|28mm Fanatik||27 May 2016 8:11 p.m. PST|
Jamie Bell? A bit too ear-ly to tell. Also on the list are Tom Hiddleston, Damian Lewis, Idris Elba, and even Gillian Anderson.
Agent Scully as 007? Color me intrigued.
| Editor in Chief Bill ||27 May 2016 9:27 p.m. PST|
Not George Clooney?
| Pictors Studio ||28 May 2016 6:22 a.m. PST|
I don't really know about how it works. I've always imagined James Bond is a name that goes along with the 007 codename. When you join the service you give up your regular name and become James Bond.
That way different people have been James Bond through the years and it makes sense still.
If they are all supposed to be the same guy it wouldn't be that unreasonable, I suppose, except that he would have to be in his 80s or so now. IF that is the case then I suggest they bring Sean Connery back.
|Winston Smith ||28 May 2016 6:57 a.m. PST|
It's kind of like the heroes of a book series with a specific biography.
How many detectives or such were Marines on Iwo Jima or in Korea?
I remember reading the Rick Brant books as a teenager. (Which Johnnie Quest blatantly ripped off!) Scotty was a 19 year old Marine veteran who fought at … Saipan? And he was still a 19 year old veteran in the contemporary books written in the 60s.
Travis McGee is the same, with a lot of hard miles on him and never seems to age.
Commander Bond is a WWII veteran and always has been, and always will be, far as I am concerned.
Maybe Scott is right. He and the Doctor are the same species. And Scotty and Travis…
At least Flashman ages.
|Winston Smith ||28 May 2016 6:58 a.m. PST|
Has anyone talked with Oprah yet?
|RavenscraftCybernetics ||28 May 2016 7:03 a.m. PST|
|skippy0001 ||28 May 2016 3:17 p.m. PST|
Technically, Bond would be in his nineties at least so Sir Ian Mckellan or Dame Hellen Mirren…..or they could be Steed & Peel.
|zoneofcontrol||28 May 2016 6:09 p.m. PST|
|Winston Smith ||29 May 2016 8:55 a.m. PST|
|boy wundyr x ||29 May 2016 4:54 p.m. PST|
I agree with Winston, but on the Travis McGee thing, he did age but only at about half speed. The novels span just over 20 years, but he appears to be in his thirties in the first novels, somewhere past 40 by the end – in one of the last novels he refers to "having a birthday with a zero in it" and he clearly isn't just past 30 by then. Oddly, the last novel puts a fairly accurate time stamp on his age and career. I don't know if John D. MacDonald intended it to be the last, but it ended well.
McGee also seems to jump wars, he's clearly a Korean War vet in the early to mid-60s novels, but a Vietnam vet by the 1980s novels.
I sort of see the James Bond movies as the ideal of movie reboots, they just drop in the new actor and move on. Unlike Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Fantastic Four, Conan, etc., they don't torment us with repeated origin stories.
|Terrement ||30 May 2016 5:58 a.m. PST|
For all the naysaying about "James Blonde" when Craig was chosen but before he made his first 007 movie, I think we sit back, enjoy all the pre-game entertainment and wait to see how whoever does it once they are chosen. Even someone from Bollywood.
| javelin98 ||06 Jul 2016 1:20 p.m. PST|
I liked Daniel Craig as Bond. If they make Bond a female, I just hope it's someone who can actually act. I nominate Tatiana Maslany, Charlize Theron, or even Naomie Harris, who did a great job as Moneypenny in SPECTRE.
|Mithmee ||06 Jul 2016 2:29 p.m. PST|
They make Bond a Female and the series will die just like the new Ghostbusters is going to do.
There are some things you just don't mess with.
| 20thmaine ||08 Jan 2017 11:30 a.m. PST|
George Clooney would be a good older Bond – like the idea of Idris Elba as well.
|Tumbleweed ||08 Jan 2017 2:03 p.m. PST|
This writer suggests a series of reboots that take place when the original novels were released in the 1950's.
1) Bond is a WWII veteran
2) He smokes 80 Balkans/Turkish blend cigarettes a day, much like Fleming himself.
3) He consumes prodigeous quantities of alcohol.
4) He divides his attention between three married women, though presumably not all at the same time.
5) He drives an ancient Bentley.
6) He eats lavishly. Fleming spent many of his pages describing the elaborate courses, menus and rituals of the gastronomic arts. Bond was a veteran "knive and fork" man.
Of course with today's "sensibilities" my project would never fly.
Fleming said that American musician Hoagey Carmichael looked the most like his vision of Bond. That would have been an interesting choice with Carmichael being 54 years old at the time the first Bond novel Casino Royale was published.
|28mm Fanatik||10 Jan 2017 7:39 p.m. PST|
Since we're back on the topic, I think Mr. Fassbender would make a splendid choice.
If female I would propose Kate Beckinsale. Sorry Gillian.
|Tumbleweed ||09 Apr 2017 7:27 p.m. PST|
And the new James Bond is….Daniel Craig.