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BOND 25 pre-release
#1
AMaybe a tad early but it's Sunday morning and I'm bored of washing up. On the Meet the Movie Press podcast Jeff Schneider hinted that Jack Huston is being considered. I could see that. But there's also Fassbinder, Dan Stevens or my dark horse, Clive Standen (Rollo in VIKINGS).

Hell I would give Craig another shot. The last third of SPECTRE was a bit of a mess but I liked him in it.
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#3
AThrowing my hat in the ring for Stevens.

Have only seen him in The Guest, but the guy can convey charm and menace in the same scene with ease.
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#4

I think it was Phil Nobile Jr. that said on the Padcast recently that within our lifetime one of these changing of the guard Bond films will run with the codename theory. Like even if Craig is the "real" Bond (of course he is), the next one will adopt the identity when he becomes 007.



I dread that day, but I bet it happens eventually. With the next film probably ignoring it all together.

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#5
AAt this stage, I don't care who is Bond. Ideally, it would be Fassbender or Hiddleston, but if it's Stevens or Turner or even Craig again, that's fine, too. Just get a move on.

Just drop the excess and the endless callbacks to classic Bond and give us something contemporary, lean, and mean, like Warren Ellis is doing with the character in his excellent comic book run. (VARGR was great, and, so far, EIDOLON is even better. At this point, I'm more excited about the comics than I am the next film.)
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#6
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Originally Posted by Bluelouboyle View Post

Maybe a tad early but it's Sunday morning and I'm bored of washing up. On the Meet the Movie Press podcast Jeff Schneider hinted that Jack Huston is being considered. I could see that. But there's also Fassbinder, Dan Stevens or my dark horse, Clive Standen (Rollo in VIKINGS).

Hell I would give Craig another shot. The last third of SPECTRE was a bit of a mess but I liked him in it.


I still say Chris Hemsworth.  Throw stones at me all you want, but I think he'd be amazing as Bond.

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#7
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I still say Chris Hemsworth.  Throw stones at me all you want, but I think he'd be amazing as Bond.
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#8
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Originally Posted by Agentsands77 View Post

At this stage, I don't care who is Bond. Ideally, it would be Fassbender or Hiddleston, but if it's Stevens or Turner or even Craig again, that's fine, too. Just get a move on.

Just drop the excess and the endless callbacks to classic Bond and give us something contemporary, lean, and mean, like Warren Ellis is doing with the character in his excellent comic book run. (VARGR was great, and, so far, EIDOLON is even better. At this point, I'm more excited about the comics than I am the next film.)

Fassbender or Hiddleston.  Absolutely.



I'm done with Craig.  I can't believe what a shit he was during the press tour for Spectre.  If I were the Broccolis, I wouldn't want anything further to do with him.

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#9
ACraig's dry sense of humor gets lost in print. His comments were miscalculated, but not malicious.
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#10

At first, that's the take I wanted to believe.  But I don't recall any clarification nor any contrition from Craig.  Forgive me if I'm wrong.

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#11
A[quote name="littlenomad" url="/community/t/155796/bond-25-pre-release#post_4124236"]At first, that's the take I wanted to believe.  But I don't recall any clarification nor any contrition from Craig.  Forgive me if I'm wrong.  
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Craig walked his comments back in later interviews, noting that the comment was a dry remark that stemmed from his exhaustion during the shoot.

In fact, for the bulk of the press tour, he was congenial and enthusiastic. That remark just followed him because the media was able to build a compelling, albeit false, narrative out of it.
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#12

Okay.  I just never saw the walkback.



I shouldn't comment on Spectre since I essentially boycotted it after reading about the "it's all connected" Blofeld backstory.  But I'll admit that one reason I hope a new Bond is cast is the possibility that they'll move past Spectre and never return.



But the Bond films are often a case of two steps forward, one step back, so I shouldn't get my hopes up.

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#13
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Originally Posted by Agentsands77 View Post

At this stage, I don't care who is Bond. Ideally, it would be Fassbender or Hiddleston, but if it's Stevens or Turner or even Craig again, that's fine, too. Just get a move on.

Just drop the excess and the endless callbacks to classic Bond and give us something contemporary, lean, and mean, like Warren Ellis is doing with the character in his excellent comic book run. (VARGR was great, and, so far, EIDOLON is even better. At this point, I'm more excited about the comics than I am the next film.)

Ooooh. I should check those out then.

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#14
ANever considered Hemsworth, but he was a pretty good charming rogue in RUSH, so why not.
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#15
AHopefully Pierce will come back.
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A[quote name="Bradito" url="/community/t/155796/bond-25-pre-release#post_4124269"]Hopefully Pierce will come back.[/quote]
He's a bit busy with prestige films like this one:

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#17
AHe'll be back! You'll see!
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#18
AI'd actually enjoy a low-budget, one-off Brosnan outing about an old Bond.

Get McTiernan, who did so well with Brozzy on THOMAS CROWN, to direct.
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#19
A"Never Say Never Again, Again!"
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#20

I'd watch another Brosnan Bond film. A bond who is more comfortable with his immortality at every second.

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#21
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Originally Posted by Agentsands77 View Post

Just drop the excess and the endless callbacks to classic Bond and give us something contemporary, lean, and mean, like Warren Ellis is doing with the character in his excellent comic book run. (VARGR was great, and, so far, EIDOLON is even better. At this point, I'm more excited about the comics than I am the next film.)

I'm actually hoping for something a bit lighter than we've gotten from Craig's time.  As a whole, I love his run, but they've all got a bit of a downbeat air to them (some less than others).  I don't want a return to the ill-conceived goofiness of DIE ANOTHER DAY, certainly, but I'm definitely game for another attempt at a purely "fun" adventure.

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#22
AThe Ellis run strikes an unusual balance in that regard. It eschews the navel-gazing drama of the Brosnan/Craig era, but has a hard edge. The Ellis Bond stories are very violent, but also kinda fantastical and pulpy and, yes, fun.

Ellis really plays up Bond's vanity and ruthless efficiency. His Bond is a bit like a grittier version of the sadistic, arrogant Bond we got in Moore's first two adventures.
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#23
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Originally Posted by Agentsands77 View Post

The Ellis run strikes an unusual balance in that regard. It eschews the navel-gazing drama of the Brosnan/Craig era, but has a hard edge. The Ellis Bond stories are very violent, but also kinda fantastical and pulpy and, yes, fun.

Ellis really plays up Bond's vanity and ruthless efficiency. His Bond is a bit like a grittier version of the sadistic, arrogant Bond we got in Moore's first two adventures.

That sounds okay to me!  I should probably check out those comics.

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#24
AHiddleston and Fassbender are such boring choices following Craig. We already know how they'd do and they'd do... Ok. But if you want a knockout like Craig or Connery, we need an out there selection nobody is even thinking about.
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#27
AFirst choice would be one last go with Craig. Hiddleston would be my first choice if they go with a new actor.

I've always thought Tom Hardy would be a solid choice as Bond. Although I dunno if he'd be that great if they followed the pattern of a softer take on the character after a harder one.
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#28
ATom Hardy's great, but he's too much of a musclehead to follow Craig's musclehead. I think they need to go in the opposite direction and make this next Bond as distinctive as Craig's initial casting was - get someone who has a distinctive silhouette - someone tall and wiry this time.
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#29
A[quote name="Stale Elvis" url="/community/t/155796/bond-25-pre-release#post_4124422"]Tom Hardy's great, but he's too much of a musclehead to follow Craig's musclehead. I think they need to go in the opposite direction and make this next Bond as distinctive as Craig's initial casting was - get someone who has a distinctive silhouette - someone tall and wiry this time.[/quote]
Yep.

Someone who also feels more immediately sophisticated. We need another "gentleman" Bond.
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#30
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Originally Posted by User_32 View Post

Hiddleston and Fassbender are such boring choices following Craig. We already know how they'd do and they'd do... Ok. But if you want a knockout like Craig or Connery, we need an out there selection nobody is even thinking about.


Ewan McGregor would crush it.

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#31
A[quote name="Stale Elvis" url="/community/t/155796/bond-25-pre-release#post_4124422"]Tom Hardy's great, but he's too much of a musclehead to follow Craig's musclehead. I think they need to go in the opposite direction and make this next Bond as distinctive as Craig's initial casting was - get someone who has a distinctive silhouette - someone tall and wiry this time.[/quote]

Tilda Swinton!
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#32
A[quote name="Agentsands77" url="/community/t/155796/bond-25-pre-release#post_4124430"]
Yep.

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Baloney.

We went from Moore to Dalton to Brosnan. When Dalton is the rough and tumble one in your lineup, you've severely strayed from the path. Hardy or someone similar would work just great.
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#33

John Snow as the new Bond.

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#34

I'm just ready for Bond movies to be good again.



Skyfall is the best Bond film for people who have only seen the Daniel Craig films and maybe a couple of the Brosnan films.



I had a friend whose assessment consisted of nothing but "Come on, man, it was an emotional Bond film!"



Right. Because On Her Majesty's Secret Service never happened (and for him, it hasn't).

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#35
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Baloney.

We went from Moore to Dalton to Brosnan. When Dalton is the rough and tumble one in your lineup, you've severely strayed from the path. Hardy or someone similar would work just great.

I'm more with Agentsands77 on this one.  I feel like Hardy's Bond would probably be cut from much of the same cloth as Craig's Bond.  INCEPTION tells me he can pull off charming in fits and starts, and in theory I'd have no problem with seeing him become 007... but I'd like someone with just slightly more of a light touch first.

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