Poll: Who would you like to be the next James Bond in Bond 26?

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  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,522MI6 Agent
    zaphod99 wrote:
    Gymkata wrote:
    HowardB wrote:
    Both Cavill and Hemsworth are both 34. Hypothetically, they would be 38 for Bond 26 which could work. The other thing that has to be taken into consideration is how an actor ages. Both Hemsworth and Cavill look like they will age well / slowly but you never know.
    Cavill has the prototypical Bond "look" but just may be a bit stiff and lacking in charisma without his Superman costume on. Hemsworth has good screen presence and could definitely pull off more of a "charming rogue" variation of Bond. That being said, I'm not totally sold on either but would have an open mind.

    You need to watch THE MAN FROM UNCLE to see what Cavill can do when he's allowed to be suave and charming.

    He can do suave and charming, but I have yet to see him do menacing. So far for me at least he lacks intensity and charisma.Seems like an awfuly nice chap though.

    I agree. And while his stiff acting doesn't bother me so much when he plays Superman, it's unbearable in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. He reminds me of Hymie the Robot in Get Smart. Great looks, and he's programmed to be suave, but he's still just a machine.
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  • Bmorelli11Bmorelli11 Posts: 197MI6 Agent
    HowardB wrote:
    Both Cavill and Hemsworth are both 34. Hypothetically, they would be 38 for Bond 26 which could work. The other thing that has to be taken into consideration is how an actor ages. Both Hemsworth and Cavill look like they will age well / slowly but you never know.
    Cavill has the prototypical Bond "look" but just may be a bit stiff and lacking in charisma without his Superman costume on. Hemsworth has good screen presence and could definitely pull off more of a "charming rogue" variation of Bond. That being said, I'm not totally sold on either but would have an open mind.

    Aiden Turner is also 34 and think he'd make a great 007
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  • JTMJTM Posts: 2,962MI6 Agent
    Bmorelli11 wrote:
    Aiden Turner is also 34 and think he'd make a great 007

    Would need to keep the straighteners on hand, I’m not too sure about a curly haired Bond
  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,554MI6 Agent
    I've seen The Man From Uncle and it's a big reason I'm not sold on Cavill as Bond. I really dislike the film and found Cavill lacking...there's just something "cardboard" about Cavill. He's more convincing in one of his magazine adverts in tux than on screen.
    When he moves on screen he just (to me anyway) lacks physical grace and magnetism.The funny thing is, I like him as Superman. That all being said, I wouldn't be terribly upset if he was cast as Bond. I wouldn't be surprised if he comes off much better using his own British accent. His American accent is perfect TV news anchor midwestern neutral, which works fine for Superman but I think it may stilt his performances. Maybe as Bond, using his real accent he could relax more and inhabit the character.
  • Miles MesservyMiles Messervy Posts: 1,557MI6 Agent
    I really like Hemsworth, but not for Bond.
  • Bmorelli11Bmorelli11 Posts: 197MI6 Agent
    JTM wrote:
    Bmorelli11 wrote:
    Aiden Turner is also 34 and think he'd make a great 007

    Would need to keep the straighteners on hand, I’m not too sure about a curly haired Bond

    After seeing And Then There Were None I'm convinced he could pull off "Fleming's Bond." If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it! Turner does, suave, intense and dangerous very well as Philip Lombard and I think those qualities would be part of his interpretation of 007.


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  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,522MI6 Agent
    Bmorelli11 wrote:
    JTM wrote:
    Bmorelli11 wrote:
    Aiden Turner is also 34 and think he'd make a great 007

    Would need to keep the straighteners on hand, I’m not too sure about a curly haired Bond

    After seeing And Then There Were None I'm convinced he could pull off "Fleming's Bond." If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it! Turner does, suave, intense and dangerous very well as Philip Lombard and I think those qualities would be part of his interpretation of 007.


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    It convinced me too. But I wouldn't be so bothered if they left his hair wavy. I doubt they would straighten it for Bond, considering the lack of effort they put into Craig's hair to make him look more Bond-like.
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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,004MI6 Agent
    He'd probably wear it shorter anyways, so the wave wouldn't be an issue.

    Not familiar with the actor but he has that 'intense' look down pretty pat.
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  • Bmorelli11Bmorelli11 Posts: 197MI6 Agent
    Gymkata wrote:
    He'd probably wear it shorter anyways, so the wave wouldn't be an issue.

    Not familiar with the actor but he has that 'intense' look down pretty pat.

    And Then There Were None is absolutely worth watching for his performance. It's an excellent cast all the way around.
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    +1 for Aidan Turner. In Poldark there was an
    Episode when he had to expose a card cheat.
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  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,554MI6 Agent
    I've become a proponent of Aiden Turner as a Bond candidate also after seeing him in several seasons of Poldark. He reminds me of Timothy Dalton but much more capable of delivering some humor to the role. Turner can be the charming rake but also has that cold blooded killer thing too which IMO would work very well for the contemporary Bond. Behind that charming facade is a man capable of acts of extreme violence when duty calls. Turner appears to be around the same height as Craig but I think he can be shot to appear taller, especially in contemporary tailored garb as opposed to the 17th century wardrobe he wears in Poldark.
  • Bmorelli11Bmorelli11 Posts: 197MI6 Agent
    HowardB wrote:
    I've become a proponent of Aiden Turner as a Bond candidate also after seeing him in several seasons of Poldark. He reminds me of Timothy Dalton but much more capable of delivering some humor to the role. Turner can be the charming rake but also has that cold blooded killer thing too which IMO would work very well for the contemporary Bond. Behind that charming facade is a man capable of acts of extreme violence when duty calls. Turner appears to be around the same height as Craig but I think he can be shot to appear taller, especially in contemporary tailored garb as opposed to the 17th century wardrobe he wears in Poldark.

    He's listed at 6', but who knows if that's being generous and giving him an inch or two. He's certainly not shorter than Daniel Craig.
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  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,234MI6 Agent
    HowardB wrote:
    I've seen The Man From Uncle and it's a big reason I'm not sold on Cavill as Bond. I really dislike the film and found Cavill lacking...there's just something "cardboard" about Cavill. He's more convincing in one of his magazine adverts in tux than on screen.
    I didn't like him as Napoleon Solo or as Superman. His style may be more appropriate to an alien impersonating a human, but Superman is supposed to show humanity, not alien-ness. Now they're contrasting him with Batman in the films, the underlying joke (at least its done this way in the comics) should be that Superman has more humanity than Batman. But DC Comics films really seem to have no clue what theyre doing in general.
    In the Man From UNCLE, he plays the part like he's doing a parody of a 60s spy series. Almost like Dan Aykroyd style acting. But I have issues with that director. He also made King Arthur shortly after, and that was a really ugly film.Both those films were completely artificial looking, showing off their technical gee-whizzery at the expense of any recognisable storytelling. I haven't seen Guy Ritchie's older films but from these two recent examples I don't want to.
    So to be fair, judging Cavill by either film may be wrong, as whatever acting chops he may or not have are definitely undermined in both cases by the filmmakers.

    Bmorelli11 wrote:
    And Then There Were None is absolutely worth watching for his performance. It's an excellent cast all the way around.
    I see that's another Agatha Christie adaptation. Aside form Aidan Turner, better or worse than Branagh's Orient Express? that's another recent film I thought sacrificed storytelling for technical flash.
  • Miles MesservyMiles Messervy Posts: 1,557MI6 Agent
    +1 for Aidan Turner. In Poldark there was an
    Episode when he had to expose a card cheat.
    Very Bond -{

    That’s a great episode. He even feigns intoxication, which had me thinking of the novel Moonraker the whole time!

    I wish Turner was doing 25, but I’d settle for 26. Sadly, I doubt we ever see him as Bond.
  • Bmorelli11Bmorelli11 Posts: 197MI6 Agent
    HowardB wrote:
    I've seen The Man From Uncle and it's a big reason I'm not sold on Cavill as Bond. I really dislike the film and found Cavill lacking...there's just something "cardboard" about Cavill. He's more convincing in one of his magazine adverts in tux than on screen.
    I didn't like him as Napoleon Solo or as Superman. His style may be more appropriate to an alien impersonating a human, but Superman is supposed to show humanity, not alien-ness. Now they're contrasting him with Batman in the films, the underlying joke (at least its done this way in the comics) should be that Superman has more humanity than Batman. But DC Comics films really seem to have no clue what theyre doing in general.
    In the Man From UNCLE, he plays the part like he's doing a parody of a 60s spy series. Almost like Dan Aykroyd style acting. But I have issues with that director. He also made King Arthur shortly after, and that was a really ugly film.Both those films were completely artificial looking, showing off their technical gee-whizzery at the expense of any recognisable storytelling. I haven't seen Guy Ritchie's older films but from these two recent examples I don't want to.
    So to be fair, judging Cavill by either film may be wrong, as whatever acting chops he may or not have are definitely undermined in both cases by the filmmakers.

    Bmorelli11 wrote:
    And Then There Were None is absolutely worth watching for his performance. It's an excellent cast all the way around.
    I see that's another Agatha Christie adaptation. Aside form Aidan Turner, better or worse than Branagh's Orient Express? that's another recent film I thought sacrificed storytelling for technical flash.

    Far better than the recent Murder on the Orient Express! If I had not read the Orient Express book I would have been totally lost, it was very sloppy story telling although I did enjoy Kenneth Branagh's portrayal of Poirot. Watch And Then There Were None, I truly think you'll enjoy the whole thing not just Aiden Turner, it's extremely well done.
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  • Bond fan from OzBond fan from Oz Posts: 48MI6 Agent
    My first preference would be Orlando Bloom; Michael Fassbender second.
  • walther p99walther p99 NJPosts: 3,394MI6 Agent
    My first preference would be Orlando Bloom; Michael Fassbender second.
    Orlando Bloom is far too old and unfortunately I think Michael Fassbender is as well even though he's my top choice.
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,921Chief of Staff
    +1, I agree (that is I agree they're both too old now). Aidan Turner (aged 34)!
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,004MI6 Agent
    Fassbender also has some #metoo baggage following him right now.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,644MI6 Agent
    #HimToo?
    What is he accused of doing, and to whom?
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,004MI6 Agent
    Fassbender has some domestic abuse accusations hounding him.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-shocking-abuse-allegations-against-michael-fassbender
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  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,234MI6 Agent
    given some of the trendy, revisionist critique of the Bond character we have debated lately, maybe that'd be a qualification for getting the character right.

    just joshing, sort of. I was going to say I don't even know the actor, but I just looked him up in Wikipedia and I've seen him in quite a bit. Inglorious Basturds. Magneto in the X-Men prequels. And the evil android in the recent Alien sequels. He's very good. Lets not settle for mediocre actors just because the good ones have problematic personal lives.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,004MI6 Agent
    Doesn't matter, anyways. He's got KUNG FURY on his plate, and that's guaranteed to be a major hit and franchise starter for him.

    /sarcasm.
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  • HowardBHowardB USAPosts: 2,554MI6 Agent
    I am always puzzled by these "serious thespians" who we assume are "above" slumming in a Bond film and then they turn up in (using Fassbender as an example) Assassin's Creed or this Kung Fury. Despite the wrist cutting quote, no matter what your opinion of Craig as Bond might be at least he has always respected the role, put his all into it and is just as responsible as anyone in elevating the role and series to another level, when it comes to the critics and serious film folks. Of course compared to all the superhero stuff and other mindless, mind numbing action "films" that flood cinemas these days, Craig's Bond is more akin to George Smylie or Alec Leamus.
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,004MI6 Agent
    Regarding ASSASSIN'S CREED: Fassbender was the driving force on that one. He wasn't slumming it in his mind; he fought hard to get that film made as he was a big fan of the property. He's probably pretty gutted that the film turned out as poorly as it did.

    I think he's also the driving force on KUNG FURY but I'm not positive. Considering the fact that he appears to have geeky tastes (not a bad thing), then I can only assume that he actively sought out the gig. I'm not sure how that property will work as a feature length film, though. The short itself is longer than it needs to be and, while entertaining, is really only good in small doses. I'd think that a 90 minute or longer film would be an endurance test.
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  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,234MI6 Agent
    Serious thespians have been all over these more recent Bond-films, starting with Judi Dench.
    And they love doing the comic book films. Big paycheck, big exposure, and a chance to let loose and really chew up the scenery.

    think of J K Simmons winning an Oscar for Whiplash: he'd already done most of those moves as J Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man a decade earlier!
  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,004MI6 Agent
    I sure wish we could have kept JK Simmons as JJJ in the new Marvel films. That was the perfect marriage of actor and part.
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,644MI6 Agent
    I'm watching Kenneth Brannagh's "Murder on the Orient express" for the second time, this time on DVD.
    This time I noticed Tom Bateman in a supporting role, an actor who's unknown to me. He has classic leading man looks, he's tall and he's 29 years old. It's actors like him they should look at when they cast James Bond in a few years. Actors born before 1980 will be too old at that time, and to get many movies out of him he would ideally be born late in the decade or even in the very early 90's.
    Then I looked at other suitable actors at that age:

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson (1990)

    Oliver Jackson Cohen (1986)

    Nicolas Hough (1989)

    James Norton (1985)

    Max Irons (1985)

    What do you think?
  • Arbogast 777Arbogast 777 Minneapolis Posts: 595MI6 Agent
    He’s an American, but I’d at least like them to screentest Aaron Tveit. He’ll be 39 in 2022. Perfect age. If you’ve seen Les Mis he can do the accent just fine...
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,644MI6 Agent
    edited April 2018
    I don't want an American to play Bond, but Tveit sounds Norwegian..... perhaps he could be all right :v
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