It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
^ Back to Top
The MI6 Community is unofficial and in no way associated or linked with EON Productions, MGM, Sony Pictures, Activision or Ian Fleming Publications. Any views expressed on this website are of the individual members and do not necessarily reflect those of the Community owners. Any video or images displayed in topics on MI6 Community are embedded by users from third party sites and as such MI6 Community and its owners take no responsibility for this material.
James Bond News • James Bond Articles • James Bond Magazine
What we know:
-Sam Mendes recently opened a play in Ireland, where B24 writer John Logan also confirmed to staying while putting the finishing touches on the script. Articles featuring both stories included coy remarks about the possibility of Ireland featuring in the film.
-James Bond producers, while receiving an award by the Irish Film Industry, commented that they would love to feature Ireland in a Bond film.
-After opening his play , it was all but confirmed that Sam Mendes was location scouting.
-It is revealed that the filmmakers are scouting for a Scandinavian actress for B24 in a minor Bong girl role, and have even held screen tests with actresses.
What I think:
-Ireland will either directly feature in the film, or will substitue or partially substitute for Scandinavian locations.
My reasoning? These pictures:
This is just pure speculation, but I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Regarding the casting, let's not forget that it is not necessarily mean the characters will be from the same nationality as the actresses. It could however indicate that the Northern or the Eastern part of Europe would be use in some way (the actresses could play Russians, Poles, Hungarians, what have you).
Are we certain of that? It could only be to accommodate the actress. But if it was the case that would be great.
My only issue with Ireland for Bond 24 is that it would too much like Scotland look-wise. And this is also why I don't think it will be used... yet. Just like I doubt Bond 24 will feature the Far East.
I'm really hoping that Bond will go to a Nordic country in the next film. The only Nordic country Bond has visited so far on screen was Iceland in DAD but we didn't really see much of that country. If Bond will go North in Bond 24 he will probably go to Sweden or Denmark rather than Norway. (Oslo is the dullest Scandinavian capital by far.)
I can't wait to find out what the filming locations and the locations in the story will be. Since the producers always try to avoid repetition it's likely that Bond won't go to China, Turkey, Italy and South America in the next movie. They will probably avoid the Caribean as well, although it's a very Bondian location, it can appear in any Bond film.
- England will appear again, although for a much shorter duration.
- At least one other European location will be used. (Denmark or Sweden?)
- NO South & Central America. (Seen in QOS.) NO Canada & Australia. (Both too dull for a Bond film). NO East Asia. (Maybe Japan. But probably not.)
- There will be at least one non-European location. One or more of these: USA, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle-East, India and South-East Asia.
(I doubt Ireland would work as shooting substitute for Sweden. Not the same landscapes at all)
I think, however, that the most Bondian location there is Copenhagen.
I wouldn't surmise Ejiofor means Northern Europe is out of bounds. Far from it.
Yes but generally they look like they come from a certain place. Savalas was not Polish for instance, but he like Blofeld had Greek blood and looked foreign, for lack of a better word. Same thing with Christopher Lee, British but foreign looking (which had been a liability early in his career). Ejiofor could play someone akin to Gallia, if they can make him look evil enough.
I know that. And anyway, the plot will very likely be set in more than one geographic location. I guess I'm a bit wary of that crazy Blofeld hypothesis people sometimes brought forward here.
It will only stop once he shows up. But I meant the hypothesis that Ejiofor would play Blofeld.
Heck, here's my bit of speculation: Mendes is directing King Lear with Simon Russell Beale in the title role. So my guess is that IF Blofeld shows up in Bond 24, he may be played by Beale. And introduced the new M and Moneypenny were.
I don't get the Gallia thing, though. Ejiofir is British. He could play a great Brit character, a Scandinavian, an Eastern European an African an American... I think it's wide open that, should he be cast, he could very well be any nationality, even Swedish. Two of their best ever footballers are of African/Swedish descent.
You don't think Ejiofor can simply play a new character? Non-Fleming, nationality up for grabs? I think you're underestimating his abilities as an actor if that's the case. I'd be willing to bet he could pull off literally any nationality. I also like the idea that his looks can act as a facade - I'm a fan of the atypical aesthetics of a traditional Bond bad guy, but I still like the idea he'll have to work hard to convince as a villain. It adds a level of interest that isn't there if they simply cast to type.