Originally posted by Pussfeller
Just imagine if Roger had gotten the role in 1962 and played all the way from Dr. No to The Living Daylights. Pretty far-fetched, I know, but it's cool to imagine how different the Bond franchise would be today.
Hmmm... I wonder how the film-makers would have explained a new actor in the role in Licence to Kill. Some sort of gene renewal therapy that would extend his life and change his appearance? Or would Licence to Kill have occured in the early 1970s? Or perhaps Roger Moore would have been promoted to M and a new character with a different name would have been created?
Maybe the disruption that was caused in the mid-1960s with the exit of Sean Connery from the role was a good thing in the scheme of things. It really extended the life of the films series and allowed it to continue for over forty years.