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  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    As Lulu sang 'We shall see!' :))
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • InternationalExportsInternationalExports Posts: 269MI6 Agent
    I am Scottish we have apologised for Lulu on many occassions :))
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    I would like to see another Scottish Actor Play Bond one Day, the Danger though is the Comparison with Connery -{
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • Moore ThanMoore Than EnglandPosts: 3,173MI6 Agent
    Christopher Nolan would happily direct a Bond film given the right circumstances, and I'd be happy to see him involved. If I am not mistaken, both Tom Hardy and Christian Bale will be well into their forties by the time Bond 26 comes round so that should rule them out.
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  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    How old is Fassbender now?
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • InternationalExportsInternationalExports Posts: 269MI6 Agent
    If filming commenced 2018 as an example, Bale would be 44 Hardy would be 41. 41 is not old to start playing bond Dan was 38. Brosnan was 42.

    Quote from Wkpedia

    "In Ian Fleming's stories, James Bond is in his mid-to-late thirties, but does not age.[26] In Moonraker, he admits to being eight years shy of mandatory retirement age from the 00 section—45—which would mean he was 37 at the time.[27] Fleming did not provide Bond's date of birth, but John Pearson's fictional biography of Bond, James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007, gives him a birth date of 11 November 1920,[28] while a study by Bond scholar John Griswold puts the date at 11 November 1921.[29] According to Griswold, the Fleming novels take place between around May 1951,[30] to February 1964, by which time Bond was aged 42"
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,918MI6 Agent
    I hope Nolan will direct Bond 25 since I think he will make a great film. The directors have perhaps some say in who get cast as Bond, but they don't decide. Rumour has it Martin Campbell wanted Henry Cavil or Goran Visnjic for Casino Royale, but some other bloke got cast. :)
  • Moore ThanMoore Than EnglandPosts: 3,173MI6 Agent
    If filming commenced 2018 as an example, Bale would be 44 Hardy would be 41. 41 is not old to start playing bond Dan was 38. Brosnan was 42.

    Given the current rate of production 2018 seems a bit optimistic for filming to commence on Bond 26. It would be great to go back to the times when there was a Bond film every other year, but it's more likely to average three years for the foreseeable future. It is considerably more likely that they will be looking for a younger (and probably less well established) actor to replace Daniel Craig.
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  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,581MI6 Agent
    Moore Than wrote:
    If filming commenced 2018 as an example, Bale would be 44 Hardy would be 41. 41 is not old to start playing bond Dan was 38. Brosnan was 42.

    Given the current rate of production 2018 seems a bit optimistic for filming to commence on Bond 26. It would be great to go back to the times when there was a Bond film every other year, but it's more likely to average three years for the foreseeable future. It is considerably more likely that they will be looking for a younger (and probably less well established) actor to replace Daniel Craig.

    Agree. The next Bond after DC will be an actor most of us have never heard of. With Henry Cavill doing "Superman" and now the "Man From Uncle" we can pretty much rule him out as DC's successor.
  • InternationalExportsInternationalExports Posts: 269MI6 Agent
    HowardB wrote:
    Moore Than wrote:
    If filming commenced 2018 as an example, Bale would be 44 Hardy would be 41. 41 is not old to start playing bond Dan was 38. Brosnan was 42.

    Given the current rate of production 2018 seems a bit optimistic for filming to commence on Bond 26. It would be great to go back to the times when there was a Bond film every other year, but it's more likely to average three years for the foreseeable future. It is considerably more likely that they will be looking for a younger (and probably less well established) actor to replace Daniel Craig.

    Agree. The next Bond after DC will be an actor most of us have never heard of. With Henry Cavill doing "Superman" and now the "Man From Uncle" we can pretty much rule him out as DC's successor.

    Henry Cavill thats a good thing he was awful in Superman, also wrong build for bond. Im not rulling out anything, Dan is such a good bond I dont want to concede he will leave after 25 and dont like to talk of replacements. I think Fassbender will be too old and well established for the role when the time comes. I would however like Barry Sloane he reminds me of a younger Daniel he has the soft dulcit tone to his voice and around the same build http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Barry+Sloane/Entertainment+Weekly+ABC+Upfront+Celebration/l-7wEg9JCN2 http://www.pinterest.com/pin/21673641931502261/
  • BlackleiterBlackleiter Washington, DCPosts: 5,604MI6 Agent
    HowardB wrote:
    Moore Than wrote:
    If filming commenced 2018 as an example, Bale would be 44 Hardy would be 41. 41 is not old to start playing bond Dan was 38. Brosnan was 42.

    Given the current rate of production 2018 seems a bit optimistic for filming to commence on Bond 26. It would be great to go back to the times when there was a Bond film every other year, but it's more likely to average three years for the foreseeable future. It is considerably more likely that they will be looking for a younger (and probably less well established) actor to replace Daniel Craig.

    Agree. The next Bond after DC will be an actor most of us have never heard of. With Henry Cavill doing "Superman" and now the "Man From Uncle" we can pretty much rule him out as DC's successor.

    +1
    "Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,918MI6 Agent
    I agree. Cavil is too famous. Barry Sloane who was mentioned above is a good candidate, thought. Others are Rupert Friend, Clive Standen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
  • BlackleiterBlackleiter Washington, DCPosts: 5,604MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    I agree. Cavil is too famous. Barry Sloane who was mentioned above is a good candidate, thought. Others are Rupert Friend, Clive Standen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

    I've seen Aaron Taylor-Johnson suggested before, but he would have to show a lot more charisma and be a lot more animated before he would get my vote. He was such a cypher in Godzilla that I can barely remember any of his scenes! He was better in the two Kick-Ass movies, but still nothing I would consider to be Bond-caliber.
    "Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,918MI6 Agent
    He is very charismatic in Kick-ass. He is also very un-Bondian, but that gives him the chance to surprise people. In Godzilla he was in a thankless part in a movie where the monsters were the leads.
  • Gassy ManGassy Man USAPosts: 2,685MI6 Agent
    I know I'm in the minority, but I would rather not see Nolan direct a Bond film at this time. He is better than most modern directors, but he still tends to direct things mostly as action set pieces than full fledged films. I would love to see Bond get back to his roots --with as much attention on the characters and dialogue as on the stunts and action. I'd be concerned, too, that he would bring his stable of actors -- Bale, Hardy, Jackman, Caine -- to the project rather than find other talents who might be more appropriate for the Bond universe. I really get tired of seeing the same people over and over again, basically doing the same thing they always do.
  • BlackleiterBlackleiter Washington, DCPosts: 5,604MI6 Agent
    Number24 wrote:
    He is very charismatic in Kick-ass. He is also very un-Bondian, but that gives him the chance to surprise people. In Godzilla he was in a thankless part in a movie where the monsters were the leads.

    Perhaps he would be a surprise. After all, Craig surprised many people, including me. But Taylor-Johnson's lifeless performance in Godzilla doesn't inspire confidence. Although you point out that the monsters were the leads, they had very little screen time compared to the stars, and frankly Taylor-Johnson did nothing with the role.
    "Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I remember Christopher Nolan also said in an interview that the
    Entire snow / ski sequence from" Inception " as inspired by the many
    Bond films he'd watched. -{
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 1,965MI6 Agent
    Christopher Nolan won't be directing a Bond film. Christopher Nolan makes Christopher Nolan movies. Eon isn't going to hire a director who overshadows their brand.
  • InternationalExportsInternationalExports Posts: 269MI6 Agent
    Christopher Nolan won't be directing a Bond film. Christopher Nolan makes Christopher Nolan movies. Eon isn't going to hire a director who overshadows their brand.

    You could have said the same about Mendes. He had done nothing along the lines of Bond before Skyfall. I reckon Barbs & Michaeal would welcome Nolan as a director. Eon under Barbs & Mike is all about modern reinvention so cant agree. If he is as big a fan as he claims to be I believe it will likely happen. I reckon the discussion he is saod to have had were to EON looking for a director during the period where Mendes was not willing to commit due to other comitments. EON eventually gave Mendes time to finish his stage production. It may even have been the case that Nolan was 1st reserve for Bond 24. I also think in a cinematic scale a Nolan Bond would epic.
  • Mr MalloryMr Mallory North by northwestPosts: 621MI6 Agent
    I'm a fan of Nolan. So yes please -{
    What makes you think this is my first time?
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 1,965MI6 Agent
    Christopher Nolan won't be directing a Bond film. Christopher Nolan makes Christopher Nolan movies. Eon isn't going to hire a director who overshadows their brand.

    You could have said the same about Mendes.

    No. Mendes is not a brand name. Nolan has the most rabid fanbase and is a name brand now. Mendes is not. Maybe earlier in his career Nolan woudl have done a Bond. Same as Spielberg. Will never happen now.
  • walther p99walther p99 NJPosts: 3,394MI6 Agent
    I would love that, "Interstellar" was amazing, and would love to hear a Zimmer Bond score.
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,295Chief of Staff
    I would love that, "Interstellar" was amazing, and would love to hear a Zimmer Bond score.

    I wouldn't! James Newton Howard, perhaps.
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,271Chief of Staff
    Barbel wrote:
    I would love that, "Interstellar" was amazing, and would love to hear a Zimmer Bond score.

    I wouldn't! James Newton Howard, perhaps.

    I'm with walther p99 - I would love to hear what Zimmer would do with Bond -{
    YNWA 97
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I remember David Arnold saying that sometimes Bond music should
    Be anything than subtle, sometimes it needs to be bombastic and blasted
    Out. :)) So perhaps a rich, sound filled score would be fun. ;) In fact I
    Thought the music in Skyfall, with Bond climbing onto the lift sounded very
    Batman ? :))
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • AlphaOmegaSinAlphaOmegaSin EnglandPosts: 10,924MI6 Agent
    Zimmer scored the MI:2 Soundtrack, and it was amazing.
    1.On Her Majesties Secret Service 2.The Living Daylights 3.license To Kill 4.The Spy Who Loved Me 5.Goldfinger
  • InternationalExportsInternationalExports Posts: 269MI6 Agent
    Christopher Nolan won't be directing a Bond film. Christopher Nolan makes Christopher Nolan movies. Eon isn't going to hire a director who overshadows their brand.

    You could have said the same about Mendes.

    No. Mendes is not a brand name. Nolan has the most rabid fanbase and is a name brand now. Mendes is not. Maybe earlier in his career Nolan woudl have done a Bond. Same as Spielberg. Will never happen now.

    How can you say Mendes is not a brand name. American Beauty and Road to Perdition were hailed as Mendes's unique style of story telling. Nolan is the hot ticket now just like Mendes was in 1999 when American Beauty won 5 Oscars including best director. The Road to Perdition Won 3. A lot of people who did not enjoy bond films of the past but loved Skyfall, because they gave it a chance because it was Mendes's direction that made them see the movie.


    After Bond 24 & 25 things will get stangant again. The only thing you can do it go bigger in a cinematic sense, Nolan does big.
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 1,965MI6 Agent
    Yes, I remember all the rabid Mendes fanboys trumpeting Mendes' events like Away We Go and Jarhead.

    Mendes is a gifted working director, and a more diverse one than Nolan, honestly. Nolan is some sort of cottage industry who makes not movies, but Christopher Nolan Films. If you can't acknowledge that much then I can't convince you.
  • InternationalExportsInternationalExports Posts: 269MI6 Agent
    I hear what your saying. Most directors think in One dimentional terms. Guys like Nolan and Alfonso Cuarón think in Multi Dimentional senses. However I think like what he did on Dark Knight Rises he can replicate the scale an action to the Bond franchise. I think a Nolan directed Bond would be a materpiece, I would welcome him.
  • HalfMonk HalfHitmanHalfMonk HalfHitman USAPosts: 1,965MI6 Agent
    To me the Nolan/Bond comparison point is INCEPTION (even though he sort of stole the WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH reveal for TDKR. I think that in much the same way actors can become too "visible" to play Bond (this is why Hugh Jackman and Mel Gibson wouldn't have worked, and why Fassbender won't work), directors certainly can become too "visible" for the franchise. Eon isn't interested in making a Tarantino film, or a Spielberg film, and though I'm not equating Nolan with those guys in terms of talent, in terms of recognition he's the equivalent for his generation of directors.
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