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    Last time I checked Bond and his world was fiction, there doesn't have to be absolute logic!

    IMO we're looking at it from a traditional sense, but the market now is truly global which needs lots of CGI and explosions to reach the billion dollar profits (I personally detest the DC/Marvel stuff). But hopefully the franchise can be kept like an 'indy' concept where the content trumps the box office revenue. Seems to be a lot of support here for a Cold War reboot, myself included, we can but hope it's a path the producers are seriously looking at.

    As said, James Bond will return!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    If you want that consistent over the whole series though it gets a bit problematic that he married Tracey Bond, with that written on the headstone. Also a bit weird that the secret services would want to identify their agents with the same assumed name. "Oh, Mr Bond you say? I know what you do for a living."

    Granted, my second suggestion, that the new incumbent takes the name for plot reasons but decides or is compelled to keep it, may be more plausible.

    My post was really just to give some examples of how it could be done as a plot device, there may be other ways also (but probably not he dived off the submarine base roof just in the nick of time...)

    One way or another they will find a way to bring the character back - indeed they will have already decided how it can be done. James Bond is far too lucrative to ever really die.


    I didn't stay to the end of the credits, but perhaps they still said "James Bond will return", because he will.

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    ^^Agree. I think I heard they did have that on the end credits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    Last time I checked Bond and his world was fiction, there doesn't have to be absolute logic!

    IMO we're looking at it from a traditional sense, but the market now is truly global which needs lots of CGI and explosions to reach the billion dollar profits (I personally detest the DC/Marvel stuff). But hopefully the franchise can be kept like an 'indy' concept where the content trumps the box office revenue. Seems to be a lot of support here for a Cold War reboot, myself included, we can but hope it's a path the producers are seriously looking at.

    As said, James Bond will return!

    I'm not a fan of the endless DC/Marvel Universe either, but then I am not really the target market.


    I do quite like the idea of a period piece set against the cold-war era, but I'm not sure how appealing this would be to new and younger audiences.

    My sense, at the moment, is that they will look to up the action and grittiness still further, as that is what modern audiences tend to like, but whether it will continue to be a neverending timeless formula for success is another matter.

    As others have pointed out, and I share their view, there is only really one very good Craig James Bond movie - Casino Royale. The rest have been inferior, some hugely so. Brosnan only really had one or two decent ones, Moore similarly. Connery's Bond was more consistent, but also had misfires. The only one who actually didn't really have a duffer was Dalton, but then he only did the two.

    Looking across the entire Bond series, probably less than half are actually any much good, but that doesn't stop them being watchable in a kitsch kind of way.

    Not really sure what the point is I'm trying to make here, there probably isn't one...
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    I think the point is we all grew up with this nonsense, and deeply love it. It’s in our DNA! Astons, cheesy lines, exotic locations. Long live the King!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    I think the point is we all grew up with this nonsense, and deeply love it. It’s in our DNA! Astons, cheesy lines, exotic locations. Long live the King!

    I agree, but I'm not sure Elvis is available...

    It is part of pop culture, and I for one would like a little less of the earnestness of Craig's movies, and a little more fun and humour.


    Frankly, I found the Bond of No Time To Die to be pretty depressing - he was a middle aged man struggling with issues. I want to be like Bond, but not like that Bond - it's uncomfortable and too close to home!
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    Thank God Jean Dujardin as OSS117 gave us an alternative through the dismal years of The Blond Scouser. Perhaps they should give the role to him. After all, anything continental’s better than everything British, isn’t it?
    Since when have people from Chester been considered scousers?

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    Briefly, he exhaled.

    The smoke curled gently around the gold crescent on his Diplomate.

    It had been some time since he'd visited London and he wasn't about to deny himself the few remaining pleasures the City afforded.

    He looked around. True, the ambience was mediocre, the cigarettes were stale and the wine was cheap but an evening in the capital always held promise.

    "Remind me, why are we here?" He lowered his voice to avoid drawing attention from the diners at the next table.

    The small-footed, heavily Barboured gentleman sat opposite was fiddling with a wristwatch. He was sweating slightly as he fought to close the clasp with one hand.

    "Limited edition release to tie in with the film. You know, standard tat on a Nato. Just order another round of trebles and then we can scoot over to the boutique."

    He closed his eyes.

    This was going to get messy.

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    Very good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post

    I do quite like the idea of a period piece set against the cold-war era, but I'm not sure how appealing this would be to new and younger audiences.
    Bridgerton, Downton Abbey, Peeky Blinders, Vikings , Stranger Things and many other period shows on Netflix seem to attract new and younger audiences. Bond films aren't really going after the Universal/PG market given their higher rating and more adult themes so I'd hope Babs Broccoli would be brave enough to try it. Nokia wouldn't be onboard mind you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    Bridgerton, Downton Abbey, Peeky Blinders, Vikings , Stranger Things and many other period shows on Netflix seem to attract new and younger audiences. Bond films aren't really going after the Universal/PG market given their higher rating and more adult themes so I'd hope Babs Broccoli would be brave enough to try it. Nokia wouldn't be onboard mind you.
    Good points well made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    Best odds:


    Which one?

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    Richard Madden?


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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    Last time I checked Bond and his world was fiction, there doesn't have to be absolute logic!
    Supporting this position is the fact that he's been fighting supervillains, seducing the laydees and carrying out amazing physical feats for the last 60 years. He must be getting on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    Marvel and DC have no problem making movies where one film doesn’t relate to others, in the past. Spiderman, Joker, Hulk and so on have all done it.

    The Craig era is over, the Bond stories will live on, and will continue to be told on screen.

    I’d like to see Cillian Murphy play Bond, in a different era like the 60’s, it’d hark back to some of the classic Bond films and give the franchise a reason to replace the entire cast.
    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    I'll have to pass on Cillian Murphy but to "reboot" back to the 60's would be a great move, the books weren't full of gadgets and Bond was gritty - Craig captured that in Casino Royal.
    Would be a master stroke and reboot in one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    Best odds:

    Good grief, who did his daughter's hair? She was ripped off!

    Oddly enough, it could be worse than 'Johnny Bond'.

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    To be honest Craig had only 1 good film which was casino royale...
    NTTD was a depressing cartoon ripoff of bond, Daniel Craig looks like the only man in the world who doesn't want to be James Bond!!!
    I don't need continuity or character arcs for James bond, each mission could be today tomorrow or last year, I don't need him to get married or have children.
    Unless the next reboot is carried out sensibly I would rather thats it for Bond and he stays dead..
    Most actors like tom hardy and idris Elba etc are far too old already and by the the time the next film is out they will be ancient....
    Bond is big business so he's definitely coming back but whether its an incarnation any of us want is a different matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter franks View Post
    Most actors like tom hardy and idris Elba etc are far too old already and by the the time the next film is out they will be ancient....
    Agree. They'll be looking for someone who can carry the series for a minimum of three films. With one movie every three years, thats a decade they'll want out of the actor, ideally more. Got to be looking 40 max.

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    Michael Fassbender is another I always wanted to see as JB, but he’s missed the boat too being 44 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clemenry View Post
    Not sure I agree with that ... James Bond as a person is dead (well at least that is what we are led to believe). I don't recall them every killing him off in previous movies, it was another actor playing the role. The 007 role rank is still open and I agree that can be filled but IMO it cannot be James Bond (even less so if 007 becomes a woman).
    The whole Daniel Craig era was a reboot. The first Craig film (Casino Royal in 2006) was set as his very first mission after being promoted to 007. There was no continuation from previous films. This would be no different IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clemenry View Post
    Not sure I agree with that ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by clemenry View Post
    Not sure I agree with that ... James Bond as a person is dead (well at least that is what we are led to believe). I don't recall them every killing him off in previous movies, it was another actor playing the role. The 007 role rank is still open and I agree that can be filled but IMO it cannot be James Bond (even less so if 007 becomes a woman).
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    Why? Sounds quite logical, even if you disagree?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Why? Sounds quite logical, even if you disagree?
    Presumably because spoilers

    Although if so, risky move to come into a thread with this title!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1011 View Post
    Presumably because spoilers

    Although if so, risky move to come into a thread with this title!

    See #34.

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    I think Tom Hiddlestone would make a good James Bond.
    He played a great part in the 'Night Manager'.

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    I’ve always considered it a pity Rupert Everett never got his chance. Imagine how ahead of the times that would have been. I recall from his memoirs him claiming the producers “know I’d be perfect, but they’d rather stick pins in their eyes than cast me”.

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    I watched the film last night..really enjoyable, but I'm confused. If James Bond is dead how does another actor play him in a new movie, unless I guess they go back in time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Steve View Post
    I watched the film last night..really enjoyable, but I'm confused. If James Bond is dead how does another actor play him in a new movie, unless I guess they go back in time?
    The movies aren’t sequential or totally in the same “universe” as each previous incarnation. If you remember the very start of Casino Royale, he had only just become 007 having completed his two kills, despite the movies that preceded it.

    Either that or they’ve just decided to continue the 007 alias rather than the character James Bond and we get Jane Bond next time.

    Hope it’s the former!

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    Something must have changed, last i heard Bond was dead / retired and a Lady 00 Agent was taking over
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    The movies aren’t sequential or totally in the same “universe” as each previous incarnation. If you remember the very start of Casino Royale, he had only just become 007 having completed his two kills, despite the movies that preceded it.

    Either that or they’ve just decided to continue the 007 alias rather than the character James Bond and we get Jane Bond next time.

    Hope it’s the former!
    Casino Royale was the first book and the film copied it fairly accurately, nothing to do with "universes".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    Casino Royale was the first book and the film copied it fairly accurately, nothing to do with "universes".
    So you’re saying they restarted the franchise as if no other JB had been made?
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    Back to the original thread title of who might be the next Bond, I would love to see Riz Ahmed in the role. He is an absolutely brilliant actor, the right kind of age at 38, smooth, charismatic, but has that hard edge Bond undoubtedly needs.

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    ^ that’s not a bad call

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    So you’re saying they restarted the franchise as if no other JB had been made?
    No, I was saying that and Neil disagreed but I have no idea why book accuracy comes into it.

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    Hmm...maybe THIS guy?


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    Well if there is going to be bi Superman maybe it's time for a 'Jenny' Bond.

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    Eddie Izzard, be a twofer both jENNY AND James, cracks a good gag as well.

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    Some are suggesting another Aussie… Chris Hemsworth.

    Right age at 38, but maybe a bit well-known? Did a decent English accent playing James Hunt, and kicked ass bigtime in Extraction.

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    Not that I’m all that interested, but my nomination would be Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

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    A few Brits and Yanks who come to mind:












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    I quite like the idea of Jamie Bell taking on the roll of 007. I also like the idea of a franchise ‘reboot’ and setting the next film back in the 60s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Eddie Izzard, be a twofer both jENNY AND James, cracks a good gag as well.
    He was s**t in The Avengers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post
    Briefly, he exhaled.

    The smoke curled gently around the gold crescent on his Diplomate.

    It had been some time since he'd visited London and he wasn't about to deny himself the few remaining pleasures the City afforded.

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    "Remind me, why are we here?" He lowered his voice to avoid drawing attention from the diners at the next table.

    The small-footed, heavily Barboured gentleman sat opposite was fiddling with a wristwatch. He was sweating slightly as he fought to close the clasp with one hand.

    "Limited edition release to tie in with the film. You know, standard tat on a Nato. Just order another round of trebles and then we can scoot over to the boutique."

    He closed his eyes.

    This was going to get messy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Well if there is going to be bi Superman maybe it's time for a 'Jenny' Bond.
    If female my vote is Ruth Wilson. Deliciously cold.

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    Can’t offer any suggestions. Still not over the ending of NTTD.


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    Luke Roberts who played Ser Arthur Dayne in GOT, though he's 44 now.

    https://gameofthrones.fandom.com/wiki/Arthur_Dayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    If female my vote is Ruth Wilson. Deliciously cold.
    She was marvellous in Luther. The mrs still rubs me for the crush I had on her in it

    That being said I don’t think a female James Bond would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimforthebushes View Post
    The mrs still rubs me for the crush I had on her in it
    .

    That’s very tolerant and nice of her.

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