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Posted: 9/22/2022 1:03:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: CarmelBytheSea]
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:13:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Hesperus] [#1]
I figured that Elba was a bit too old to play Bond. I'm a fan but it's a role that involves a lot of action.

Turning them down like this? His stock just went up another few points.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:14:34 PM EDT
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Wasn't the new Bond going to be a woman?
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:17:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: talontsi_95] [#3]
He would probably do a good job. But I know this is being forced on us by the woke crowd so I would never see it. Even if someone gave me a free 4k bluray I wouldnt take it.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:19:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 1975:
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Show runners say future Bond will be male but feature more wmyn power.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:22:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CarmelBytheSea:

Show runners say future Bond will be male but feature more wmyn power.
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Hmm, it's almost like these people have no idea what Bond is supposed to be about.

Or more likely they do. They just want to 'subvert expectations'. At least that's what they say. In practice it's always assassination of fictional characters.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:22:34 PM EDT
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His rules, his life.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:25:31 PM EDT
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Which is totally fine.

I think he'd make a great Bond and wouldn't view it as woke Bond.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:25:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Hesperus:


Hmm, it's almost like these people have no idea what Bond is supposed to be about.

Or more likely they do. They just want to 'subvert expectations'. At least that's what they say. In practice it's always assassination of fictional characters.
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I said the same in the Air Force recruiting thread. They can’t meet numbers after years since Obama was in office telling us about tapping 1/2 the nation that was underutilized and equal to men. They fail to meet their goals but Recruiting General still spouts diversity is good conservatives are wrong when asked about why recruiting is failing.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:27:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:
Which is totally fine.

I think he'd make a great Bond and wouldn't view it as woke Bond.
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That’s my point. The fact that he is disinterested and keeping arms length lets you know how downhill the property has gone. He’s not going to ruin his reputation and lose other film opportunities for a brand that’s headed for failure.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:30:17 PM EDT
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He did look in the mirror and see Roland though.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:31:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CarmelBytheSea:

That’s my point. The fact that he is disinterested and keeping arms length lets you know how downhill the property has gone. He’s not going to ruin his reputation and lose other film opportunities for a brand that’s headed for failure.
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So... is there anything decent on the horizon?
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:31:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Hesperus:
I figured that Elba was a bit too old to play Bond. I'm a fan but it's a role that involves a lot of action.

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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:34:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:


So... is there anything decent on the horizon?
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Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:
Originally Posted By CarmelBytheSea:

That’s my point. The fact that he is disinterested and keeping arms length lets you know how downhill the property has gone. He’s not going to ruin his reputation and lose other film opportunities for a brand that’s headed for failure.


So... is there anything decent on the horizon?


For James Bond or for movies in general?

There's always the hope that some random bunch of filmmakers will put together something wonderful like Everything Everywhere all at Once. But from the big studios... I'm not expecting anything like Top Gun Maverick for awhile.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:35:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Kent] [#14]
We've already seen the last "Bond" film.

The drive to Wokeness is simply overwhelming for liberals -- they cannot resist it anymore than they can resist breathing.  It becomes their reason for living, surpassing every other thing to which they might have aspired.

The real tragedy is that Liberals see wokeness as the goal that propels them to greatness, instead of the reality that it consumes and destroys everything it touches.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:35:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Yojimbo] [#15]
I think  Henry Cavill could be a good James Bond.

Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:36:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Hesperus:


For James Bond or for movies in general?

There's always the hope that some random bunch of filmmakers will put together something wonderful like Everything Everywhere all at Once. But from the big studios... I'm not expecting anything like Top Gun Maverick for awhile.
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Movies in general.

I'm actually a little optimistic for the long future.  Top Gun Maverick has been a juggernaut while shit like the Woman King is flopping.

At the end of the day they have to make money.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:38:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CarmelBytheSea:

That’s my point. The fact that he is disinterested and keeping arms length lets you know how downhill the property has gone. He’s not going to ruin his reputation and lose other film opportunities for a brand that’s headed for failure.
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I agree.  I wouldn't have minded him as Bond at all.  I have not watched the new Bond based entirely on what the studio said. My parents bought it and said it sucked so that didn't help.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:39:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: PN5X5] [#18]
Yes, he’s aged out now.  I think Daniel Craig was in his late 30s when he started.
My guess is that it’ll be James Madden from GOT and Bodyguard
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:41:07 PM EDT
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He's the one guy of color I'm familiar with that has the perfect presence on screen that could do Bond... smooth James Bond as I've  known him ..
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:43:49 PM EDT
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He did look in the mirror and see Roland though.
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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:45:00 PM EDT
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I would do it for a few million.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:45:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Yojimbo:
I think  Henry Cavill could be a good James Bond.

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He'd be great, could they pull him away from his cape?
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:46:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 1975:
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"Woman"

Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:47:03 PM EDT
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I like Idris Elba, for sure, but as Bond? Not as James Bond himself, but maybe another Double O agent? Sure.

But he's fitty year old? That's a bit on the mature side.

They should just let the franchise be retired entirely. They need to stop with the "The New Insert-Beloved-Character" shit. Come up with new stories.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:48:13 PM EDT
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I've enjoyed everything that he has been in and would totally watch a spin-off spy movie with him as "008" or whatever.

I have zero desire to spend my money to see him as the Bond character.  It seems that he knows this.

Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:48:34 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:49:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By PN5X5:
Yes, he’s aged out now.  I think Daniel Craig was in his late 30s when he started.
My guess is that it’ll be James Madden from GOT and Bodyguard
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Bodyguard was pretty good, he might be able to make the role good if its well written
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:51:48 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Personally, I think he would have made an excellent Bond.
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I do to..

IMO Craig wasn't exactly right, to pissed all the time, like he was constipated
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:52:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:


So... is there anything decent on the horizon?
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I hear about small stuff with scant marketing budgets but generally speaking, not much. I poured over stuff recently and looked for future opportunities and it’s slim pickings. I haven’t researched Joker 2 yet. But if you mean to watch in 2023 then Tom Cruise fans - Mission Impossible, Denzel Washington fans - Equalizer 3, Margot Robbie fans - Barbie Chris Pratt fans - Guardians 3 and Keanu fans another John Wick
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:53:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Toker_:
He did look in the mirror and see Roland though.
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I think he learned from that.

As a stand alone movie, "The Dark Tower" wasn't bad.  

But, it wasn't "The Dark Tower".
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:54:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FALFOX:
Originally Posted By Toker_:
He did look in the mirror and see Roland though.

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That had almost nothing to do with how terrible of an adaptation that was though.  

I love him as an actor but when thousands/millions of people read a book with clear physical descriptions of the characters, they're not going to connect with a movie that throws all of that out the window.

I love Lily James but I grew up with Cinderella having blue eyes, dammit.  
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:55:19 PM EDT
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Oh he gon gitit now
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:55:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:


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Also Dune part 2 is next year for people who watched the first one
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:56:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Toker_:
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Terrible casting.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:57:36 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CarmelBytheSea:

I hear about small stuff with scant marketing budgets but generally speaking, not much. I poured over stuff recently and looked for future opportunities and it’s slim pickings. I haven’t researched Joker 2 yet. But if you mean to watch in 2023 then Tom Cruise fans - Mission Impossible, Denzel Washington fans - Equalizer 3, Margot Robbie fans - Barbie Chris Pratt fans - Guardians 3 and Keanu fans another John Wick
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You know what would make a great movie?

Washington crossing the Delaware.  

You've got a guy on the verge of failure, who needs to make shit happen and make shit happen now and he crosses a frozen fuckin river to kill a bunch of Germans.

I'd buy like 10 tickets to see that if it was done well.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:57:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By CarmelBytheSea:

Also Dune part 2 is next year for people who watched the first one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WdkPwJTnQk
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Originally Posted By CarmelBytheSea:
Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:


So... is there anything decent on the horizon?

Also Dune part 2 is next year for people who watched the first one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WdkPwJTnQk


Legit excited for this.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:58:00 PM EDT
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No surprise that Elba isn't interested. The Bond movies tend to pigeonhole their stars, and with the franchise commitment I think we'll not see a major star again in the role.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 1:59:32 PM EDT
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That had almost nothing to do with how terrible of an adaptation that was though.  

I love him as an actor but when thousands/millions of people read a book with clear physical descriptions of the characters, they're not going to connect with a movie that throws all of that out the window.

I love Lily James but I grew up with Cinderella having blue eyes, dammit.  
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Originally Posted By OnlineAllTheTime:
Originally Posted By FALFOX:
Originally Posted By Toker_:
He did look in the mirror and see Roland though.

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That had almost nothing to do with how terrible of an adaptation that was though.  

I love him as an actor but when thousands/millions of people read a book with clear physical descriptions of the characters, they're not going to connect with a movie that throws all of that out the window.

I love Lily James but I grew up with Cinderella having blue eyes, dammit.  
Same reason Cruise was a terrible casting decision for Jack Reacher.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:01:52 PM EDT
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I'd like to see Bond returned to its roots, the way Ian Fleming wrote it.... a relatively small time agent (at least to start), who slowly gets into bigger dilemmas as his career progresses.   In the 1950's.   Without all the high tech gadgets, supervillains, supermodels, etc.


Unfortunately that'll never happen.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:01:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:
Which is totally fine.

I think he'd make a great Bond and wouldn't view it as woke Bond.
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I like the guy, but dont see him as Bond, personally.  

Craig set that bar REALLY damn high.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:03:28 PM EDT
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Woke JB gonna have to smoke a pole in the next movie!
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:04:53 PM EDT
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Same reason Cruise was a terrible casting decision for Jack Reacher.
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Originally Posted By AZNetEng:
Originally Posted By OnlineAllTheTime:
Originally Posted By FALFOX:
Originally Posted By Toker_:
He did look in the mirror and see Roland though.

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That had almost nothing to do with how terrible of an adaptation that was though.  

I love him as an actor but when thousands/millions of people read a book with clear physical descriptions of the characters, they're not going to connect with a movie that throws all of that out the window.

I love Lily James but I grew up with Cinderella having blue eyes, dammit.  
Same reason Cruise was a terrible casting decision for Jack Reacher.



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Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:08:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By eolian:
Woke JB gonna have to smoke a pole in the next movie!
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Already been hinted at.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/sep/08/james-bonds-gay-hint-was-almost-cut-from-skyfall-says-producer
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:14:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By OnlineAllTheTime:



That had almost nothing to do with how terrible of an adaptation that was though.  

I love him as an actor but when thousands/millions of people read a book with clear physical descriptions of the characters, they're not going to connect with a movie that throws all of that out the window.

I love Lily James but I grew up with Cinderella having blue eyes, dammit.  
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Originally Posted By OnlineAllTheTime:
Originally Posted By FALFOX:
Originally Posted By Toker_:
He did look in the mirror and see Roland though.

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That had almost nothing to do with how terrible of an adaptation that was though.  

I love him as an actor but when thousands/millions of people read a book with clear physical descriptions of the characters, they're not going to connect with a movie that throws all of that out the window.

I love Lily James but I grew up with Cinderella having blue eyes, dammit.  

This.

It was obvious (and even SK admitted it) that he was picturing Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name character as Roland, and the description in the series wasn't ambiguous.

IMO, aside from the blue eyes, Timothy Olyphant would've made a decent Roland.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:15:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By MtnMusic:
I'd like to see Bond returned to its roots, the way Ian Fleming wrote it.... a relatively small time agent (at least to start), who slowly gets into bigger dilemmas as his career progresses.   In the 1950's.   Without all the high tech gadgets, supervillains, supermodels, etc.


Unfortunately that'll never happen.
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Craig was that reset.......it's been played out.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:36:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:




You know what would make a great movie?

Washington crossing the Delaware.  

You've got a guy on the verge of failure, who needs to make shit happen and make shit happen now and he crosses a frozen fuckin river to kill a bunch of Germans.

I'd buy like 10 tickets to see that if it was done well.
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the problem comes when they cast denzel washington to play george, and the boat is a fairy boat, taking a bunch of drag queens to stop the maga invasion of literally hitler conservatives. plus some anime characters too.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:38:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:




You know what would make a great movie?

Washington crossing the Delaware.  

You've got a guy on the verge of failure, who needs to make shit happen and make shit happen now and he crosses a frozen fuckin river to kill a bunch of Germans.

I'd buy like 10 tickets to see that if it was done well.
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And Hollywood would cast Elba as George.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:42:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:


Legit excited for this.
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Originally Posted By CarmelBytheSea:
Originally Posted By Notcalifornialegal:


So... is there anything decent on the horizon?

Also Dune part 2 is next year for people who watched the first one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WdkPwJTnQk


Legit excited for this.


Isn’t he playing Liet Kynes?  I agree he is a fantastic actor, but if you’re a fan of the character then I have some bad news…. Just like someone who said they didn’t like Jason momoa as Duncan and hoped he wouldn’t be in many more of the movies, short term okay but long term lol…
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Originally Posted By TX_Critter:


Isn’t he playing Liet Kynes?  I agree he is a fantastic actor, but if you’re a fan of the character then I have some bad news…. Just like someone who said they didn’t like Jason momoa as Duncan and hoped he wouldn’t be in many more of the movies, short term okay but long term lol…
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I haven't read the books.  I just like a good story.
Link Posted: 9/22/2022 2:49:42 PM EDT
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I like the guy, but dont see him as Bond, personally.  

Craig set that bar REALLY damn high.
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Remember when Craig was first cast, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth as he was considered too plain looking and short to play the role. How he proved them wrong.
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