The DANIEL CRAIG Appreciation thread - Discuss His Life, His Career, His Bond Films

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  • I think I told the story already but still:
    After watching DAD with a friend at the cinema....I was truly embarrassed to be a Bond fan. I hate to say that, but it kinda really got me a bit off Bond at that time.

    When Craig was announced, I wasn't sure about him, yet the first picture I saw of him had something Connery-esque (for the lack of a better word), so I ignored the haters (internet and friends alike) and wanted to give him a chance. Then there was the press conference. Not only did they choose to finally make a movie out of my favourite book, Dan just won me over. I don't know what it was, maybe jsut sympathy. I liked him and wanted to reserve judgement till I have seen Casino Royale.

    When Craig finally delivered the last line "Bond, James Bond" in CR... I knew he was right. It maybe sounds strange, but Craig reignited my love for Bond. It was fantastic! CR still is one of my most loved experiences at the cinema.

    Fastforward to 2013, Skyfall delivered in such a big way, that I still find it hard to choose between them and I will still defend QoS, which I enjoyed too (though not as much as the other two).

    Craig is a fantastic actor and my favourite up there with Connery and Dalton. He nails Bond imo.

    As for my favourite parts:

    CR:
    - Reception at Casino Royale - Bond blowing his cover and Vesper being pi**ed off because of it.
    - Stairwell fight
    - Dirty Martini
    - Train

    QoS:
    - Mutual friend
    - Opera scene
    - First meeting with Fields

    Skyfall:
    - Tennyson
    - Shanghai
    - When he attacks Silvas men with the DB5 comeplete with him throwing away his dad's gun and picking up the more modern gun in the coolest possible way.
    - Breaking into the ice
    - Standing on the roof and receiving the "present" posthumous from M

    Though I guess I'll have more once I rewatch them again. Especially CR and QoS.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    I think I told the story already but still:
    After watching DAD with a friend at the cinema....I was truly embarrassed to be a Bond fan. I hate to say that, but it kinda really got me a bit off Bond at that time.

    When Craig was announced, I wasn't sure about him, yet the first picture I saw of him had something Connery-esque (for the lack of a better word), so I ignored the haters (internet and friends alike) and wanted to give him a chance. Then there was the press conference. Not only did they choose to finally make a movie out of my favourite book, Dan just won me over. I don't know what it was, maybe jsut sympathy. I liked him and wanted to reserve judgement till I have seen Casino Royale.

    When Craig finally delivered the last line "Bond, James Bond" in CR... I knew he was right. It maybe sounds strange, but Craig reignited my love for Bond. It was fantastic! CR still is one of my most loved experiences at the cinema.

    Fastforward to 2013, Skyfall delivered in such a big way, that I still find it hard to choose between them and I will still defend QoS, which I enjoyed too (though not as much as the other two).

    Craig is a fantastic actor and my favourite up there with Connery and Dalton. He nails Bond imo.

    Heartily agree with all your comments although to show I’m not a mindless sheep I have my own list of DCs best bits.

    I particularly like your comment about CR being one of your best experiences in the cinema. I concur and the fact that good though SF was I didn’t quite feel the same exhilaration coming out leads me to consider that CR just shades SF but its close. However the disappointment I felt leaving the cinema after QOS hasn’t really abated with subsequent viewings and although I don’t hate it it’s a long way behind the other 2 Craig films in pretty much every department.

    CR
    The whole PTS, particularly the look on his face as he drowns Fisher in the sink.
    His smugness during the poker game with Dmitrios.
    The smile when Carlos gets blown up.
    ‘Ow’ when the MI6 guy injects him.
    Giving the recipe for the martini (straight out of the book).
    The stairwell fight and the scene when he is patching himself up in the mirror.
    When he is just sitting there after losing (again straight out of the book ‘Bond was beaten and cleaned out’).
    The dinner scene with Vesper.
    The bit when he rings the bank and realises shes shafted him.
    ‘Bond, James Bond’.

    QOS
    Shooting the car in the PTS.
    Killing Mitchell.
    Coldly watching Slate bleed out.
    The whole opera scene.
    I quite like the plane sequence (particularly when he his shouting at the engine as its about to stall) – shame about the CGI parachute shambles afterwards.
    Leaving Greene in the desert.
    Final scene with M.

    SF
    I like the look on his face in the PTS when he throws his gun away and when he is the carriage and realises hes been shot.
    The scorpion bar scene.
    The psychiatrist scene is a tour de force. Although his delivery of ‘wasted’ and ‘bitch’ is extremely good, just observe the little twinkle he gives when the guy says ‘bird’ as hes obviously thinking ‘shag’ or some such smut but changes it to something PC like ‘sky’. Superb Mr Craig, superb.
    The casino scene with Severine.
    Tennyson.
    The scene overlooking the glen when they are standing next to the DB5.
    Shooting the guys with the DB5 and the shotgun. The smile on is face when he saves Kincaide and kills the bloke who shoots M. – hes enjoying himself amongst all the carnage.
    Standing looking out at the skyscape of union jacks – no family, no woman; wedded to his job, the man who is just a silhouette.
  • MrBondMrBond Station S
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    It seems to due to the tight budget, Craig may not be involved with the two sequels of " The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo " trilogy.
  • edited January 2013 Posts: 12,837
    MrBond wrote:
    It seems to due to the tight budget, Craig may not be involved with the two sequels of " The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo " trilogy.

    Good news as far as I'm concerned. I liked the atmosphere of the first one but the story bored me to death and I'd much rather Craig focused on Bond while he's still young enough to play the part.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    MrBond wrote:
    It seems to due to the tight budget, Craig may not be involved with the two sequels of " The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo " trilogy.

    Ahh, where'd you hear that? They might as well not even bother now. If Rooney backs out the whole thing should be officially called off.
  • edited January 2013 Posts: 6,601
    Its being reported by some papers, that he wants a raise and hence they are thinking to cut him out. No reliable source so far and since it was the studio so far, who hesitated to make the sequels due to the film only making 230 mill instead of 300 they wanted and that Fincher hasn't committed at all, this has to be taken with a huge grain of salt. Also DC was never greedy yet and I doubt the success of SF has changed his character.
    But its knowm, that they wanted to cut on the costs and since he knows that, I doubt he demands MORE money.

    But lets wait till deadline confirms it.

    The Blomkvist character COULD be cut out though, since he is not in it THAT much.
    But him and Lisbeth are the heart of the story even when they are not together much like in part 2
  • RC7RC7
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    They shouldn't have made the first anyway. The US looking for another cash cow. The originals are brilliant.
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    Must say, that the more I saw of Naomi Rapace, the less I liked her. Meaning the Tattoo series and the Sherlock Holms sequel. She very often just has her mnouth open and has a stern expression. That was fine due to Lisbeths character, but doesn't really work as another character. But yes, they were good films and I think, people loved them for being good in spite of a low budget and being the surprise hit. Many were angry the US felt the need to make the sequels.
  • RC7RC7
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    Germanlady wrote:
    Must say, that the more I saw of Naomi Rapace, the less I liked her. Meaning the Tattoo series and the Sherlock Holms sequel. She very often just has her mnouth open and has a stern expression. That was fine due to Lisbeths character, but doesn't really work as another character. But yes, they were good films and I think, people loved them for being good in spite of a low budget and being the surprise hit. Many were angry the US felt the need to make the sequels.

    They did the same with 'Let the Right One In' - which is one of the best films I have ever seen and The Killing, which is quite frankly immense (amongst other things).
  • DCisaredDCisared Liverpool
    edited January 2013 Posts: 1,329
    My favourite moment from DC's tenure??? Oh there are so many! But one I take significant pleasure in is when at the casino in Macao SF, bond raises a glass to the goons who are going to kill him when he leaves! This scene and the scene where he his approaching the casino on the small boat with fireworks and laterns surrounding, give me the impression that bond is just simply loving life B-)
  • Posts: 6,601
    RC7 wrote:
    Germanlady wrote:
    Must say, that the more I saw of Naomi Rapace, the less I liked her. Meaning the Tattoo series and the Sherlock Holms sequel. She very often just has her mnouth open and has a stern expression. That was fine due to Lisbeths character, but doesn't really work as another character. But yes, they were good films and I think, people loved them for being good in spite of a low budget and being the surprise hit. Many were angry the US felt the need to make the sequels.

    They did the same with 'Let the Right One In' - which is one of the best films I have ever seen and The Killing, which is quite frankly immense (amongst other things).

    IMO the momentum to do the sequels is over. Hadf it been the instant success they hoped for, they would have made them more or less right away - now people have moved on from their fascination with the characters, I think.

    @DCisared: These and all the other moments, that were mentioned. Its like a nice way to have a short rewatch of those favourite scenes, reading it.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    Actually, Blomkvist is in #2 A LOT. And I mean A LOT. Basically every single crucial plot point has Blomkvist in it, and you spend more than a hundred and fifty pages with him, with absolutely no Lisbeth in sight! You live the story through him for so much of it there's no way they can cut him out, especially when his actions literally save the plot more than a few times.

    The thing that bugs me is that they spoiled one of the biggest twists of #2 right in TGWTDT, something that would have been a real shocker in #2 if done right. I have no idea if they will stick to the book or go by a new story. Fingers crossed it's the former.
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    You could easily make one film out of the two stories IMO.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    Germanlady wrote:
    You could easily make one film out of the two stories IMO.

    I haven't read #3, but I know it has a continuation to it. I will let you know my feelings once I read it.
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    Sony has more on its plate right now than just worries about Craig’s salary for Girl Who Played with Fire.
    Mara, after all, is a rising talent (case in point: she headlines next week’s Side Effects), so bringing her back might become more expensive as time goes on.
    There’s also Fincher’s original proposal to consider, ie. shooting the second and third installments, including Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, back-to-back; that could allow for the cost-cutting Sony wants.
    However, this approach requires waiting upwards of an extra year for either Zallian or another screenwriter to adapt Larsson’s third book.
    In short: there are some hard choices to be made here, by Sony and Fincher alike.
    http://screenrant.com/girl-played-fire-movie-sequel-no-daniel-craig/
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    Posts: 28,694
    Germanlady wrote:
    Sony has more on its plate right now than just worries about Craig’s salary for Girl Who Played with Fire.
    Mara, after all, is a rising talent (case in point: she headlines next week’s Side Effects), so bringing her back might become more expensive as time goes on.
    There’s also Fincher’s original proposal to consider, ie. shooting the second and third installments, including Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, back-to-back; that could allow for the cost-cutting Sony wants.
    However, this approach requires waiting upwards of an extra year for either Zallian or another screenwriter to adapt Larsson’s third book.
    In short: there are some hard choices to be made here, by Sony and Fincher alike.
    http://screenrant.com/girl-played-fire-movie-sequel-no-daniel-craig/

    That much is certain.
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    The media is reporting the same over and over in its own words, but IF they do it, I hope, Fincher is NOT returning, He eats up the budget with his endless repeats of every scene and for whatever reason, his film didn't get a lot of award recognition. Both leads were up to the task, but the film didn't get a Best Film or Best Director nod. I think, THIS is the reason Fincher will not return. As I see it, its not the actors, its Fincher, who is playing this with a " I might , but then again, I might not "
  • SandySandy Somewhere in Europe
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    Actually, Blomkvist is in #2 A LOT. And I mean A LOT. Basically every single crucial plot point has Blomkvist in it, and you spend more than a hundred and fifty pages with him, with absolutely no Lisbeth in sight! You live the story through him for so much of it there's no way they can cut him out, especially when his actions literally save the plot more than a few times.

    The thing that bugs me is that they spoiled one of the biggest twists of #2 right in TGWTDT, something that would have been a real shocker in #2 if done right. I have no idea if they will stick to the book or go by a new story. Fingers crossed it's the former.

    Exactly, although the second and third films are more about Lisbeth's story it's Blomkvist who drives it, it's him who discovers the whole thing while she is
    missing in the second book
    and
    in a hospital during most of the third

    I didn't like the Swedish adaptations much. The first one was OK but the other ones were almost amateur. They changed the stories to make Lisbeth some kind of superwoman or avenging angel, which she isn't. Along the way they made Blomkvist absolutely useless. It was the Swedish producers (Yellow bird) who wanted to make more money with it (I'm not criticizing, just saying), don't forget they produced both versions! The idea was that there was the Swedish-made TV series and then the American-made film but they decided to "butcher" the series and release them as films in the big screen. Not all European "artsy" movies are art, these definitely weren't.

    I've been following this story closely, and from what I know the story about Craig wanting a raise is just a rumour with no basis whatsoever. The negotiations haven't even started with the actors, and he's very interested in making the other two films, no demands.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    edited January 2013 Posts: 28,694
    Germanlady wrote:
    The media is reporting the same over and over in its own words, but IF they do it, I hope, Fincher is NOT returning, He eats up the budget with his endless repeats of every scene and for whatever reason, his film didn't get a lot of award recognition. Both leads were up to the task, but the film didn't get a Best Film or Best Director nod. I think, THIS is the reason Fincher will not return. As I see it, its not the actors, its Fincher, who is playing this with a " I might , but then again, I might not "

    Fincher can go overboard with running scenes again, but only he can capture the perfect atmosphere and tension these films run on. He was simply meant to direct these films, evident in Se7en and Zodiac before TGWTDT. I don't think Fincher worries about getting awards, and it isn't his fault at the heart of it, it is whoever chose the release date. Who the hell releases a film this dark in content over Christmas weekend? It was bound to take a financial hit.

    And as @Sandy said, I just don't believe the whole "Dan won't work with a raise" garbage that fills the news. He has never been like that in my eyes. More of an actor who does it for the love of the art and not the paycheck. And after the great career he has had (especially recently), all alongside his many blessings and lovely bride, I can't see him making a fit over his paycheck.
  • DCisaredDCisared Liverpool
    edited February 2013 Posts: 1,329
    this is one of my favourite DC moments as well , leaves me smiling every time I watch it .
    " with pleasure m, with pleasure "
  • I think I told the story already but still:
    After watching DAD with a friend at the cinema....I was truly embarrassed to be a Bond fan. I hate to say that, but it kinda really got me a bit off Bond at that time.

    When Craig was announced, I wasn't sure about him, yet the first picture I saw of him had something Connery-esque (for the lack of a better word), so I ignored the haters (internet and friends alike) and wanted to give him a chance. Then there was the press conference. Not only did they choose to finally make a movie out of my favourite book, Dan just won me over. I don't know what it was, maybe jsut sympathy. I liked him and wanted to reserve judgement till I have seen Casino Royale.

    When Craig finally delivered the last line "Bond, James Bond" in CR... I knew he was right. It maybe sounds strange, but Craig reignited my love for Bond. It was fantastic! CR still is one of my most loved experiences at the cinema.

    Fastforward to 2013, Skyfall delivered in such a big way, that I still find it hard to choose between them and I will still defend QoS, which I enjoyed too (though not as much as the other two).

    Craig is a fantastic actor and my favourite up there with Connery and Dalton. He nails Bond imo.

    Heartily agree with all your comments although to show I’m not a mindless sheep I have my own list of DCs best bits.

    I particularly like your comment about CR being one of your best experiences in the cinema. I concur and the fact that good though SF was I didn’t quite feel the same exhilaration coming out leads me to consider that CR just shades SF but its close. However the disappointment I felt leaving the cinema after QOS hasn’t really abated with subsequent viewings and although I don’t hate it it’s a long way behind the other 2 Craig films in pretty much every department.

    CR
    The whole PTS, particularly the look on his face as he drowns Fisher in the sink.
    His smugness during the poker game with Dmitrios.
    The smile when Carlos gets blown up.
    ‘Ow’ when the MI6 guy injects him.
    Giving the recipe for the martini (straight out of the book).
    The stairwell fight and the scene when he is patching himself up in the mirror.
    When he is just sitting there after losing (again straight out of the book ‘Bond was beaten and cleaned out’).
    The dinner scene with Vesper.
    The bit when he rings the bank and realises shes shafted him.
    ‘Bond, James Bond’.

    QOS
    Shooting the car in the PTS.
    Killing Mitchell.
    Coldly watching Slate bleed out.
    The whole opera scene.
    I quite like the plane sequence (particularly when he his shouting at the engine as its about to stall) – shame about the CGI parachute shambles afterwards.
    Leaving Greene in the desert.
    Final scene with M.

    SF
    I like the look on his face in the PTS when he throws his gun away and when he is the carriage and realises hes been shot.
    The scorpion bar scene.
    The psychiatrist scene is a tour de force. Although his delivery of ‘wasted’ and ‘bitch’ is extremely good, just observe the little twinkle he gives when the guy says ‘bird’ as hes obviously thinking ‘shag’ or some such smut but changes it to something PC like ‘sky’. Superb Mr Craig, superb.
    The casino scene with Severine.
    Tennyson.
    The scene overlooking the glen when they are standing next to the DB5.
    Shooting the guys with the DB5 and the shotgun. The smile on is face when he saves Kincaide and kills the bloke who shoots M. – hes enjoying himself amongst all the carnage.
    Standing looking out at the skyscape of union jacks – no family, no woman; wedded to his job, the man who is just a silhouette.

    Nice to see we are on the same page! :-)

    I am yet to arrive at the Craig era in my blu-ray Bond marathon, that will end when Skyfall soon comes out. Then I hope I will have a clearer picture if I prefer CR or SF...but it's a tough one.

    I wasn't necessarily disappointed with QoS ...though it was clearly not as good as CR and SF of course again was a huge improvement.

    Your favourite moments really showed me that it's time to rewatch Craigs movies, particulary CR, again!
    I highlighted some of those I absolutely agree with!

    And great comments about the psychiatrist scene! I really have to look out for that!
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    Daniel Craig is James Bond, for sure. He has given strong and still subtle performances. He has proven to be a very worthy Bond. Indeed not Connery or Moore or Brosnan or Dalton or Lazenby; not a cookie cutter Bond nor a caricature - Craig is his own man, a fine actor, and has been able to step into this role and fill it admirably. I thoroughly enjoy Craig's Bond and am eager for him to be in at least 2 more. And I say this as a lifelong Connery fan who also enjoys Moore, Dalton, and Brosnan a lot.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Daniel Craig appreciation
    by DarthDimi

    When Daniel Craig was first introduced as Bond, I found myself in a confusing state of mind. On the one hand, I still thought Brosnan had a fifth Bond in him. On the other hand, I was pleasantly surprised by the less-than-obvious choice the producers had made. It took me a mere few minutes to contemplate said choice and understand the brilliant thinking behind it: Craig would be the Bond we'd been hoping for since long, i.e. new, unconventional, interesting, intriguing, different.
    Negative comments flooded in swiftly after the announcement and even this very community, or at least its former settlement, turned into a fierce war zone. I found myself in the camp of Craig-lovers from the start. I urged people to at least be patient and wait for Casino Royale before passing judgement, to see the potential this man brought to the game, the potential to be a Bond we'd never seen, ... but the mind still reels when remembering all the fierce anti-Craig-isms that befouled our forums back then.
    And this teaser poster settled the deal. I saw it, loved it and knew instantly that Daniel Craig would be a spectacular Bond. With every following image released, including this one and this one, I became more and more certain of my case. Both the teaser trailer and the official trailer backed that case in fact.
    When Casino Royale opened, I was there, opening night. And it rocked! Best theatrical Bond experience since '95, best overall cinema experience since The Matrix. Went to see it again two days after that, on a Friday, and again the next day. Two more viewings after that and when the DVD was released, I bought it twice (because the one I had ordered to be sent by post arrived a few days after some local shops had it on their display). Not only is CR an amazing Bond experience for me, Craig is an amazing Bond IMO.
    QoS, the movie, let me down in many respects, but Craig alone still made the film exciting and worth watching countless times.
    And with SF, a slightly more seasoned Craig sent me fresh impulses and excited me once again.
    Besides being a tremendous actor, Craig also has the looks I seek in Bond and the power of a man who can control his aggression but keeps the fires inside burning and consumes their energy bit by bit to survive in the field. His eyes have torment written all over them, underlined by a ferocious desire to pursue justice - his kind of justice. This Bond isn't bland but instead is one of the most complicated and conflicted Bonds ever projected on screen. He's the smoking gun in the Bond pantheon of the past two decades. He's the Bond even Fleming hadn't fully thought about.
    As far as I can tell, there's still a lot more Bond for us to have, and a lot more Craig for Bond to have.
  • ShardlakeShardlake Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
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    RC7 wrote:
    They shouldn't have made the first anyway. The US looking for another cash cow. The originals are brilliant.

    Although I prefer Fincher's version and not just for Craig I acknowledge that the Swedish version is very good and Rapace is the best Salander but as for the sequels they certainly aren't brilliant, apart from Rapace who delivers, they are not very good TV movies.

    The U.S versions would have a chance to do much better adaptations of the novels which the Swedish ones did not, I thought DF & Zallian did a better job adapting the GWTDT and cut the fat that wasn't needed like Blomvist in prison etc, Fincher's film was about the relationship between Salander & Blomvist and I thought Mara & Craig were much better at conveying that than their foreign counterparts.

    As GL has said there has been no confirmation from Craig on this at it seems it's a lot of speculation from people, Craig is getting the blame for something that hasn't even been confirmed. I wonder where some people get their news a poster on Nolanfilms was saying that Craig would want to get out of his contract because he can't stand Fincher. This is news to me considering Craig said most recently he was trying to persuade Fincher to do the sequels and no they couldn't write Blomvist out it's a ludicrous decision.

    I really hope that Fincher does make them all and Craig alongside Mara returns as I believe DF and Zallian could create and incredibly entertaining trilogy a proper adult franchise rather than the usual 12 A stuff we get and for the record I slightly prefer GWTDT to Skyfall so I'd love to see Craig return and being the same studio I'm sure they could make it work, I think the biggest ? is Fincher and I would rather see this than see him get lost in blockbuster land like Nolan working with Disney on a 3D remake.
    Anyway just about to get my Fincher fix with House of Cards, he directs the first 2 episodes of the 13 part series now available to stream in it's entirety on Netflix.



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    Rumor dismissed by Rooney herself, it seems..

    Dragon Tattoo' Sequel Won't Write Out Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara Promises



    'I don't know where that rumor was started, but it would never be a possibility,' the 'Side Effects' star tells MTV News.

    Deep breaths, "Dragon Tattoo" fans: reports of Mikael Blomkvist's untimely death have been greatly exaggerated.

    Earlier in the week, a report surfaced that a "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" sequel is indeed in the works — but that it would proceed without Daniel Craig as the crusading journalist at the heart of the tale. The news was surprising for a variety of reasons; how could Blomkvist exit the film without fundamentally changing the narrative? And would the powers that be seriously entertain the notion of cutting the world-famous James Bond actor from the franchise?

    Ask one key "Dragon Tattoo" player that very question, and the answer you'll receive is a resounding "no." MTV News spoke with Lisbeth Salander herself, actress Rooney Mara, at the New York City premiere of "Side Effects" on Thursday (January 31), and she denied reports that "The Girl Who Played with Fire" would move forward without Craig.

    "I've been talking a lot with about the sequel, and I don't know where that rumor was started — but it would never be a possibility," Mara told MTV about rumors of Craig's exit. "He wouldn't be written out."

    Mara insists that Craig's role is secure in the sequel, but she was less clear on whether or not Fincher would return to direct "The Girl Who Played with Fire."

    "I would hope that he would," Mara said about the filmmaker's possible return to the director's chair. "But no matter what, he'll definitely have some sort of involvement."
    ttp://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1701214/daniel-craig-dragon-tattoo-sequel-rooney-mara.jhtml?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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    I still think, the best way to cut costs would be do find another direcotr. Fincher shot almost 1 year and this alone upped the costs immensely. I am sure, there are others, who could do it .. and fine.
  • edited February 2013 Posts: 2,782
    Rumour has it that his co- star doesn't want Danny back as he had a fling with her whilst filming and jumped ship.

    Why would the film company not have the hottest male star at the moment after skyfalls box office success? Of course this is all gossip but it's true so there.


    [CDAN] Wonder why this B list movie actress from an acting family has been looking so glum despite the biggest boost to her career ever? It could have something to do with the fact that this A++ list movie actor was having sex with her while cheating on his significant other and telling her she was everything he wanted and then he ran off and married a B list movie actress. She has not forgiven him, and refuses to talk to him unless absolutely necessary.
  • Posts: 3,279
    The best things I like about Craig's tenure as Bond are the following -

    1) The movies have tried to go back to Fleming again, the same way they briefly did under Dalton.

    2) Craig is bringing a much harder, tougher edge, previously only touched upon in LTK.

    3) Craig's films have scrapped the BS humour and silly Austin Powers parodies.

    4) Craig brings a cool Steve McQueen 60's vibe to the series.

    5) CR and SF have both made it in to my top 5 favourite Bond films.

    6) The torture scene, hospital recovery scene and Craig's stare in the mirror after the stairwell fight are the stand out moments for me in CR, bringing scenes from Fleming that I never thought I'd see on film.

    7) SF's stand out moments (too many to mention) are Bond losing his fitness, tailing and the fight sequence in Shanghai, the casino scene, Bond shooting the glass off the girl's head, Bond and M driving to Scotland in the Aston, the final scenes with M and Moneypenny.


    All-in-all, I just hope the next Bond film doesn't dip in quality like it did with QoS. Expectations are very high now for me with Bond 24.

  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    DarthDimi wrote:
    Daniel Craig appreciation
    by DarthDimi


    Besides being a tremendous actor, Craig also has the looks I seek in Bond and the power of a man who can control his aggression but keeps the fires inside burning and consumes their energy bit by bit to survive in the field. His eyes have torment written all over them, underlined by a ferocious desire to pursue justice - his kind of justice. This Bond isn't bland but instead is one of the most complicated and conflicted Bonds ever projected on screen. He's the smoking gun in the Bond pantheon of the past two decades. He's the Bond even Fleming hadn't fully thought about.
    As far as I can tell, there's still a lot more Bond for us to have, and a lot more Craig for Bond to have.

    Excellent post, @DarthDimi, and I especially like the way you put this. I wholeheartedly agree.
  • Rumour has it that his co- star doesn't want Danny back as he had a fling with her whilst filming and jumped ship.

    Why would the film company not have the hottest male star at the moment after skyfalls box office success? Of course this is all gossip but it's true so there.


    If it's true then you should be able to prove this, and very easily.

    <waits>

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