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Next James Bond announcement – Unveiling of new 007 rumoured to be in just a few weeks

Who will it be?

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by Anonymousreply 210April 24, 2023 2:30 AM

Elliott Page!

by Anonymousreply 1January 29, 2023 3:31 AM

not the guy from bridgerton we hope, aaron taylor johnson will win we pray..

by Anonymousreply 2January 29, 2023 3:31 AM

It's going to be Aaron.

by Anonymousreply 3January 29, 2023 3:33 AM


by Anonymousreply 4January 29, 2023 3:34 AM

Aaron is the big-dick guy, right?

by Anonymousreply 5January 29, 2023 3:37 AM

Big dick and helium voice, that's the one.

by Anonymousreply 6January 29, 2023 3:41 AM

I hope it's not Aaron

by Anonymousreply 7January 29, 2023 3:41 AM

George Santos

by Anonymousreply 8January 29, 2023 3:44 AM

They've been teasing this shit for years. I've stopped caring.

by Anonymousreply 9January 29, 2023 3:47 AM

ATJ will be a monumental fail as 007, because everybody who would go to see Bond knows Aaron is married to Jocasta and might pluck out his own eyes any day now.

by Anonymousreply 10January 29, 2023 3:47 AM

r8, the producers have already contacted me! I am now the new James Bond.

by Anonymousreply 11January 29, 2023 3:49 AM


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by Anonymousreply 12January 29, 2023 3:56 AM

R12, we could use a gay James Bond!

by Anonymousreply 13January 29, 2023 4:17 AM

R10 they're already laying the groundwork for a divorce with the Joey King cheating rumors.

by Anonymousreply 14January 29, 2023 4:55 AM

Idris Elba

by Anonymousreply 15January 29, 2023 4:58 AM

Surprise, its Andrea Riesborough!!!

by Anonymousreply 16January 29, 2023 5:03 AM

R13, I think you mean a James Bond who is non-hetero-normative.

by Anonymousreply 17January 29, 2023 5:04 AM

Aaron Taylor Johnson looks like midwestern American white trash to me. I thought of Scott Stapp when I saw him. I have a hard time buying him as cool and classy Bond. He has B-Movie written all over his face.

by Anonymousreply 18January 29, 2023 5:05 AM

idris elbow

by Anonymousreply 19January 29, 2023 5:29 AM

Idris would’ve been great a decade ago. He’s aged out now. Still sexy, but past his peak.

by Anonymousreply 20January 29, 2023 12:34 PM

Agree with r18

by Anonymousreply 21January 29, 2023 4:37 PM

Even Richard Madden would be better than Aaron Taylor-Johnson

by Anonymousreply 22January 30, 2023 3:35 AM

Scott Stapp trash and Aaron Taylor-Johnson trash are descended from the same family tree. The only difference is the accent. ATJ's father is a civil engineer so he doesn't exactly come from hard knocks, but I'd bet anything they were new to the middle class. Mom was a stage mommy early on.

He was very good as a working class mercenary in Bullet Train.

by Anonymousreply 23January 30, 2023 4:15 AM

I hope they don't pick that overrated black dude from Bridgerton.

by Anonymousreply 24January 30, 2023 4:16 AM

ATJ would be a disastrous choice! I pray they don’t pick him.

by Anonymousreply 25January 30, 2023 4:56 AM

Laverne Cox!

by Anonymousreply 26January 30, 2023 4:58 AM

Bradley James?

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by Anonymousreply 27January 30, 2023 8:06 AM

Who gives a shit?

by Anonymousreply 28January 30, 2023 8:17 AM

R28, you're late, sweety. That response has been used.

by Anonymousreply 29January 30, 2023 8:55 AM

Just remember reading that someone was musing about a guy's looks and said that people aren't ugly, just poor. Meaning, throw a lot of money at someone, for makeup, lighting, fitness, and endless takes, and you can turn almost anyone into a passable action star. This franchise will be protected at all costs as if it were the King of England staring.

They will pick a handsome white man. We will all groan because he won't be this or that in our fantasy version of Bond. They will create a good first movie, as they did with Craig, and the most of us will fall in line.

I do look forward to a new Bond. Though I hope they at least let him be a man. I'm not interested in a female Bond, considering the type of action he always gets into a woman would get her ass kicked in a bond type hand to hand combat.

by Anonymousreply 30January 30, 2023 9:13 AM

Call me crazy, but I see Bond in the seated man in the tux.


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by Anonymousreply 31January 30, 2023 11:15 AM

R25 "I pray they don’t pick him."

You seem oddly invested in this. You'd actually pray about something so stupid?

by Anonymousreply 32January 30, 2023 6:37 PM

[quote] I hope they don't pick that overrated black dude from Bridgerton.

I hope they do pick him.

But I'm sure they hire somebody who was on nobody's short list. It really depends on where they want to take the character.

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by Anonymousreply 33January 30, 2023 7:55 PM

^ I think it would be more interesting if they pick someone totally out of left field, instead of Aaron Taylor Johnson or someone like that

by Anonymousreply 34January 30, 2023 8:42 PM

I really hope they consider asking Dev Patel or Henry Golding. Hell, I rather have Bill Nighy than that non-acting ass ATJ.

by Anonymousreply 35January 30, 2023 8:47 PM

I’ll be happy with either Aaron Taylor Johnson or Henry Golding.

by Anonymousreply 36January 30, 2023 8:47 PM

Hunter Biden

by Anonymousreply 37January 30, 2023 8:50 PM

Dev Patel would be an intriguing choice. I'd like that. I can buy him as badass and smooth womanizer in the same movie. I like Henry Golding, but I always found the roles he played quite vanilla (with one exception). So I am not sure he can keep up with the take-no-hostage character Bond.

by Anonymousreply 38January 30, 2023 9:13 PM

This just in straight from Chat GPT:

"London, UK - It is with great excitement that we announce Boris Johnson as the new face of the legendary British spy, James Bond. The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom will bring his charm and charisma to the iconic role in the upcoming film.

Johnson, known for his quick wit and leadership skills, is the perfect fit for the suave and sophisticated Bond. With his proven track record and unique blend of humor and intelligence, audiences are sure to be entertained and thrilled.

Production for the new Bond film will begin later this year, with Johnson at the forefront. This announcement marks a new era for the Bond franchise and we can't wait for audiences to see what Johnson has in store for the legendary spy.

Stay tuned for more updates and get ready for a Bond like you've never seen before. #NewBond #BorisJohnson007"

by Anonymousreply 39January 30, 2023 9:16 PM

The Bridgerton fellow utterly killed any chances he had with the dreary wooden performance he gave in The Grey Man.

by Anonymousreply 40February 2, 2023 12:06 AM

What about James Norton?

by Anonymousreply 41February 2, 2023 12:11 AM

Richard Madden would be another excellent choice!

by Anonymousreply 42February 2, 2023 12:52 AM

James Norton is cute and a decent actor, but I'm sorry, he has all the charisma of a piece of plywood. They may as well cast Joe Alwyn if they're going that boring.

by Anonymousreply 43February 2, 2023 1:36 AM

I don't think he has any less charisma than Aaron Taylor-Johnson

by Anonymousreply 44February 2, 2023 1:44 AM

Mark Strong Strong would have made a fantastic Bond, but he’s now aged out and I don’t think they allow bald guys to play Bond. He has everything needed for the role.

by Anonymousreply 45February 2, 2023 5:44 AM

R38 I’ve been I love with Dev since Slumdog. He’s such a solid actor and so handsome. I could just see heads explode at the thought of an Asian Bond, cue the boycotts.

by Anonymousreply 46February 2, 2023 5:46 AM

Andrea Riseborough

by Anonymousreply 47February 2, 2023 8:39 AM

Cris Pannullo

by Anonymousreply 48February 2, 2023 2:45 PM

I have a feeling it's going to be someone not even on the radar or well-rumored... or it's going to be a choice that will piss everyone off.

by Anonymousreply 49February 4, 2023 3:06 AM

As long as it's not Aaron Taylor-Johnson

by Anonymousreply 50February 4, 2023 3:07 AM

It's too bad Gilbert Gottfried died so young.

by Anonymousreply 51February 4, 2023 3:09 AM

Edna May Oliver

by Anonymousreply 52February 4, 2023 3:11 AM

Mario Cantone

by Anonymousreply 53February 4, 2023 3:22 AM

r53, Actually I would much prefer Mario Cantone as James Bond rather than ATJ. That bitch is funny! 😂

by Anonymousreply 54February 4, 2023 4:27 AM

Beatrice Lillie.

by Anonymousreply 55February 4, 2023 4:33 AM

Sam Smith IS James Bond in...


by Anonymousreply 56February 4, 2023 4:43 AM

It will be a transgender

by Anonymousreply 57February 4, 2023 4:46 AM

ATJ has a big fat juicky cock, u dont think he got as far as he did on talent do ya, he will be bond, cute and hung wins the day.

by Anonymousreply 58February 4, 2023 8:39 AM

I hear it will be Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Anya Taylor-Joy, with a song by none other than Taylor Swift.

The Taylors of our culture.

by Anonymousreply 59February 4, 2023 9:56 AM

R57 is the trans-obsessed troll

by Anonymousreply 60February 4, 2023 4:56 PM

New article

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by Anonymousreply 61February 4, 2023 7:07 PM

R61 LOL did James Norton's publicist write that?

by Anonymousreply 62February 5, 2023 3:33 AM

If it's ATJ, I'm in for his entire run as 007.

by Anonymousreply 63February 5, 2023 3:35 AM

Dev Patel? He looks like a nerdy puppy dog. He’s not suave either.

by Anonymousreply 64February 5, 2023 9:27 AM

[quote] it's going to be a choice that will piss everyone off.

Impossible to imagine a choice that will not fulfill that prophecy.

by Anonymousreply 65February 5, 2023 9:33 AM

God, Mark Strong! That voice. Would’ve been perfect. Good looking and has that touch of menace.

Watched Fleming, a fictionalization of Ian Fleming’s time with Naval Intelligence. It was pretty good and it did make me wonder about Dominic Cooper as James Bond. He’s the right age and a good actor. He’s the same height as Daniel Craig, less a half inch.

by Anonymousreply 66February 5, 2023 6:45 PM

My money is on Tom Hardy.

by Anonymousreply 67February 5, 2023 11:49 PM

If they're going for younger with the next Bond why are so many guesses here over the age of 50?

by Anonymousreply 68February 8, 2023 6:35 AM

R68, in their minds, they're 34

by Anonymousreply 69February 8, 2023 3:10 PM

R69 yes you're right: to the average DLer 59yo Mark Strong is basically 35.

by Anonymousreply 70February 8, 2023 4:38 PM

Oliver Jackson Cohen

by Anonymousreply 71February 8, 2023 6:45 PM

I could see OJC as more of a Bond villain.

by Anonymousreply 72February 8, 2023 7:11 PM

In 2020, Forbes.com asked OJC if he wanted to be James Bond. (He didn't exactly say no, but he also didn't say yes.)

[quote] Forbes: 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] Forbes: This is 2020.

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

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by Anonymousreply 73February 8, 2023 7:34 PM

Elliot Page

by Anonymousreply 74February 8, 2023 7:52 PM

[quote] It will be a transgender

Hardly. It took them forty years to turn Bond blond. And even that caused an outcry. No, at best they make Bond an open minded straight man who has enough self-esteem to flirt heavily with every gender - more or less openly. Remember, the movies need to make money around the entire world. Europe, USA, China and at some point Russia again. You know, it will happen. They will write for a character who is welcome in all those countries. A character who is cutting-edge in the US, is way too far off in lots of other lucrative markets.

by Anonymousreply 75February 8, 2023 8:26 PM

Tom Hardy is 45. Is that too old? I think Daniel Craig was 39 when CR came out.

by Anonymousreply 76February 8, 2023 9:12 PM

Tom Hardy is too damn short and kinda on the stocky side.

by Anonymousreply 77February 8, 2023 9:18 PM

James. Happy Valley has been huge. It has it sown up.

by Anonymousreply 78February 8, 2023 9:29 PM

Some fag.

by Anonymousreply 79February 8, 2023 9:42 PM

Richard Madden

by Anonymousreply 80February 8, 2023 11:04 PM

R73 you must see how that was a big yes with a heavy side of English self deprecation. Be serious. He wants it as much as any other 25-45yo white British actor does.

by Anonymousreply 81February 9, 2023 4:10 AM

They all want it. It will make them rich and famous. They all want to appear too cool to be seen to want it.

by Anonymousreply 82February 9, 2023 6:42 AM

Tom Hardy 10 years ago. He’s done nothing in the last few years.

by Anonymousreply 83February 9, 2023 7:02 AM

Yeah, and Tom Hardy isn't good-looking enough now.

by Anonymousreply 84February 9, 2023 7:14 AM

If only Orlando Bloom were younger; he’s buff and charming.

by Anonymousreply 85February 9, 2023 8:42 AM

Laurence Olivier would be a great Bond. Is he still available? As a forty-something?

by Anonymousreply 86February 9, 2023 9:14 AM

[quote] Tom Hardy 10 years ago. He’s done nothing in the last few years.

Probably because no one wants to see him after watching him in a bizarre minutes-long explosive diarrhea shitting scenes while wearing diapers in Capone. That killed his entire career, let alone his chances for Bond.

by Anonymousreply 87February 9, 2023 2:16 PM

Tom Burke, please.

Where has this gorgeous actor been all my life? I just discovered him via "C.B. Strike" hidden away on HBOMax; is it a limited series? I am so dreading running out of episodes stateside!

by Anonymousreply 88February 12, 2023 9:00 PM

British Elba!

by Anonymousreply 89February 12, 2023 9:04 PM

Ben Barnes!

by Anonymousreply 90February 12, 2023 9:10 PM

Tom Burke is a good actor

by Anonymousreply 91February 12, 2023 9:11 PM

Some people are calling James Norton a frontrunner due to Happy Valley

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by Anonymousreply 92February 12, 2023 9:20 PM

Lucien Laviscount Is reportedly in the running.

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by Anonymousreply 93February 13, 2023 1:02 AM

Lucien Laviscount sounds like a French pimp

by Anonymousreply 94February 13, 2023 1:14 AM

[quote] Lucien Laviscount Is reportedly in the running.

Link to the reports, please? Don't want to sound negative, but the Bond production has a habit to 'leak' names of candidates just for gaslighting everybody. In other words, if you read somebody's name as being in the running, it's almost a disqualifying marker.

by Anonymousreply 95February 13, 2023 1:20 AM

R8, 😆 Fuck you beat me to it.

by Anonymousreply 96February 13, 2023 1:28 AM

Google is your friend R95.

by Anonymousreply 97February 13, 2023 1:29 AM


by Anonymousreply 98February 13, 2023 1:46 AM

R93 why did you post a photo of Rege-Jean Page with a post about Lucien Laviscount?

by Anonymousreply 99February 13, 2023 4:02 AM

R88 & R91, Tom Burke did a full frontal scene with DL fave Julian Morris in "Donkey Punch" (2008).

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by Anonymousreply 100February 13, 2023 7:00 AM

Viola Davis wearing a strap on.

by Anonymousreply 101February 13, 2023 7:05 AM

Lucien. Meh.

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by Anonymousreply 102February 13, 2023 7:19 AM

Jack Lowden

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by Anonymousreply 103February 14, 2023 2:56 AM

R103 he's my pick. He would be great, and he's the right age.

by Anonymousreply 104February 14, 2023 3:01 AM

He's a really good actor, too

by Anonymousreply 105February 14, 2023 3:04 AM

He is a really good actor and has done a few good lead roles in smaller projects - exactly at the point in his career where this type of role could benefit him and vice versa.

by Anonymousreply 106February 14, 2023 3:06 AM

Aidan Turner. I'd say he would be a great choice. And the first Bond actor I would actually find sexy. None of the previous Bonds were my type, not even Connery.

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by Anonymousreply 107February 15, 2023 1:33 AM

Aiden Turner would have been great 5-10 years ago, but he's too old for the part now. The next Bond will be 30-35.

I'd like to see Nick Hoult get it--he's the perfect age, great look, and a sense of humor that could capture the sardonic wit of Bond. But he's too well-known.

by Anonymousreply 108February 15, 2023 1:50 AM

Aidan Turner is 39.

His audition for Bond was playing Philip Lombard in "And Then There Were None" and I think he was great:

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by Anonymousreply 109February 15, 2023 2:49 AM

None of the suggestions seem right at all. Truth is the Daniel Craig era has fucked up the franchise irreparably. He was a big departure from the established archetype, and everyone loved him, and he was great, and the man for the zeitgeist - but now they've got a nasty catch 22 on their hands - do they cast according to the old debonair, suave, velvety Bond type; or the gruff, rugby player, believably former-SAS Daniel Craig type??

Craig was in the role far too long because they took too long to get his films made. He should have been out by 2016. The zeitgeist has since devolved into this bizarro streaming hellscape where leading men have gone utterly extinct, and now people don't even know how to fancast the role properly - either STILL stuck on the zombified antiracist meme of goofy grandad Idris, or some virginal Shondaland twink of colour ... fuckin hell.

Also Craig's era, the actual films outside of his popular stint, was a total fuck up after Casino Royale. Bond films should be episodic - they tried to create arcs over multiple films - somehow didn't learn from the failure of Quantum in this respect, and success of Skyfall in this respect... and went back for more miserable retroactive 'emotion' in Spectre... and ridiculously doubled-down for No Time by retreading Vesper AND dumping a child on him AND killing him off... Jesus. Did they forget they were going to want us all back in the cinema after three years with a new man in the role???

The role is a proper poisoned chalice now.

I predict a short lived stint for whoever it is. The role is due that... people gloss over Lazenby and Dalton.

by Anonymousreply 110February 27, 2023 1:50 PM

^ You sound like someone who always knows better.

Fact is that people always assumed that the Bond franchise would be dead whenever a recast was due. They always thought that the New Bond Actor is a miscast. And they ALWAYS think that the Bond character is outdated. Until the next movie comes out.

by Anonymousreply 111February 27, 2023 2:35 PM

I think it'll be James Norton. He went from playing the vicar in Grantchester to playing a vicious thug in Happy Valley. Boy's got chops and he's gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 112February 27, 2023 2:50 PM

Who is the insane poster claiming Tom Burke can act? He's like a stick of wood - no facial expressions, terrible voice. And the harelip doesn't help.

by Anonymousreply 113February 27, 2023 2:53 PM

Another article on ATJ as Bond.

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by Anonymousreply 114March 14, 2023 2:15 PM

Aaron Taylor Johnson will make for a horrid Bond. I’ve said it before, his vibe is creepy and his acting reads as too antiheroic and too effeminate (not a bad thing for a character actor, in general)—even the lazy weaselly smirk that’s always on his face is eminently slappable. He started his career in these type of roles, and that’s what he ought to stick with.

He needs to play a Bond villain or a villainous Bond girl, if anything.

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by Anonymousreply 115March 14, 2023 2:45 PM

Timothy Dalton was the best Bond after Moore.

by Anonymousreply 116March 14, 2023 2:51 PM

R85 Orblando, taking capability aside, is simply too camp and effeminate, even with age and weight on him, and esconsced as he is in the boring middle-aged father & husband years of his life.

Like ATJ, he is better suited to supporting or non-heroic roles. He can sparkle as a villain and seems to prefer playing them, he’s just rarely cast that way. Conversely, his biggest heroic part (in POTC) was overshadowed by two other actors, let’s not forget.

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by Anonymousreply 117March 14, 2023 2:57 PM

The Moore Bond movies, though, were execrable.

George Lazenby made the mistake of his life by quitting.

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by Anonymousreply 118March 14, 2023 2:58 PM

Orlando Bloom comes across like an unhinged pub fly in some of his interviews. He's quite hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 119March 14, 2023 3:07 PM

They should go for James Norton. So good in Happy Valley. He might not want it of course. .

by Anonymousreply 120March 14, 2023 3:25 PM

It will be a black guy

by Anonymousreply 121March 14, 2023 3:27 PM

They should cast choking hazard Sean Lamont.

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by Anonymousreply 122March 14, 2023 4:33 PM

The next and last entry in the instalment should be Bond's death. Abeg we put this character and franchise out of its misery.

by Anonymousreply 123March 14, 2023 5:54 PM

I agree, r123, but poseurs keep writing Bond novels and screenplays without me! I wrote only 12 novels and a few novellas!

by Anonymousreply 124March 14, 2023 8:27 PM

R121, After last Sunday, it might be an Asian guy.

by Anonymousreply 125March 14, 2023 10:24 PM

I was thinking maybe Jamie Dornan. He was great in The Tourist. Might make a good Bond.

by Anonymousreply 126March 14, 2023 10:41 PM

Not really a Dornan fan but he would make a better Bond than ATJ

by Anonymousreply 127March 14, 2023 11:05 PM

Awww, Jamie's a love; there's no hint of Bond's hard cruelty about him.

by Anonymousreply 128March 15, 2023 3:59 AM

Watch Jamie Dornan playing a cruel serial killer in The Fall.

by Anonymousreply 129March 15, 2023 9:56 AM

Love Dornan. He's a good actor but he's also very smart and witty and every time he gets interviewed - like by Graham Norton - he's really funny.

by Anonymousreply 130March 15, 2023 9:52 PM

Bruce Villanch

by Anonymousreply 131March 15, 2023 10:15 PM

Making Aaron Taylor-Johnson's non acting ass the next James Bond will be a monumental mistake.

by Anonymousreply 132March 16, 2023 12:23 AM

Is Ben Aldridge in the running?

by Anonymousreply 133March 16, 2023 12:26 AM

R129, I meant to watch and forgot it and everything about it, apparently!

by Anonymousreply 134March 16, 2023 3:58 AM

Jamie Dornan proved he has the physicality. I was surprised.

by Anonymousreply 135March 16, 2023 4:01 AM

But I prefer a tall bond. He should be tall and white ethnicity and a reasonable sell as Swiss/British. I'm a purist. The character is not Asian or Black and the character is not Jewish.

by Anonymousreply 136March 16, 2023 4:03 AM

R130, For you:

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by Anonymousreply 137March 16, 2023 4:04 AM

Why wasn't Gerald Butler ever given a shot as the rumour went? Too shit an actor?

by Anonymousreply 138March 18, 2023 11:51 PM

R138. That and too old.

He's only a couple of years younger than Craig.

by Anonymousreply 139March 18, 2023 11:53 PM

Just a few weeks, huh? Watch this drag on for another year, if not longer.

by Anonymousreply 140March 19, 2023 12:13 AM

I hope it's Lip from USA Shameless.

by Anonymousreply 141March 19, 2023 12:21 AM

James Norton

by Anonymousreply 142March 19, 2023 12:29 AM

R133 He’s too obviously gay.

by Anonymousreply 143March 19, 2023 1:14 AM

Geez, by the time they get around to announcing this most of these guys will be 75 years old

by Anonymousreply 144March 19, 2023 1:23 AM

Liking the Jamie Dornan suggestion but he's probably not buff enough for the modern James Bond "himbo" requirements. Dornan would be compelling.

by Anonymousreply 145March 19, 2023 10:05 AM

R125, Best not have any Bond WW II background then!

by Anonymousreply 146March 19, 2023 4:22 PM

Speaking of Dornan, I hope there's a second series of The Tourist. It was excellent.

by Anonymousreply 147March 19, 2023 4:27 PM

This Git

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by Anonymousreply 148March 19, 2023 4:50 PM

because I shouldn't have linked to LPSG, and because it bears repeating, here's that choking hazard Sean Lamont gif again.

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by Anonymousreply 149March 19, 2023 4:57 PM

[quote]The next and last entry in the instalment should be Bond's death.

The last installment WAS Bond's death. Keep up.

by Anonymousreply 150March 19, 2023 4:57 PM

It really is an open secret

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by Anonymousreply 151March 19, 2023 10:17 PM

R149, yeah, Sean Lamont has a huge uncut cock. His wife is lucky.

by Anonymousreply 152March 20, 2023 7:16 AM

R147 agreed! Here I thought I was the only one watching.

by Anonymousreply 153March 26, 2023 3:12 AM

I can't believe people still care about or watch James Bond movies.

by Anonymousreply 154March 26, 2023 3:48 AM

If it's Aaron Taylor Johnson, they'll have to do something about his voice. They dubbed Lazenby for most of his picture.

by Anonymousreply 155March 26, 2023 3:54 AM

Dub Aaron Taylor Johnson with Benedict Cumberbatch's voice

by Anonymousreply 156March 26, 2023 4:04 AM

You could do that in the old days.

by Anonymousreply 157March 26, 2023 4:06 AM

R154 the Daniel Craig Bond films made multiple billions at the box office, collectively. People still definitely care.

by Anonymousreply 158March 26, 2023 5:37 AM

Isn't it time to update James Bond? I say it's time for the first gay James Bond.

by Anonymousreply 159March 26, 2023 8:19 AM

Dornan is totally buff. I guess people didn't see The Tourist.

by Anonymousreply 160March 26, 2023 8:57 AM

In what direction do they want to go with the franchise? If it were up to me, I would make Bond join SPECTRE, because they turn out to be the good guys fighting the corruption of the British Intelligence establishment. Like Mr. Robot.

by Anonymousreply 161March 26, 2023 9:56 AM

Why, r159? Just make up a new, original character. If a character in a novel is changed so substantially, then how can he or she be considered to be that same character?

by Anonymousreply 162March 26, 2023 12:51 PM

Don't we have a thread at DL where some OP complains about a Charles Dickens novel getting a woke update adaption? "Hollywood" (the film industry in general) loves to change original source material.

by Anonymousreply 163March 26, 2023 1:04 PM

Maybe the next actor playing James Bond will actually be a heterosexual.

by Anonymousreply 164March 26, 2023 1:08 PM

r163 No one is changing the source material, you ignorant asshole. They're all adaptations to a different medium. The fuck were you doing when the rest of us were at school?

by Anonymousreply 165March 26, 2023 1:08 PM

R165, are you here for the methadone program?

by Anonymousreply 166March 26, 2023 2:29 PM

R165, You clearly did not view the David Niven "Casino Royale." The move from novel to film---the media---had nought to do with the execrable "adaptation." The "source material" was, indeed, changed.

by Anonymousreply 167March 27, 2023 4:05 AM

Did you enjoy the TV adaptation of Casino Royale?

by Anonymousreply 168March 27, 2023 12:05 PM

I don't think they have to explain anything.

Just reboot the franchise. No need for continuity or any links with Craig's work. Or time travel bullsh*t like with The Flash.

Just DO IT.

by Anonymousreply 169March 27, 2023 12:09 PM

I only care enough to say I don't care.

by Anonymousreply 170March 27, 2023 12:33 PM

Should be James Norton

by Anonymousreply 171March 27, 2023 12:41 PM

R168, I'm an Old Frau, but even I was only 4 years old in 1954! So heretofore I've not known of this adaptation. I will pursue!

My disappointment is made manifold always when crucial scenes involving card games are omitted or radically altered.

by Anonymousreply 172March 27, 2023 12:46 PM

It's another beatup.

"There’s the fact that, just a month ago, producer Barbara Broccoli told reporters that no script exists for the next James Bond film, and no casting decisions have been made whatsoever, and that it will probably be two or three years before any sort of casting announcements are made."

by Anonymousreply 173March 27, 2023 1:22 PM

The producers are not the youngest anymore. Have they mentioned any succession plans? That whole franchise can go down the drain if someone takes over who doesn't understand the movies' DNA.

by Anonymousreply 174March 27, 2023 1:35 PM

Barbara Broccolli has one child: a daughter who is a budding producer, director, writer. Michael G. Wilson, her half-brother has two sons who are producers. Michael is 81, but Babs is only 62, and still very much in the game.

by Anonymousreply 175March 27, 2023 2:31 PM

It's pretty unique: EON is the only family company holding such a valuable film franchise. (Rami Malek said that his script was delivered to his hotel like a pizza by Babs herself.) Because they don't have anyone standing over them, they can do what they like, such as holding out during Covid for almost a year for the right time to release No Time To Die in theatres, despite the enormous interest charges on the production financing, which ended up being over a 100 million I think!

by Anonymousreply 176March 27, 2023 2:39 PM

A tall man with some elegance and a hard masculine face.


by Anonymousreply 177March 27, 2023 7:25 PM

it will be a pale skinned black man, checks all the boxes.

by Anonymousreply 178April 2, 2023 10:31 AM

How do we feel about Paul Mescal?

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by Anonymousreply 179April 6, 2023 12:05 AM

r179 🤡🤢🤮🤮🤮🤪🤡💩

by Anonymousreply 180April 6, 2023 12:10 AM

R179 were you not just screaming “ENOUGH” on the thread you stole that link from?

by Anonymousreply 181April 6, 2023 12:12 AM

Bond has been done to death. It's become boring.

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by Anonymousreply 182April 6, 2023 12:14 AM

Please let it be Lizzo

by Anonymousreply 183April 6, 2023 12:21 AM

[quote] Please let it be Lizzo

Instead of 007 it will be 700 lbs.

by Anonymousreply 184April 6, 2023 12:41 AM

That mook ain't gonna be James Bond, you nitwit referencing some Irish birdcage liner at r179.

by Anonymousreply 185April 6, 2023 8:54 PM

I think Babs is crazy if she doesn't do a screen test with Joe Alwyn.

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by Anonymousreply 186April 10, 2023 8:04 AM

Joe Alwyn is one of the most boring, generic, uncharismatic men I've ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 187April 11, 2023 4:55 AM

Alwyn is too boyish looking.

by Anonymousreply 188April 11, 2023 5:02 AM

Will they show his big appendage in the 1st movie or wait until later in the series?

They’re gonna show his big appendage.

by Anonymousreply 189April 11, 2023 5:09 AM

On Casino Royale’s 70th Anniversary, James Bond’s Casting Director Reveals Why Henry Cavill And Sam Heughan Lost Out On The Film Adaptation.

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by Anonymousreply 190April 15, 2023 5:17 AM

Has Hunter Biden’s penis commented?

by Anonymousreply 191April 15, 2023 5:34 AM

^ It can't comment because it's in my mouth right now

by Anonymousreply 192April 15, 2023 6:02 AM

Who cares?

by Anonymousreply 193April 15, 2023 6:04 AM

R186 he can’t act. At all. Plus he’s just a big miscast all together.

by Anonymousreply 194April 15, 2023 6:06 AM

Is there any other choice?

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by Anonymousreply 195April 15, 2023 6:11 AM

A Hispanic Bond? That would piss off the loyalists in a big way

by Anonymousreply 196April 15, 2023 6:14 AM

R45, Sean Connery was balding and wore a variety of unconvincing hair pieces when he was the original Bond. He was still the sexiest Bond to ever play the role. I agree about Mark Strong, he is a terrific actor.

by Anonymousreply 197April 15, 2023 6:28 AM

Dan Stevens please.

by Anonymousreply 198April 15, 2023 6:47 AM

Dan Stevens would actually be an excellent choice!

by Anonymousreply 199April 15, 2023 6:51 AM

Dan Stevens doesn't really project "alpha male"

by Anonymousreply 200April 15, 2023 5:08 PM

Dan Stevens is 40, so perfect age for a current movie, but not exactly the age they apparently want for the next 10 to 15 years of movies.

by Anonymousreply 201April 15, 2023 6:18 PM

R83, r87, Hardy's bank account would beg to differ

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by Anonymousreply 202April 15, 2023 9:31 PM

According to Variety, it will be a 'relative unknown' -

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by Anonymousreply 203April 17, 2023 3:03 AM

Has Aidan Turner's career cooled?

by Anonymousreply 204April 17, 2023 4:54 AM

[quote] According to Variety, it will be a 'relative unknown' -


by Anonymousreply 205April 17, 2023 7:06 AM

Debbie McWilliams the chief caster, who is about to retire and be replaced by her young niece Jemima, is a lovely character. She's let spill in interviews that she found Kukunaga trying, and also that American agents have such a poor opinion of British projects – even Bond – they sometimes don't pass on UK casting agent calls to their actors. It was only when McWilliams cornered Rami Malek at a preview screening that he learnt they'd been trying to reach him. That seems incredible given actors would crawl over broken glass to play a Bond villain, but according to McWilliams, Hollywood agents are obsessed with landing their actors a lucrative multi-movie franchise i.e. Marvel.

by Anonymousreply 206April 17, 2023 7:55 AM

Typo. Fukanaga!

by Anonymousreply 207April 17, 2023 7:57 AM

[quote]Hollywood agents are obsessed with landing their actors a lucrative multi-movie franchise i.e. Marvel.

I am so sick of Marvel, superhero movies, comic book movies, etc. How many more of them do we need? It is destroying what's left of any pretense to art in film anymore.

by Anonymousreply 208April 17, 2023 8:00 AM

r208, the problem is greed and the people humoring these blatant cash grabs.

by Anonymousreply 209April 17, 2023 8:03 AM

R208, r 209, Agree 100%. I'm a DC fan from ca 1955, collect even now, and STILL don't want these "CU" movies.

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