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Good spot Samuel.
(Or it depends how big his part is in Dark Tower,and if he would be ready to join the Bond crew in Dec maybe.)
Still, Bardem's a great choice for the part and I'm sure he'll end up being one of the best things about the series. It'd be a shame for the 007 franchise if this news means he won't be available for Bond 23, but I think a director like Mendes will be able to attract a suitable replacement.
In interviews Bardem's said if a script jumps out at him or if he thinks it's good enough, in that moment he'll say yes and sign onto the project. Obviously The Dark Tower has a much better script than Bond 23. And he said such nice things about the series.
@The_Reaper, with one actor having the lead role in one film and the second lead male in another, I can't see that working out it'd be an awful lot of work. I'd love to see it happen, mind.
I thought that same thing as well.... having both Fiennes and Bardem in one film, as villains? - that's a lot of star power to share half the bill with...
so I am willing to hedge a bet, that EON signed on Ralph, knowing that Bardem might be lured away to another larger (and more lucrative) role - and who knows, conversations might have already gone down prior to Fiennes being brought on board... either way, i am sure this hasn't come as a shock to EON at all..
always in a situation like this - you just don't put all your eggs into one basket - because if Bardem turns it down, you need a backup plan.. and i couldn't think of a better plan B than Mr. Fiennes.....
....... if this has all indeed played out as we both suggested........ we'll see though..
I may be wrong but I do think Fiennes is the more famous name in this discussion. Whether he's more bankable as well is something I can't tell. Anyway, he never fails to bring good talent to the equation - even the Ratner flick Red Dragon was graced with a good if not great performance from Fiennes. Then there's Dead Fish, however... Still, I'm so looking forward to Ralph in a Bond film; it's something I've been hoping to see since the 90s.
Bardem may come into play in a few years, who knows.
I'm very interested as to where this all goes as things should start to get busy soon.
when your confined to a set, or 1 or 2 shooting locations - it's a little easier to work around, then say a schedule in which your globe trotting every few weeks - like the Bond pictures seem to do...
no doubt, that actors will double up on roles, and rather often too - but things have to correctly fall in place for it to happen... it just can't happen on a whim..
I think Bardem has the ability to produce a much more interesting villain than we've seen in years. The last few since TND, have felt more factory-produced villians: especially Mathieu Amalric--what a waste of good talent in that film!).
I picture Ralph Fiennes to be more of your serious, tough-guy villain. I think of the villain he played from In Brugges, and in a way this seems boring to me for some reason.
So I think I would prefer Bardem: it would be exciting to see him and DC go toe to toe.
Fingers crossed Bardem takes another look at EON's offer.
So, as of now Bardem won't be unavailable when the filming of Bond 23 starts.
Thanks for the tip shadow!
He could be our main villain yet!
“We had to pull back to our September start date due to budget delays and ongoing story development and logistical issues, but Dark Tower is moving forward,” Howard said. “We’re thinking of starting in early spring now. I can’t really say who’ll be in it yet, but Javier Bardem has shown a great deal of interest. We’ll know by the end of the summer, when our flashing green light goes solid.”
Actually i hope we get some new bond 23 news soon.
DEADLINE: Still, there were rumors last month that Universal might let The Dark Tower go. That hasn’t happened but they did push the start date to early next year. Why has it been so hard to get underway?
HOWARD: The first version represented a bold attempt to fast track, because of weather concerns. It was a little more dramatic to people on the outside than to us. We’d have liked to move forward on that fast track, but it was always Phase One. There was an understanding that if we couldn’t answer all the questions in a way that made sense to all the partners involved, then we would operate on a slightly more traditional timetable. Even if we go in March, that’s still moving quickly for something of this scale.
DEADLINE: Is Javier Bardem set to play the main gunslinger Roland Deschains?
HOWARD: Nobody is pay or play but he has said he wants to do it. We’ve spent a lot of time together. He’s fascinated by the character and has great instincts for Roland. I’m hoping when we go, he’s available and will join us.
The bad guys and their henchmen in the last 4 Bond films have been lacking and wimpy.
The last one that even came close to giving Bond a good fight was Mr. Stamper in TND!!