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Who do you want for Bond 7? * POLL ADDED*


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Poll: In lieu of proper news, let's have an opinion...

Do you think Daniel Craig will return for BOND 25?

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Now that's out of the way, do you WANT Daniel Craig to return as Bond?

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Suppose Daniel Craig will be back as 007, for how many films would you wish to see him back?

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Should Daniel Craig not return as James Bond, would you want the current timeline continued?

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#61 DaveBond21

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 01:56 AM

I've heard this guy, Matthew Goode, mentioned on a few websites. Maybe by the time 2015 comes around?


http://www.matthewgo...work/4533122738


Otherwise Cavill is the option at the moment. Of course, 6 years is a long way away and we've got 2 more Craig outings before then.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 02:01 AM

Only thing I recall seeing Goode in was Watchmen and he was good in it, but not fantastic.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 04:28 AM

I've heard this guy, Matthew Goode, mentioned on a few websites. Maybe by the time 2015 comes around?
http://www.matthewgo...work/4533122738


He did a screen test for Casino Royale, when they were looking at twentysomething actors. Presumably he didn't make it onto the shortlist of names we kept hearing about like Cavill, Worthington, etc.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 06:33 AM

I like Goode. Would be a much more interesting choice than Caville, me thinks. Not sure if he's, um, "tough" enough to follow Craig, though, but I'd be willing to give him a chance.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 05:19 AM

I'm sorry but I do find this slavish devotion towards Daniel Craig a bit disturbing. You know the sort of thing I mean ...

'Daniel Craig is the best Bond ever!' CBN Thread. (I dunno, I haven't seen them all yet.)

'Wouldn't it be great if they remade earlier Bond movies but starring Daniel Craig?'

‘DC is my hero.’ CBN Thread.

‘How has Daniel Craig as James Bond influenced you?’ CBN Thread.

'I consider his performance in OUR FRIENDS IN THE NORTH to be one of the greatest things I've ever seen.'

To (badly misremember) a quote from someone on this site, (sorry, I don't know who,) 'Some people won't be happy until there's a Second Coming, starring Daniel Craig.'


What about threads like "Roger Moore is my hero", "This is why Dalton is the best Bond". "Sean Connery is God" etc... You might not find all of those here (though definitely the Dalton one) but still my point stands. Why are they any different to "How has Daniel Craig as Bond influenced you-like" threads?

This is a James Bond forum first and foremost, and we're here because we love Bond, plain and simple. Some are Connery, Fleming, Craig, Brosnan, Dalton, Moore, Lazenby fans etc... We all come in different shapes and permutations, but we're all Bond fans, not stalkers.

How can you possibly say his performance in OFITN, is one the greatest things you've ever seen? What about real actors? What about Laurence Oliver's Henry V? Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet? Sir Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lector, Judi Dench's appearance in 'Shakespeare In Love'? (It was only eight minutes but it got her an Oscar!) Sir John Geilgud in ... (I dunno, something Shakespearian). Or even Sean Connery's and Michael Caine's Oscar winning performances? The list goes on and on.


Sir John Geilgud in ... (I dunno, something Shakespearian) - pretty much sums it up. So basically every Daniel Craig fan's opinion is held moot because his best performances are from films that weren't mainstream, well known/recognised by the public, or some Gellgud film I 'eard some bloke talking about or somethin...

If you honestly think DC's performance in OFITN is one of the greatest things you've ever seen, then I'm sorry but you don't watch enough TV/Films/Plays


... How would you know if you haven't seen it? Or does the fact that it's not an Oscar Winning Blockbuster cancel it out?

Edited by The Shark, 02 September 2009 - 05:22 AM.


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Posted 02 September 2009 - 09:01 AM

C´mon, Shark. Just because you don´t like DC you don´t have to begrudge other people´s fascination with him.

Do I think that DC gets exaggerated praise around here? Sometimes. But this is a message board. For fans!

And I do consider DC a marvelous actor. I was not convinced he could do Bond. Not after OFITN. Not after LC. And not after the press conference. I do admit that I still had doubts even after the wonderful first teaser.

But he won me over. And after QOS I do believe he is definitely one of the best Bonds ever. The best? How can he be - every actor brought great things to the role. Okay, Lazenby not so much but he still had an interesting screen presence in OHMSS.

So - just relax. You don´t like him. Fine. Others do. Fine as well.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:19 PM

C´mon, Shark. Just because you don´t like DC you don´t have to begrudge other people´s fascination with him.

Do I think that DC gets exaggerated praise around here? Sometimes. But this is a message board. For fans!

And I do consider DC a marvelous actor. I was not convinced he could do Bond. Not after OFITN. Not after LC. And not after the press conference. I do admit that I still had doubts even after the wonderful first teaser.

But he won me over. And after QOS I do believe he is definitely one of the best Bonds ever. The best? How can he be - every actor brought great things to the role. Okay, Lazenby not so much but he still had an interesting screen presence in OHMSS.

So - just relax. You don´t like him. Fine. Others do. Fine as well.


SecretAgentFan - It was Rufus who was the one bashing Craig, not me. He's one of my favourite Bonds.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 04:22 AM

Sam Worthington

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:26 PM

I've heard this guy, Matthew Goode, mentioned on a few websites. Maybe by the time 2015 comes around?


http://www.matthewgo...work/4533122738


With a few more pounds and a little more mature face he'd be suitable for Bond!

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 01:30 PM

I've heard this guy, Matthew Goode, mentioned on a few websites. Maybe by the time 2015 comes around?


http://www.matthewgo...work/4533122738


With a few more pounds and a little more mature face he'd be suitable for Bond!


Exactly. I think he'd be an excellent choice. I'd rather see him than Cavill, personally.

But hopefully, Mr. Craig will stay on the ship for several years to come. I doubt whoever follows him up will be able to come close to his level of brilliance.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 02:26 PM

Sam Worthington

No. Completely inappropriate. He has yet to hold a film too. And from early word and early trailers I would say AVATAR could be more detrimental to his career than TERMINATOR CHORE was. He's not James Bond 007. Not by a long stretch.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 06:40 PM

That Matthew Goode link up there shows a lot of potential as Bond. In fact, his look isn't that far off from my imagining of literary Bond. By the time Craig's done, I think he'd be a good candidate.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 08:54 AM

Sam Worthington

No. Completely inappropriate. He has yet to hold a film too. And from early word and early trailers I would say AVATAR could be more detrimental to his career than TERMINATOR CHORE was. He's not James Bond 007. Not by a long stretch.


I don't really see him as Bond either, but he must have done a decent job with his screentests if he really was one of the "final three". They could do worse, but also much better. I think he's too much of a "name" now too, with Avatar and Clash of the Titans coming soon.

I think he's a very fine actor, though.

#74 double o ego

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 12:32 PM

That Matthew Goode link up there shows a lot of potential as Bond. In fact, his look isn't that far off from my imagining of literary Bond. By the time Craig's done, I think he'd be a good candidate.


That being said, I think my ideal choice for the actor to replace Craig would be Michael Fassbender.

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 12:42 PM

Sam Worthington

No. Completely inappropriate. He has yet to hold a film too. And from early word and early trailers I would say AVATAR could be more detrimental to his career than TERMINATOR CHORE was. He's not James Bond 007. Not by a long stretch.


Yeah I don't he's all that, either. They certainly made the right choice there.
I'm not even sure about Worthington's look, to be honest. He's got a very nondescript, slightly featureless face. Craig is striking and has a great look; I struggle to remember what Worthington looks like to be honest.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 01:51 AM

I've said it before and I'll say it again, David Tennant.

Off the wall suggestion? You betcha. He's almost the exact opposite of Craig: skinny, really unimposing, and more of a comedic actor than anything. But that's exactly why I think he'd make a great 007, I think after Craig the series should do a 180 and give us the fun loving 007 we really havent seen since the mid 70's Moore days.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 01:53 AM

I've said it before and I'll say it again, David Tennant.

Off the wall suggestion? You betcha. He's almost the exact opposite of Craig: skinny, really unimposing, and more of a comedic actor than anything. But that's exactly why I think he'd make a great 007, I think after Craig the series should do a 180 and give us the fun loving 007 we really havent seen since the mid 70's Moore days.


While I wouldn't mind the latter part, I just can't see Tennant working as Bond. He lacks the "it" that makes me buy Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, and Craig. Still, a more Moore-ish, without being too outlandish Bond, wouldn't be a bad thing. I do enjoy my Octopussy.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 02:13 AM

I've said it before and I'll say it again, David Tennant.

Off the wall suggestion? You betcha. He's almost the exact opposite of Craig: skinny, really unimposing, and more of a comedic actor than anything. But that's exactly why I think he'd make a great 007, I think after Craig the series should do a 180 and give us the fun loving 007 we really havent seen since the mid 70's Moore days.


While I wouldn't mind the latter part, I just can't see Tennant working as Bond. He lacks the "it" that makes me buy Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, and Craig. Still, a more Moore-ish, without being too outlandish Bond, wouldn't be a bad thing. I do enjoy my Octopussy.


Well yeah, by the time Craig steps down as Bond maybe the trend will be for more comedic, lighter action fare, and EON are the masters at reshaping Bond into whatever the audience wants. Having said that, no matter what type of Bond film it is, you need to bring a core amount of masculinity, danger, and gravitas to the table, and I'm not sure if Tennant can really provide that sort of thing.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 02:33 AM

I see Tennant as similar to Roger Moore. Great at playing the comedy, but also able to play darker when the script calls for it (he brings a lot of danger and gravitas to his Doctor on Doctor Who). I will concede he lacks a little in the masculinity department, as he is rather fey. Though nothing a few trips to the gym couldnt fix.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 07:08 AM

I've said it before and I'll say it again, David Tennant.


Christ no.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:05 AM

I've said it before and I'll say it again, David Tennant.


Christ no.


That won't stop me from wanting him to be the next James Bond B) And at ten years older than me this would be the closest I'd ever be to a Bond actor in age.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:30 AM

He's almost the exact opposite of Craig: skinny, really unimposing, and more of a comedic actor than anything. But that's exactly why I think he'd make a great 007, I think after Craig the series should do a 180 and give us the fun loving 007 we really havent seen since the mid 70's Moore days.

I'm with you in your vision for Bond #7. They're not going to beat Craig if they play his game.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:07 AM

I've said it before and I'll say it again, David Tennant.

Off the wall suggestion? You betcha. He's almost the exact opposite of Craig: skinny, really unimposing, and more of a comedic actor than anything. But that's exactly why I think he'd make a great 007, I think after Craig the series should do a 180 and give us the fun loving 007 we really havent seen since the mid 70's Moore days.

You have been watching the last twenty years of Bond films, yes?

Not only does the 2010's not really suit a return to Moore, Tennent is not a comedic actor more than anything else, as his recent work in HAMLET, EINSTEIN AND EDDINGTON, DOCTOR WHO and much more proves. He is a good solid actor but he is no James Bond. At all.

That won't stop me from wanting him to be the next James Bond B) And at ten years older than me this would be the closest I'd ever be to a Bond actor in age.

I'm not sure the casting directors would be bothered by that, to be fair.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:37 AM

While Tennant may not be a comedic actor in the traditional sense, his Doctor was rather eccentric, and played up the humor more than his immediate predecessor, Christopher Eccleston did. And as for whether we're going to be getting a softer Bond film once Craig leaves, who's to say we won't? Who knows how long Craig will stay in the role, and really, why must the Bond films stay on the path that the Craig era has gone down? If the Bond series has proven anything it's that the series survives by changing things up every decade or so.

And as for my second comment you quoted, that was more of a reply to what that individual posted than anything directed towards any Bond casting director B)

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:51 AM

To be fair, DOCTOR WHO the character has always been eccentric and contained the ability to be comedic. And Eccleston was no different.

The Bond films do change, they do evolve. You are right. But they reflect the cinematic zeitgeist of the times. And I cannot see that allowing a Moore approach back to Bond. And Tennent would not be the chap if that was the case.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:57 AM

I think after Craig the series should do a 180 and give us the fun loving 007 we really havent seen since the mid 70's Moore days.


I agree. We haven't had a truly lighthearted, doom-and-gloom-free Bond outing for almost twenty-five years. I want some campy, tongue-in-cheek fun again, But I don't see Tennant as the man for the job. Someone like Hugh Grant, perhaps.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 10:05 AM

Henry Cavill's on a nod-and-a-wink retainer anyway, isn't he....?

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 10:21 AM

I think after Craig the series should do a 180 and give us the fun loving 007 we really havent seen since the mid 70's Moore days.


I agree. We haven't had a truly lighthearted, doom-and-gloom-free Bond outing for almost twenty-five years. I want some campy, tongue-in-cheek fun again, But I don't see Tennant as the man for the job. Someone like Hugh Grant, perhaps.



Loomis, it's becoming increasingly difficult for me to decide on the level of seriousness in some of your posts.

I for one would regard much of DAD as quite doom-and-gloom free, rather on a level with 1980's Flash Gordon and DAD wasn't 25 ago, not nearly.


But the point, the real point (IMHO, of course) would be that this kind of story, the Bond kind of story, just isn't told in a funny way, a comical manner any more. It has moved on and this is why we've got 'serious' films, because the material of these films, the texts and subtexts are finally acknowledged by society as 'serious'.

Which doesn't mean there's no room for humour in a Bond film any more. And which also doesn't mean there's no market for a spy comedy any more. It's just that they aren't the same, Bond and comedy, not any more.

Bond has become it's own genre and, for better or worse, I think this genre is evolving into previously uncharted directions. This 'evolution' isn't disconnected from our everyday reality, and in the same way our lives have become more complicated, disturbed and marked by current events, Bond's filmic incarnation also is influenced. So I think, unless circumstances change a great big deal (make that BIG DEAL) for the better, we most likely won't see a comeback of the happy, blithe and easygoing days of the past.

Nor will Bond.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:12 PM

No one specific in mind at the moment, but I'd sort of like to see another Australian 007.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:17 PM

Exactly! Don't expect a return to the Moore era. The world as it is is a much darker place and spook business is serious business. I'm not saying we shouldn't have humour or light-hearted moments...we should and we will but with spoof movies galore and the credibility of competitive action thrillers, Bond trying to stand on the Moore-era leg is suicide. I don't want Bond and I don't think we'll see Bond's characetr go as dark as it was in QoS not for a very long time. That insight into his mentality needed to be shown...we should have got it 40 years ago but hey, we got it now and we're done, now moving on into more relaxed territories.




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