a good Bond once upon a time and I'm looking forward to seeing him in The Suicide Squad, but I trust even the tabloids will realize now he was never a realistic successor for Craig.

    It's the case of a lot of names brought forward by the tabloids. They're like ten years behind in the list of potential Bonds and they haven't even noticed it.

    That's just the thing. You can't look at contemporaries of the current Bond as potential successors. You have to be looking at the next generation, and few would be able to predict who among them could really fit the bill until the time comes.
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    Ludovico wrote: »
    With The Suicide Squad coming out this weekend how long do you think it will take for the Idris Elba Bond rumors to start again?

    The guy is very nearly the same age as Craig. He might have made a good Bond once upon a time and I'm looking forward to seeing him in The Suicide Squad, but I trust even the tabloids will realize now he was never a realistic successor for Craig.

    It's the case of a lot of names brought forward by the tabloids. They're like ten years behind in the list of potential Bonds and they haven't even noticed it.

    That's just the thing. You can't look at contemporaries of the current Bond as potential successors. You have to be looking at the next generation, and few would be able to predict who among them could really fit the bill until the time comes.
    And even actors a decade younger than Craig are too old to succeed him.
  • Goldeneye1994Goldeneye1994 Milford, Michigan
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    I honestly think the next bond is going to be born in the 90s.
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    Realistically, we really need to be looking at actors between 15 and 20 and imagine what they might be like when they reach an appropriate Bond age range.
    I think we'll need to repeat the entire length of Craig's run before Barbara gets around to prepping B26 then recasting. In the meantime, the media with continue with the Elba rumors.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    I predict an announcement of a new Bond within 3 years and he will be between 32 and 37 years old ; so actors now in their early to early/ mid thirties are now in the pool. Lowden and Hoult are my top two…. at the moment 😁
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    Have you SEEN Idris Elba in films and pictures ? He looks just fine. Not someone who would fall over in a stiff breeze. Tall, built, distinctive, not some bland generically handsome guy. When his characters get in a fight it is believable, and you believe he can win the fight.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    Since62 wrote: »
    Have you SEEN Idris Elba in films and pictures ? He looks just fine. Not someone who would fall over in a stiff breeze. Tall, built, distinctive, not some bland generically handsome guy. When his characters get in a fight it is believable, and you believe he can win the fight.

    Absolutely suitable to play a suave spy, but not Bond.

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