New poll (2020): Who do you want as the next James Bond?

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  • HarryCanyonHarryCanyon Posts: 230MI6 Agent

    Cillian would make for an interesting M or a pretty brilliant villain.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,864MI6 Agent

    Agreed.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,864MI6 Agent

    Ana de Armas was interviewed by The Sun and said someting very sensibly about the idea of a female Bond and the role of women in the Bond movies in the future. I agree 100% with her.

    "There's no need for a female Bond. There shouldn't be any need to steal someone else's character, you know, to take over. This is a novel, and it leads into this James Bond world and this fantasy of that universe where he's at."

    Instead, de Armas says she'd like to see the existing female roles in the franchise be a bit meatier. "What I would like is that the female roles in the Bond films, even though Bond will continue to be a man, are brought to life in a different way," she said, adding, "That they're given a more substantial part and recognition. That's what I think is more interesting than flipping things."



  • LuciusNightmareLuciusNightmare Posts: 253MI6 Agent

    Cillian Murphy looks like he's in Arctic Monkeys.

    Meanwhile....


  • SeanIsTheOnlyOneSeanIsTheOnlyOne Posts: 409MI6 Agent

    Interesting female characters have always been part of the franchise. The producers didn't wait 1995 to show it on screen.

    Pussy, Tracy, Andrea Anders, Anya, Holly, Melina, Octopussy, Pam...all of them do have strong personalities. And it's the same with literary characters like Tiffany and Domino.

    Too many people unfortunately seem to have in mind the usual archetype of sexual object. Has Mary Goodnight become a standard after 1974 ? I don't think so. It always makes me laugh to hear comments from several actresses like: "If you expect my character to be the typical Bond girl only here to exhibit her figures, you will be disappointed". If they really mean it, I'm afraid it's the demonstration of a limited knowledge/understanding of this universe.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,864MI6 Agent

    True. But de Armas is taking about well-written characters that are relatable and interesting, and she's right.

  • SeanIsTheOnlyOneSeanIsTheOnlyOne Posts: 409MI6 Agent

    Of course she's right, and she even mentions the novels, which is a very good point. It proves she knows Bond doesn't come from nowhere. We need well-written characters indeed. Fleming knew that, Cubby knew that, BB knows that. I don't see why it would change in the future.

    Nevertheless, it doesn't mean your story must always be built around the characters. After the last three movies, you can expect stakes much more appealing in terms of espionage/geopolitics plotwise, which doesn't prevent at all from having well-written characters.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,864MI6 Agent
    edited March 13

    Absolutely. Bond novels and movies had many strong characters, but the stories we're always plot-driven.

    I especially hope for well-written female villains and henchme .... henchpersons that will attract the best actresses.

  • SomeoneSomeone Posts: 1,548MI6 Agent
    edited March 18

    Aaron Taylor Johnson will ink the deal this week according to UK tabloid The Sun.

    The story goes on to say that Bond26 has been delayed due to last year's actor and screen writers strikes.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,864MI6 Agent
    edited March 18

    Finally a trustworthy source! 😉

  • LuciusNightmareLuciusNightmare Posts: 253MI6 Agent

    If true, then expect a trade (Deadline, Variety, THR) to confirm this week and even an official EON press release. It would be kinda wild if the next Bond is simply a coronation and the first person rumoured gets the job. This is rather stark in contrast to 2005. Also hilarious photo in the Sun (they also put it on their frontpage)


  • HarryCanyonHarryCanyon Posts: 230MI6 Agent

    He'll polish up nicely for Bond. I fully expect him to be more like this:


  • SeanIsTheOnlyOneSeanIsTheOnlyOne Posts: 409MI6 Agent

    I know a guy whose concierge's rabbit met a turtle from Piccadilly. According to the turtle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson will sign a forteen-picture deal based on the John Gardner novels. Apparently, the idea is from MGW.

    People in the neighborhood say the source can be trusted, but I'm skeptical because The Sun mentions a toad, not a turtle...

  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,744Chief of Staff

    Yea…it would be unlike The S*n to make something up 🙈🙉🙊

    YNWA 97
  • LuciusNightmareLuciusNightmare Posts: 253MI6 Agent

    I personally hope he keeps the long hair for at least his debut. We haven't had a Bond with long hair in a while...


  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,707MI6 Agent

    Are they doing Never Send Flowers first? If so, I'm on board.

    P.S. I eat frogs for breakfast. 🐸

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • SeanIsTheOnlyOneSeanIsTheOnlyOne Posts: 409MI6 Agent
    edited March 20

    @Silhouette Man from what they say, they 're looking first for Nena Blofeld. According to The Sun, and this time confirmed by the turtle, Jodie Comer will sign the deal on Friday 😉

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,707MI6 Agent

    Now that Blofeld's dead I'm sure his daughter will come to the fore. See, it all fits. 😉

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,707MI6 Agent
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • NeverIsForeverNeverIsForever Posts: 3MI6 Agent
    edited March 21
  • SomeoneSomeone Posts: 1,548MI6 Agent

    For the Henry Cavill fans, this fake trailer has racked up 2.1m views in just 3 days.

    They've got right what most fake trailers get wrong, the music fits the images, and the voice over works. I like the fact that Quantum of Solace scenes are used for this trailer. Otherwise its material from The Man from U.N.C.L.E and a blink and you'll miss it appearance by the NTTD glider submarine.

  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,744Chief of Staff

    At least it only shows Cavill either standing still or taking a couple of steps….anything else is beyond him 🫣

    YNWA 97
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 3,187MI6 Agent

    Are we throwing Nicholas Galitzine into the mix? Not for me personally, but if they're going for a young Bond to engage a younger audience, he ticks those boxes.


    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,744Chief of Staff

    I’ve never heard of him 🤭

    I suppose acting ability must come into it along with looks? 👀

    YNWA 97
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 3,187MI6 Agent

    😄 Neither had I until the trailer for The Idea of You popped up on my Amazon Prime feed.

    He's certainly very English in the trailer and probably has the looks to appeal to a younger demographic.

    Not sure I'll watch it so won't be able to comment on his acting skills!😄

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • bainesy1usbainesy1us Posts: 43MI6 Agent

    Theo James would be perfect for me

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