Who should/could be a Bond actor?

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  • LucknFateLucknFate Arkhangelsk
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    My totally baseless theory is that 1. I believe it's not Daniel Craig nor a photo of him, 2. unless it's a computer de-age effect of some sort, and 3. my suspicion is the kid may not be a professional model/actor.

    For whatever reason, it just wasn't a big deal, or they didn't want it to be a big deal. It would totally change that kids life to throw him into stardom and call out his tiny role. His family may have opted not to do that, who knows. I think they brought in someone who looked right and took a photo for three seconds of film, and that was that.

    I hope we find out.

    Though, the "woman holding a gun" in the TS is credited, but this Bond person is not. It's very strange. FWIW, the Amazon trivia overlay for the movie shows the scene starring Craig when it's on the boy's frame.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    My baseless theory is that the young Bond in the SF titles sequence is actually @mtm.
  • 00Heaven00Heaven Home
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    My baseless theory is that the young Bond in the SF titles sequence is actually @mtm.

    I'm going to play my Joker card. I think it's @DewiWynBond ... He's been applying for the main role in B26 and fooled us all along. He was already in a Bond movie.

    Is there a thread for this on the Skyfall board? Just thinking we could move the discussion there / make a thread for it and get back to castings here as this might rumble on for a while :).
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    The age comment from MG Wilson may not mean much. Paul Haggis wrote Bond as age 28 in his Casino Royale screenplay. Babs cast Daniel Craig age 38!

    Things can change subject to casting although it makes sense to go with a relatively younger actor.

  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    It'll be a lot of fun when they finally announce the casting for the next Bond and the community goes crazy devouring the entire filmography of that actor.

    At this point there are definitely a few picks that would be disappointing, but anything is workable. I predict it will still be at least a year.
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    00Heaven wrote: »
    My baseless theory is that the young Bond in the SF titles sequence is actually @mtm.

    I'm going to play my Joker card. I think it's @DewiWynBond ... He's been applying for the main role in B26 and fooled us all along. He was already in a Bond movie.

    Is there a thread for this on the Skyfall board? Just thinking we could move the discussion there / make a thread for it and get back to castings here as this might rumble on for a while :).

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  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Moderator
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    cwl007 wrote: »
    I can't picture Matt Smith as Bond, he looks too unconventional. Then again, I was wrong about him in Doctor Who, he was an excellent choice. I will happily be proven wrong again, I just can't see it in my head.

    Great comment. It was me who suggested Matt Smith a few posts back, a left field choice. (I'm sure I'm not the first to do so)
    But your comment perfectly mirrors my thoughts on who ever gets the job. There are so many suggestions on this thread who I just can't picture as Bond. Yet that is what makes it so exciting, we won't know if they are the right man for the job until the film starts. I'm completely open minded on it.

    I think it might be a mistake for Smith to take on another another career shadowing role. Over the last 9 years, he has shaken off The Doctor, and has been carving out a good career for himself.

    It's funny, at the time, I wanted David Morrisey as The Doctor. But now I can't imagine anyone other than Matt Smith taking over at that time.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    007HallY wrote: »

    I mean, it's a big deal trivia-wise. A kid technically played Bond. Why would this not be common knowledge by now, or at least mentioned by someone?

    Who played Bond in, say, the GoldenEye credits? It’s not Brosnan. These things don’t really become common knowledge.


    Anyway, from one bizarre conspiracy theory to another: I was at the Sound of 007 concert tonight and who did I spot… but Aaron Taylor Johnson… ;)
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    mtm wrote: »
    007HallY wrote: »

    I mean, it's a big deal trivia-wise. A kid technically played Bond. Why would this not be common knowledge by now, or at least mentioned by someone?

    Who played Bond in, say, the GoldenEye credits? It’s not Brosnan. These things don’t really become common knowledge.

    According to 'Art Of The Title' it's Eddie Kidd. Full credits list can be found here:

    https://www.artofthetitle.com/title/goldeneye/
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Don't even remember Bond being in the GoldenEye titles. Thought it was just ladies with hammers.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    007HallY wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    007HallY wrote: »

    I mean, it's a big deal trivia-wise. A kid technically played Bond. Why would this not be common knowledge by now, or at least mentioned by someone?

    Who played Bond in, say, the GoldenEye credits? It’s not Brosnan. These things don’t really become common knowledge.

    According to 'Art Of The Title' it's Eddie Kidd. Full credits list can be found here:

    https://www.artofthetitle.com/title/goldeneye/

    Eddie Kidd?! How bizarre! Just the year before his terrible injury. I guess I can kind of see it being him. Maybe they’ll get around to listing who’s young Bond in SF at some point.
  • edited October 4 Posts: 1,122
    mtm wrote: »
    007HallY wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    007HallY wrote: »

    I mean, it's a big deal trivia-wise. A kid technically played Bond. Why would this not be common knowledge by now, or at least mentioned by someone?

    Who played Bond in, say, the GoldenEye credits? It’s not Brosnan. These things don’t really become common knowledge.

    According to 'Art Of The Title' it's Eddie Kidd. Full credits list can be found here:

    https://www.artofthetitle.com/title/goldeneye/

    Eddie Kidd?! How bizarre! Just the year before his terrible injury. I guess I can kind of see it being him.

    Actually I didn't realise until now who he was/the fact that he was also a stunt double in GE. Makes sense actually.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    He was a model as well as a stunt rider so it does make sense, yes. Famously in the cut action sequence from TLD.
  • LucknFateLucknFate Arkhangelsk
    edited October 5 Posts: 460
    Really convinced it isn't Craig circa CR as "young" Bond. There's just no way.
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  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited October 5 Posts: 7,258
    Is that Patrick Wilson?

    The people in those two photos are definitely not the same.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Moderator
    edited October 5 Posts: 12,976
    I never paid that much attention to it, but looking at the bottom image now, it looks a little like Ewan McGregor to me. Just a little bit.
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
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    I thought one of them looked like Idris Elba, but that's just me. >:)
    I cannot believe this is still going on.
    It's Craig in both btw
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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  • Agent_Zero_OneAgent_Zero_One Ireland
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    LucknFate wrote: »
    Really convinced it isn't Craig circa CR as "young" Bond. There's just no way.
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    I don't think they look that dissimilar...
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
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    I think I had a hat when I came in.
  • LucknFateLucknFate Arkhangelsk
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    Got a response from marketing and production contacts at Framestore who told me to ask Kleinman and Eon, which I already have. Sorry to dredge it up... I would like to know if there's another Bond actor though.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    Benny wrote: »
    I thought one of them looked like Idris Elba, but that's just me. >:)
    I cannot believe this is still going on.
    It's Craig in both btw

    Yes. cgi-tweaked.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    As this has been started up again, I'll just say that a straightforward way to tell that they're different people (other than, y'know: having different faces ;) ) is that the structure of the irises are different. Everyone has unique irises, like fingerprints, and they are stable over time. These two people have different eyes.

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  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Is it possible the difference there is the result of CGI?
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Why would you change them to be different if you're trying to make them seem like the same person?
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited October 5 Posts: 7,258
    :-??

    I feel like this is the new "the death of you / the death of him". Some people seem dead set that it's a different person, some dead set that it's the same person. I have no idea / don't really care one way or another. Hmm... Dead Set could be a good title for Bond 26.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    News, we need NEWS! !!
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    talos7 wrote: »
    News, we need NEWS! !!

    Truly. :)) New Fleming publications in 2023! lol
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited October 5 Posts: 7,258
    mtm wrote: »
    Why would you change them to be different if you're trying to make them seem like the same person?

    Also, if they did take the CGI route they probably just would have done some sort of de-ageing wipe of the whole face which would affect the eyes too, one would think. We're talking about 1 second of the PTS, I doubt an enormous amount of time and effort was put into this specific moment. I've seen Skyfall a great many times and hadn't even thought of any of this until this discussion here. Just thought/assumed it was Craig both times TBH.
  • edited October 5 Posts: 1,122
    mtm wrote: »
    Why would you change them to be different if you're trying to make them seem like the same person?

    It might be because they colour graded the last image in the SF titles to make Craig appear older. It does look like they used harder lighting for that shot as well. The iris as well is definitely the sort of thing in which the colour/contrast can be affected through the grading, but they do look similar to me.

    To be completely honest, to my eye it looks like the promo image that @LucknFate posted of Craig above the SF still is likely the one they used. The face is just stretched for the crack and the features softened.

    Anyway, any potential Bond actors? All this talk about facial features and eyes is making me miss the good old days of jawlines...
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