I consider Col. Sun the most trustworthy person on this forum. I've believed for a long time that Eve is Moneypenny but know that he said that too, I'm absolutely convinced.
With all due respect to Sun, I'm not prepared to take things he says on good faith simply because you do.
But over time, one builds up trust based on experience. That’s the point here, it’s obvious that Col. Sun works in the film industry and knows people working on Skyfall.
I consider his insights very valuable here.
Appreciate that Shrublands.
I understand Captain's point of view, it is all about trust really.
It's a bit difficult for me because I hear a lot of things (for example I knew about the DB5 being back weeks ago) but do not post such stuff for several reasons;
I respect Eon enormously, plus colleagues who are working on Skyfall, so I won't break that trust on a site like this even though you are all true Bond fans and seem
very respectful of Bond and the filmmakers. And it's simply unfair to reveal secrets of a film in production, it spoils it for the hard working filmmakers and for many fans too.
What's great about these forums is that we can discuss, share ideas, theories etc. and then respond to facts which naturally come to light as filming progresses.
I feel I can say about Moneypenny because it's already out of the bag, I mean The Daily Mail have been on about it for months, and Craig's early interviews do reveal
the potential to discover Moneypenny's origins. Plus, the very fact that they have only announced Miss Harris is playing Eve, the lack of a character sir-name does stand out a bit.
Thanks for expressing your point of view, Col. Sun, I find your posts full of useful content (+ Rep for you, unfortunately the reputation system is gone). I have to admit that after the announcement of Helen McCrory been casted as Clair Dowar, I began to consider seriously the possibility that Naomie Harris could really play the role of Miss Moneypenny. At first I have struggled to accept the fact that Baz Bamigboye might be right, but apparently he might have good sources inside the film industry since all his spoilers have then come true.
I am naturally more inclined to reason about information rather than to fantasize, and there are many clues that lead to the conclusion Naomie Harris = Miss Moneypenny.
The first is the fact that Daniel Craig long ago spoke specifically about the possibility of reintroducing the classic characters in the series and showing where they come from. This idea has gained even more credibility when we learned that DC himself has discussed his ideas with Sam Mendes during the early stage of the script. Then from the Skyfall's official press conference emerged that the new film will be a "classic" one and recently Craig added that the film begins in the way all the Bond's films usually begin and end in the way all the Bond's films end.
What characters would you expect to see in a classic Bond film?
I would certainly expect to see Miles Messervy, Q and Miss Moneypenny!Now we Know that Ben Wishaw has been casted as Q and there are rumours that a well-known actor could play the role of Mallory
. But there is a problem: Naomie Harris has said that she will play the role of the Agent Eve. How do you explain that? The most logical explanation is that her character (and also the others) will not appear in the film in the way we're used to see them, but we will see the origin of those characters and their evolutionary process . Something similar to what had happened in Casino Royale with Bond being promoted to 00 Agent. We know that MI6 will be under attack during the movie, so I don't expect to see the staff of MI6 in their usual workplaces, but I expect this to happen only once the threat is destroyed. Finally, if the writers have actually chosen this path, the fact that the role of Q has been assigned to Ben Wishaw, leads us to believe that his characterization of Q will be different from the traditional one we are used to see.So ,in a similar way, they could legitimately have chosen to follow the same pattern for the role of Miss Moneypenny.On this basis,the equation Naomie Harris = Miss Moneypenny is more than possible: it is very likely.