Where does Bond go after Craig?

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  • edited March 2023 Posts: 1,706
    slide_99 wrote: »
    If the price of Nolan directing Bond is ATJ playing the role, I'd rather the producers hire another director.

    I'd agree with you here honestly, but there's really nothing they could do that would make me pass on a new Bond film altogether.
    delfloria wrote: »
    In all seriousness, I don't understand the idea of Nolan doing Bond. None of his films has had the emotional or stylish flourishes need for a Bond film. To me Campbell and Nolan are polar opposites. Inception on one hand and Zorro on the other. I just don't get it. Please explain.

    There's nothing to explain. You're either interested in what could come out of the pairing, or you're not.

    Yes, there is. If Nolan and Bond are like oil and water mixing why would you be interested in watching the inevitable incompatibility. Just because he is interested in doing a Bond film does not mean he has the right sensibilities for it.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
    edited March 2023 Posts: 7,526
    delfloria wrote: »
    If Nolan and Bond are like oil and water

    This is your opinion. I don’t share it, and you may think I need to explain myself to you but I don’t.
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
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    My concern would be this: If Nolan is hired, would he be making the film as if it were a another Nolan film that happens to feature Bond, or would it be a Bond film that happens to be directed by Nolan?

    By interviews regarding his comments on Bond, he seems extremely familiar and aware of the Bond films and how Eon conducts their productions. If he were to do Bond, he would have to be ready to work knowing it’s under the producers rather than him being the top boss. For example, he typically doesn’t have second unit for his films because he wants to be behind the camera at all times. Unless Eon actually agree to that (which I don’t see happening) he would have to concede to having second unit.

    I’m not against Nolan having a stab at Bond. I like his Batman films, and if I happen to not like his Bond installment it won’t be the end of the world. I’ll have plenty of more Bond films to enjoy, assuming there’s any more in my lifetime. ;)
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Yeah, it’s not something I necessarily see happening for those reasons you mentioned, just think it would be interesting. Even if he wanted ATJ, someone I wouldn’t necessarily put at the top of my list, I’d be intrigued.
  • Bentley007Bentley007 Manitoba, Canada
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    I would live to see Nolans Bond. I think the practical effects and villain would be amoung some of the best in the series history. Having said this @peter made a good point in that if they want something started before a potential writers strike the odds seem it would not allow Nolan to direct as he is busy in post-production of Oppenheimer. I hope I am wrong and it all works put for Nolan as he has been teasing us with his idea for years. Maybe Boyle is coming back who knows :p
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    This is my first post after skipping 938 posts on this thread, which I haven't followed for several years.

    But I think that letting Christopher Nolan direct a Bond movie would be almost as bad as having James Cameron do it. Utter catastrophe. But after the producers allowed Hans Zimmer to score NTTD, everything seems possible in the future.
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    This is my first post after skipping 938 posts on this thread, which I haven't followed for several years.

    But I think that letting Christopher Nolan direct a Bond movie would be almost as bad as having James Cameron do it. Utter catastrophe. But after the producers allowed Hans Zimmer to score NTTD, everything seems possible in the future.

    Which directors would you favour?
  • SecretAgentMan⁰⁰⁷SecretAgentMan⁰⁰⁷ Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria
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    A Nolan Bond film more than works for me.
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
    edited March 2023 Posts: 2,925
    My concern would be this: If Nolan is hired, would he be making the film as if it were a another Nolan film that happens to feature Bond, or would it be a Bond film that happens to be directed by Nolan?
    Yes - that's probably the key point regarding whether it's likely to work or not.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    This is my first post after skipping 938 posts on this thread, which I haven't followed for several years.

    But I think that letting Christopher Nolan direct a Bond movie would be almost as bad as having James Cameron do it. Utter catastrophe. But after the producers allowed Hans Zimmer to score NTTD, everything seems possible in the future.

    Which directors would you favour?

    I don't know, but neither of those two, whom I both consider extremely overrated. Probably someone I haven't even heard of, since Sam Mendes did a great job on SF and failed on SP (maybe it was just the lousy script). Cary Fukunaga did great on NTTD, but we need a fresh start in every regard.

    I wish they'd dump everyone involved with the franchise so far (that would include the producers themselves, and they certainly won't do that) to ensure that there will be a novel approach, which would have to start with a Casino Royale situation (not necessarily a remake) again and proceed from there. Picking the right actor and the right scriptwriters (no more P&W, please!) this might well last for the next 15 or 20 years.

    The key for me is NOT trying to find a continuity with any of the preceding timelines. And I know they won't do it, but my favourite idea is still to revive Bond as a period piece...with CR taking place in 1953 and following up with all the other novels. Including TSWLM as it is, by the way...if they can arrange that based on the previous agreements.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Period Bond following the novels would work great as prestige TV, IMO.

    I’m also all for clearing house but I have no problem with Broccoli and MGW.
  • slide_99slide_99 USA
    edited March 2023 Posts: 651
    Nolan has the right sensitivities for Bond, at least better than Mendes, but he doesn't always have the right sensitivities for casting. If only Pattinson hadn't wasted his talents with the Batman role he and Nolan could have re-teamed for Bond 26.
  • I think Pattinson probably gets immensely more to work with in Reeves’ Batman as an actor than he ever would with a Nolan Bond, I’m afraid. He’d manage to turn “Bond, James Bond” into 6 pages of exposition.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe The long road ahead
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    so "daisy may cooper" is apparently in talks to play the new M?
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    … says The Sun.
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
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    so "daisy may cooper" is apparently in talks to play the new M?

    I don't see her as M, for sake!

    But a henchwoman? Maybe similar to May Day? Her picture in that article of The Sun shows that she got the looks, style and attitude qualified for a badass henchwoman, again a la May Day.

    I mean Grace Jones isn't beautiful and she looked bizarre as May Day, yet she pulled it, so I could see Daisy May Cooper fitting for that kind of style.

    She could be a henchwoman, or maybe even a Main Villain a la Blofeld.

    But M? Heck no.
  • timdalton007timdalton007 North Alabama
    edited March 2023 Posts: 154
    so "daisy may cooper" is apparently in talks to play the new M?

    A lot of casting being “done” for a film without a director, script, or release date. 🙄
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    Well said @timdalton007 ... I have a feeling, and some are aware of why, but whatever was happening may've taken a 1-80.

    Without being privy to anything specifically (other than a cryptic warning), I'd suggest Bond fans settle in and let this process play out.

    If a Deadline or a Variety or a Hollywood Reporter breaks something, it can almost be assured, that that's a message EoN is delivering through these channels.

    If it's a tabloid, take with a big fat grain of salt.
  • Bentley007Bentley007 Manitoba, Canada
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    Why would it have taken a 180 so early? Seems like very little was decided to begin with.
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    I should say, perhaps where I believed they were, they at one time were.

    They're not there anymore.

    So whatever is happening, I'd suggest let the process play out-- coz, if we thought we had an inkling of what's up, I'd suggest that inkling has evaporated.

    If one of the big three (DLH, HR, or Variety), breaks a story, great as they definitely were contacted by EoN.

    If it's a tabloid,they're as blind as us, at the moment.
  • Posts: 12,263
    I remember all sorts of crazy tabloid stuff in the long leadup to Bond 25, like that it would be a revenge story against Blofeld after killing Madeleine, it’d be a new Moonraker, or Craig would do a back to back B25 and B26.
  • timdalton007timdalton007 North Alabama
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    I remember all sorts of crazy tabloid stuff in the long leadup to Bond 25, like that it would be a revenge story against Blofeld after killing Madeleine, it’d be a new Moonraker, or Craig would do a back to back B25 and B26.

    And a long time before that, I can remember the speculation about Bond 20 featuring Bond teaming up with the IRA or that the villain would be Bond’s own father. The latter did a lot of rounds for a few months in 2001-2, as I recall, until it became clear it was someone’s fan fiction script and not what became Die Another Day.
  • echoecho 007 in New York
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    peter wrote: »
    I should say, perhaps where I believed they were, they at one time were.

    They're not there anymore.

    So whatever is happening, I'd suggest let the process play out-- coz, if we thought we had an inkling of what's up, I'd suggest that inkling has evaporated.

    If one of the big three (DLH, HR, or Variety), breaks a story, great as they definitely were contacted by EoN.

    If it's a tabloid,they're as blind as us, at the moment.

    I'm intrigued.

    Everyone has a price. I'd wager BB and MGW's is very, very high (they don't need the money), and that there would be some strings attached. And yet...Amazon has a lot of money. Who knows?
  • Posts: 1,514
    so "daisy may cooper" is apparently in talks to play the new M?

    A lot of casting being “done” for a film without a director, script, or release date. 🙄

    The speculation and excitement about nothing would have made a great episode of Seinfeld.
  • George_KaplanGeorge_Kaplan Not a red herring
    edited March 2023 Posts: 561
    And the film will be called 'Shatterhand'. No really this time it's true!
  • Red_SnowRed_Snow Australia
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    so "daisy may cooper" is apparently in talks to play the new M?

    A lot of casting being “done” for a film without a director, script, or release date. 🙄

    I really don't get tabloids. Why go with the seemingly outlandish claim that Daisy May Cooper will be 'M', when they could have gone with the far more credible claim that she will be the random British comedian featured in the film, as with with Hugh Dennis in NTTD or Omid Djalili in TWINE.

    But if Cooper has the dramatic chops to pull off the role, then I wouldn't be opposed to some completely unexpected casting.

  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    so "daisy may cooper" is apparently in talks to play the new M?

    Silly season has begun again.
    My question is, can the "journalists" even keep a straight face when they type these rumours up?
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    so "daisy may cooper" is apparently in talks to play the new M?

    Silly season has begun again.
    My question is, can the "journalists" even keep a straight face when they type these rumours up?

    They probably just have an AI generate Bond rumours now.
  • echoecho 007 in New York
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    And the film will be called 'Shatterhand'. No really this time it's true!

    LOL. I wonder if they are saving Shatterhand as an alias for Blofeld in a future film. I mean, they knew they only had Waltz for a day or whatever...
  • George_KaplanGeorge_Kaplan Not a red herring
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    echo wrote: »
    And the film will be called 'Shatterhand'. No really this time it's true!

    LOL. I wonder if they are saving Shatterhand as an alias for Blofeld in a future film. I mean, they knew they only had Waltz for a day or whatever...

    Could be. I don't want to see Blofeld back for at least another 40-years personally. I just remember reading that media outlets have been 'confirming' Shatterhand as the title of the next film as far back as the Brosnan era.
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