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Solo
he got what he thought he wanted, but lost that which was most important
(03-20-2017, 01:39 PM)
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I'm struggling to think of a worse choice than Hiddleston among rumored candidates. Ugh.
giga
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(03-20-2017, 01:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by MilkyJoe

I'm not sure how well the essence of the "James Bond" character would transfer to female form.

Have you seen Salt? You might enjoy that.

Pike could do it. See: gone girl. But I'm also of the opinion that Bond "the character" should continuously evolve with the times.

Originally Posted by Tugatrix

Die Another Day teach you nothing?

That was bad writing and acting more than anything.
GAMEPROFF
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(03-20-2017, 01:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Solo

I'm struggling to think of a worse choice than Hiddleston among rumored candidates. Ugh.


Remember, when the Internet had a meltdown over Daniel Craig?
There are so many more important factors.
Glass Rebel
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(03-20-2017, 01:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Broken Joystick

A clean shaved Riz Ahmed would be cool if they were going down that route.

Now this would be a truly inspired casting. He's also a better actor and better looking.
StifflersMum
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(03-20-2017, 01:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by nitewulf

Bond movies are garbage. Hiddleston is too good of an actor to be wasted on such a shitty franchise. He actually has a great career ahead of him.

Yeah, right. Bond franchise is not worthy of someone who starred in jewels as Thor 2.
MilkyJoe
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(03-20-2017, 01:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by giga

Pike could do it. See: gone girl. But I'm also of the opinion that Bond "the character" should continuously evolve with the times.

The character not evolving with the times makes for all the more interesting viewing.



I think you're a sexist, misogynist dinosaur. A relic of the Cold War

Solo
he got what he thought he wanted, but lost that which was most important
(03-20-2017, 01:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by GAMEPROFF

Remember, when the Internet had a meltdown over Daniel Craig?
There are so many more important factors.

People melted down over Craig because he was so unpredictably out of all the Bond norms people expect that they rebelled against it. He was more or less an unknown aside from the buzz from Layer Cake, he didn't look (remember the blonde Bond blowback and CraigNotBond.com?) or talk or act like anyone expected Bond to.

I feel like Hiddleston on the other hand is the opposite. He's already a star of sorts, or at least is in the huge Marvel-sphere. He has that polite, classy air about him, he's more classically handsome. He's the safe, predictable (read: unimaginative and boring) choice.
Blader
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(03-20-2017, 01:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Leithkorias

I wish we could just get over "James Bond."

Just make 007 movies. Don't worry about the characters name. 007 could be anyone. Surely agent 7 can die and be replaced?

Because James Bond is the brand, not 007. Nobody cares about "007"; they go to a Bond movie to see a Bond. Hell, that's why it's called a *Bond* movie, not a 007 movie.
Solo
he got what he thought he wanted, but lost that which was most important
(03-20-2017, 01:57 PM)
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When you think back to it, no matter who they chose in 2005, Broccoli and Wilson were making waves. Look at the three finalists - an unknown, very young Henry Cavill, a potential Croatian Bond in Goran "ER" Visnjic, and Craig. Nothing safe or guaranteed in any of those choices. Really, the CR recast was the ballsiest move since casting Lazenby. But I get the sense that EON is no longer that bold and would prefer a known, bankable entity for the next Bond.

It's all moot for more years anyway though - Craig will do one more.
MilkyJoe
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(03-20-2017, 01:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Blader

Because James Bond is the brand, not 007. Nobody cares about "007"; they go to a Bond movie to see a Bond. Hell, that's why it's called a *Bond* movie, not a 007 movie.

A concept lost on the twitterverse, it seems.
Solo
he got what he thought he wanted, but lost that which was most important
(03-20-2017, 02:08 PM)
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Also, Cavill will never be Bond now. Nor will Elba. Not will Hardy. Please stop floating these names.

Cavill did himself in with UNCLE and MI6. EON won't touch him with a 10 foot pole now (happily; he may have the look but he's got nothing else). Elba is too old. Hardy is too big and frankly, doesn't need Bond.

The next Bond is likely someone no one is currently talking about. Kinda like how no one was talking about Craig in 2004.
Helmholtz
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(03-20-2017, 02:45 PM)
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Tom Hardy would be perfect. He has the looks and aura for it. Idris would have been perfect but he's getting too old now.
I don't see it in Hiddleston to be honest.
Duxxy3
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(03-20-2017, 02:52 PM)
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He's too likable. Even when he's the villain. Even when he's as evil as possible. He's just too likable.
LordofAllThatIsEvil
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(03-20-2017, 03:32 PM)
At first, I was onboard with the possibility of Hiddleston. He was a zero in Kong though.
Rad-
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Doorknob? Penis.
School? Penis.
Date night? Penis.
(03-20-2017, 03:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Duxxy3

He's too likable. Even when he's the villain. Even when he's as evil as possible. He's just too likable.

That's my problem with him too. He has a nice guy face. Had the same problem with Leo DiCaprio for a loooong time.
Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku!
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(03-20-2017, 03:35 PM)
Future generations should look back on a blond James Bond a bizarre aberration and not the start of a trend
Jacce
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(03-20-2017, 03:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku!

Future generations should look back on a blond James Bond a bizarre aberration and not the start of a trend

He is by far and away the most popular Bond since Connery.
Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku!
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(03-20-2017, 03:48 PM)

Originally Posted by Jacce

He is by far and away the most popular Bond since Connery.

It's a pretty impressive accomplishment in spite of his heretic hair color
Leithkorias
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(03-20-2017, 11:47 PM)

Originally Posted by Blader

Because James Bond is the brand, not 007. Nobody cares about "007"; they go to a Bond movie to see a Bond. Hell, that's why it's called a *Bond* movie, not a 007 movie.



And that will change the moment they kill him.
Bobby Roberts
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(03-20-2017, 11:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Leithkorias

And that will change the moment they kill him.

Codename theory for this continuity is on the table until the recast. And if they cast someone who doesn't look at all like Craig it gets a little stronger.

As of right now, for this rebooted continuity, they have three choices

1) Start over again
2) Get a new actor that resembles Craig enough that you can say it's the same guy
3) Make "James Bond" the codename that goes along with 007 and pass it onto the next guy.

Because of the way they've so tightly tied all the films together, and shown so much of Bond's personal history, they're locked into this Craig portrayal a lot harder than the original continuity's.

They could 4) say fuck it and go back to the old timeline/old ways, too. But I don't know how attractive that option is to them.

I'm not saying implementing Codename is likely. But it's not off the table yet.
Leithkorias
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(03-20-2017, 11:59 PM)

Originally Posted by Bobby Roberts

Codename theory for this continuity is on the table until the recast. And if they cast someone who doesn't look at all like Craig it gets a little stronger.

As of right now, for this rebooted continuity, they have three choices

1) Start over again
2) Get a new actor that resembles Craig enough that you can say it's the same guy
3) Make "James Bond" the codename that goes along with 007 and pass it onto the next guy.

Because of the way they've so tightly tied all the films together, and shown so much of Bond's personal history, they're locked into this Craig portrayal a lot harder than the original continuity's.

They could 4) say fuck it and go back to the old timeline/old ways, too. But I don't know how attractive that option is to them.

I'm not saying implementing Codename is likely. But it's not off the table yet.


And this is precisely why i think they should do it. If they want to tell a big multi movie story, they either need a younger bond or they need to make "james bond" or "007" a codename. Because as it is they are looking at a reboot every ten years.
demon
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(03-21-2017, 12:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by giga

Why not?

Not the right answer when someone asks why something is "needed".
darscot
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(03-21-2017, 12:17 AM)
Clive would have been perfect instead of Craig. I would go with Idris elba even though he is getting up there. Basically if you're in Rocknrolla you should be considered for bond.
StopMakingSense
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(03-21-2017, 12:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Broken Joystick

A clean shaved Riz Ahmed would be cool if they were going down that route.

Oooh, I like that!

Dan Stevens is still my No 1, but that would totally work for me.
Eidan
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(03-21-2017, 12:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Broken Joystick

A clean shaved Riz Ahmed would be cool if they were going down that route.

I like where your head's at.
Undefined
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(03-21-2017, 12:23 AM)
Who will be the first black woman to pay Bond?
The Hamburglar
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(03-21-2017, 12:26 AM)
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Looks too much like a light weight tbh.
Nielm
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(03-21-2017, 12:27 AM)
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He just doesn't seem like 'James Bond' to me.
Into the Light
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(03-21-2017, 12:29 AM)
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What about Floki?



I kid its funny right?
Vampfox
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(03-21-2017, 12:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kirye

Not Idris Elba, he's too street.

He's too old.
giga
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(03-21-2017, 12:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by demon

Not the right answer when someone asks why something is "needed".

Because it's 2017 and women can be MI6. Should be pretty evident.
DBT85
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(03-21-2017, 12:32 AM)
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I liked him in The Night Manager. Still not sure if he's got the physicality in him, or more importantly, if he can sell the physicality.

Originally Posted by Undefined

Who will be the first black woman to pay Bond?

You're a few decades early to be asking that. Even on gaf the uproar over the rumour suggesting Idris might get it was strong.

"bond isn't black"
"he's too old" - looks better now that Craig did when he started lol

etc.

The ridiculousness over blond Bond was farcical, it'll be nothing compared to casting a woman/anyone not white.

Cast Hiddlestone and make him gay just for the salt.
Bobby Roberts
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(03-21-2017, 02:04 AM)
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The Riz Ahmed call is a fun one. I like the notion.

I like Chiwetel Ejiofor as a possibility, too.
wandering
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(03-21-2017, 02:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Broken Joystick

A clean shaved Riz Ahmed would be cool if they were going down that route.

As much as I'd love this, I can already imagine the uproar. I wouldn't be surprised if he would receive death threats.
Hazzuh
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(03-21-2017, 02:14 AM)

Originally Posted by wandering

As much as I'd love this, I can already imagine the uproar. I wouldn't be surprised if he would receive death threats.

If you look at some of the films he's made I'm sure he's received plenty.
Pachimari
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(03-21-2017, 10:27 AM)
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If not Tom Hardy, then I would love for Riz Ahmed to get the part as well!
Spuck-uk
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(03-21-2017, 11:37 AM)
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It should really be Idris Elba.

He's cool as fuck, basically every woman fancies him, and it would drive racists fucking nuts.
The Albatross
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(03-21-2017, 11:43 AM)
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Yeah assuming the next bond with a new actor won't come out for a other 8-10 years, if you figure Daniel Craig is booked for 2 more as the contract suggests, then I doubt we'd even know who the next bond actor will be.

I mean in 1996 if you guessed Daniel Craig would be pierce brosnins successor nobody would know who you were talking about.

So my guess is none other than Brian Schmebleton. Think he'll be a perfect fit.
andythinkpad
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(03-21-2017, 11:45 AM)
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The problem is once you are Bond, you are typecasted into this kind of role for life. I think Loki is a tag young. He can wait 5-10 years. Yes he is great in The Night Manager. I didn't like the ending tbh with you. I feel its missing about 30 min of story in the end.
War Peaceman
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(03-21-2017, 11:47 AM)
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God, Riz Ahmed is such a great suggestion. He'd need to bulk up a bit though.
Angelus Errare
this looks like one of those Final Fantasy games lionhead always makes
(03-21-2017, 11:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rad-

Legion gets my vote.


Holy fuck I just realized Legion was the The Guest.
ManDudeChild
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(03-21-2017, 11:58 AM)

Originally Posted by SilentRacoon

Not Idris elba tho.

He's too urban?
charsace
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(03-21-2017, 01:04 PM)
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If they go with a woman bond it should be saoirse ronan playing bond.
LionPride
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(03-21-2017, 01:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by War Peaceman

God, Riz Ahmed is such a great suggestion. He'd need to bulk up a bit though.

If Paul Rudd can get a V for Ant-Man, Riz can do it for Bond
UnemployedVillain
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(03-21-2017, 01:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by DBT85

Cast Hiddlestone and make him gay just for the salt.

People here are obsessed with wanting things to be done solely to piss off others. It's unhealthy
Broken Joystick
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(03-21-2017, 01:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by War Peaceman

God, Riz Ahmed is such a great suggestion. He'd need to bulk up a bit though.

Once he's on that Sony money I'm sure he won't find it a problem.
StifflersMum
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(03-21-2017, 01:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by giga

Because it's 2017 and women can be MI6. Should be pretty evident.

Why not make a new series with a female Agent then?
eso76
(03-21-2017, 01:54 PM)
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He looks too much like Craig minus the muscles, tho.
Solo
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(03-21-2017, 01:58 PM)
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I like Ahmed as a choice, like, a lot, but I don't know if EON is progressive enough, at least this current generation, to cast a non-white Bond.
takriel
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(03-21-2017, 02:01 PM)
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Nah, he's a pussy. Everyone will remember him as Loki.

I want a woman as Bond.

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