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No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Angel_1756, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. Angel_1756

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    Daniel Craig was quoted as saying he'd rather kill himself than play Bond again, implying pretty strongly that Spectre will be his last Bond movie. There is a ton of speculation on who will replace him, with such guesses as Damian Lewis and Idris Elba.

    Focus: Who should be the next Bond and why?
     
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    Im down with Idris Elba. He's great in anything he does. I just started getting into Luther and its really good. If not him, maybe Tom Hardy. Hadnt thought of Damian Lewis, that would be a very interesting choice and a different portrayal of Bond.
     
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    Matt Damon.

     
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    I think Elba is the natural choice. Give Craig was the first blond Bond and the idea that Bond is just a codename and it could be anyone, Elba would be a nice continuation on the atypical" Bond path.

    Tom Hardy isn't a bad choice because the dude is a chameleon and would likely kill it.

    If he was younger, I'd say Mark Strong. Maybe Tom Hiddleston?
     
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    Wasnt that proven to not be the case at the end of Skyfall? They visit his parents' graves which both had the last name Bond on them.
     
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    I read somewhere that they were thinking about Tom Hardy for the role too.
     
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    Tom hardy looks a little young. No doubt it would be fun. I'd like a black Bond just to piss off the internet purists.
     
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    Clive Owen is a possibility, as he was before Daniel Craig was selected. Ioan Gruffudd too - both have the good looks required for Bond. However, it takes someone special to handle the pressure of being Bond. David Tennant may be a shout too - he wouldn't be the first Scottish Bond. Theo James might be a decent Bond in about a decade or so - like Hardy, he's a bit young for now.

    I think Idris Elba is a non-starter. Ian Fleming wrote Bond as a white guy in his late 30's to early 40's in age and I don't think the producers would stray far from Fleming's vision in selecting a new Bond.
     
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    I'm lukewarm on Elba. I really think they should go with someone in his early to mid-thirties; After watching Craig in Skyfall he just seemed too old. Connery was 32 when Dr. No was released, so it's not like going with a younger guy would be out of character.
     
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    Will Smith would be a cool one if the content owners were not so racist.
     
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    Lol. Stray far from the vision of the creator. Have you been paying attention to the film business in the past decade and a half?
     
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    Have you paid attention to the fact that this is James Bond, one of the great British film institutions? They have never strayed too far from Fleming's original character, which was a composite partially based on himself and another guy he knew whose name escapes me.

    The die-hards fans are the ones who will pay to see the film multiple times. THOSE are the people the film studio will look to appease, as with all films not the random-goer who will go once to a film.
     
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    Hardy is 38 so he would be a good age fit. I'd like to see if he can hit both the smooth gentleman and the action sequences well. There are other good choices, I just thought his name in conjunction with Bond was interesting.
     
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    I agree. Action, sure, but can he be the Sean Connery-smooth type?
     
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    James Purefoy is a little older but s great actor and you could also say Thomas Jane is playing Bond since both he and Purefoy are actually Christopher Lambert.
     
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    I think if you ask a great many women, they would tell you that Tom Hardy could pull it off.
     
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    Craig spoiled me. Dude is really, really good. He was also a stage actor, like Dalton. You get some serious chops doing that kind of work. The next guy should be in his mid 30s; that's what the role calls for. Fassbender would be a cool as fuck Bond, but I can't see him or Hardy doing it. They're on the Oscar track.

    Which means only one Brit can fill those shoes. Ron Weasley.

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    Dun dun dun duuuuuuun, dun DUN DUN.
     
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    I'd actually really like to see an older Bond who struggles with staying viable for the role of agent... it could add some interesting depth to the character. I can't think of who, off hand, would play the role though.
     
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    Having a hard time with you age grandpa?