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Who should be the next James Bond?

For me is clear that Henry (we all know which one) has born to play that role.

I mean some say Tom Hiddleston (who has always looks kind of gross and raped to me I don’t know why) or Tom Hardy, who bored me as fuck and apparently is a crazy asshole. There are lots of other names in this article but I would be surprised if they don’t cast one of this three.

What are your guesses girl? Discuss!

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by Anonymousreply 60002/01/2021

[quote]Tom Hiddleston (who has always looks kind of gross and raped to me I don’t know why)

I don't know why either.

by Anonymousreply 110/29/2020

None of the above?

by Anonymousreply 210/29/2020

Cody Calafiore

by Anonymousreply 310/29/2020

Henry Cavill is so not going be the next Bond. The producers of Netflix's The Witcher will not let him out of his contract (and they sure must love the talk about Cavill willing to drop everything to play Bond). Like the producers of Remington Steele prevented Pierce Brosnan from becoming Bond and Timothy Dalton got the gig instead.

The Bond producers will probably go with someone who doesn't come with another action hero franchise baggage that distracts from the Bond brand.

Like Jack O' Connell.

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by Anonymousreply 410/29/2020

A non-binary trans woman of color.

by Anonymousreply 510/29/2020

Dan Stevens- we need a blonde Bond

by Anonymousreply 610/29/2020

I couldn't read the article....BUT....for the past few years I've been saying it: the next Bond should be LUPITA.

I am serious.

by Anonymousreply 710/29/2020

Whie Cavill is not the greatest actor, I think he would make a very good Bond, with good direction. I have no insight about his contractual commitments elsewhere.

by Anonymousreply 810/29/2020

Dan Stevens seems a bit boring.

by Anonymousreply 910/29/2020

It needs to come to an end. End it. I enjoy a number of the films in the franchise, but I'm tired of hearing about it. I haven't seen one of these films in its release since...I don't even know.

by Anonymousreply 1010/29/2020

Do not know who the next Bond will be but would love to see Hugh Grant and High Laurie as battling Bond villians

by Anonymousreply 1110/29/2020

Christian Bale would have been a great choice about 10 years ago, before he played Bruce Wayne. I still like the idea of Idris Elba. But they're so racist they won't cast a black man as Bond. Now? Maybe Jon Hamm?

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by Anonymousreply 1310/29/2020

Any young male actors from Vanity Fair the mini-series.

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by Anonymousreply 1410/29/2020

Dame Maggie Smith

by Anonymousreply 1510/29/2020

Someone less well-known Robert Sheehan would be good in a few years (far too young right now).

by Anonymousreply 1610/29/2020

R16, he had never crossed my mind but actually I agree with you. He would bring a bit of humour to the role.

by Anonymousreply 1710/29/2020

Don’t you think this franchise has run its course?

by Anonymousreply 1810/29/2020

After the not very attractive Daniel Craig, can we just get someone hot as f?

Or just quit this shit. Boys with toys moviemaking that does nothing to help mature men around the world.

by Anonymousreply 1910/29/2020

Luke Evans

by Anonymousreply 2010/29/2020

R11 I think Stephen Fry would make a great Bond villain.

by Anonymousreply 2110/29/2020

Elba is too old.

by Anonymousreply 2210/29/2020

If it's a woman, the franchise ends.

by Anonymousreply 2310/29/2020

This guy.

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by Anonymousreply 2410/29/2020

Ian McKellen would be a great Bond villain. Like playing the head of a sinister secret society or criminal organization like SPECTRE.

by Anonymousreply 2510/29/2020

Armie Hammer

by Anonymousreply 2610/29/2020

Henry Golding, if they want to diversify

Oliver Jackson-Cohen, if they want to hirsutify

by Anonymousreply 2710/29/2020

Looks like Sam Heughan is way out in front. He would be excellent as Bond as would Henry Cavill but Cavill would have to de-bulk his physique for the role.

As for Hiddleston - he literally ruined his career with that Taylor Swift bullshit. Nobody can ever look at him in the same way after that. So that's a no to him for anything.

by Anonymousreply 2810/29/2020

Hunter Biden

by Anonymousreply 2910/29/2020

He has the cock for it R29.

by Anonymousreply 3010/29/2020

Cheryl, with huh stank puss.

by Anonymousreply 3110/29/2020

Oliver Jackson Cohen.

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by Anonymousreply 3210/29/2020

r4, yes , someone less known and someone around 30 - like Connery was when he was cast

by Anonymousreply 3310/29/2020

[quote]Looks like Sam Heughan is way out in front.

More like looks like Sam Heughan's publicist is doing the absolute most to convince people of this with zero proof anywhere other than press releases they put out themselves.

Tom Hiddleston already auditioned for Bond with "The Night Manager" and all that one proved was that Hugh Laurie was born to play a Bond villain.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Henry Golding are both good picks, but I think it'll be someone with a strong action pedigree and not so young, like Tom Hardy. Idris would've been great, but he's too old now.

by Anonymousreply 3410/29/2020

There shouldn’t be anymore Bonds. It’s an old as dirt franchise. It needs to end already.

by Anonymousreply 3510/29/2020

Anyway R35...

by Anonymousreply 3610/29/2020

This Oliver Jackson Cohen fellow, that's a Bond I could get behind.

The producers would be wise to find a young Bond who is little known to audiences. Invest the time in auditioning for the right actor who will be good for a few films at least and then invest in excellent writing.

by Anonymousreply 3710/30/2020

Sean Coronary

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by Anonymousreply 3811/01/2020

Edward Holcroft

by Anonymousreply 3911/01/2020

Tom Cullen

by Anonymousreply 4011/01/2020

I’d love to see an Asian man be the next James Bond. It’s be very interesting to say the least.

by Anonymousreply 4111/01/2020

Another vote for Edward Holcroft

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by Anonymousreply 4211/01/2020

It's a shame that DL Favorite Oliver Jackson-Cohen isn't seriously in contention. He'd be a great Bond. Very hairy too, like the late Sean Connery.

Of the guys mentioned in the article, James Norton is my favorite. None of the other guys scream Bond to me.

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by Anonymousreply 4311/01/2020

I'm going to assume everyone chiming in with Edward Holcroft is a Russian bot, since he looks exactly like Putin.

by Anonymousreply 4411/01/2020

Jack Lowden might be an interesting choice

by Anonymousreply 4511/01/2020

I actually really like Jack Lowden as a suggestion.

While he's a fine actor, I think the producers may pass on OJ-C might be too... you know. Just like Richard Madden was.

by Anonymousreply 4611/01/2020

I think the time has come for a Gay Bond!

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by Anonymousreply 4711/01/2020

It should be a relative unknown. Daniel Craig worked because he didn't bring baggage to the role and could just reinvent it.

by Anonymousreply 4811/01/2020

Daniel Craig Is the best Bond ever, period.

It’d be very interesting to have a handsome bisexual Asian Bond this time who loves to duck women but do enjoy getting fucked by other masculine men

by Anonymousreply 4911/01/2020

Henry Golding has the right look, he's not another white guy, and the Asian markets would probably love an Anglo-Asian Bond.

If they do go with another white guy, the only one on that list who looks like a Bond to me is James Norton. He's also not so well-known that his own stardom will overshadow the franchise.

He and Golding are both the right age--mid 30s is just the right time to start as Bond, as it gives you a good 15-20 years to play the role.

by Anonymousreply 5011/01/2020

[Quote] I think the producers may pass on OJ-C

Yes because he's not written up in contention anywhere. If he were to get it, it would come completely out of left field. No one, not even his own agents, are seriously discussing him for the role. It's a shame because he's the best contender of all the young British actors out there. Manly physique with a hint of sensitivity in his persona, an extensive repertoire of previous roles, not too famous and has no real baggage. I know some people say his stanning for Madonna and Ariana Grande makes him appear too fem, but if Pierce Brosnan can star in fucking Mamma Mia and Daniel Craig can be besties with that gremlin Andy Cohen and not lose their man credentials, I really don't think OJC being a lover of female pop stars is such a deal breaker. Maybe we'll get a surprise, but it's extremely unlikely he'll get it, though he deserves it.

by Anonymousreply 5111/01/2020

OJC might be a girleen in his everyday life, but he does not come across as fey on the screen

by Anonymousreply 5211/01/2020

Also, it doesn't sound like OJC wants the role. He'd be stupid to turn it down if it was offered to him.

[Quote] Dawson: There’s been a lot of speculation which actor will be cast to take on James Bond in that franchise. Do you have any desire to play the iconic spy?

[Quote] Jackson-Cohen: I’m too emotional. Would you have Bond cry the whole time?

[Quote] Dawson: This is 2020.

[Quote] Jackson-Cohen: (laughing) Yeah, we can have a woke Bond.

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by Anonymousreply 5311/01/2020

R23 Maybe it should end. Britain has not been diplomatically relevant for more than 40 years.

by Anonymousreply 5411/01/2020

^ Do them as period films

by Anonymousreply 5511/01/2020

"looks raped," OP? WTF?

by Anonymousreply 5611/01/2020

[quote]I'm going to assume everyone chiming in with Edward Holcroft is a Russian bot, since he looks exactly like Putin.

He doesn't look like Putin, what a ridiculous thing to say. Holcroft is a hottie but I'm not sure he'd be right for Bond.

BTW, I find it hilarious right-wingers and racists are throwing a fit a black female is a new 007 in one of the No Time To Die trailers. I'd like to see that really happen just to see their heads explode

by Anonymousreply 5711/01/2020

Cohen .. Oliver Jackson Cohen.

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by Anonymousreply 5811/01/2020

[quote]it doesn't sound like OJC wants the role

Some of you have never been around a compulsively self-effacing Brit in your entire lives, and it shows.

by Anonymousreply 5911/01/2020

Tom Ellis.

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by Anonymousreply 6011/01/2020

I feel like I'd like to see Colin Farrell in this

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by Anonymousreply 6111/01/2020

Oh they have 2 be black dont they? i mean 50% of all movies how have to be black....maybe halle berry, tho she bleached out so i not sure...

by Anonymousreply 6211/01/2020

Tom Hardy is sposed to be he testy bout it.....aggro.

by Anonymousreply 6311/01/2020

Of people on the list, only James Norton suits me, or maybe Jack McConnell.

Ollie is my favorite, though.

Can Henry Cavill be deconstructed so his body looks like it did in The Tudors or The Count of Monte Cristo. Bond was not a Michelin Man. And he was white. And a man. Create new superhero novels on which to base new black or female secret service agents. And, as someone pointed out above, is James Bond even relevant anymore?

by Anonymousreply 6411/02/2020

Tom Ellis is hot as hell, but Jesus fuck he's a horrible actor. Lucifer is his professional peak, never mind a huge franchise like Bond.

To everyone saying that James Bond isn't relevant anymore, you're probably not wrong from a cultural perspective, but you're also not looking at it from the point of view of the studio. The Daniel Craig Bond films grossed over $3 BILLION worldwide, and the last one actually made more money than its immediate predecessor. There is no way they're going to quit making them any time in the next ten years. There's just too much money at stake.

by Anonymousreply 6511/02/2020

Another vote for Oliver Jackson Cohen he looks the part and can act unlike Cavill who only has the look.

by Anonymousreply 6611/02/2020

jack mcconnell is sed by insiders to be the one

by Anonymousreply 6711/02/2020

Tom Ellis may look like a good fit, but he's too old. The actor who gets cast for Bond has to be able to do several movies. Ellis, already over 40, is not going to be that person. They need someone in the 30's for the job. I still think OJC would be the best fit, but Norton would be fine too.

by Anonymousreply 6811/02/2020

Also, if Jack Reynor from the Transformers movies was a bit older, he'd be a great fit.

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by Anonymousreply 6911/02/2020

Aiden Turner

by Anonymousreply 7011/02/2020

Matt Bomer

by Anonymousreply 7111/02/2020

I'm absolutely tired of these "Who should be the next Bond?" thoughtpieces. The internet has been stuffed with them for at least ten years. As soon as Daniel Craig hinted that maybe he'd stop playing Bond after two films, people have been piling on the recommendations, and it gets ridiculous. People precumming and salivating over Idris Elba & making weird "Idris = Bond" fanart. He eventually had to make a statement saying no he wasn't going to do it. Now we're on our fifth Craig film and people are still including Elba on lists. And Harry Styles? How silly are we going to get? Like, give it a fucking rest. I've never seen so much obsession over this type of thing.

by Anonymousreply 7211/02/2020

r72, then don't participate in those discussions

by Anonymousreply 7311/02/2020

R70 Aiden Turner is funny looking. I don't think he'd be a good fit.

R16 Seriously? Sheehan looks like he's permanently smelling a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies.

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by Anonymousreply 7411/02/2020

well ....if this is not james bond then nobody is james bond

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by Anonymousreply 7511/02/2020

Cavill is bland and can't act. And he's too well known at this point to disappear into the role

by Anonymousreply 7611/02/2020

[quote] Jack Reynor

I very much doubt they'd pick an American for the role.

by Anonymousreply 7711/02/2020

R76 He is good as a Witcher . And moreover except Witcher , he has nothing for now ... not even a new Sups movie. it might work

by Anonymousreply 7811/02/2020

Oliver Jackson-Cohen is my current favorite among those most frequently discussed.

Was Daniel Craig even among those widely discussed when he got it? I don't recall his name being thrown around at all.

by Anonymousreply 7911/02/2020

R77 Reynor is is Pierce Brosnan.

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by Anonymousreply 8011/02/2020

I hope they don't weed out the ones who are rumored to be gay.....

by Anonymousreply 8111/02/2020

Also keep in mind that Hollywood has already made his doppelgänger, Chris Pratt, into a big action star. It's not out of the realm of possibility that, given a four or five year hiatus in the franchise, they couldn't cast Reynor for the role of Bond. He'd be a bit older and he already has action experience under his belt, unlike a lot of the other actors on the list.

Just a name to throw out there in case they don't plan on doing another Bond film for several more years.

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by Anonymousreply 8211/02/2020

They'll cast a black disabled lesbian before they cast an American-born Bond.

by Anonymousreply 8311/02/2020

Henry Cavill’s body is too deformed now to be Bond. Plus, he doesn’t have the charisma.

Let it go.

by Anonymousreply 8411/02/2020

R83 The Brits don't see him as American, though.

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by Anonymousreply 8511/02/2020

You guys!

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by Anonymousreply 8611/02/2020

Just add a right script

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by Anonymousreply 8711/02/2020

R84 he can change it

by Anonymousreply 8811/02/2020

Daniel Craig broke the mold. None of the contenders (with the possible exception of Mr. Hardy) possesses the box office appeal of Craig's Bond. Whoever wants or needs the pressure of following his $3 billion-plus opening act?

The franchise had a good, long run and a hot ass, but had to die sometime; let "No Time To Die" be its swan song.

by Anonymousreply 8911/02/2020

Well Craig didn't have "box office appeal" before he got the Bond role. He had mostly done indie and prestige movies

by Anonymousreply 9011/02/2020

Yes, the studios are going to want to go out on a high note, abruptly shut down the franchise, and not continue to milk the franchise for all it's worth. That sounds like a thing money-starved film studios would do in 2021 and beyond.

by Anonymousreply 9111/02/2020

Lindsey Graham

by Anonymousreply 9211/02/2020

Craig was a gamble before Casino Royale came out -- he was a weird-looking character actor and GASP blond, and everybody thought he was going to be a disaster. I hope the producers have those kind of balls again, and try something surprising and new when the time comes. And no, that does not mean Henry block-of-wood Cavill.

by Anonymousreply 9311/02/2020

I don't understand the appeal for Henry Cavill, he's like a mannequin, he doesn't look real. Oliver Jackson-Cohen is a beautiful man as is James Norton.

by Anonymousreply 9411/02/2020

James Norton is beautiful but so very very bland to me. Is Richard Madden still out of the question?

by Anonymousreply 9511/02/2020

r95, I feel the same way

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by Anonymousreply 9711/02/2020

Jacob Fortune-Lloyd would be good.

He has sex appeal and is 6’ 2.

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by Anonymousreply 9811/02/2020

Sorry, Jacob, no.

by Anonymousreply 9911/03/2020

He looks like Jack Quaid had a baby with Sid the Sloth.

by Anonymousreply 10011/03/2020

[quote] Aiden Turner

Yeah, R70.

[quote] [R70] Aiden Turner is funny looking. I don't think he'd be a good fit.

Disagree, R74. Aiden has the unique ability to tailor his appearance to specific roles. He can actually look quite different as a character demands. This chameleon-type quality is a gift.

He certainly can nail the dark, brooding, swarthy, mysterious role.

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by Anonymousreply 10111/03/2020

Cavill should be cast as a minor Bond villain since most of them are one dimensional characters.

by Anonymousreply 10211/03/2020

Riz Ahmed, unfortunately, he's around 5'6"-5'-7". He lies about being taller. He's played villains in several films and in a few UK TV series, but being so short will be a factor in not choosing him to be Bond and, of course, the fact that Bond fans will always expect a white Bond.

Doubt we'll ever see a non-white Bond. Idris Elba was mentioned years ago, he's too old now.

by Anonymousreply 10311/03/2020

The incredibly talented and handsomme Star Wars guy

by Anonymousreply 10411/03/2020

In this Times magazine cover, you can see how short Riz Ahmed is. It's amazing the press this guy gets. He's a good actor, but behind-the-scenes he's difficult and arrogant. He caused a lot of problems on the GIRLS series set and also while working on VENOM. If he's so concerned with scripts and changing characters, he needs to leave acting and start writing scripts.

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by Anonymousreply 10511/03/2020

r74 Aiden Turner "funny looking"? He's heaps better than that jug-eared, constipated looking thug that is Craig:

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by Anonymousreply 10611/03/2020

Also Aiden has a perfectly acceptable body:

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by Anonymousreply 10711/03/2020

There's NOTHING funny looking about Aiden Turner!

I think the Nazis here must want a blond blue eyed Bond.

by Anonymousreply 10811/03/2020

R102 as long as it involves Bond's balls.

by Anonymousreply 10911/03/2020

no way, Riz Ahmed has that always on the verge of tears look, and people still remember him linking lack of diversity in film and television with teenagers joining ISIS, people in the UK anyway.

by Anonymousreply 11011/03/2020

I have not read all the post so if this is a duplicate suggestion, I apologize.

My vote is for Tim Brittney. Tom Brittney currently stars as Reverend Will Davenport in the BBC-PBS series Grantchester. He took over the lead role from James Norton in series 4.

Tim Brittney, born 1990, is the perfect age, is very good looking with a great body and is a half-decent actor.

by Anonymousreply 11111/03/2020

[quote]no way, Riz Ahmed has that always on the verge of tears look, and people still remember him linking lack of diversity in film and television with teenagers joining ISIS, people in the UK anyway.

Yes, I remember that. For an Oxford grad, he says some extremely stupid things.

Riz has recently moved to the US. He's desperate for US stardom. Right now, he's in California, living with his new wife's family! He wants to maintain his apartment in London and also live in the US. He's not exactly wealthy, his listed worth is not exactly true. Who knows how he hopes to live that jet-set life. His wife doesn't have a job.

He's barely known in his own country, the UK. The tea is, he's burned way too many bridges and no one wants him. He's auditioned for many roles, yet has been rejected, that's why he produced and wrote his last film Mogul Mowgli, about a rapper who gets a serious illness. Seems autobiographical.

Riz married an American woman of Indian descent, she's Muslim. She grew up in California. She's supposedly an author her first book was published through DL fave Sarah Jessica Parker's imprint, Hogarth.

His wife is lazy and has no desire to work, she actually thinks Riz is much wealthier than he really is. The tea is, he basically married this woman for a green card. Seems she's way too stupid to have figured any of this out. They barely know each other, they married less than a year after hooking up.

Riz is a master manipulator. People in the industry have sure figured him out. He'll fade into obscurity soon enough. It's too bad, because he is a good actor, his indie films were good.

Riz's FOUR LIONS co-star, Kayvan Novak, has found US success with his series What We Do in the Shadows. Then again, Kayvan is likable, Riz isn't. He's so full of himself.

by Anonymousreply 11211/03/2020

Interesting, r112, I got turned down for the job that he's on now in Cali. The person they hired can do both crafts on him (where they would have to hire 2 individual people), so I'm sure that factored in with CV protocols and budget.

by Anonymousreply 11311/03/2020

Riz Ahmed is REALLY good in his new movie about a drummer going deaf though. He'll probably get an Oscar nomination

by Anonymousreply 11411/03/2020

"Yes, I remember that. For an Oxford grad, he says some extremely stupid things."

Yawn, the freepers here are accusing others of saying stupid things? So funny. He's not right for the role, anyway, so why the weird rants about his wife? No one cares.

by Anonymousreply 11511/03/2020

Riz Ahmed has had a few sexual assault and general sleazeball allegations that his team quickly buried in addition to having a widespread reputation for being shitty to directors and costars. Wishful thinking is one thing but he's never going to be given the lead in a beloved billion dollar international franchise.

by Anonymousreply 11611/03/2020

Hardy is a queen, no way she gonna get picked, too much gay back history.....

by Anonymousreply 11711/03/2020

What is up with the weird obsession people here have with Riz Ahmed?

by Anonymousreply 11811/03/2020

no kidding! prob one person,,,,geesh

by Anonymousreply 11911/04/2020

Jared Kushner!

by Anonymousreply 12011/04/2020

Even though Bond still makes money, the franchise needs to die. Kill off Bond once and for all...make his death ambiguous if it makes people feel better.

And that could be the title too: Once and for All

by Anonymousreply 12111/04/2020

They call it "Never Die Once Again" or something

by Anonymousreply 12211/04/2020

Brigitte Nielsen. I like him.

by Anonymousreply 12311/04/2020

If they chose Tom Hardy he could do scenes in drag ... the fluid James...

by Anonymousreply 12411/04/2020

Nicole Kidman's wig....

by Anonymousreply 12511/05/2020

[quote] Even though Bond still makes money, the franchise needs to die.

No it doesn't. Funnily enough I just read a short article at Deadline by Peter Bart where he recalled his meeting with Sean Connery in 1966. Connery was totally over Bond after 4 films and saw the whole franchise quite silly and getting more over the top film by film. Here we are, 54 years (!) later and people have been dissing the films the same way ever since. But people enjoy watching them over and over again so why end it?

by Anonymousreply 12611/05/2020

Aiden Turner for the win.

by Anonymousreply 12711/05/2020

Lindsey Graham

by Anonymousreply 12811/05/2020

donald drumpf has a SAG card and plenty of spare time on his hands in the very near future, and his first Bond outing, "Impeachment is Forever," will break box office records worldwide.

by Anonymousreply 12911/05/2020

Has anyone mentioned Sam Heughan ?

by Anonymousreply 13011/05/2020

He’d be better as Moneypenny r130

by Anonymousreply 13111/05/2020

R131 You ARE blocked

by Anonymousreply 13211/05/2020

Apparently they have a Black lady 007 in Bond #25, but she is not The Bond:

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by Anonymousreply 13311/07/2020

They should give it to the guy from Weekend and Downton Abbey.

by Anonymousreply 13411/07/2020

[Quote] He launched a demand — “STOP THE COUNT!” — on Twitter, but he didn’t understand that if the vote count were to stop on Wednesday morning, he’d be handing Joe Biden the presidency.

I don't think this is true. He doesn't expect them to stop the count. His intention is/was to muddy the waters and promoted the "stolen election" narrative. The man has had 70 million votes. He didn't get where he is by respecting anyone's intelligence. It wouldn't surprise me if he forever maintains that the count was crooked and that the "rightful" second term presidency was stolen from him. That may satisfy his ego enough for him to go on.

by Anonymousreply 13511/07/2020

James Bond for President?

by Anonymousreply 13611/07/2020

Henry Cavill one and only!

by Anonymousreply 13711/07/2020

JOEL good in his new movie The Informer.....HOT HOT

by Anonymousreply 13811/07/2020

she looks like a black man.

by Anonymousreply 13911/07/2020

I’d chose of of the two: Charlie Hunnam or Henry Golding.

They are age appropriate. They both have the look. They are both very sexy, masculine and can act

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by Anonymousreply 14011/07/2020

Charlie Hunnam has done more bad acting than good.

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by Anonymousreply 14211/07/2020

Charlie Hunnam also has a a weirdly thick, stubby neck. Unfortunate for a role that will presumably involve a lot of bowties.

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He might've shown promise at some point but in practically all films and TV shows I've seen him he's playing this tough guy unable to convey emotions... or more likely he's just a shitty actor who just doesn't know how. I've long ago started skipping anything he stars in. And he's Swedish which pretty much automatically disqualifies him.

by Anonymousreply 14411/07/2020

[quote] Charlie Hunnam has done more bad acting than good.

I actually like him but ever since growing up and choosing to always be a tough guy, possibly to wash away his QAF past, he can be boring as hell which is poison for showing interesting screen presence. It's a shame since there's something super hot about him.

Maybe there's a reason so many successful action stars are rumored to be gay. They manage to slip something interesting into their characters since they are in a way not afraid to show emotions, even in some very low key way. Obviously I could be wrong since they're all closeted but next to a piece of wood like that idiot asshole Steven Seagal people like Hugh Jackman seem like Laurence Olivier.

by Anonymousreply 14511/07/2020

Charlie's claim to fame was that he got his ass ate on national TV in the UK. He managed to parlay that into a few high profile projects but he never had a breakthrough. "Sons of Anarchy" was an ensemble.

by Anonymousreply 14611/07/2020

Sam Smith.

They would demand the supervillains use correct pronouns, and would cry and have a meltdown if they're locked up by S.P.E.C.T.R.E. in a holding cell and become bored.

by Anonymousreply 14711/07/2020

Bond films are not Masterpiece Theatre, the actors don't have to be accomplished thespians. All Craig does is squints his eyes and purses his mouth.

by Anonymousreply 14811/07/2020

R148, he does much more than that. It's your own shame if you can't see that. Especially with Craig since he was a respected thespian before Bond. Steven Seagal he is not.

by Anonymousreply 14911/07/2020

R147 Sam Smith would make a perfect Bond villain. An evil, Boy George like third world dictator like the late Prince Azim of Brunei or an underground gang leader. He already has connections to the franchise. He'd be a great adversary to Bond.

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by Anonymousreply 15011/07/2020

Javier Bardem already did a gayish Bond villain recently.

by Anonymousreply 15111/07/2020

I'll be free next year

Mother will be my Bond Girl (since I can't be around any women besides her) and the Bond villain will be evil suburb-destroyer Cory Booker

by Anonymousreply 15211/07/2020

R151 Yeah, but there's a difference between what he portrayed and a total flamer from space.

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by Anonymousreply 15311/07/2020

I'd like another Casino Royale, with multiple James Bonds.

by Anonymousreply 15411/07/2020

Henry Golding or Charlie Hunnam is a good choice. I prefer Charlie since I want Bond to be a little bit sexually ambiguous. Henry is too straight

by Anonymousreply 15511/07/2020

I vote for Joel Kinneman too, hot as hell and brilliant actor....he has that butch dark presence that Bond needs..

by Anonymousreply 15611/07/2020

Loved him in The Killing....damn sexy body/face.

by Anonymousreply 15711/07/2020

Kinnaman is Swedish. Why on earth would they pick him?

by Anonymousreply 15811/08/2020

Another vote for Kinneman. Why does it matter if he's Swedish? He's playing a character, not himself.

by Anonymousreply 15911/09/2020

You don't seem to get what James Bond means to the Brits. Although obviously anything is possible I very much doubt they'd get anyone outside the British Isles to play the role. Especially a wooden actor with very limited acting abilities from Sweden.

by Anonymousreply 16011/09/2020

Henry Golding or Richard Madden, or Idris Elba

by Anonymousreply 16111/09/2020

Why not Chewitel Ejiofor

by Anonymousreply 16211/09/2020

Tom Hardy

by Anonymousreply 16311/09/2020

I think Hardy, Ejiofor, and Elba are too old at this point.....I'm not sure they will want to build a franchise around a guy who is already over 40.

by Anonymousreply 16411/09/2020

James Bond is supposed to be a seasoned agent. He’s not supposed to be in his late 20s.

by Anonymousreply 16511/09/2020

R165, he's not supposed to be in his 50s, either

by Anonymousreply 16611/09/2020

Jared Kushner's schedule should be free soon

by Anonymousreply 16711/09/2020

[quote]He’s not supposed to be in his late 20s.

That's why most of us are suggesting guys in their mid 30s, Rose.

by Anonymousreply 16811/09/2020

[quote]I actually really like Jack Lowden as a suggestion.

As do I. I'm a fan.

by Anonymousreply 16911/09/2020

I've never seen anything Jack Lowden is in, but he's got the perfect look for Bond - suave but rakish and not too pretty or posh. I wouldn't be mad about him getting cast.

by Anonymousreply 17011/09/2020

I think Nicholas Hoult wouldn't be a bad choice. He's not short like many of these actors, I think he can play dashing and he has a cheeky wit about him. And at 30 he's not too young (George Lazenby was 29 when he took on Bond).

by Anonymousreply 17111/09/2020

Hoult looks like he couldn't beat up a ten-year-old girl

by Anonymousreply 17211/09/2020

Hoult literally looks like the byproduct of first cousins.

by Anonymousreply 17311/09/2020

Hoult? You’re joking.

How about Poldark’s Aiden Turner?

by Anonymousreply 17411/09/2020

Hardy is bi or way, jose.... ?

by Anonymousreply 17511/09/2020

Jack Lowden reminds me of Richard Madden they have the same big forehead.

by Anonymousreply 17611/10/2020

r143, I'm the poster who thinks the new Bond should be around 30, but I'm still really curious to see Hunnam in the role, stubby neck and all - I'm basing this on a couple of his interviews and gifs I've seen of him smoking - I know he'd probably be all wrong, I just can't shake the curiosity.

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I think Luke Evans would be a good choice. Bond should be primarily sexy, not gorgeous. I like Cavill but he's so damn good looking I think his beauty would overshadow his performance. Plus he's too muscular. Bond needs to be lithe and lean. Luke Evans has the perfect level of rough-hewn sexiness. He looks like a man who has been through things. Lots and lots of things. And lived to tell about them.

by Anonymousreply 17811/10/2020

Luke Evans would be perfect!!!

by Anonymousreply 17911/10/2020

OK. #1. Luke Evans #2. Richard Madden #3. Henry Golding My longshot is.....Colin Farrell

by Anonymousreply 18011/10/2020

Well, we've had a Scotsman, an Englishman, an Irishman (and even an Austrailian), it's only fair we now have a Welshman!

by Anonymousreply 18111/10/2020

I still say Idris.

by Anonymousreply 18211/10/2020

Too bad Ioan Gryffud isn't part of the discussion. Like Henry Cavill, he has no personality. He is a dork. You know, Nicolaj Coster Waldau would make a very excellent Bond. Too bad he's Danish. Because he'd work really well. James Norton is another one.

by Anonymousreply 18311/10/2020

R179 Alright, Rafa, you know it's over, right?

by Anonymousreply 18411/10/2020

Adele, ordering that martini in just the right pitch and, crooning and clawing her way out of treacherous situations in the first Bond musical.

by Anonymousreply 18511/10/2020

YOu want young and sexy? Joe Alwyn. Yeah. And I want to support Nicholas Holt too. He really is a very good actor.

by Anonymousreply 18611/10/2020

R183 henry cavill has no personality? really?

by Anonymousreply 18711/10/2020

Riz Ahmed?! A villain, maybe!

by Anonymousreply 18811/10/2020

Here's Joe Alwyn in tux....He's tall, he has sexy eyes, and he can act.

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Thank you, r178, r179, and r180!


by Anonymousreply 19011/10/2020

Guy Pearce would have been perfect back in the day. He's way too old.

by Anonymousreply 19111/10/2020

I think either Henry Golding or Charlie Hunnam are perfect for the role. They both are good looking, incredibly sexy, in their prime, age appropriate and most importantly they are British

by Anonymousreply 19211/10/2020

[quote] You know, Nicolaj Coster Waldau would make a very excellent Bond

He's too pretty, besides obviously being a Dane. There are a bit too pretty Brits as well, like James D'Arcy and Matthew Goode, who might be suitable for Bond. Roger Moore was actually surprisingly pretty when he started out as Bond, so you never know.

A wild card: Aaron Johnson. Not sure the production would like all the controversy around him, and there's no denying he's got this weird blandness to him.

[quote] Hardy is bi or way, jose.... ?

Daniel Craig has been rumored to be gay for a loooong time. I doubt people generally view Hardy as a gay man, especially after his super masculine roles in Batman and Mad Max.

by Anonymousreply 19311/10/2020

^ And yes, obviously being masculine doesn't necessarily have anything to do with one's sexuality. I was talking about the perception of the unwashed masses.

by Anonymousreply 19411/10/2020

Harry Styles is one of the top contenders. Very British, very beautiful, incredible green eyes - but only 26.

by Anonymousreply 19511/10/2020

I think Harry Styles is gorgeous, but too soft & sweet looking. Bond need an edge to him.

by Anonymousreply 19611/10/2020

Joe Alwyn is stunning and I think he'd make a perfect Malone in Dancer from the Dance.

However, if you see him act he doesn't really have the cruelty and dynamism Bond needs. Too many years of being pussy whipped by Taylor Swift. He's also only 28.

by Anonymousreply 19711/10/2020

R197, I never liked her but when I heard they were together... I really hated her.

by Anonymousreply 19811/10/2020

Any consideration for Rupert "Peter Quinn" Friend?

by Anonymousreply 19911/10/2020

I’d take Charlie. R153 is wrong, Charlie was the draw on SOA. This was a critically acclaimed show on FX, not HBO. Charlie put asses in seats.

by Anonymousreply 20011/10/2020

Sorry meant R143.

by Anonymousreply 20111/10/2020

OK. My list will also include Joe Alwyn. He really is stunning. Perfect description. And being 28 is not a bad thing. He has a face that can be made to look a bit older. Not much. And think about it. It will take about two years to sign him, and put the project together. So Luke Evans, Richard Madden, Joe Alwyn, Nicholas Hoult, Henry Golding. I'd put Hoult in the last position and Luke in first.

by Anonymousreply 20211/10/2020

By the time the next Bond is filmed, Alywn will be at least 30. They could do with bringing back a good looking younger Bond as Craig was gnarly and never that youthful.

by Anonymousreply 20311/10/2020

I too think the camera loves Joe Alwyn. Would take.

by Anonymousreply 20411/10/2020

Harry Styles would bring in a huge new audience. His last album sold 3.5m worldwide and is still selling. But perhaps too much of a famous personality in his own right to be Bond. Alwyn's success has been much more low key.

by Anonymousreply 20511/10/2020

Taylor Swift has at least as many fans as Harry, and they'd all go see her boyfriend be Bond. She's dabbled in acting so they can just shoehorn her in as the next Bond Girl.

by Anonymousreply 20611/10/2020

R199, he more or less failed in Hitman: Agent 47 which probably works against him. Or let's say Rupert didn't necessarily fail but the movie was seen as a failure artistically and at the box office.

by Anonymousreply 20711/10/2020

While liking and appreciating both Harry Styles and Joe Alwyn, they seem off for the Bond role.

They exude a metrosexual - even feminine energy - that is great in other characters, but for James Bond, it just doesn’t seem to work.

by Anonymousreply 20811/10/2020

Harry Styles for James Bond? Are you kidding me? Why don’t we just one of the kids from Stranger Things?

by Anonymousreply 20911/10/2020

What about heterosexual, ultra-butch ladies' man Tom Hiddleston?

by Anonymousreply 21011/10/2020

Harry Styles looks like a nervous Chihuahua to me.

Too lazy to look, but I'm sure people have suggested Jaime Dornan? I know he's not British, but neither was Connery.

by Anonymousreply 21111/10/2020

Nervous chihuahua is a GREAT description

Jamie Dornan has the look but he's too bland for me

by Anonymousreply 21211/10/2020

Tom Ellis.

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Aidan Turner

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by Anonymousreply 21411/10/2020

Is Theo James too old? He's about 36 now.

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Asked if he would ever be open to donning Bond's tuxedo someday in the future, the Sons of Anarchy star says, "100 percent."

"I would be so flattered and honored to be considered to play James Bond as an Englishman," he adds. "But my intuition tells me that I shouldn't be waiting for that phone call to come. I think there are many people ahead of me on that list."

"The person that I hear about in that conversation is Tom Hardy," the actor says. "I hear that he's really the front runner [to play James Bond next]."

He adds: "I think that would be sensational. I'm an enormous Tom Hardy fan so I would love to see him as James Bond."

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by Anonymousreply 21611/10/2020

say what u may, nicholas hoult is GEORGOUS .

by Anonymousreply 21711/10/2020

LOVE see him inside joe alwyn in some gay bond tryst...

by Anonymousreply 21811/10/2020

R211, R212: Harry Styles was adorable as Doug the Chihuahua in the SNL skit.

by Anonymousreply 21911/10/2020

Pick one. These photos were from a Paris Dunhill fashion show in Jan of 2019.

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by Anonymousreply 22011/10/2020

Henry Cavill - no, he played Superman and Napoleon Solo, neither to much acclaim. Can't act, looks too overproduced.

Hiddleston - no, too ugly. No amount of make-up or SFX can fix that.

Tom Hardy - too hot, would be too costly, too short, too difficult.

Idris Elba - too old, although he might do well for a run or two. He doesn't seem to want the part, though.

Charlie Hunnam - definitely a possibility.

Theo James - no, has a crooked face.

Tom Ellis - crazy eyes, too skinny to carry the weight on his shoulders.

Aiden Turner - small chin, skinny bod, looks weak

by Anonymousreply 22111/10/2020

Hunnam too queeny. check out that brit tv show he was on in his twentys.

by Anonymousreply 22211/10/2020

Still think this guy could pull it off, tears and all.

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by Anonymousreply 22311/11/2020

R221, What about Luke Evans? Too old at 40? Too known as gay? Because he has the chiseled jaw and great physique for Bond.

He also has the eyes and voice of a man who can both seduce and slay.

Bond must always look ready to do either, and with a cold, even cruel, confidence.

by Anonymousreply 22411/11/2020

No, r223! We don't want a Bond with a Prince William nose!

by Anonymousreply 22511/11/2020

I was surprised to find Lashana Lynch is the new 007, and even more surprised not to read about it here.

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oops, sorry wrong thread

by Anonymousreply 22711/11/2020

[quote]Nomi, the secret agent who inherits the 007 title while Bond himself is in exile.

Not Bond.

by Anonymousreply 22811/11/2020

R226, she's revealed to be a new 007 in a trailer so not exactly a huge secret.

by Anonymousreply 22911/11/2020

She's not really playing James Bond. That was just a story to cause outrage among the dudebros

by Anonymousreply 23011/11/2020

Theo James is a possibility, though like with Aidan Turner, I think he's a bit funny looking. He looks great in a tux, though. Also don't know how well he acts. I'm still in the OJC or Norton camp.

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by Anonymousreply 23111/11/2020

Definitely no to Joe Alwyn and Nicholas Hoult. Too scrawny and too young.

Charlie Hunnam has a fat face, which R143 correctly pointed out.

by Anonymousreply 23211/11/2020

Tom Hiddleston could re-make every single Leslie Howard movie ever made.....but he's no James Bond....

by Anonymousreply 23311/11/2020

Tom Brittney is not a bad choice either.

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by Anonymousreply 23411/11/2020

Tom Brittney is hot. He's pretty good on Grantchester, too

by Anonymousreply 23511/11/2020

Very sexy and tremendous

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Wish I could suck him off

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by Anonymousreply 23711/11/2020

r226, see r133

by Anonymousreply 23811/11/2020

r238, see this post. And stop wasting our time, you fucking cunt.

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by Anonymousreply 23911/11/2020

OOOh someone's triggered!

by Anonymousreply 24011/11/2020

Why do you do it, cunt? Why do you waste our time with that stupid "see" bullshit?

by Anonymousreply 24111/11/2020

Why do you post something that was previously mentioned 1/2 way through the thread? That is wasting space.

by Anonymousreply 24211/11/2020

anyone but queeny tommie hardy

by Anonymousreply 24311/12/2020

“Gross and raped” made me LOL. I agree. There’s something about him that grosses me out. It might be that he’s a ginger, though.

by Anonymousreply 24411/12/2020

Hunamm too feminine. stop with his pix !!!!

by Anonymousreply 24511/12/2020

I'll say it again. Luke Evans, Richard Madden, Joe Alwyn, Henry Golding, ....Nicholas Hoult.

by Anonymousreply 24611/12/2020

Nicholas Hoult is the only one I like from r246's list. Luke Evans especially does nothing for me. He should have gone to pharmacy school, or become an accountant. Or a Lyft / Uber driver. What's the male equivalent of a plain Jane?

Matthew Goode would make a fine James Bond. Hugh Dancy would have at one time, but Claire Danes-Dancy has worn him out.

by Anonymousreply 24711/12/2020

Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Hear me out.

The best Bond, dramatically and artistically-speaking, is Lazenby’s tortured, paranoid, shell of a man; someone who has lost everything, and signed up for the job, so he has no recourse. The stark reality when you scratch away the sticky gloss of dried champagne and pomade and cum. In our times, isn’t that the most honest version of James with which to present us?

JRM has Lazenby’s fragile beauty, and brings to the table his own deep shades. He seems a man who has realised that empty abstract concepts cannot be his salvation from loneliness, and teeters on the brink of self-destruction, but with some small part inside him refusing to succumb just yet. That’s the Bond we need to see and face up to, even if it’s uncomfortable.

Sadly, Jonathan himself doesn’t want the part. He does admit to wanting a crack at a villain, though, and I think he’d do a fine job at that, as well. I can see him playing a silent eccentric assassin, like an updated Locque; he projects a similar chilly instability to the late Michael Gothard.

[quote] JRM: I just don't think that part would suit me at all to play, but I wouldn't mind playing a Bond villain - they are always much more fun....(THIS MORNING, 30/7/18)

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by Anonymousreply 24811/12/2020

i love nic hoult.....divine all over.....a sweetie.

by Anonymousreply 24911/12/2020

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is way too old to play Bond, but he might make a good Bond villain, like Hugh Laurie. I still feel like they should hire Sam Smith as a villain, though. I bet you he'd do a really good job.

by Anonymousreply 25011/12/2020

If only Mark Strong were 20 years younger. Sigh.

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by Anonymousreply 25111/12/2020

[quote]Who should be the next James Bond?

In a stunning twist, I think he should play himself.

by Anonymousreply 25211/12/2020

Jared Kushner

by Anonymousreply 25311/12/2020

Hoult could bulk up and be an awe0sme Bond.

by Anonymousreply 25411/12/2020

At the moment Hoult is too skinny and indie looking. More junkie than military. Maybe if he bulked up but I don't know if his scrawny frame ever could.

by Anonymousreply 25511/12/2020

Christian Walker.

by Anonymousreply 25611/12/2020

R250 and the 3 people that agreed with him clearly haven't seen a photo of JRM in the last 15 years.

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by Anonymousreply 25711/12/2020

I'm tellin' you...he's perfect for Bond...

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by Anonymousreply 25811/12/2020

OK. I'll stop. I just wanted people to see the many looks he can pull off. He looks like he's in his 30's.

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by Anonymousreply 25911/12/2020

I love Mark Strong. I wanted to see him in the Arthur Miller play so badly.

by Anonymousreply 26011/12/2020

[quote] I'm tellin' you...he's perfect for Bond...


Anyone who pairs with Taylor Swift is twee.

Too much of a stretch for the James Bond icon.

by Anonymousreply 26111/12/2020

Is Kit Harington too short? Without his long curly hair not so associated with Game of Thrones.

by Anonymousreply 26211/12/2020

To anyone who can imagine Harry Styles seducing the "Golden Girl" helping Goldfinger cheat at cards: I'll smoke what you're smoking!

Or with Ursula Andress! Or fighting mano a mano as in the train compartment in "From Russia With Love"!

I can see Tom Hardy or Luke Evans in those scenes.

by Anonymousreply 26311/12/2020

Harry Styles?! That's completely ridiculous! LOOOOOL

by Anonymousreply 26411/12/2020

Henry Cavill. Period. This role is totally for him

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Aaaand here you are

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by Anonymousreply 26811/12/2020

This question depends entirely what age and style of Bond you’re going for. If they’re rebooting the franchise and starting with a callow early-twenties Bond, that’s going to look very different to a silver fox Bond. The time period it will be set in alters the choices, too, as does the tone of the next lot of films. Availability and likelihood of the performer to commit is another consideration. It’s not as simple as picking your favorite gorgeous middling-talent actor.

by Anonymousreply 26911/13/2020

R257 give him a shot at a minor villain role, then, like he wants to. Looks like a match, to me.

by Anonymousreply 27011/13/2020

Henry Cavill has to be Bond. Everyone is expecting that.

by Anonymousreply 27111/13/2020

R269, When was Bond ever "early 20s...callow"?

The first Bond movie was "Dr. No," starring the 33-year-old Sean Connery.

In the novels, beginning with "Casino Royale," James Bond is similarly mature.

by Anonymousreply 27211/13/2020

[quote]Is Kit Harington too short? Without his long curly hair not so associated with Game of Thrones.

He played a sort of Bond-like character in a film sequel of a British spy show MI:5, a.k.a. Spooks. I can't say I was terribly impressed. He's got a rather limited range and an action star didn't seem like a perfect fit. And yes, he's short. He's supposed to be 5'8" but I have my doubts.

by Anonymousreply 27311/13/2020

Kit Harington as James Bond? Oh, my sides! This is as suave and steely as that little guy gets, folks. Some of you are just throwing random names out at this point!

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by Anonymousreply 27411/13/2020

' Or fighting mano a mano as in the train compartment in "From Russia With Love"!'

He did all his own stunts in Dunkirk. Super fit guy who runs miles every day.

by Anonymousreply 27511/13/2020

R274, when MI:5 the film came out I vaguely remember people talking about Kit Harington as a possible new Bond. At that point people were still loving GoT. Things are now very different. It's weird how likeable and deep the character of Jon Snow was but elsewhere Kit has huge troubles selling a character. In this film Harington was dull as dishwater and seemed to be trying too hard to be what he's not. Not all actors manage to be believable action heroes. Kit seems to be more suitable for emotional roles in drama films.

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by Anonymousreply 27611/13/2020

The people who keep trying to push out Henry Cavill need to stop. Superman and flop actor of Man From Uncle infamy is not going to be the next Bond.

by Anonymousreply 27711/13/2020

[quote] To anyone who can imagine Harry Styles seducing the "Golden Girl" helping Goldfinger cheat at cards: I'll smoke what you're smoking!

Harry has just come out with a cover on Vogue.

He’s dressed like Lady G (of South Carolina infamy).

How’s that for your next James Bond?


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by Anonymousreply 27811/13/2020

Henry Cavill has no range at all. He would do better to play comedy. or Period pieces. Hell he couldn't even play a convincing role in one of those BBC mystery series. Henry cannot be taken seriously. And No one wants the guy who got fired from being Superman to be Bond.

by Anonymousreply 27911/13/2020

Kit Harington is way too short. He is more a classic actor. Stage, etc. he'll always be around, and he will be a solid addition as second lead in a lot of dramas. But that's it.

by Anonymousreply 28011/13/2020

harry styles' tatts are horrid, negate all his beauty...make him look dumb as doorknobs.

by Anonymousreply 28111/14/2020

Too bad Yahya Abdul-Mateen isn't British- he's perfect: Tall (6'3"), good looking, 34 years old, has an amazing body, has swag and can act.

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by Anonymousreply 28211/14/2020

Sorry, R282. Yahya Abdul-Mateen has a cute face. You do not want James Bond to be "cute".

by Anonymousreply 28311/14/2020

r283, that's just a cute photo of him. Here is he as Black Manta:

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by Anonymousreply 28411/14/2020

He's also played gay on, "Black Mirror". Nice tits:

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by Anonymousreply 28511/14/2020

How tall is Kit Harrington? Daniel Craig isn't a giant

by Anonymousreply 28611/14/2020

Cavill can't act. And he's too famous to be cast as Bond. Plus he played Superman and Napoleon Solo, which kills the Bond illusion.

by Anonymousreply 28711/14/2020

Harington is still too much associated with GoT. And he is only about 5'6". No matter what he says.

by Anonymousreply 28811/14/2020

I really don't want another old gnarled Bond like Daniel Craig. Find someone in their mid-late 30s. No older than 40, which is Bond's age in the novels.

Styles can be a Bond for Gen Z in 15 years' time when the dinosaur Bond stans are all dead

by Anonymousreply 28911/14/2020

Callum Turner.....soo hot and smart and suave....anyone got a pic of him??? he so good in THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK CITY.

by Anonymousreply 29011/15/2020

It's funny that R19 was complaining about how ugly Daniel Craig is (which he's not ugly...just not hot) and then ^ suggests the producers cast a horse face fug as Bond. Like, I thought the DL hope here was for someone sexy to take over the franchise, not someone who looks like he's inbred.

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by Anonymousreply 29111/15/2020

Harington would be an awful Bond.

by Anonymousreply 29211/15/2020

Daniel is super hot in his own way.

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It's his persona that makes Craig hot. OK. I'm whittling down my list. I've decided that as attractive as he is, Henry Golding comes across as too bland. So now I'm sitting here with Luke Evans, Joe Alwyn, and Richard Madden. That's it. Done.

by Anonymousreply 29411/15/2020

Well, it's not [italic]just[/italic] his personality that makes Daniel hot.

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by Anonymousreply 29511/15/2020

Cavill. Henry Cavill .

by Anonymousreply 29611/15/2020

I'm curious if Taron Egerton is totally out of the question because he's a closet case or if he has a chance of snagging the role of Bond. He's a strong choice.

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by Anonymousreply 29711/18/2020

It won't be someone who's already had a starring role in any major TV or film franchise. It will be a thirtysomething British actor with some decent acting credits but no marquee roles. The Bond folks don't want their new Bond's persona overshadowed by any previous roles, and they also don't want to pay A-list prices or deal with A-list drama. Unless playing James Bond makes their actor A-list as it did for Craig, and then they'll back up the Brinks truck to keep a successful Bond for a couple more films.

by Anonymousreply 29811/18/2020

Taron Egerton simply isn't good-looking enough. He looks like a less attractive, pint-sized Matt Damon.

by Anonymousreply 29911/18/2020

he's a midget.

by Anonymousreply 30011/18/2020

To be honest I was shocked when Daniel Craig got to be Bond after he basically played a "Bond Girl" in Tomb Rider being Angelina Jolie's romantic side piece. Angelina Jolie also picked Skins actor Jack O'Connell to star in her directing debut. Would be a crazy coincidence if he gets picked playing Bond.

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by Anonymousreply 30111/18/2020

Taron's already got his own spy franchise, the Kingsman. I doubt they'd even consider him for Bond.

by Anonymousreply 30211/18/2020

R299 He's more attractive than Daniel Craig.

by Anonymousreply 30311/18/2020

r299, I actually think he's very cute but he's not right for Bond. Too baby-faced and not rugged enough.

by Anonymousreply 30411/18/2020

Taron Egerton comes across as too cheerful. There's no menace to him. You look at Joe Alwyn, and he has menace in his eyes. Fine I'm turning into a Joe Alwyn troll, but I happen to agree with what R298, and Joe checks off all those boxes.

by Anonymousreply 30511/18/2020

Josh O'Conner

by Anonymousreply 30611/18/2020

Joe Alwyn doesn't seem menacing at all to me

by Anonymousreply 30711/18/2020

Meh. Not sold on Josh O'Connor. Also, when we talk about actors, let's add in pictures of them in a tux to give us a feel for if they look like they could be Bond.

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by Anonymousreply 30811/18/2020

I think Josh O'Connor would be a great choice -- we've already had the squat muscled-up Craig for a decade plus now, let's go with a totally different body type

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by Anonymousreply 30911/18/2020

LOL This isn't happening.

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by Anonymousreply 31011/18/2020

So it seems that Taron is out of the question then. What about Downton Abbey star Ed Speleers? He's done an action movie (Eragon) and he has the right look.

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AND josh is such a damn good actor! he steals The Crown....

by Anonymousreply 31211/18/2020

Either the guy from Outlander, Henry Cavill or Henry Golding

by Anonymousreply 31311/18/2020

Here he is in a tux. Ridiculously tall too.

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by Anonymousreply 31411/18/2020

R311, Speleers was alright in Downton Abbey but he was awful in Eragon. I suspect he's not the right kind to play Bond. He seems way too subdued.

Even the idea of John Boyega as Bond is hilarious. Half the internet hates him for thinking way too highly of himself. The cunt was given a chance literally one in a billion gets and he shits all over it because he thinks he's more important than the whole Star Wars franchise. There's no fucking way Barbara Broccoli would let this wanker anywhere near her life's work. Boyega pretty much destroyed his career when he couldn't keep his trap shut. You just know he's gonna keep bitching about every role he's given. Who wants that?

by Anonymousreply 31511/18/2020

Josh O'Connor would be a great bond. He's cute but not too pretty, has the right middle of the road British filmography pedigree. and is a very good actor. He's a little young still but by the time they start shooting another Bond movie he'll be in his early to mid 30s. I still like Jack Lowden too - kind of the same deal.

by Anonymousreply 31611/18/2020

I agree that there is something sinister and menacing about Joe Alwyn. The man must have something about him to hold down notoriously fiery and fussy Taylor Swift for four years. He went to a public school so has that upper class charm and cruelty about him.

by Anonymousreply 31711/18/2020

And we know for a fact that O'Connor's bond has a great big cock!

by Anonymousreply 31811/18/2020

'I think Josh O'Connor would be a great choice -- we've already had the squat muscled-up Craig for a decade plus now, let's go with a totally different body type'

Um no. Bond isn't supposed to be some spazzy geek with sticking out ears and a soft face.

by Anonymousreply 31911/18/2020

O'Connor is a good actor but not right for Bond

by Anonymousreply 32011/18/2020

And O'Connell is way too short. He's even shorter than Kit.

by Anonymousreply 32111/18/2020

[Quote] Even the idea of John Boyega as Bond is hilarious. Half the internet hates him for thinking way too highly of himself. The cunt was given a chance literally one in a billion gets and he shits all over it because he thinks he's more important than the whole Star Wars franchise.

No he doesn't. I think you missed the point John made (and he wasn't wrong). But i can't see him playing Bond.

by Anonymousreply 32211/19/2020

I trust posters are remembering that Bond must be both a man's man and a woman's man?

Handsome, fit, athletic, confident, menacing, seductive, sexy, arrogant, charming, witty, courageous, and clever. "Mad, bad, and dangerous to know."

Josh O'Connor? It is to laugh. He has a prissy mouth and a puerile gaze.

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by Anonymousreply 32311/19/2020

R323 takes the lead in today's "I Failed to Prove My Point on Datalounge" sweepstakes.

Josh O'Connor as Bond! Now and for as long as he likes.

by Anonymousreply 32411/19/2020

for r308, Josh O'Connor in something a little tuxedo-ish.

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by Anonymousreply 32511/19/2020

Roger Moore was a catalog model wearing sweaters before he got the role as Bond. Not exactly the manliest image.

by Anonymousreply 32611/19/2020

Josh in God's Own Country

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by Anonymousreply 32711/19/2020

How about Bradley James?

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by Anonymousreply 32811/19/2020

John Light who plays the recurring character on Flamebeau would be an excellent choice because he is very good looking and can act. However, John light (b. 1973) is 47 so he is probably 10 years too old for the role.

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by Anonymousreply 32911/19/2020

Who will generate enough "gravitas" to put asses in seats...or streaming services. That's who you need. Madden got out of the Game of Thrones franchise early enough and has done other notable work, so that I believe he is still worth looking at. I've seen him in Bodyguard, and a movie with Idris Elba called The Take and he was very good. Luke Evans did an excellent job in The Alienist, even though the second season was a shit mess. He's worth a look. Definitely. I also have no problem with Nicholas Hoult or Joe Alwyn. Both of they have done an excellent job in the movies they've made so far.

by Anonymousreply 33011/19/2020

Bond needs to look like what the producers want him to look like to suit the storyline and today's culture of what a spy hero is supposed to look like in order to the audience to at least believe that the guy could be a spy saving the world.

Craig's Bond was more of an action star than a spy spending precious time to infiltrate a villain's inner circle or private lair.

It's all about the producers and in what direction they want to the franchise to go after Craig. Another "reboot"? A new type of Bond who is even more woke asking enemies for consent before he kills them or who struggles with Fibromyalgia or has his own #metoo scandal to deal with while saving the world.

by Anonymousreply 33111/19/2020

"A new type of Bond who is even more woke asking enemies for consent before he kills them or who struggles with Fibromyalgia or has his own #metoo scandal to deal with while saving the world."

Yawn, I see the Trumpster trolls have arrived to bash anything they think is "woke" - maybe to please Republicans he can be played by Jared Kushner and run his own network of Russian trolls

by Anonymousreply 33211/19/2020

[quote] No he doesn't. I think you missed the point John made (and he wasn't wrong). But i can't see him playing Bond.

I wasn't actually talking about his latest outburst but his earlier attitude when he totally refused to do a Star Wars TV show since he's a huge movie star. He was apparently under the impression that he's a new Harrison Ford.

Still, why does he think he's in a position to bitch at Disney for mishandling the character he's playing? Is he just plainly stupid or is his head so far up his own ass he doesn't understand how little leverage he has in the whole matter?

by Anonymousreply 33311/19/2020

r332, my apologies. My intent was to make fun of the very people you mentioned.

by Anonymousreply 33411/19/2020

R324, Scroll down for more apt photos at the link.

And if the picture showing is from "God's Own Country," well, playing gay won't get him a license to kill.

by Anonymousreply 33511/19/2020

Daniel Craig played a gay character and it didn't hurt him

by Anonymousreply 33611/19/2020

R328 It's weird because Bradley James looks too young, but he's almost too old. Plus, his film and TV work is spotty. Not the right actor.

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by Anonymousreply 33711/19/2020

[Quote] I trust posters are remembering that Bond must be both a man's man and a woman's man?

That eliminates like 90% of the actors mentioned in this thread. Obviously, if we're going by that criteria, then Henry Cavill would be the best fit, but he's too famous and, besides Superman, is a flop actor of poor quality. Oliver Jackson Cohen is a woman's man, but he may be too fey to be a man's man. None of the other guys are "men's men." They are either too nerdy, too fem or too posh.

by Anonymousreply 33811/19/2020

Aidan Turner, Luke Evans, Tom Ellis.

by Anonymousreply 33911/19/2020

Tom Ellis can't act. But Luke Evans is a good suggestion.

by Anonymousreply 34011/19/2020

Love Luke but they won't give the role to an out gay man (though they might give it to a closet case)

by Anonymousreply 34111/19/2020

OJC is only fey in interviews. He's pretty butch on screen, even when playing gay.

by Anonymousreply 34211/19/2020

swift is gay, her bf mus be too.....huh

by Anonymousreply 34311/19/2020

R342 I've said earlier in this thread that I personally think Oliver Jackson Cohen is the best pick to play Bond, but I doubted that he's really on the producers radar and I still think the Ariana Grande and Madonna stanning may be too extra for them, though it shouldn't be. In any event, unlike some of these other actors, who absolutely need the Bond role to be a big breakthrough for their careers, I've read that OJC has been approached by Marvel and Star Wars for potential future roles. So unlike some of the other actors on the list, it's not like OJC isn't going to break out some other way if Bond doesn't happen for him.

Of the names that get more seriously thrown around, I'm in the James Norton camp. Maybe one of the people involved in casting can read this thread and take our advice on who to cast for the role. We do a pretty good job of weighing the pros and cons of each actor, in my opinion. It does seem like OJC is the DL favorite. The outside world should know that we have good taste and should trust our judgement on this. He gets support from us for good reason.

by Anonymousreply 34411/19/2020

Some things I've found around the James Bond fan community. Here is there list of actors they think could be the next Bond. There's some names we haven't gone over yet.

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by Anonymousreply 34511/19/2020

In this discussion of who they think the next Bond should be, the fans were split between Oliver Jackson Cohen and Henry Cavill. This was in 2013, so it seems if you eliminate Cavill, then OJC is also the favorite of the Bond community. The producers should take into consideration that both the die hards and the DL think he's the best pick.

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by Anonymousreply 34611/19/2020

Also in relation to the picture at R345, I realize that we have not discussed the possibility of Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis. Not sure of how his acting is beyond the Potter franchise, but he looks the part. He's not the most handsome guy on the list, but he has a decent body.

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I think Matthew Lewis is handsome but not pretty. He's also really charismatic. I thought he was really good in the latter HP films but I haven't seen him in anything recent.

[quote] I've read that OJC has been approached by Marvel and Star Wars for potential future roles.

R344 I believe you FWIW, but do you remember where you read this? I know the Twitter stans really wanted him for some Marvel TV show role recently, but the role ended up going to Oscar Isaac, and OJC himself said in a few recent interviews that Marvel never called him for it. I think he actually might be *too* obscure for the role at this point still. The Broccolis will want a true up and comer on the rise, not someone who's mid 30s and still only doing supporting roles on genre shows and indies.

by Anonymousreply 34811/19/2020

[quote] [R342] I've said earlier in this thread that I personally think Oliver Jackson Cohen is the best pick to play Bond, but I doubted that he's really on the producers radar and I still think the Ariana Grande and Madonna stanning may be too extra for them, though it shouldn't be.

I think some posters consider the association with pop queens as negative thanks to Tom Hiddleston not getting cast as Bond presumably, because of the PR relationship fiasco with Taylor Swift (including him wearing the T-shirt saying I Heart T. S.).

by Anonymousreply 34911/20/2020

R348 I don't remember off the top of my head. If I find it again, I will post it here.

R349 And also it's not a "manly man" thing to enjoy. Though, Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan aren't the definition of "manly men" in their personal lives either.

by Anonymousreply 35011/20/2020

Damn. Thanks for showing that chart. I'd forgotten about Sam Claflin and Aaron Taylor Johnson. yes.

by Anonymousreply 35111/20/2020

Thanks, r345!

Among those headshots, I'm in favor of either Theo Janes (does "intense" and "seductive" very well!) or Tom Cullen, about whom I know nothing. Never liked the idea of a blond Bond, and that includes the current one. Blond hair in movies signifies villainy!

But I still prefer Luke Evans. Yes, he's actually gay, but not in his ACTING (I don't think).

R329, I adore John Light as Flambeau ("Father Brown"), but yeah, age 47.

by Anonymousreply 35211/20/2020

Evans is openly gay and 41. It will never happen.

by Anonymousreply 35311/20/2020

My vote is still for Nick Hoult. He'll be the perfect age by the time the next Bond film starts filming, and while he has a long resume, he's not had a lead role in any franchise (Beast in X-Men is very firmly supporting). He's tall, handsome, a decent actor, and can be both funny and intimidating. His partner and child give him hetero cred (despite the rampant bisexual rumors). He's perfect.

by Anonymousreply 35411/20/2020

Cavill, if he can get rid of his over-abundant muscles.


Oliver Jackson Cohen.

by Anonymousreply 35511/20/2020

R352 - John Light played an MI5 operative in the pilot episode of Endeavor.

by Anonymousreply 35611/20/2020

I would love a special needs James Bond. I think it would be inspiring to see him (or it) overcome their personal limitations whilst saving the world. Perhaps the new Blofeld could be a spaz.

by Anonymousreply 35711/20/2020

[Quote] Pattinson.

No for the same reason they won't choose Cavill. They are not giving Batman the role of James Bond.

by Anonymousreply 35811/20/2020

I'm sorry, but Henry is not a good Bond candidate. He'd turn it into comedy...unintentionally. Believe it or not you will need a skilled actor to carry it off. Sam Heughan is another one. His Outlander Role ruins him for this. He is such a righteous, stiff (not in a good way) boring piece of beef, that I'd tune out after ten minutes.

by Anonymousreply 35911/20/2020

well put, I second the veto on Henry Manchild

by Anonymousreply 36011/20/2020

I agree R359. The character has a rough backstory with a buttoned up suave exterior; you need an actor that can get the nuance and the gravitas.

by Anonymousreply 36111/20/2020

R361 this is why Luke suits so well.

by Anonymousreply 36211/20/2020

[quote] I still think the Ariana Grande and Madonna stanning may be too extra for them

It isn't just Ariana and Madonna (and Lizzo and Beyonce and Adele and Sia and the Spice Girls and Cardi B) stanning; Oliver Jackson-Cohen hasn't pretended to date a woman in years and the woman he last pretended to date is openly with a woman now. Have you seen his interviews? He openly fanboys Disney musicals, suggests gay rewrites to his own characters, and calls himself a lady repeatedly on Instagram, among other things. I like the guy, but realistically, it's not going to be him.

by Anonymousreply 36311/20/2020

Hello !!!!! Cavill is way he be Bond...yes he in closet like Hiddleston, mr taylor swift and others but still....

tho in this pitiful woke era, maybe they will go for a bi Bond....doubtful tho, conservative producers.

by Anonymousreply 36411/21/2020


And he would make the perfect Bond. He was born to play this.

by Anonymousreply 36511/21/2020


And he would make the perfect Bond. He was born to play this.

by Anonymousreply 36611/21/2020

I have some inside knowledge.

In order to embrace diversity, James Bond will be played by transgender woman of color social justice warrior non-actor poet alokv menon

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by Anonymousreply 36711/21/2020

You might have been right, r366, if Cavill hadn't been so influenced by Hans and Franz' "Pump You Up" skits in his childhood. Or Schwarzenegger movies. He was so pretty as Albert de Morcerf in The Count of Monte Cristo, and also in The Tudors. And then he destroyed himself becoming a Michelin man.

His choice, his consequences. Playing Bond shouldn't be the result of them.

by Anonymousreply 36811/21/2020

oh dearie, its well known in the biz, that cavill is one of the many queens hiding nervously in the closet. get a life...

by Anonymousreply 36911/21/2020

Is Matthew Goode too old? He's 42.

by Anonymousreply 37011/21/2020

I think Goode is too old at this point. Isn't he mostly in supporting roles at this point? I think his moment as a potential leading man has passed.

by Anonymousreply 37111/21/2020

Goode would make a good villain like a disgraced former MI5 agent out for revenge (though that has been done before).

by Anonymousreply 37211/21/2020

Anyone older than 35 is too old. The next film still has to be written, shot, edited, and released. This won't happen until Craig's final Bond film comes out next year. They want a new Bond who is young enough to stay with the franchise for 15-20 years. A fortysomething actor doesn't fit that bill.

by Anonymousreply 37311/21/2020

[quote]Oliver Jackson-Cohen hasn't pretended to date a woman in years and the woman he last pretended to date is openly with a woman now. Have you seen his interviews? He openly fanboys Disney musicals, suggests gay rewrites to his own characters, and calls himself a lady repeatedly on Instagram, among other things.

Good for him.

On the other hand, Sam Heughan has been burying himself in the closet to be chosen as the next James Bond. From ridiculous beardings to his PR people policing te Outlander fandom . He even posted a pity rant in IG claiming that 'he is not closet.homosexual' but 'a normal guy'.

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by Anonymousreply 37411/21/2020

Word is Theo James is on the final list.

by Anonymousreply 37511/21/2020

Sam Reid. Age 33.

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by Anonymousreply 37611/21/2020

r364 hiddleston isn't gay, unfortunately

by Anonymousreply 37711/21/2020

You're correct. Hiddleston is a very heterosexual manly man who dates hot babes like Taylor Swift

by Anonymousreply 37811/21/2020

R376, I love Sam Reid. He's hot as hell and a good actor, too. I think he might be considered too short, though.

by Anonymousreply 37911/21/2020

r378 ask his girlfriend Zawe, they are living together in Atlanta.

by Anonymousreply 38011/21/2020

No closeted man ever dated a woman, of course.

by Anonymousreply 38111/21/2020

You mean, as closeted as Armie Hammer or Ansel Elgort were?

by Anonymousreply 38211/21/2020

R382, and there are people who still insist that John Travolta isn't gay. There were fangirls who insisted Kevin Spacey and Wentworth Miller were straight until they came out

by Anonymousreply 38311/21/2020

They are fanboys who make up shit everyday on this forums, re. Armie Hammer and Ansel Elgort. You speak out of your ass and don't know him personally. He isn't gay.

by Anonymousreply 38411/21/2020

Fangirls make shit up too, r384.

by Anonymousreply 38511/21/2020

[quote] I think Goode is too old at this point. Isn't he mostly in supporting roles at this point? I think his moment as a potential leading man has passed.

Matthew Goode was never really James Bond material. He is currently starring in A Discovery of Witches as possibly a leading man. I haven't watched the show but I tried listening to it as an audiobook so no idea how big they made his role. In the novel he seems to be mostly the main character since the real main character, a lady witch, ends up doing nothing but fawning over him like a teen girl in heat, and not a middle aged university scholar. I thought I was reading an urban fantasy and was so disappointed when it turned out it was nothing but a romance novel.

by Anonymousreply 38611/21/2020

r385 Well, he's been living with a woman for more than a year. What are your evidences? The same you have with Armie or Ansell? Your glory hole titillating?

by Anonymousreply 38711/22/2020

r387 = fantard eating her own fanturds.

by Anonymousreply 38811/22/2020

r388 frustrated gay fat boy wanking to straight actors at mom's basement. Go take some hairdressing classes, do something with your life.

by Anonymousreply 38911/22/2020

R364 Cavill isnt gay. Take it easy

by Anonymousreply 39011/22/2020

r389, I consider pointing at you and laughing a great way of spending my free time. But I do it from a distance since both your mouth and cunt smell like shit.

by Anonymousreply 39111/22/2020

r391 a little rich comming from someone who eats e-coli from the bottle and has fecal bacteriae in the stomach and mouth. Where do you think the expression "gay halitosis" comes from? Not to mention the vagina is a clean place... the behind is a sewage. We attract straight men with the smell of our vaginas... jealous much?

by Anonymousreply 39211/22/2020

Fuck off, R392. You have a right to your opinion about who should play James Bond, but don't spew that homophobic bullshit on this board.

by Anonymousreply 39311/22/2020

r391 I agree, we shouldn't spew misogynistic bullshit either. I don't see you reprimanded the idiot who attacked me.

by Anonymousreply 39411/22/2020

r394. I'm not your personal bodyguard, sugar cookie.

by Anonymousreply 39511/22/2020

R394 barges her way into a gay board, is SHOCKED when she's not met with open arms, proceeds to vomit up disgusting anti-gay rhetoric, and then expects someone to come running to her defense?

It can't be said enough, FUCK OFF.

by Anonymousreply 39611/22/2020

I would love to see Joe Alwyn get it. He's a good actor. He's the right age. and he is not "ruined" by being associated with a franchise. I adored Cavill in the Tudors. In fact I was visiting the UK, and insisted on going to Windsor Castle to see St. George's chapel, to visit Charles Brandon in his tomb. He wa cold and unfeeling... Luke Evans IMO is hot, but I think he would do much better as a Bond Villain. Henry Golding is interesting. Just don't think he projects enough "toughness " to be Bond. Richard Madden still remains on my active consideration list. He was really amazing in the Body Guard and The Take was very good fun with Idris Elba. David Oyelowo might be worth considering, too. Although I like Chewitel Ejiofor better. Ioan Gryffudd is another one. A Welsh actor who might be worth looking at. He has the looks and the build and he 's a very good actor.

by Anonymousreply 39711/22/2020

Tom Hardy would not make a good Bond. He is too....Marlon Brando- ish. Method. Actor's Studio. Art House.

by Anonymousreply 39811/22/2020

Tom Hardy is too old and too famous.

by Anonymousreply 39911/22/2020

Tom Hardy is Venom. Venom 2 is supposed to come out in 2021. I doubt producers of Venom and the ones from Bond want to share him and schedule their filming around the other.

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r397, I've worked with David, he would have to work out a lot to get to Bond status (and he's of middling height). Chewitel would be a better choice

by Anonymousreply 40111/22/2020

if u dont know taylor swift is gay, ur from another planet, she is the go to beard for a whole mess o closet men. woke!

by Anonymousreply 40211/22/2020

Does anyone care who Taylor Swift is sleeping with?

by Anonymousreply 40311/23/2020

I don't give a fuck about Taylor Swift. Not at all. I'm looking at Joe's work. And his looks, TBH. Who he fucks or pretends to fuck is not an operating concern for purposes of this discussion.

by Anonymousreply 40411/23/2020

R404 - I just cannot stand Taylor Swift!!!

by Anonymousreply 40511/23/2020

the point is why he with her unless he gay too, and thus not acceptable as Bond, er Boond...for the grammar twats out der

by Anonymousreply 40611/23/2020

Bobby damn Brown.

by Anonymousreply 40711/24/2020

James Bond is sorta like Doctor Who in that does not matter who plays the lead as the scripts are always tailored around the strengths for the lead actor.

by Anonymousreply 40811/25/2020

Adam Driver

by Anonymousreply 40911/25/2020

*quietly barfs*

by Anonymousreply 41011/25/2020

o god no, Driver is repulsive and loathed by many....

by Anonymousreply 41111/25/2020

Two words: Aaron Schock.

by Anonymousreply 41211/25/2020

For the next film they should really push the envelope and cast Cate Blanchett or Tilda Swinton in drag to play 007. It's 2020 for Christ's sake!

by Anonymousreply 41311/25/2020

Tom Holland would be an interesting choice. Plus he's a baby so he could play the role for decades if need be.

by Anonymousreply 41411/25/2020

Too much of a baby. Not enough gravitas. And he's tiny.

by Anonymousreply 41511/25/2020

Why isn't Daniel Craig going to continue?

by Anonymousreply 41611/25/2020

Because he'll be like 55 by the time they'll film the next one

by Anonymousreply 41711/25/2020

And he hates it every time until they throw money at him.

by Anonymousreply 41811/25/2020

R42 Yuck.

Aiden Turner is a far better suggestion than some of these actors whose eyes are too close together.

by Anonymousreply 41911/25/2020

Tom Ellis from Lucifer

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Has anyone suggesting Tom Ellis ever actually watched Lucifer? He's hot as hell, yes, but he can't act at all.

by Anonymousreply 42111/26/2020

the new priest/detective from Grantchester is my pick, god dam he fine, and is said to have one fine cock and ass.

by Anonymousreply 42211/26/2020

Here he is Father William Davenport aka Tom Brittney from Grantchester.

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by Anonymousreply 42311/27/2020

I think it'd be interesting to see them pick someone younger and slighter than the average Bond, but then that runs the risk of turning the Bond franchise into teen movies by casting someone like Tom Holland.

by Anonymousreply 42411/27/2020

Why did this thread get whited out?

by Anonymousreply 42511/27/2020

Doesn't that usually happen when a lot of people F&F the first post? The OP said Tom Hiddleston looked "raped" which I suspect was supposed to be "rapey" as in creepy or skeevy, but at a glance it was a pretty gross thing to say and probably a lot of people skimmed and F&Fed it.

by Anonymousreply 42611/28/2020

Elliot Page.

by Anonymousreply 42712/24/2020

Joel Kinneman.....he can do english jus fine!

by Anonymousreply 42812/25/2020

Cavill is gorgeous but he's not sexual enough. Like Cruise. No heat.

by Anonymousreply 42912/25/2020

Because, r429, no danger.

by Anonymousreply 43012/25/2020

Nah.. Cavill won’t be Bond.

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by Anonymousreply 43112/26/2020

Luke Evans

by Anonymousreply 43212/27/2020

Henry can barely move from his deformed bodybuilding body, and Bond needs to be able to run.

by Anonymousreply 43312/27/2020

Richard Madden

by Anonymousreply 43412/28/2020

Please, R434. If they wanted someone who looks mid 40s, they'd just go with Tom Hardy or Idris Elba.

by Anonymousreply 43512/28/2020

micah plath.

by Anonymousreply 43612/28/2020

I'm going to keep on hoping Joe Alwyn is in the discussion. He's hot.

by Anonymousreply 43712/28/2020

I look RAPED to OP!

by Anonymousreply 43812/28/2020

I don't know what that means and I'm not the OP but Tom Hiddleston looks raped, badly raped and unrecovered.

by Anonymousreply 43912/28/2020

400 posts, Did anyone mention Jamie Dornan?

Frankly, i feel like the franchise is ripe for an "origin story" about Bond. Not sure if it's ever been tackled, but that would be the reason to cast an unknown twenty-something actor who will knock out a fresh reboot and a couple sequels. Feels like they've run out of plot ideas for the franchise. It's just car chases and fist-a-cuffs over and over, movie after movie!

They need to find some smoldering racially ambiguous unknown European actor to play the role. (The way they plucked Gal Gadot out of no where and she ended up being perfect as WW.)

by Anonymousreply 44012/28/2020

Dornan would make a very nice Bond.

by Anonymousreply 44112/28/2020

Also, there isn't a lot of "acting" involved to be James Bond. It's mostly "reacting". The dialogue is sparse and pretty cliche. You just have to have looks, an obvious confidence and swagger, and the physicality to do stunts and stage combat.

David Gandy would've been a GREAT James Bond, 15 years ago! (if he could deliver dialogue, convincingly)

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by Anonymousreply 44212/28/2020

Hiddleston looks more like an Oxford don who preys on impressionable students in the JCR than raped, but in fact he isn't 40 yet.

He'd be luscious as a suave Bond villain, but Alpha Male Action Man Material he ain't.

by Anonymousreply 44312/28/2020

R419 - Another vote for Turner, hot AF and a somewhat underrated actor, I've seen him do sex (lots of it) onscreen. He's taller than Craig if not imposing the way Connery was (who is?), lithe, and capable of self-irony.

But he too is inching up on 40 so they'd better get moving. The right age for the actor is about 32 - not too young but somewhat seasoned already. Craig just made it under the wire.

These are at least 4 picture deals and they take 18 months-2 years to produce, and a fortune to produce, as well. The last one cost $500+ million to make but brought in about $850 million worldwide, so a hefty profit.

Taking a chance on someone already close to 40 is risky, especially as they still want beautiful young Bond girls and in the current climate, having a nearly 50 year old Bond tumbling someone who looks 25 is going to cause, er, "comment" amongst the Woke.

by Anonymousreply 44412/28/2020

I agree that 'prime' Bond years are mid-30s to mid-40s, so the actor should be a bit younger than mid-30s when they tap him. That gives them time to make the first movie while he's still quite fresh. If he's a successful Bond, he can make the role last for 4-5 movies, easily, by which point he's filthy rich and sick of the role and we're all ready for a new Bond, anyway.

by Anonymousreply 44512/28/2020

Second definition, I meant rapey, sorry. Tom strikes as a really weird guy in this kind of vibe.

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(446) Tom "rapey"? Are you indulging in mushrooms? That man would struggle to rape a blow up doll!!

by Anonymousreply 44712/28/2020

james norton is the man, according to betting sites.

cant be mr hardy, he an admitted 'bi' guy at one very tempramental.

by Anonymousreply 44812/29/2020

After seeing him in Bridgerton, I think Rege-Jean Pagé could pull it off.

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Your able to sit thru 5 minutes of the amateurish Bridgerton??

by Anonymousreply 45012/29/2020

R499 - I must agree with you. Rege-Jean Pagé is HOT! HOT! HOT!

by Anonymousreply 45112/29/2020

R448 - Norton is the right age, right height, right body build so you may be correct.

by Anonymousreply 45212/29/2020

Very nice suggestion at r449.

by Anonymousreply 45312/29/2020

I agree. Page would be an excellent Bond, and he's about the right age. Thirty is a little young, but by the time they actually make the next Bond film (they haven't even released Craig's last one yet), he'd be just right.

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by Anonymousreply 45412/29/2020

Need to start a twitter campaign: "Rege-Jean Pagé for Bond"!

by Anonymousreply 45512/29/2020

Surely, if we are going on facts, James Bond was a Commander in the Royal Navy before being transferred to the Secret Service. Most RN Officers do not even get considered for promotion to Cdr until they are at least in their late 30's/ early 40's. They need the experience and maturity. Therefore, casting agents should be going fot that age range?

by Anonymousreply 45612/29/2020

Assuming they care about the canon backstory, and they might not at this point.

by Anonymousreply 45712/29/2020

Rege-Jean is BEAUTIFUL and his character on the otherwise execrable Bridgerton has very Bond vibes. Mysterious tragic backstory hidden behind a rakish womanizing facade, good at hand to hand combat, relentlessly suave in public.

by Anonymousreply 45812/29/2020

Bond will not be a PoC, unless the "canon," character, and context no longer matter.

Then again, "Hamilton." So what do I know?

by Anonymousreply 45912/29/2020

I thought "James Bond" was a series of spy men. I thought "James Bond"was a code name or an assigned identity. Didn't the Bourne movies rip this off from the Bond lore? I've never seen all the bond movies. Are the actors who portrayed the role supposed to be the same man or different men?

If not, why can't a POC (or WOMAN, for that matter) portray the character?

by Anonymousreply 46012/29/2020

R460 - James Bond is James Bond. 007 is a code name handed out by M. Theoretically there could be multiple 007 over time but first would there not be a 008 and 009 before beginning against with 001.

by Anonymousreply 46112/29/2020

[quote] Most RN Officers do not even get considered for promotion to Cdr until they are at least in their late 30's/ early 40's. They need the experience and maturity.

In the movie Bond was typically written as being a bit improper (immature?) in regard to his role as 007. His constant struggle handling Q's gadgets properly, M's struggle keeping him in line and out of trouble. So I think the role already brings that personal challenge. No need to redefine the character - at least in the movies.

by Anonymousreply 46212/29/2020

[quote]I thought "James Bond" was a series of spy men. I thought "James Bond"was a code name or an assigned identity.

So did I until SKYFALL where it drives home the fact that his name is actually James Bond. Makes no sense to me that a spy would use his real name on missions.

by Anonymousreply 46312/29/2020

R458 that Bridgerton guy is beautiful but seems a little too young for Bond

by Anonymousreply 46412/29/2020

Sean Connery was only 32 when Dr No was filmed.

by Anonymousreply 46512/29/2020

R464 - The Bridgerton guy is 30. It will be two years before the next Bond dude starts shooting a film and four years before the next Bond dude has a film released so Regé-Jean Page is the perfect age for a new Bond Dude.

by Anonymousreply 46612/29/2020

James Bond started out as a Cold War spy and basic white dude. But the franchise has to change with the times or risk being totally ossified. Rege-Jean Page has the right look and attitude, and his being a POC would just make the franchise seem contemporary. There's no reason a 21st Century Bond couldn't be a man of color even if you make his real name be James Bond. They've rebooted his backstory at least once already (Craig played him as a brand new 00 agent in Casino Royale), and they could do it again for a black Bond.

Also, keep in mind that Page is half-white, so they could easily have him be the son of Scottish gentry but also with a black mother.

by Anonymousreply 46712/29/2020

Having him be part Middle Eastern is contemporary considering how prominent and high tech Dubai is now. Or taking advantage of Bollywood's immensely popular actors, and making Bond part East Asian.

by Anonymousreply 46812/29/2020

^^ I meant South Asian.

by Anonymousreply 46912/29/2020

His name was Bond, James Bond. Commander Bond.

His code name was...duh.....007.

As for making the character more "contemporary" to "change with the times," then WTH pretend he's still James Bond?

Just give him a different name, ethnicity, appearance, and age, and get on with it!

by Anonymousreply 47012/29/2020

I don't think changing the Bond actor is a big deal as long as you maintain most of his characteristics. If you are hell-bent to not change him you should have stopped filming in 1968 or should have started filming cold-war period dramas from that point on. Nobody wanted that. It's either that, or go with the times.

Remember the uproar when the unthinkable happened, when they were casting a blonde man for Bond?

by Anonymousreply 47112/29/2020

Yeah, either make it a period piece set in the 1950s or get with the fucking times. There's nothing wrong with a Bond who isn't a white, straight male.

by Anonymousreply 47212/29/2020

I think the only requirement in those terms was that the actor needs to be male and British. The rest is open and flexible. Not exactly very strict requirements.

by Anonymousreply 47312/29/2020

I’d love to see a hot Asian man as Bond this time around. Something fresh

by Anonymousreply 47412/29/2020

[quote] Surely, if we are going on facts, James Bond was a Commander in the Royal Navy before being transferred to the Secret Service. Most RN Officers do not even get considered for promotion to Cdr until they are at least in their late 30's/ early 40's. They need the experience and maturity. Therefore, casting agents should be going fot that age range?

Bond was in the Navy durinmg the war. Many people were promoted more quickly and at younger ages for the duration. He entered the Navy in 1941 and by the end of the was he was a commander. I mean he was James Bond, after all.

Fleming's Bond looked like a quintessentiiall Brit though Fleming descrobed has a looking like Hoagy Carmichaale of all people. Good looking but in no way exotic or smouldering.

Here is the description:

[quote] Facially, Bond resembles the composer, singer and actor Hoagy Carmichael. In Casino Royale, Vesper Lynd remarks, "Bond reminds me rather of Hoagy Carmichael, but there is something cold and ruthless." Likewise, in Moonraker, Special Branch Officer Gala Brand thinks that Bond is "certainly good-looking ... Rather like Hoagy Carmichael in a way. That black hair falling down over the right eyebrow. Much the same bones. But there was something a bit cruel in the mouth, and the eyes were cold." Others, such as journalist Ben Macintyre, identify aspects of Fleming's own looks in his description of Bond. General references in the novels describe Bond as having "dark, rather cruel good looks". In the novels (notably From Russia, with Love), Bond's physical description has generally been consistent: slim build; a 3 in (76 mm) long, thin vertical scar on his right cheek; blue-grey eyes; a "cruel" mouth; short, black hair, a comma of which rests on his forehead. Physically he is described as 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) in height and 76 kg (168 lb) in weight.

Accrding to discussions of his age in the books, Bond was born somewhere between 1917 and 1920. The first book was written in 1953.

Here is a sketch of how he might look. Fleming commisioned the sketch for use in a comic.

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by Anonymousreply 47512/29/2020

r475 looks like Peter Cushing:

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by Anonymousreply 47612/29/2020

From a photo montage of possibilities I think the following most closely resemble the Fleming composiye sketch - no other judgment on these actors except appearance: (I can't find the original photo of all these guys to link)

Aiden Turner

Theo James

Nicholas Hoult

Mark Rowley

Henry Cavill

Luke Bracey - never heard of him but he's the closest fit by looks

James Norton

Ben Starr

by Anonymousreply 47712/29/2020

R471 and r472, I suppose that's why Gary Oldman DIDN'T win the Oscar for portraying a White Brit ca. 1940.

And why the new Wonder Woman movie is NOT set in 1984. With a non-White lead.

Oh, Wait.

Anyway, a modern, contemporary, up to date, yada, yada Special Agent in a movie franchise already exists, and his name is Bourne, Jason Bourne.

by Anonymousreply 47812/29/2020

Henry cavill one and only

by Anonymousreply 47912/29/2020

mr hoult yes !!!!

by Anonymousreply 48012/30/2020

It's not just the actual age a person is, it's how they look. Sean Connery may have been in his early 30's but he looked older.

by Anonymousreply 48112/30/2020

Henry Cavill can’t be Bond because he’s got a contract with Netflix for The Witcher series. I have a feeling Cavill is not happy and would prefer to be Bond so why Netflix announced they are looking to use Cavill in other projects besides The Witcher. That series was one of the most popular on Netflix. I watched it and thought it wasn’t all that good, very limited and uneven writing but Henry’s acting or presence seemed to save the series. He does have charisma.

by Anonymousreply 48212/30/2020

I couldn't get through more than one episode of The Witcher. And the trailers and ads picturing Henry with that terrible blond wig were not a very good enticement.

by Anonymousreply 48312/30/2020

[quote]why the new Wonder Woman movie is NOT set in 1984. With a non-White lead.

Gal Gadot was born in Israel but to Polish and Eastern European 100% white parents. She's a white woman with a tan.

by Anonymousreply 48412/31/2020

They should remake They Call Me Mr. Tibbs with Renee Zellwegger in the title role to keep up with the times.

by Anonymousreply 48512/31/2020

Cavill is gay for goodness sake, but then so is D Craig...

by Anonymousreply 48612/31/2020

R486 Daniel is bi....

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by Anonymousreply 48812/31/2020

I'd like to see Jack Lowden. He's gorgeous, he's 6'1" and he can act.

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I love Lowden. He was great in MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS and KINDRED.

Plus, he's fun.

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by Anonymousreply 49012/31/2020

I do think Lowden would be a good choice

by Anonymousreply 49112/31/2020

Lowden is sexy and has a sense of humor. I think that would be a nice change from Craig's very serious Bond.

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by Anonymousreply 49212/31/2020

Here is my criterion: If the candidate can carry off the hotel balcony scene in "Goldfinger."

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by Anonymousreply 49312/31/2020

R488 yes, they do exist. They're not unicorns.

by Anonymousreply 49412/31/2020

Lowden is a second lead. He is likeable and sexy but he's the number two guy. He's not commanding enough to be Bond.

by Anonymousreply 49501/01/2021

Jack Lowden? Absolutely not. He's cute and has a baby face. That is NOT James Bond. Bond looks like a MAN. James Bond is not "cute". As someone said he needs to look commanding.

by Anonymousreply 49601/01/2021

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau would have been an excellent Bond 10 or 15 years ago!!! Missed opportunity!

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by Anonymousreply 49701/01/2021

Better Photo...

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by Anonymousreply 49801/01/2021

odd that james norton is number one pic at betting sites....he is...ok

2 many kno of hardy's gay past..

by Anonymousreply 49901/02/2021

I think it should be Prince Harry. The RF would shit bricks.

by Anonymousreply 50001/02/2021

They're not going to hire a Danish Actor to play Bond. The whole point of him is to glorify the British spymasters. Go back and read Ian Fleming's history.

by Anonymousreply 50101/02/2021

I liked James Norton but after seeing McMafia, he can't act. He's like a stone. At least Lowden shows personality.

by Anonymousreply 50201/02/2021

No!! Norton wopuld be awful. let him be some sniveling Bond villain. He is wooden . I think Richard Madden, Luke Evans or Henry Golding would be better choices than Norton.

by Anonymousreply 50301/02/2021

Oh for pity's sake just give it to Margot Robbie and be done with it.

by Anonymousreply 50401/02/2021

R484, I wrote my examples as the opposite of the reality.

That's why I concluded with "Oh, wait...."

by Anonymousreply 50501/02/2021

To the untrained eye Gal Gadot speaks with a foreign accent and has dark hair, thus they assume she is more a person of color than 100% white." I find this kind of insularity and provincialism tragically laughable.

by Anonymousreply 50601/04/2021

Don't a lot of Ashkenazi Jews have some Middle Eastern DNA? They aren't necessarily "100% white"

by Anonymousreply 50701/04/2021

R215 I like your suggestion of Theo James. He is not too old and he has the right oozing sex vibe along with an edgy darkness that would be perfect for a new Bond portrayal.

by Anonymousreply 50801/04/2021

I don't really find him "edgy" - he's kind of bland

by Anonymousreply 50901/04/2021

Theo would work if his luscious lips weren’t so distracting.

by Anonymousreply 51001/04/2021

R509 Check out his YouTube music videos.

by Anonymousreply 51101/04/2021

It's so obvious, yet no one has had the guts to say it:


by Anonymousreply 51201/04/2021

Too slight.

by Anonymousreply 51301/04/2021

odds are it will be theo james yes.

by Anonymousreply 51401/05/2021

He has an awesome new sci fi thriller: Archive....i recommend it.

by Anonymousreply 51501/06/2021

R514, Theo is the reason "Sanditon" ultimately disappointed. Why??

Because he was so brooding and sexy, but didn't get the highly-anticipated big final love scene with the heroine!

by Anonymousreply 51601/06/2021

I am now 100% for Rege-Jean Pagé .

by Anonymousreply 51701/06/2021

Neck's too long.

by Anonymousreply 51801/06/2021

And he's got gay voissss.

by Anonymousreply 51901/06/2021

theo james fuk yesssss !!!!!

by Anonymousreply 52001/09/2021

Too twinkish.

by Anonymousreply 52101/09/2021

Eric Trump

by Anonymousreply 52201/09/2021

R522 you take that back!

by Anonymousreply 52301/09/2021

Eric Trump for Irma Bunt.

by Anonymousreply 52401/10/2021

Trump as the new Bond villain "John Barron"

by Anonymousreply 52501/10/2021

Baron Trump as miss moneypenny....

by Anonymousreply 52601/10/2021

Barron for the Slovenian waiter hired for the summer at the villain's hotel-resort, Trump Eagle Nest.

by Anonymousreply 52701/12/2021

Barron can be the new, "Jaws". He has the height for it.

by Anonymousreply 52801/12/2021

Shaun Evans deserves consideration as Bond.

by Anonymousreply 52901/14/2021

I don't think Evans is right for Bond. I like him, though

by Anonymousreply 53001/14/2021

I had never seen nor heard of this actor before tonight, while watching the TV movie "Cat Among the Pigeons" (A. Christie).

But one look at him and I thought HE would be a fine Bond!

Well, indeed. Someone else thought so, too. Pretty freaky!

Adam Croasdell.

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by Anonymousreply 53101/17/2021

He has a Napoleon Solo look going on.

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by Anonymousreply 53301/17/2021

Physically, I'd buy him as 007.

by Anonymousreply 53401/18/2021

If its that queen tom hardy ima gonna gag.

by Anonymousreply 53501/18/2021

Ewan McGregor

by Anonymousreply 53601/18/2021

Some of the supporting cast:

Ivana Trump as Miss Moneypenny

Ivanka Trump as Pussy Galore

Tiffany Trump as Rosa Kelbb

Jared Kushner as Holly Goodhead

by Anonymousreply 53701/18/2021

^ Klebb

by Anonymousreply 53801/18/2021

o i love ! klebb

by Anonymousreply 53901/18/2021

Isn't Ewan McGregor over 50?

by Anonymousreply 54001/19/2021

Yes, he is. These dummies don't know nothing bout James Bond.

I say Melania Trump for Xenia Onatopp. I'd love to see her get crushed into a tree.

by Anonymousreply 54101/19/2021

tom hardy should be evicted from show biz after his shit performance in Capone....


by Anonymousreply 54201/19/2021

poor mr craig, the new bond movie so bad it keeps getting pushed back...

by Anonymousreply 54301/20/2021

Trump IS Pussygrabber Galore

by Anonymousreply 54401/20/2021

[quote] his shit performance in Capone

Literally. No one will ever be able to unsee him miming repeat bouts of explosive diarrhea for 8 straight minutes. Hardy is out as Bond IMO.

by Anonymousreply 54501/20/2021

Fuck it! Name your price, Daniel Craig; you can squeeze out one more ... "old dog, new tricks."

by Anonymousreply 54601/20/2021

Craig is too old now, he looks like ten miles of bad road

by Anonymousreply 54701/20/2021

Tom Cullen

by Anonymousreply 54801/24/2021

Sofia Portrillo

by Anonymousreply 54901/24/2021

Your mom.

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by Anonymousreply 55001/24/2021

Tom Cullen is adorable but he doesn't have the right physique.

by Anonymousreply 55101/25/2021

Physiques cab be worked on r551. Look at Daniel Craig.

by Anonymousreply 55201/25/2021

I don't mean that he's chubby or not muscular enough but that he's short-waisted and weirdly proportioned for a man his height. I also think he suffers from sidekick syndrome a la Jack Lowden and he looks much older than 35.

by Anonymousreply 55301/25/2021

I had never heard of Tom Cullen until now but I think he would be physically perfect for Bond. Swarthy looks, 6'1", OMG! R553 I don't know what you mean by short-waisted, his waist looks fine to me.

by Anonymousreply 55401/25/2021

^ Never mind, I did see him in DA. Forgettable character.

by Anonymousreply 55501/25/2021

Throwing this name into the mix: Max Irons.

by Anonymousreply 55601/25/2021

R556 - Can Max Irons act?

by Anonymousreply 55701/26/2021

Yes, R557.I had not considered him, but I wouldn't hate it.

by Anonymousreply 55801/26/2021

Max Irons? Sounds like a porn name. Looked him up, he's kind of bland looking. But in the practical world of spies, it would be an asset.

by Anonymousreply 55901/26/2021

As fun as it has been to discuss potential new James Bond contenders, it is entirely possible that there won't be another Bond film made after the last Daniel Craig one.

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by Anonymousreply 56001/26/2021

Max Irons can act. I wouldn't hate it either.

by Anonymousreply 56101/26/2021

I've liked Max Irons in Condor, where he plays a spy. However there really is certain blandness to him and I suspect he wouldn't be able to command the screen the way pretty much all previous Bonds have done. I could be wrong obviously.

by Anonymousreply 56201/26/2021

I've seen Max Irons in a few things and was never impressed by his acting. He's very handsome, though

by Anonymousreply 56301/26/2021

must be a flop for them to delay it so much....not even netflix wants it....

by Anonymousreply 56401/26/2021

I've read that it's the storyline, the plot giving them problems. Difficult to remain fresh and come up with unique stuff now that there are so many copycats out here. Not just Bourne, but a few others as well. It's become it's own genre in a way, and if they go the fantastic route like they did with the original Goldfinger with over the top villains, well the superhero genre sort of voids that out too.

by Anonymousreply 56501/26/2021

Soon it will be so old no one will want to show/see it.....bad decision making. theatres woont be open for 2 ev thing online for gods sake. its the wave of the future !!!

by Anonymousreply 56601/26/2021

Joel Kinnaman for mr Bond !! luv that man.

by Anonymousreply 56701/26/2021

John Wick pretty much took over the bad ass guy multi-location franchise. I personally would love to see a "Atomic Blonde" X "John Wick" type film.

by Anonymousreply 56801/26/2021

Well, maybe the movie's plot line could involve Eastern despots who have a defeated Western leader under their thumb, to the ultimate extent that he plots an insurrection to re-gain power and the concomitant access to monies and national secrets with which to re-pay his immense debts.

Bond's task would be two-fold: to acquire by "persuasion" all "Apprentice" tapes held by Mark Burnett, tapes on which the ex-leader can clearly be heard using expressions of bigotry; and to steal tapes held by one Eastern leader, tapes said to be of a salacious nature.

Oh, actually 3-fold: Bond would also seduce and publicly betray at least one female in the ex-leader's immediate family.

by Anonymousreply 56901/26/2021

The film is jinkxed . No one will touch it now, Been in the can too long.

by Anonymousreply 57001/27/2021

I am really looking forward to seeing the last Daniel Craig James Bond film.

by Anonymousreply 57101/27/2021

R569 That's a great idea, but they'd have to make it about someone like Boris Johnson or Nigel Farage, since it's a British film. They both have Putin ties, so the plot still works.

by Anonymousreply 57201/27/2021

Every time I ask any friend of any race, orientation or gender under the age of 45 who they think should be the next James Bond, they've all gone immediately blank-faced and ummed and ahhhed before finally admitting that it has never crossed their mind because they're not into James Bond and don't care. IMO there's little debate the brand is at best dated and fading into obscurity at this point. But it's a billion dollar franchise and the studios aren't going to let it go.

by Anonymousreply 57301/29/2021

R573, that must be why the Bond films make billions of dollars worldwide. Because no one's interested.

by Anonymousreply 57401/29/2021

Well, R574, they might enjoy the Bond films but I doubt many will care much that it started with Sean Connery and Ian Fleming was the creator and blah, blah, blah.

by Anonymousreply 57501/29/2021

R573 Your friends are clearly as clueless as are you.

by Anonymousreply 57601/29/2021

I have faith in Babs Broccoli. She's tough and smart and she'll pick a good one. This was a good interview from a year ago.

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by Anonymousreply 57701/29/2021

Some of you really can't read or infer worth shit. No one said "no one" wants to see these movies, only that Gen Z and millennisls don't. Just because younger Western people find the franchise irrelevant - and they do - doesn't mean millions of old fraus and their darling hubbeez won't rush out to see new movies. And they're obviously very lucrative overseas. They can be succesful without being relevant to under 40 filmgoers. These are not mutually exclusive concepts.

by Anonymousreply 57801/29/2021

Armie Hammer

by Anonymousreply 57901/30/2021

I know this may sound heretical but I never liked the James Bond movies. Oh there may have been some parts here and there that were okay or fun but as a whole it was not my cup of tea. And there certainly are action movies I truly appreciated. Even when I was quite young - before the women's movement had gained steam - their treatment of women bothered me. It was insulting and dismissive and if a young pup could see that then why didn't adults? A baby radfem in the making.

by Anonymousreply 58001/30/2021

R578 is full of it. You think all those movies are making a billion dollars worldwide based on the over 40 crowd alone? LOL. And btw, I've found that the biggest Bond fans tend to be straight men, not "fraus"

by Anonymousreply 58101/30/2021

Can we please stick to the thread topic? Let's have some more suggestions.

What do we think of Cillian Murphy?

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by Anonymousreply 58201/30/2021

Murphy is too old and not butch enough

by Anonymousreply 58301/30/2021

Charlize Theron

by Anonymousreply 58401/30/2021

Henry Cavill is the best option, period.

Producers shouldn’t care about how famous he is, he is what everyone imagines when pictures James Bond in their minds. It’s the most obvious and easy choice.

by Anonymousreply 58501/30/2021

No, most people do not picture Cavill as Bond

by Anonymousreply 58601/30/2021

Agreed about Murphy.

[quote]You think all those movies are making a billion dollars worldwide based on the over 40 crowd alone?

The illiteracy really does continue. From the post you replied to:

[quote]younger Western people find the franchise irrelevant...they're obviously very lucrative overseas.

The demographics for these films IN AMERICA AND WESTERN EUROPE do not skew young. That's a fact. In the UK alone, nearly 40% of Spectre's audience was over the age of 45 with nearly a quarter of the audience above 55. It was the same in the US. These movies are monster hits but they're not popular with Gen Z and under.

by Anonymousreply 58701/30/2021

If 40% of the audience was over 45....that means 60% was under 45. Look in the mirror before you accuse others of illiteracy, since you don't seem to understand things like math.

by Anonymousreply 58801/30/2021

The context is that that's a very large percentage relative to other box office hits of the same calibre. It's not rocket science to understand the idea of "skewing older," except, apparently, it is.

by Anonymousreply 58901/30/2021

R589, it's not rocket science to know how silly your argument is. You tried to claim that ZERO millennials and Gen Zers were into James Bond, then when you got called out on it, you posted stats proving that most people who see those movies are under 45, which contradicts your own claims. Yes, they might skew a bit older than most comic book movies, but that doesn't mean no one under 40 is interested in them.

by Anonymousreply 59001/30/2021

Anyone is fine as long as it's a white man.

by Anonymousreply 59101/30/2021

john krasinski !!! him on roids and HOT

by Anonymousreply 59201/30/2021

10 years ago I would have said James Purefroy

by Anonymousreply 59301/30/2021

John Krasinski is a half-centemeter of chin from being the fugly Michael Phelps. And those ears? No, thank you.

The Bond franchise formula is to have a studly man who the audience can believe can seduce any woman and physically vanquish any man, or at least outwit him.

Bond must have a certain knowing look in his eye, conveying with a glance his manifold prowess and even potential cruelty.

He must move like a jungle cat, assured, purposeful.

Outwardly, Bond should exude insouciance.

by Anonymousreply 59401/31/2021

... and he's American. I very much doubt they're planning to change the formula that much.

by Anonymousreply 59501/31/2021

who gives a fuck, its fun to gesticulate bout who could do the role in a sassy way..

by Anonymousreply 59601/31/2021

Clive Owen would be perfect.

If it must be someone of color, Dev Patel

by Anonymousreply 59701/31/2021

Isn't Clive Owen like 55 or 60? He might have been perfect 20 years ago but now he's too old

by Anonymousreply 59802/01/2021

R586 Please elaborate

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