ManOfMystery wrote: »
It's a shame - I felt Brosnan was an absolutely brilliant choice for Bond as he had the look, the charm/suavity, and the physicality. I'd loved to have seen him in a more gritty take on the films like Casino Royale. I think that's why Henry Cavill ticks a lot of 007 boxes, in a way he has a lot of the attributes Brosnan had.
loyatemu wrote: »
I watched The World is Not Enough over the weekend and it's still pretty good, 2nd best of Brosnan's run, and a reasonably balance between the serious and the silly (though it also features an annoying turn by Cleese).
MrStuffins wrote: »
I still want to know where the "wokeness" was in Casino Royale!
CastorTroy wrote: »
Maybe the scene of Bond in the chair is considered symbolism for feminism?
An interview with Craig popped up, so I guess the revised press junkets are starting up again. The actor reaffirmed his decision this would be his last bond film...
The world premiere is confirmed to take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on September 28th
I wasn't aware it has been a rumour, perhaps enflamed by Amazon's purchase of MGM, but in an interview with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson, they confirmed there are definitely plans to make a Bond TV show.
A final trailer, confident that this time, the film will come out in cinemas:
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Huh. Weird. It was definitely working & an official channel too.
Excellent trailer, hopefully the film is as good.
That trailer only served to remind me how excited I was for CR and how completely indifferent I am to this. I'm honestly looking forward to the inevitable reboot with a new actor.
Same. Too many delays (obviously not the fault of the film!), too much nonsense with the directors. The Craig era only intermittently realising the promise once suggested with Casino Royale.
And while I know there was another thread about it, and it's bound to be a suggestion that'll attract the predictable reaction but ... Dev Patel for the new Bond. He's a touch on the young side at 31, but the guy oozes swagger and charisma; while he has grown into a striking fella. And having already played two iconic English cultural characters with David Copperfield & Sir Gawain - he may as well go for the hat-trick 🤣
New actor or actress 😄
I keep thinking about the line at the end of the trailer "If we don't do this, there will be nothing left to save" and maybe I'm just looking for things to nitpick but it doesn't sound very Bondian, it sounds like something you'd hear in a Marvel movie.
Hmmm. I dunno.
An evil villain with a grand plan involving global peril seems very Bondian to me, if we look beyond the most recent fare..
Actually, female thespians prefer to be called actors!
Absolutely, I agree, Bond is renowned for saving the world but I can't think of any other examples where the characters of James Bond has had enough self awareness to know or comment on the fact that he's saving the world ... If that makes sense. I think since Skyfall the Bond films struggled tonally to find a balance between dark and gritty while the plots have returned to the more classic and silly villain trying to take over the world.
It is, fundamentally, just a very trite, if not just shíte piece of writing TBH. Not that Bond films were ever a source of dialogue to give the Sorkins or Mamets of the world pause, but that trailer line is especially pompously glib in the manner of the time we live in.
In my old age I aspire to give the benefit of the doubt more freely.
Perhaps in the context of the movie/scene, it is a killer line. 😉
Moonraker is the obvious one .
We don’t know the peril yet, but it foreshadows great danger
Final International Trailer
I preferred the one yesterday, this one looks very hammy.
Way too big a name I'd have thought...
Really hope the next actor gets a proper reboot - do his movies as period pieces set back in the cold war era.
The first book was written in 1953, at which point he was 36.
If they’re going to reboot it as a period piece, I’d love to see them examine his military career as well. Have the first one as a non spy caper, pure action military with him then being brought into the secret service.
they've only really rebooted once (with Craig). Even then they kept the same M, and he's been driving around in Connery era cars in the last couple of movies. Can't see them rebooting every time the actor changes.
Is he though; and would he be any bigger than Craig was at the time he got the role? I'd say their careers are about parallel, taken in terms of "pre Bond". Craig had a very steady career headlining mostly British high-profile films - ditto Patel. Obviously, this is all the height of speculation as Patel may think the Bond role is poison or beyond him.
It's hard to believe we haven't seen this film already.
So an early Jack Ryan...