Who should/could be a Bond actor?

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  • QsCatQsCat London
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    Mallory wrote: »
    Zarozzor wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »
    Anyway, lol ….. I believe Barbara mentioned that an earnest search for a new Bond would not begin until 2022. With the Craig era complete it’s time to look ahead. What I wouldn’t give to be able to watch the process; it has to be fascinating.

    You would think they'd have a couple of main candidates already in mind. Will be interesting to see what happens.

    Turns out EON have used the last 18 months well and have super secretly:

    - Cast a new Bond
    - Signed a director
    - Finished the script
    - Scouted filming locations
    - Casted the supporting actors

    They’ve fully used their lockdown time to think about these issues and resolve them.

    We’re all good to go for the minute the MGM / Amazon deal gets sealed.

    🤞🏻

    just a guess??

  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    QsCat wrote: »
    Mallory wrote: »
    Zarozzor wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »
    Anyway, lol ….. I believe Barbara mentioned that an earnest search for a new Bond would not begin until 2022. With the Craig era complete it’s time to look ahead. What I wouldn’t give to be able to watch the process; it has to be fascinating.

    You would think they'd have a couple of main candidates already in mind. Will be interesting to see what happens.

    Turns out EON have used the last 18 months well and have super secretly:

    - Cast a new Bond
    - Signed a director
    - Finished the script
    - Scouted filming locations
    - Casted the supporting actors

    They’ve fully used their lockdown time to think about these issues and resolve them.

    We’re all good to go for the minute the MGM / Amazon deal gets sealed.

    🤞🏻

    just a guess??

    Clutching at straws.
  • cwl007cwl007 England
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    Mallory wrote: »
    Zarozzor wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »
    Anyway, lol ….. I believe Barbara mentioned that an earnest search for a new Bond would not begin until 2022. With the Craig era complete it’s time to look ahead. What I wouldn’t give to be able to watch the process; it has to be fascinating.

    You would think they'd have a couple of main candidates already in mind. Will be interesting to see what happens.

    Turns out EON have used the last 18 months well and have super secretly:

    - Cast a new Bond
    - Signed a director
    - Finished the script
    - Scouted filming locations
    - Casted the supporting actors

    They’ve fully used their lockdown time to think about these issues and resolve them.

    We’re all good to go for the minute the MGM / Amazon deal gets sealed.

    🤞🏻

    I'm not saying they will have it ALL locked and ready to go but surely, surely, BB and MGW would have used the very extensive and unexpected Covid delays to move things forward. It's inconceivable in my opinion that they would have simply delayed NTTD and done nothing. Storyline and script development and director choices must have moved forward.
    Also if the Bond number 7 shortlist or auditions did not well and truly start some time ago then I'm Dr No.
    Call me naive but I believe Oct 5th 2022 will be a bit special!
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    cwl007 wrote: »
    Mallory wrote: »
    Zarozzor wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »
    Anyway, lol ….. I believe Barbara mentioned that an earnest search for a new Bond would not begin until 2022. With the Craig era complete it’s time to look ahead. What I wouldn’t give to be able to watch the process; it has to be fascinating.

    You would think they'd have a couple of main candidates already in mind. Will be interesting to see what happens.

    Turns out EON have used the last 18 months well and have super secretly:

    - Cast a new Bond
    - Signed a director
    - Finished the script
    - Scouted filming locations
    - Casted the supporting actors

    They’ve fully used their lockdown time to think about these issues and resolve them.

    We’re all good to go for the minute the MGM / Amazon deal gets sealed.

    🤞🏻

    I'm not saying they will have it ALL locked and ready to go but surely, surely, BB and MGW would have used the very extensive and unexpected Covid delays to move things forward. It's inconceivable in my opinion that they would have simply delayed NTTD and done nothing. Storyline and script development and director choices must have moved forward.
    Also if the Bond number 7 shortlist or auditions did not well and truly start some time ago then I'm Dr No.
    Call me naive but I believe Oct 5th 2022 will be a bit special!

    It would seem unlikely that, having just spent a ton on MGM, Amazon would be willing to wait 3-4 years for EON to get rolling on the new stuff.
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    The sale hasn't been finalized
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    peter wrote: »
    The sale hasn't been finalized

    I am sure the minute after it is finalised, Amazon will be giving EON a call 😂
  • baerrttbaerrtt United kingdom
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    Mallory wrote: »
    cwl007 wrote: »
    Mallory wrote: »
    Zarozzor wrote: »
    talos7 wrote: »
    Anyway, lol ….. I believe Barbara mentioned that an earnest search for a new Bond would not begin until 2022. With the Craig era complete it’s time to look ahead. What I wouldn’t give to be able to watch the process; it has to be fascinating.

    You would think they'd have a couple of main candidates already in mind. Will be interesting to see what happens.

    Turns out EON have used the last 18 months well and have super secretly:

    - Cast a new Bond
    - Signed a director
    - Finished the script
    - Scouted filming locations
    - Casted the supporting actors

    They’ve fully used their lockdown time to think about these issues and resolve them.

    We’re all good to go for the minute the MGM / Amazon deal gets sealed.

    🤞🏻

    I'm not saying they will have it ALL locked and ready to go but surely, surely, BB and MGW would have used the very extensive and unexpected Covid delays to move things forward. It's inconceivable in my opinion that they would have simply delayed NTTD and done nothing. Storyline and script development and director choices must have moved forward.
    Also if the Bond number 7 shortlist or auditions did not well and truly start some time ago then I'm Dr No.
    Call me naive but I believe Oct 5th 2022 will be a bit special!

    It would seem unlikely that, having just spent a ton on MGM, Amazon would be willing to wait 3-4 years for EON to get rolling on the new stuff.[

    Yes I've a feeling ,hopefully,that come the anniversary month the new Bond will be revealed and before that the director and title of Bond 26.
  • baerrttbaerrtt United kingdom
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    https://google.com/amp/s/news.yahoo.com/amphtml/years-speculation-idris-elba-reportedly-200000113.html

    Plus there's the above story which given the source is suspect yet I'm slightly intrigued by if there's any truth to it (Elba as the villain of B26).
  • Posts: 14,276
    I do hope there are talks going on at Eon about B26 and the future of the franchise. I am still somewhat pessimistic about a new Bond actor being announced this October. Perhaps a release date announcement instead?

    On the other hand, perhaps Amazon could speed things up?

    2022 marks the 27th anniversary of GOLDENEYE, Barbara's first Bond film as a producer. The same time span Cubby produced his Bonds from 1962-1989.
    He did 16 films in 27 years, she's done 9. If the productivity were to continue to decrease at that rate, we'd probably only get around 4 more films between now and 2049.
    Two films a piece for the next 2 Bond actors with several years in between. I keep harking on that, but that is the rate these films have slowed down.

    I really hope the ball is rolling behind the scenes at Eon, especially after the ending of NTTD.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I don’t know if 27 is an anniversary most folk celebrate! :D
    Also I doubt they’ll be aiming to hit James Bond Day with the reveal: they’ll just reveal their actor when they’re ready, and I would imagine fairly soon after he’s been cast.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Lagos, Nigeria
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    Like everyone here and James Bond fans all over the world, I'll be so excited when EON reveals Bond 7....I wonder how he would arrive this time. I really like Craig's speedboat arrival with the Royal Marines on the Thames. Maybe Bond 7 would arrive driving an Aston Martin wearing a business suit or parachuting out of a plane, wearing a business suit too.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I guess after the speedboat thing backfired on them they might not try a stunt next time! Just have him walk out, backlit as a silhouette, into a gunbarrel and then bring the lights up :)
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Lagos, Nigeria
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    mtm wrote: »
    I guess after the speedboat thing backfired on them they might not try a stunt next time! Just have him walk out, backlit as a silhouette, into a gunbarrel and then bring the lights up :)

    Yeah. That would be cool too. Almost like a stage performance :)
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
    edited January 3 Posts: 1,471
    Craig showed his inner curmudgeon a couple of times at that very first press conference, but imagine if he'd stuck to his guns after that first refusal to put on the life jacket and the whole thing had gone down the pan! :-O
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Venutius wrote: »
    Craig showed his inner curmudgeon a couple of times at that very first press conference, but imagine if he'd stuck to his guns after that first refusal to put on the life jacket and the whole thing had gone down the pan! :-O

    What you mean, if he drowned? :))
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    mtm wrote: »
    I guess after the speedboat thing backfired on them they might not try a stunt next time! Just have him walk out, backlit as a silhouette, into a gunbarrel and then bring the lights up :)

    Perfect!
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    jobo wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    I guess after the speedboat thing backfired on them they might not try a stunt next time! Just have him walk out, backlit as a silhouette, into a gunbarrel and then bring the lights up :)

    Perfect!

    Whenever it is, I dont think we will be completely in the dark as to who it is. The trades will have unofficially confirmed it prior to the official unveiling. I would be surprised if we didnt have a really good idea beforehand.
  • Posts: 14,276
    Mallory wrote: »
    jobo wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    I guess after the speedboat thing backfired on them they might not try a stunt next time! Just have him walk out, backlit as a silhouette, into a gunbarrel and then bring the lights up :)

    Perfect!

    Whenever it is, I dont think we will be completely in the dark as to who it is. The trades will have unofficially confirmed it prior to the official unveiling. I would be surprised if we didnt have a really good idea beforehand.

    True. I recall the papers announcing Craig a couple days before his official press conference.

  • Posts: 5,066
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Mallory wrote: »
    jobo wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    I guess after the speedboat thing backfired on them they might not try a stunt next time! Just have him walk out, backlit as a silhouette, into a gunbarrel and then bring the lights up :)

    Perfect!

    Whenever it is, I dont think we will be completely in the dark as to who it is. The trades will have unofficially confirmed it prior to the official unveiling. I would be surprised if we didnt have a really good idea beforehand.

    True. I recall the papers announcing Craig a couple days before his official press conference.

    Wasnt that because Craigs Mother accidentally broke the news to a journo?
  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    Mathis1 wrote: »
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Mallory wrote: »
    jobo wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    I guess after the speedboat thing backfired on them they might not try a stunt next time! Just have him walk out, backlit as a silhouette, into a gunbarrel and then bring the lights up :)

    Perfect!

    Whenever it is, I dont think we will be completely in the dark as to who it is. The trades will have unofficially confirmed it prior to the official unveiling. I would be surprised if we didnt have a really good idea beforehand.

    True. I recall the papers announcing Craig a couple days before his official press conference.

    Wasnt that because Craigs Mother accidentally broke the news to a journo?

    Yep!

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/daniel-craig-s-mother-blows-the-new-james-bond-s-cover-319546.html
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I remember when Matt Smith was due to be announced as Doctor Who there were a flurry of bets on him taking the role in his home town, which the papers rather cottoned on to as his family and friends looking to make some cash and blowing the reveal somewhat! :D
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    Mallory wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    ToTheRight wrote: »
    Mallory wrote: »
    jobo wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    I guess after the speedboat thing backfired on them they might not try a stunt next time! Just have him walk out, backlit as a silhouette, into a gunbarrel and then bring the lights up :)

    Perfect!

    Whenever it is, I dont think we will be completely in the dark as to who it is. The trades will have unofficially confirmed it prior to the official unveiling. I would be surprised if we didnt have a really good idea beforehand.

    True. I recall the papers announcing Craig a couple days before his official press conference.

    Wasnt that because Craigs Mother accidentally broke the news to a journo?

    Yep!

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/daniel-craig-s-mother-blows-the-new-james-bond-s-cover-319546.html

    I had forgotten this. That's hilarious.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger we are in this together
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    GadgetMan wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    I guess after the speedboat thing backfired on them they might not try a stunt next time! Just have him walk out, backlit as a silhouette, into a gunbarrel and then bring the lights up :)

    Yeah. That would be cool too. Almost like a stage performance :)

    Shoot him out of a cannon.
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
    edited January 4 Posts: 1,471
    mtm wrote: »
    What you mean, if he drowned? :))

    Nah, I'm sure he can swim as well as he can drive stick... When Craig told the Marines guy that he wasn't going to wear the lifejacket, he was told that if he didn't wear it the boat wasn't going anywhere. So he reluctantly put it on and sulked a bit through the press conference. Lazenby would've said sod it then and gone to the pub with the PR girl instead...or stolen the boat and driven it to the press conference himself. 😉

  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    He wouldn't, no :)
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    Re: casting James Bond 007: (take this however you see fit)
    I was told by someone who is very close to these productions:
    1. Nothing will move before the Amazon sale is locked (which was also my belief);
    2. They won’t cast before a script is done, but;
    3. he says there isn’t a script for Bond 26;
    4. nor have writers been hired (as of this post).
    5. As I’ve also said, Barbara Broccoli is finishing post on a film (a civil right’s film co-produced by Whoopi Goldberg and (I think, but could be wrong), Barbara Broccoli’s ex-husband Frederick Zollo.
    6. Barbara is also producing Daniel Craig’s MacBeth on Broadway that opens late April and runs through to summer.
    7. This is my own add-on: there is also a retrospective look at Craig’s five Bond films in the book Being James Bond by Mark Salisbury (I mention this because, theoretically if you’re searching for a new Bond at this point, but a retrospective on “the last guy” is being released, it could run a little interference for the potential incumbents).

    Combine all of this and I think Broccoli et Al will want the deck cleared of anything involving Daniel Craig (his Broadway play with his Bond producer and a retrospective book on his five 007 films); then they will hire writers.

    I’m guessing after the Bond roll out, the Civil Rights film and producing MacBeth, Broccoli takes the rest of the summer.

    Come autumn she and her crew start interviewing writers for their take on a Bond story.

    Say they hire the writers in late fall; then there is Christmas break where the film industry has a nice long pause.

    January ‘23 they work with the writers on the new direction.

    The writers go away to write outlines.

    By Spring theyre given the green light to go ahead and do a three step development.

    By the time they have a solid draft (there will be more rewrites to come, but that will be after casting), they will start their search. Say this is October ‘23.

    How long does a casting cattlecall of this magnitude take? Six months? Eight months? A year? With a potential Christmas break in the middle of it?

    Maybe a new Bond is cast in September or October ‘24? Then into filming in November for a November ‘25 release (?)?….

    I could be right off the rails, and it’s happened more than once in my life, but taking the scraps of info I’ve been gifted, and some guesswork on my part, my gut still says all of this will be even further down the road than my optimistic outlook above.

    Like I said, take as you will; this was compiled by scraps of info and my guesswork stringing everything together.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Cool that you have a contact close to the productions. I’d say everything in your post makes perfect sense to me. I wouldn’t put any money on anything coming earlier than you’ve outlined here.
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    @NickTwentyTwo … he informed me that Craig would be coming back before the announcement, that Malek was as good as hired by that years Oscar weekend; that B25 was going back to Jamaica, as well as other things. I’d say everything he’s ever shared has been over 90% bang on.

    But, I suppose, these are also crazy times and things can change. However, that’s the info I have right now, and the rest was me threading that info into something coherent and, I think, realistic.

    Anyways, let’s see how it plays out, 😂.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I think it makes sense too: I can well believe they won’t cast until they have a script. And on Companies House they still haven’t opened a limited company for the production of B26, so I think you’re right to say they haven’t started on it yet. I don’t think a book will make any difference either way, but I’m sure you’re right to say Bond #7 is a way off yet.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Just saying Sam Claflin now has a less busy schedule with the last season of Peaky Blinders coming out this year.
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