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RustyNails
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(03-19-2017, 07:30 PM)
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So I'm in the middle of the The Night Manager season, and I can't see the next James Bond anyone other than Tom Hiddleston.





Trailer
Swag scene (after butt grabbed --spoilers)

He's young, handsome, can act and also carry the part. The Night Manager completely sold me, and I don't know if there's any other acceptable alternative.
Escape Goat
(03-19-2017, 07:33 PM)
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Why not? Anyone can be Bond.
Mariolee
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(03-19-2017, 07:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Escape Goat

Why not? Anyone can be Bond.

Can I be Bond?
ascii42
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(03-19-2017, 07:34 PM)
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I could support this.
Kirye
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(03-19-2017, 07:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Escape Goat

Why not? Anyone can be Bond.

Not Idris Elba, he's too street.
Bobby Roberts
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(03-19-2017, 07:34 PM)
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Rumor was EON were entertaining the idea until the whole Taylor Swift shit started happening, at which point they stopped entertaining that idea.

Not sure how much weight you wanna put in that rumor, though.
ItIsOkBro
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(03-19-2017, 07:34 PM)
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he just looks like he'd be more of a gadgety bond than a physical bond.
SilentRacoon
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(03-19-2017, 07:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Escape Goat

Why not? Anyone can be Bond.

Not Idris elba tho.
Grizzlyjin
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(03-19-2017, 07:37 PM)
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Me Before Watching The Night Manager: Keep that Loki bullshit outta my Bond!

Me After Watching The Night Manager: I want Hiddleston Bond yesterday. And Hugh Laurie as the villain!
Escape Goat
(03-19-2017, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mariolee

Can I be Bond?

No. The only thing you'll ever be is a disappointment.
Heroman
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(03-19-2017, 07:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mariolee

Can I be Bond?

Let see, are you black?
zero_suit
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(03-19-2017, 07:38 PM)
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I have no objections after finishing The Night Manager a week ago.
Majine
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(03-19-2017, 07:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mariolee

Can I be Bond?

Sure you can, honey.

I'll put it up on the fridge where everyone can see it.
Bobby Roberts
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(03-19-2017, 07:39 PM)
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A lot of people consumed The Night Manager and came away from it thinking it was basically a Bond tryout for everyone involved:

Hiddleston: Bond
Colman: M
Laurie: Blofeld/Drax

But Night Manager works because it's pretty low-key, considering. Much more like a Bond book (except without the nasty ugly old colonial bullshit built in) than a Bond movie.

I don't know that Night Manager would work the same if every 20 minutes there was a $40 mil setpiece they had to hit.
BronsonLee
(03-19-2017, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grizzlyjin

Me Before Watching The Night Manager: Keep that Loki bullshit outta my Bond!

Me After Watching The Night Manager: I want Hiddleston Bond yesterday. And Hugh Laurie as the villain!

Ya pretty much

He fuckin' killed it in that show

Bobby just let me dream dammit
LionPride
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(03-19-2017, 07:40 PM)
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Hiddleston or random British Black dude who isn't Idris
Vazduh
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(03-19-2017, 07:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bobby Roberts

Rumor was EON were entertaining the idea until the whole Taylor Swift shit started happening, at which point they stopped entertaining that idea.

Good.

Bobby Roberts
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(03-19-2017, 07:43 PM)
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Thought that was Taylor Swift for a split second like "when in the world did she pull that shit in a vi—oh it's Milla Jovovich nevermind that makes sense"
jurgen
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(03-19-2017, 07:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grizzlyjin

Me Before Watching The Night Manager: Keep that Loki bullshit outta my Bond!

Me After Watching The Night Manager: I want Hiddleston Bond yesterday. And Hugh Laurie as the villain!

Pretty much this. The Night Manager was one of the best things I watched last year.
Cyan
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(03-19-2017, 07:44 PM)
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How about Heimdall.
CreeperBlocks
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(03-19-2017, 07:44 PM)
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I still find it really strange that The Night Manager is getting a season two, unless it's going to be different characters. I thought the show ended nicely.
Blue Lou
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(03-19-2017, 07:46 PM)
Dan Stevens would be my choice.
shira
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(03-19-2017, 07:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by ItIsOkBro

he just looks like he'd be more of a gadgety bond than a physical bond.

Can he be cosmic/magic bond?
Mrbob
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(03-19-2017, 07:47 PM)
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He used a sword in King Kong, he now has the action chops so why not let him be Bond
sooperkool
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(03-19-2017, 07:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by CreeperBlocks

I still find it really strange that The Night Manager is getting a season two, unless it's going to be different characters. I thought the show ended nicely.

It's LeCarre, there is always more to tell because they never can get all of it into a TV show or movie.
SilentRacoon
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(03-19-2017, 07:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by LionPride

Hiddleston or random British Black dude who isn't Idris

I nominate Samuel L. Jackson.
BronsonLee
(03-19-2017, 07:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mrbob

He used a sword in King Kong, he now has the action chops so why not let him be Bond

bitch he had a gas mask on I'm not stupid!
Shadowhelper
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(03-19-2017, 07:50 PM)
What's the obsession with exclusively white and black males on gaf?

That ain't being bold or being representation. It's time for Riz Ahmed or less enthusiastically Dev Patel to be the next Bond.
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(03-19-2017, 07:51 PM)
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Don't they kind of need to pick a semi-unknown actor for Bond? Hiddleston seems like he is already too big, and won't have time for a 3-4 film commitment.
Bobby Roberts
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(03-19-2017, 07:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by border

Don't think kind of need to pick a semi-unknown actor for Bond?

I think that's only really happened once, with Lazenby. Everyone else was pretty decently known. Craig might be the next-closest thing, actually.
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(03-19-2017, 07:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by ItIsOkBro

he just looks like he'd be more of a gadgety bond than a physical bond.

Herr Schwarz
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(03-19-2017, 07:55 PM)
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How about a female bond set in the 60s
Clegg
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(03-19-2017, 07:56 PM)
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Only if Elizabeth Debicki is the Bond girl.
Skinny Pete
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(03-19-2017, 07:56 PM)
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Only if Elba and Fassbender turn it down.
RastaMentality
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(03-19-2017, 07:58 PM)
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wild idea that'd never happen but an angelina jolie bond would make serious bank. i think a ton of people would go see that.
pigeon interrupted
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(03-19-2017, 07:59 PM)
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They need to stop wasting time and ask Elba.He is a great fit for bond. Much more charisma than Loki, imo.
Trouble
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(03-19-2017, 08:00 PM)
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I want Hugh Laurie as a Bond villain more than I want Hiddleston as Bond.

He was amazing in The Night Manager. Both completely menacing and amoral while still coming across as a real human with real human emotions and motivations.
Salvadora
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(03-19-2017, 08:04 PM)
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They need to get new writers before anything else.

Spectre was an absolute mess, Quantum of Solace too, and to a lesser extent - Skyfall.
TheRealTalker
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(03-19-2017, 08:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Heroman

Let see, are you black?

the "correct" word is street
Bobby Roberts
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(03-19-2017, 08:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Salvadora

They need to get new writers before anything else.

This will apparently not be happening for this next movie.
vio
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(03-19-2017, 08:22 PM)
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Luke Evans would be my pick.
tomtom94
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(03-19-2017, 08:26 PM)
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Considering Craig is going to almost certainly do one more (the fight he's having with Sony is because they are trying to re-negotiate him to do two more rather than just the one he's contracted for since he's basically they're only guaranteed money-maker - and before you post that interview, it's quite obvious that was taken out of context), that means they'll be casting the next Bond in a few years' time, not right now.

Hiddleston is definitely a possibility, but who knows what will happen between then and now. For one thing it's going to depend what direction they choose to take the franchise in. There's an argument to be made that if they're not careful they'll put the Bond brand back where it was post-Die Another Day simply because spy films, and Bond by extension, are out of touch with the cultural zeitgeist (you know how all the big spy franchises have done varying degrees of NSA-based plots and most of them have sucked? Not a coincidence)

(P.S. That means Elba is probably not going to be considered. He's 44 now. They'd get two movies out of him at most. Sorry to break it to you.)
Hyun Sai
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(03-19-2017, 08:31 PM)
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Yeah, better writers first. That shit is getting ridiculous, starting to wonder if Casino Royale was some weird accident in this franchise.
Yado
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(03-19-2017, 08:34 PM)
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No thanks. Not enough sex appeal.
J_Viper
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(03-19-2017, 08:35 PM)
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He was incredibly lame in Kong. Doesn't matter how tight his shirt his, I can't take him seriously.

I haven't seen The Night Manager though, I've been meaning to check it out.
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(03-19-2017, 08:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by tomtom94

Considering Craig is going to almost certainly do one more (the fight he's having with Sony is because they are trying to re-negotiate him to do two more rather than just the one he's contracted for since he's basically they're only guaranteed money-maker - and before you post that interview, it's quite obvious that was taken out of context), that means they'll be casting the next Bond in a few years' time, not right now.

Hiddleston is definitely a possibility, but who knows what will happen between then and now. For one thing it's going to depend what direction they choose to take the franchise in. There's an argument to be made that if they're not careful they'll put the Bond brand back where it was post-Die Another Day simply because spy films, and Bond by extension, are out of touch with the cultural zeitgeist (you know how all the big spy franchises have done varying degrees of NSA-based plots and most of them have sucked? Not a coincidence)

(P.S. That means Elba is probably not going to be considered. He's 44 now. They'd get two movies out of him at most. Sorry to break it to you.)


does anyone else think they would do better just making bond a 60s and 70s period piece?
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(03-19-2017, 08:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Yado

No thanks. Not enough sex appeal.

Jokepost?
Yado
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(03-19-2017, 08:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by GAMEPROFF

Jokepost?

No.
tomtom94
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(03-19-2017, 08:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by sans_pants

does anyone else think they would do better just making bond a 60s and 70s period piece?

I've seen it suggested on Twitter. That said, they tried that with Man from UNCLE didn't they?
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