Who should/could be a Bond actor?

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  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
    edited March 19 Posts: 2,568
    I can't trust that "newspaper" at all, so I'm taking it with a grain of salt.

    I'd be disappointed with ATJ's casting to be honest, we've waited so long for news on Bond #7's casting that he feels an underwhelming choice.
    There are better choices in my opinion
  • peterpeter Toronto
    Posts: 8,864
    Well, according to this article, we should know by this week. I’ll bet some good blockbuster stores, there is no signing by week’s end…
  • BennyBenny In the shadowsAdministrator, Moderator
    Posts: 14,918
    mtm wrote: »


    Thanks for finding that link @mtm
    That story was from back in December 2022!
    Looks like it might be a slow news day, and they've dusted this old bit of click bait out.

  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe The long road ahead
    edited March 19 Posts: 8,235
    Firstly, we haven't seen a foot of film with him as bond yet, probably best to withhold judgement too harshly one way or another.

    I see where you're coming from, but there's a lot of WORSE choices out there too, and there's nothing worse than an outright BAD choice becoming bond for the next however many years. I look at it like as long as they look like they could make a decent bond, then it's a bullet dodged IMO. And for me, that's exactly what ATJ is. Not ideal, but far from terrible.
  • edited March 19 Posts: 3,289
    On Breakfast TV this morning, both ITV and Sky News were running this as one of their main stories, that ATJ will be the next Bond.

    If this is true, I am ok with this. In fact I am more happy about this casting than I was when Craig was first announced (and he turned out decent in the end!)
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe The long road ahead
    Posts: 8,235
    On Breakfast TV this morning, both ITV and Sky News were running this as one of their main stories, that ATJ will be the next Bond.

    There's no smoke without fire.
  • BennyBenny In the shadowsAdministrator, Moderator
    Posts: 14,918
    So it would appear based on this story, that no one else tested for the role.
    At least no other actors have come forward and admitted that they have taken part in screen tests.
    Especially with this story breaking all over the world today, you would think someone would crack and reveal that they too had auditioned but lost out.
    Seems odd doesn't it?
  • peterpeter Toronto
    Posts: 8,864
    It's Tuesday.

    They said he signs by the end of the week-- and they're not talking Sunday of this week. They're talking by Friday.

    So if this is true, then we will know, by the latest, in three days.

    But if he doesn't sign, can I sell a few Blockbuster stores to a few of you? Guaranteed, great price!
  • Posts: 3,289
    Benny wrote: »
    So it would appear based on this story, that no one else tested for the role.
    At least no other actors have come forward and admitted that they have taken part in screen tests.
    Especially with this story breaking all over the world today, you would think someone would crack and reveal that they too had auditioned but lost out.
    Seems odd doesn't it?

    Normally the ones who auditioned probably signed an NDA and are legally bound so they cannot reveal it until an announcement is officially made.
  • BennyBenny In the shadowsAdministrator, Moderator
    Posts: 14,918
    peter wrote: »
    It's Tuesday.

    They said he signs by the end of the week-- and they're not talking Sunday of this week. They're talking by Friday.

    So if this is true, then we will know, by the latest, in three days.

    But if he doesn't sign, can I sell a few Blockbuster stores to a few of you? Guaranteed, great price!

    Do they have to be sold by the end of 2024, in order to make the most profit by 2026?
    I'll have to pass, as I don't think I have the budget for it. ;)
  • Posts: 201
    Aaron Taylor Johnson: Long speculated as the front runner. Was seen at the Omega event last year. Was seen holidaying at Goldeneye last year. Friends of Barbara Broccoli.
    If he is officially announced I won't be in the least bit surprised. Feels like the worst kept secret in Hollywood. He's a solid choice, but I'm honestly MORE interested in who the director will be. Is it going to be a true visionary genius / auteur (Denis Villenenue / Christopher Nolan) or another Roger Spottiswoode? If it's the latter, then it doesn't matter who they put in the role. It'll just be a man in a tuxedo. We need a great script and a great director. When we know that, then I'll start to get excited. Until, my Don Perignon 53 remains on ice.
  • peterpeter Toronto
    Posts: 8,864
    Benny wrote: »
    So it would appear based on this story, that no one else tested for the role.
    At least no other actors have come forward and admitted that they have taken part in screen tests.
    Especially with this story breaking all over the world today, you would think someone would crack and reveal that they too had auditioned but lost out.
    Seems odd doesn't it?

    No auditions for James Bond, Batman, Superman, would be very odd . And doesn't pass the sniff test at all.

    What is odder, if this is locked, is that none of the industry media are reporting this "breaking story".

    If Variety, Deadline and Hollywood Reporter start to publish this, then the anti-ATJ faction should be worried.

    If they don't (and I don't think they will), then you can sleep just fine.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited March 19 Posts: 15,355
    peter wrote: »
    It's Tuesday.

    They said he signs by the end of the week-- and they're not talking Sunday of this week. They're talking by Friday.

    So if this is true, then we will know, by the latest, in three days.

    But if he doesn't sign, can I sell a few Blockbuster stores to a few of you? Guaranteed, great price!

    The last story (I linked to in my previous post) said he had been cast and would be unveiled as Bond in March… 2023. So I’d say we probably already know if it’s true or not! :)
    Just for perspective, the U.K. papers were running a humorous story about Harrison Ford’s doctor playing the Indiana Jones theme when he was having a colonoscopy; a story Ford told in an awards speech about seven or eight years ago. John Williams mentioned it in an interview last week.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/26454991/harrison-ford-colonoscopy-indiana-jones-theme/amp/
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
    Posts: 8,063
    Honestly, we’ll only know for sure that Eon had picked an actor if they set plans for a big press release. Eon LOVES nothing more than big press releases. I’d say we should wait for that sort of thing before seriously considering that something big may be announced within the week.
  • edited March 19 Posts: 2,598
    I've always wanted to see Aaron Taylor Johnson as Bond.

    I also hope these films will turn into psychological thriller period pieces with a bit of action on the side. Hey, I can dream... :)
  • BennyBenny In the shadowsAdministrator, Moderator
    Posts: 14,918
    So if he doesn't sign by the end of the week, then presumably the deal is off? 8-}

    Like the shooting of the gun barrel, which was reported in December 2022 that he would be revealed to the world in March 2023. Also from the Sun.

    I have no real problem with ATJ, I think they can (and will) find better.
    I'm amazed how many people get so sucked up in this. Even if it feels like forever since we've had any news, I'd rather get excited for some credible news. Rather than a basic rehash of a story over a year ago.
  • peterpeter Toronto
    Posts: 8,864
    mtm wrote: »
    peter wrote: »
    It's Tuesday.

    They said he signs by the end of the week-- and they're not talking Sunday of this week. They're talking by Friday.

    So if this is true, then we will know, by the latest, in three days.

    But if he doesn't sign, can I sell a few Blockbuster stores to a few of you? Guaranteed, great price!

    The last story (I linked to in my previous post) said he had been cast and would be unveiled as Bond in March… 2023. So I’d say we probably already know if it’s true or not! :)
    Just for perspective, the U.K. papers were running a humorous story about Harrison Ford’s doctor playing the Indiana Jones theme when he was having a colonoscopy; a story Ford told in an awards speech about seven or eight years ago. John Williams mentioned it in an interview last week.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/26454991/harrison-ford-colonoscopy-indiana-jones-theme/amp/

    It’s amazing that these rags get away with utter nonsense.

    This Bond hoax surely must end once there is no signing by this week?
  • peterpeter Toronto
    Posts: 8,864
    Here is a sober reminder of The Sun’s track record as well:

    https://hmssweblog.wordpress.com/
  • Posts: 886
    I don't believe this news but who knows? even a broken clock is right twice a day.

  • edited March 19 Posts: 3,289
    peter wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    peter wrote: »
    It's Tuesday.

    They said he signs by the end of the week-- and they're not talking Sunday of this week. They're talking by Friday.

    So if this is true, then we will know, by the latest, in three days.

    But if he doesn't sign, can I sell a few Blockbuster stores to a few of you? Guaranteed, great price!

    The last story (I linked to in my previous post) said he had been cast and would be unveiled as Bond in March… 2023. So I’d say we probably already know if it’s true or not! :)
    Just for perspective, the U.K. papers were running a humorous story about Harrison Ford’s doctor playing the Indiana Jones theme when he was having a colonoscopy; a story Ford told in an awards speech about seven or eight years ago. John Williams mentioned it in an interview last week.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/26454991/harrison-ford-colonoscopy-indiana-jones-theme/amp/

    It’s amazing that these rags get away with utter nonsense.

    This Bond hoax surely must end once there is no signing by this week?

    This news is trending now on Twitter/X.

    Sky News and ITV are a bit more credible than The Sun, and Sky are still running the story at the top of every hour, and it looks like this story has some truth to it as many other outlets are now going with it too...

    NY Post - https://nypost.com/2024/03/19/entertainment/aaron-taylor-johnson-formally-offered-the-chance-to-play-james-bond-report/

    The Independent - https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/james-bond-new-aaron-taylor-johnson-b2514773.html

    RTE - https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2024/0319/1438656-aaron-taylor-johnson-set-to-be-the-new-james-bond/

    LBC - https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/aaron-taylor-johnson-who-is-new-james-bond-actor/

    Rolling Stone - https://www.rollingstone.co.uk/film/news/aaron-taylor-johnson-offered-role-as-next-james-bond-37813/

    Daily Mail - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-13212275/The-names-Johnson-Taylor-Johnson-British-actor-Aaron-formally-offered-chance-play-James-Bond-sign-contracts-WEEK.html

    Digital Spy - https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a60238453/aaron-taylor-johnson-james-bond/
  • George_KaplanGeorge_Kaplan Not a red herring
    Posts: 576
    I don't believe this news but who knows? even a broken clock is right twice a day.

    More like twice a decade, if that.
  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe The long road ahead
    Posts: 8,235
    Even if ATJ doesn't end up becoming bond at least we have a clearer idea of how far they are from production getting underway. Auditioning actors means there is a script of some kind floating around. I think there could be more updates coming before the end of April, fingers crossed.
  • BennyBenny In the shadowsAdministrator, Moderator
    Posts: 14,918
    Even if ATJ doesn't end up becoming bond at least we have a clearer idea of how far they are from production getting underway. Auditioning actors means there is a script of some kind floating around. I think there could be more updates coming before the end of April, fingers crossed.

    @Mendes4Lyfe you're getting ahead of yourself here.
    Who said there's a script and they're auditioning actors? The Sun?
    Come on, you're smarter than that surely

    ;)
  • peterpeter Toronto
    Posts: 8,864
    peter wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    peter wrote: »
    It's Tuesday.

    They said he signs by the end of the week-- and they're not talking Sunday of this week. They're talking by Friday.

    So if this is true, then we will know, by the latest, in three days.

    But if he doesn't sign, can I sell a few Blockbuster stores to a few of you? Guaranteed, great price!

    The last story (I linked to in my previous post) said he had been cast and would be unveiled as Bond in March… 2023. So I’d say we probably already know if it’s true or not! :)
    Just for perspective, the U.K. papers were running a humorous story about Harrison Ford’s doctor playing the Indiana Jones theme when he was having a colonoscopy; a story Ford told in an awards speech about seven or eight years ago. John Williams mentioned it in an interview last week.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/26454991/harrison-ford-colonoscopy-indiana-jones-theme/amp/

    It’s amazing that these rags get away with utter nonsense.

    This Bond hoax surely must end once there is no signing by this week?

    Sky News and ITV are a bit more credible than The Sun, and Sky are still running the story at the top of every hour.

    The breaking news at Deadline since last night has been:

    https://deadline.com/2024/03/bill-weinstein-in-talks-to-join-paradigm-talent-agency-the-dish-1235861884/

    @jetsetwilly , if the new 007 was about to sign, this would be the breaking news, not the fired co-founder of Verve ready to sign with Paradigm.

    And, unlike the Sun, or Sky, or whatever, who are just repeating the Sun’s “report”, this IS in Deadline’s wheelhouse, as it is in the wheelhouse of The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. This is their bread and butter, and not even a peep from them (and these outlets actually have legitimate entertainment reporters).

    I don’t have a horse in this race, but to think a script is being worked on now (the only thing in the “report” I believe), and they cast not only without auditions, without a script, but by coronation, is the biggest BS signal in this entire joke… if ATJ ever becomes Bond, it’ll be after a heavy vetting process and audition process. There is t a shortcut to the role.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited March 19 Posts: 15,355
    peter wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    peter wrote: »
    It's Tuesday.

    They said he signs by the end of the week-- and they're not talking Sunday of this week. They're talking by Friday.

    So if this is true, then we will know, by the latest, in three days.

    But if he doesn't sign, can I sell a few Blockbuster stores to a few of you? Guaranteed, great price!

    The last story (I linked to in my previous post) said he had been cast and would be unveiled as Bond in March… 2023. So I’d say we probably already know if it’s true or not! :)
    Just for perspective, the U.K. papers were running a humorous story about Harrison Ford’s doctor playing the Indiana Jones theme when he was having a colonoscopy; a story Ford told in an awards speech about seven or eight years ago. John Williams mentioned it in an interview last week.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/26454991/harrison-ford-colonoscopy-indiana-jones-theme/amp/

    It’s amazing that these rags get away with utter nonsense.

    This Bond hoax surely must end once there is no signing by this week?

    Sky News and ITV are a bit more credible than The Sun, and Sky are still running the story at the top of every hour, and it looks like this story has some truth to it as many other outlets are now going with it too...

    NY Post - https://nypost.com/2024/03/19/entertainment/aaron-taylor-johnson-formally-offered-the-chance-to-play-james-bond-report/

    The Independent - https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/james-bond-new-aaron-taylor-johnson-b2514773.html

    RTE - https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2024/0319/1438656-aaron-taylor-johnson-set-to-be-the-new-james-bond/

    LBC - https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/aaron-taylor-johnson-who-is-new-james-bond-actor/

    Rolling Stone - https://www.rollingstone.co.uk/film/news/aaron-taylor-johnson-offered-role-as-next-james-bond-37813/

    Daily Mail - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-13212275/The-names-Johnson-Taylor-Johnson-British-actor-Aaron-formally-offered-chance-play-James-Bond-sign-contracts-WEEK.html

    They’re just quoting The Sun.
    There’s no independent verification going on there.
    peter wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    peter wrote: »
    It's Tuesday.

    They said he signs by the end of the week-- and they're not talking Sunday of this week. They're talking by Friday.

    So if this is true, then we will know, by the latest, in three days.

    But if he doesn't sign, can I sell a few Blockbuster stores to a few of you? Guaranteed, great price!

    The last story (I linked to in my previous post) said he had been cast and would be unveiled as Bond in March… 2023. So I’d say we probably already know if it’s true or not! :)
    Just for perspective, the U.K. papers were running a humorous story about Harrison Ford’s doctor playing the Indiana Jones theme when he was having a colonoscopy; a story Ford told in an awards speech about seven or eight years ago. John Williams mentioned it in an interview last week.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/26454991/harrison-ford-colonoscopy-indiana-jones-theme/amp/

    It’s amazing that these rags get away with utter nonsense.

    This Bond hoax surely must end once there is no signing by this week?

    I guess folks will have forgotten by then.
  • edited March 19 Posts: 3,289
    peter wrote: »
    peter wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    peter wrote: »
    It's Tuesday.

    They said he signs by the end of the week-- and they're not talking Sunday of this week. They're talking by Friday.

    So if this is true, then we will know, by the latest, in three days.

    But if he doesn't sign, can I sell a few Blockbuster stores to a few of you? Guaranteed, great price!

    The last story (I linked to in my previous post) said he had been cast and would be unveiled as Bond in March… 2023. So I’d say we probably already know if it’s true or not! :)
    Just for perspective, the U.K. papers were running a humorous story about Harrison Ford’s doctor playing the Indiana Jones theme when he was having a colonoscopy; a story Ford told in an awards speech about seven or eight years ago. John Williams mentioned it in an interview last week.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/26454991/harrison-ford-colonoscopy-indiana-jones-theme/amp/

    It’s amazing that these rags get away with utter nonsense.

    This Bond hoax surely must end once there is no signing by this week?

    Sky News and ITV are a bit more credible than The Sun, and Sky are still running the story at the top of every hour.

    The breaking news at Deadline since last night has been:

    https://deadline.com/2024/03/bill-weinstein-in-talks-to-join-paradigm-talent-agency-the-dish-1235861884/

    @jetsetwilly , if the new 007 was about to sign, this would be the breaking news, not the fired co-founder of Verve ready to sign with Paradigm.

    And, unlike the Sun, or Sky, or whatever, who are just repeating the Sun’s “report”, this IS in Deadline’s wheelhouse, as it is in the wheelhouse of The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. This is their bread and butter, and not even a peep from them (and these outlets actually have legitimate entertainment reporters).

    I don’t have a horse in this race, but to think a script is being worked on now (the only thing in the “report” I believe), and they cast not only without auditions, without a script, but by coronation, is the biggest BS signal in this entire joke… if ATJ ever becomes Bond, it’ll be after a heavy vetting process and audition process. There is t a shortcut to the role.

    We'll know one way or the other by the end of this week. This story seems to have caught fire quickly more than the usual BS rumours that often circulate.

    How much do you want for one of those Blockbuster stores...? ;)
  • peterpeter Toronto
    Posts: 8,864
    @jetsetwilly : between today, and Friday, ATJ will sign, according to The Sun (and being parroted by, not verified by other media— not one of them being one of DL, HR, or Variety).

    If he doesn’t sign by Friday, can we agree to put this one to bed? Forever, 😂?

    It’s simple: he signs as they promise, or no signing happens.

    I’m betting all of my Blockbuster Stores (which I’ll sell to you at good prices), the latter will end up happening.
  • Posts: 886
    peter wrote: »
    peter wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    peter wrote: »
    It's Tuesday.

    They said he signs by the end of the week-- and they're not talking Sunday of this week. They're talking by Friday.

    So if this is true, then we will know, by the latest, in three days.

    But if he doesn't sign, can I sell a few Blockbuster stores to a few of you? Guaranteed, great price!

    The last story (I linked to in my previous post) said he had been cast and would be unveiled as Bond in March… 2023. So I’d say we probably already know if it’s true or not! :)
    Just for perspective, the U.K. papers were running a humorous story about Harrison Ford’s doctor playing the Indiana Jones theme when he was having a colonoscopy; a story Ford told in an awards speech about seven or eight years ago. John Williams mentioned it in an interview last week.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/26454991/harrison-ford-colonoscopy-indiana-jones-theme/amp/

    It’s amazing that these rags get away with utter nonsense.

    This Bond hoax surely must end once there is no signing by this week?

    Sky News and ITV are a bit more credible than The Sun, and Sky are still running the story at the top of every hour.

    The breaking news at Deadline since last night has been:

    https://deadline.com/2024/03/bill-weinstein-in-talks-to-join-paradigm-talent-agency-the-dish-1235861884/

    @jetsetwilly , if the new 007 was about to sign, this would be the breaking news, not the fired co-founder of Verve ready to sign with Paradigm.

    And, unlike the Sun, or Sky, or whatever, who are just repeating the Sun’s “report”, this IS in Deadline’s wheelhouse, as it is in the wheelhouse of The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. This is their bread and butter, and not even a peep from them (and these outlets actually have legitimate entertainment reporters).

    I don’t have a horse in this race, but to think a script is being worked on now (the only thing in the “report” I believe), and they cast not only without auditions, without a script, but by coronation, is the biggest BS signal in this entire joke… if ATJ ever becomes Bond, it’ll be after a heavy vetting process and audition process. There is t a shortcut to the role.

    If it's not true, Deadline or Variety will tell us sooner or later.
  • Posts: 3,289
    peter wrote: »
    @jetsetwilly : between today, and Friday, ATJ will sign, according to The Sun (and being parroted by, not verified by other media— not one of them being one of DL, HR, or Variety).

    If he doesn’t sign by Friday, can we agree to put this one to bed? Forever, 😂?

    It’s simple: he signs as they promise, or no signing happens.

    I’m betting all of my Blockbuster Stores (which I’ll sell to you at good prices), the latter will end up happening.

    Let's wait and see. Not long now.

    I'd be excited and would welcome the news, just because it means Bond 26 is finally getting greenlit.
  • peterpeter Toronto
    Posts: 8,864
    Sorry @jetsetwilly — I was likelybwriting my last post while you were writing yours.

    I received a message this morning with an emphatic “nahhhh”, so I’m doubling down my offer. Chat with me in PMs about my stores. We can negotiate ( 😂 )…
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