"Moomoo I have read your claims with interest for some time considering I have an inside source at MGM such as you claim you do. Until now I haven't had permission to divulge anything.
I could make a bigger deal with this and make a new thread, but i'll just throw this out and whoever sees it, sees it. Whoever does will get the facts beneath the rumors.
Your information and claims are partially true which leads me to believe you may have an inside source...maybe.
This will be the only information I am allowed to tell until the official announcement is given for the next James Bond. Moomoo it is true Hugh Jackman is under consideration to be Bond, but he is only one of five finalists. At an earlier time it looked like he had it close to being wrapped up, but for whatever reason now others are in the mix. So your information is dated and incomplete.
THE FIVE FINALISTS TO BE THE NEXT JAMES BOND are Hugh Jackman, Ioan Gruffudd, Adrian Paul, Colin Firth and Clive Owen. The ONLY CAVEAT is that there is at least a modest chance PIERCE BROSNAN may come back. One of these six men will be the next James Bond. That much is settled.
As Pierce has mentioned in the press, things have been in a flux and what direction the series is going towards has been in debate. Things are being sorted out by the players involved and a decision should be coming soon regardless of what Sony does.
With Pierce the issue is not age, but money and creative control. Since age is not the issue that is one of the reasons the finalists vary in age from the late 20's to the mid 40's. The key for them is to find the right Bond regardless of age. Now they have to decide who fits best, how contract talks may go and who can carry on the box office success.
So one of those six actors will be officially announced as the next James Bond--Jackman, Owen, Firth, Gruffudd, Paul and Brosnan."
Edited by Seannery, 01 June 2004 - 08:21 PM.