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Sterling Archer wrote:

Henry Cavill works as an SAS Bond who fought in the Middle East during the Iraq/Afghanistan war and moved his way into MI6. His physique is simply too bulky to work around another back story. Also, his body doesn't fit an alcoholic character that enjoys fine food. You can be in good shape while fooling around a bit but you will not look like him. Think he'd have to slim down from that perspective but I'm probably overthinking it.

I agree that Cavill is way too big to be Bond at the moment. Craig is obviously muscular but Cavill has way a more commanding build that works perfectly for Superman but probably not for Bond.
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I'm sure if asked he could slim down and go for a more everyman look. I think he'd do a great job and hope he gets the part after Craig.
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Cavill can absolutely be less bulky - look at the change Craig underwent between CR and QoS. It's all about diet and workout regimen. I have always thought that Cavill would be a solid choice - I liked him for CR when he was 23! Now he's the perfect age.

Still, I'd like to see Tom Hiddleston have a go as well.

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I like Philip Winchester from Strike Back. Anyone suggest him yet?

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Not now. He's only 22, but Jack Rowan looks like he could be a good future Bond ajb007/smile

There's an essence of young Connery about him.

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Loeffelholz wrote:

Cavill can absolutely be less bulky - look at the change Craig underwent between CR and QoS. It's all about diet and workout regimen. I have always thought that Cavill would be a solid choice - I liked him for CR when he was 23! Now he's the perfect age.

Still, I'd like to see Tom Hiddleston have a go as well.

He has to remain ripped for his ongoing role as Geralt in the Witcher. No way that show doesn’t last years and years.

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JamesDenbigh wrote:

Not now. He's only 22, but Jack Rowan looks like he could be a good future Bond ajb007/smile

There's an essence of young Connery about him.

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Not seeing the Connery thing so much but that doesn't mean he can't be Bond. Like so many of the potential Bonds, he could really benefit from some maturity. There's a bit of "softness" that is not befitting a military veteran turned intelligence operative who is now a "00". Even though Cavill was only 23 when being seriously considered for CR, IMO, he may have still been a bit too young, but he did not appear "soft".

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I don't see the resemblence to Connery either. Sorry. I see a handsome young man with dark hair, that's all. Like HowardB I can't say this actor will never be Bond, but I can't see much potential now.

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Number24 wrote:

I don't see the resemblence to Connery either. Sorry. I see a handsome young man with dark hair, that's all. Like HowardB I can't say this actor will never be Bond, but I can't see much potential now.

Oh really I guess I'm the only one who sees it, but as I said above, I don't see him as the next 007, but definitely a future 007.

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One of my basic rules of casting James Bond:
If you look like you could be in a Boy Band you should not be cast as James Bond. ajb007/lol  ajb007/martini

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I don't know, you can see a bit of cold detachment in his eyes, could be good in the future.  As mentioned though, at least 10 years too young I think for the character.

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JamesDenbigh wrote:
Number24 wrote:

I don't see the resemblence to Connery either. Sorry. I see a handsome young man with dark hair, that's all. Like HowardB I can't say this actor will never be Bond, but I can't see much potential now.

Oh really I guess I'm the only one who sees it, but as I said above, I don't see him as the next 007, but definitely a future 007.

We'll see. We can all be wrong in these matters. Before CR I wanted Dominic West as Bond. Now he thinks it's time a trans person is cast in the role  ajb007/amazed  ajb007/amazed  ajb007/amazed

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For what it's worth, as I never predict these correctly:  Jack O'Connell or Tom Hughes would be my tips.

However, I still think Daniel has at least one more in him after No Time to Die.

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I found a couple of photos of Aidan turner that I haven't seen before. In my opinion Turner has a goofy smile that he can't use as Bond, he would need to bulk up if he gets the role and in some photos his jaw looks weak.
But he's still one of my favourites. Great eyes, voice, acting skills and lots of charm.


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Strangeways wrote:

For what it's worth, as I never predict these correctly:  Jack O'Connell or Tom Hughes would be my tips.

However, I still think Daniel has at least one more in him after No Time to Die.

Cant agree. I think although he's looking great i think he's running on fumes. It might work well for this particular outing, but unlikely to work again. How many last hurrah's can a part take?

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Tom Hughes for me, but they'd better get their finger out .

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To me Tom Hughes falls into the category "Pale and gangly British actor who's handsome in a not very masculine way". I think he was good in The Game and Victoria and I look forward to his Corto Maltese, but I don't want to see him as Bond.

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Number24 wrote:

I found a couple of photos of Aidan turner that I haven't seen before. In my opinion Turner has a goofy smile that he can't use as Bond, he would need to bulk up if he gets the role and in some photos his jaw looks weak.
But he's still one of my favourites. Great eyes, voice, acting skills and lots of charm.


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Caught the final Poldark last night, and it's interesting the show is both ending now and that the character is going off to do some spying. 

Turner could play the part, though he'd have to alter his physical appearance and presence a bit, as with shorter hair, his saturnine expressions give a too intense Dalton vibe. 

Two things a lot of today's actors touted as Bond possibilities have that work against the character:

1) Their looks are rather garden variety handsome, which is to say one can see a lot of the same faces by flipping through a random issue of GQ.  While Bond should be handsome, he should be distinct and unique looking. 

2) They try too hard to project strong emotion with their eyes and expressions when a lot of Bond's strength and confidence comes from merely being comfortable with himself and looking relaxed much of the time.  Connery was the best at it because at the same time he knows he's powerful and attractive to women, he seems utterly unconcerned about it.  His looks are a tool, like his gun, mind, or fists, to be used to achieve an objective.  When people dismiss Connery's acting as "just being himself," they're confusing this effort to project Bond's confidence with the notion that Connery isn't working too hard to be the character.

Craig has much of this quality, though at other times, he relies on intense stares that Connery never really needed to use.  Turner, too, can relax, but outside of Poldark, he often chooses to be as intense as Dalton in his expressions.

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An exellent post, Gassy Man  ajb007/bond   

I've been thinking the same, and I should've mention that I worry that Turner doesn't look very though or distinctive. LIke you say, this goes for many candidates. While he is conventionally handsome, I think Sam Heughan's look is sufficiantly striking and distinctive.
Ideally he's be 5-10 years younger, but he's a very good candidate.


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I was starting to like Ed Skrein a bit for Bond after seeing him played a squared jawed hero in Midway. If you combine that with the villain he played in the first Deadpool film, IMO you have Bond potential. That being said, Skrein is 37 or 38 and will probably be considered too old to be getting started as Bond by the time 26 rolls around.

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Skrein is 36, so I don't think his age is a big problem. I put the limit in 1980. If you're born before that year you're deffinately too old to be Bond (making Sam Heughan just within the limit). I think 2023 is the earliest t we can hope for Bond26 to be released, but 2024 is much more likely.
My top three favourites now are Sam Heughan, Aidan Turner and Ed Skrein.

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Number24 wrote:

I found a couple of photos of Aidan turner that I haven't seen before. In my opinion Turner has a goofy smile that he can't use as Bond, he would need to bulk up if he gets the role and in some photos his jaw looks weak.
But he's still one of my favourites. Great eyes, voice, acting skills and lots of charm.


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Agreed- his performance in Being Human shows how he can be dark and enigmatic. He has that cruel beauty that Bond should have- Craig was good in the role but more soldier than spy.

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I wonder if the fact that the Transporter reboot that Skrein starred in was a bomb would eliminate him from Bond consideration. Haven't seen the film myself, but my guess is that Skrein wasn't the only reason the film failed but taking on another iconic role (the most iconic of all) from a very popular actor......?

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Skrein is also one of the stars of "Midway" which seems to be doing lukewarm box office at best. Do these things weigh against him? Who knows? Personally, I find Skrein smarmy. It's easy to see that he comes out of the rap world since he carries himself with such arrogance. It worked for him as the villain in "Deadpool," though.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau would have been great but he's too old now.

Iain Glen might have been good in his younger days.

Richard Madden not particularly IMO, out of all Game Of Thrones actors I would have not even thought of him.

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