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(CNN)   It's that time again when there's speculation that Idris Elba might be cast as James Bond. Fans are both shaken and stirred   ( cnn.com) divider line
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2018-08-10 08:08:59 AM  
Hannibal Burres.
 
2018-08-10 08:23:34 AM  
Much like Brosnan this should have happened 10 years sooner.
 
2018-08-10 09:01:15 AM  
bout farking time.
 
2018-08-10 09:09:54 AM  
I'd like to see a gay James bond. And then a female 007. As we're  breaking the mould and all...
 
2018-08-10 09:12:52 AM  
Connery may have been the original, but Craig is the closest to how Ian Flemming wrote the character. Bronson is a close second, and Moore was great in that he gave Bond a sense of humor and panache. And after Specter, it's a perfect time for Craig to exit and pass the "007" baton on to someone entirely new. Elba is great, and he'd bring Bond to a whole new level.
 
2018-08-10 09:18:17 AM  

One Bad Apple: Much like Brosnan this should have happened 10 years sooner.


Brosnan was way too young and mousey for Bond ten years earlier. Besides, he would have gotten those terrible Timothy Dalton movies.
 
2018-08-10 09:18:30 AM  
This is silly.  It's just so unrealistic to have Idris Elba as James Bond.  What's next?  Cars that turn into submarines?  Space Marines?  A North Korean colonel who uses gene therapy to make himself into a British billionaire who lives in an ice palace and wants to use a satellite to concentrate the sun's rays on the DMZ under the guise of diamond mining in order to defeat the South Koreans, but he is foiled by Halle Berry and an invisible car?  This is the kind of ridiculousness that could occur if Idris Elba were cast as James Bond.  You might as well cast a Scot or a Welshman to play the role.
 
2018-08-10 09:18:34 AM  
He's too old.

Idris is 45. Brosnan was 42 for GoldenEye and Moore was 46 for Live and Let Die.

Both were too decrepit to the carry the role within a couple of films. Idris is only 5 years younger than Craig is. We've made this mistake before.

He can maybe manage for a couple of years, but Elba has been showing his age in the last few films. He's not the guy who was Luther anymore.
 
2018-08-10 09:18:45 AM  
I don't care who plays Bond. I really, really don't... Let Elba play him. Let Charlize Theron play him. I don't care...

Just make sure you give the actor / actress good scripts to work with...

PLEASE! ... !!!
 
2018-08-10 09:18:49 AM  
Opening Scene: Fancy Cocktail Party Outside

James Bond steps out of the Aston Martin just as some other rich guy pulls up and the other guy tosses his keys at bond and is like "if you take care of her boy, there's $5 waiting for ya"

Bond walks into the cocktail party...host asks who he is and gives his classic Bond...James Bond line. The host calls security and Bond is immediately escorted off the premises.

Valet pulls up Bonds car and as Bond tries to get in the cops assume he is stealing the car.
Cops: Step Away from the car
Bond: Hey, sorry guys this is actually my car
*James Bond gets tasered*

*Cue Music for James Bond: In The System*

*James Bond wakes up in a Milwaukee county jail where he is slowly dehydrated over the next 2 weeks (120min of movie run time) and dies*
 
2018-08-10 09:19:16 AM  

Rapmaster2000: What's next?  Cars that turn into submarines?  Space Marines?  A North Korean colonel who uses gene therapy to make himself into a British billionaire who lives in an ice palace and wants to use a satellite to concentrate the sun's rays on the DMZ under the guise of diamond mining in order to defeat the South Koreans, but he is foiled by Halle Berry and an invisible car?


Those were all terrible films.
 
2018-08-10 09:20:07 AM  

capn' fun: Craig is the closest to how Ian Flemming wrote the character


Yeah, everyone says that, just like everyone used to say that with Dalton. Because they're both boring.
 
2018-08-10 09:20:49 AM  

koinbahd: Opening Scene: Fancy Cocktail Party Outside

James Bond steps out of the Aston Martin just as some other rich guy pulls up and the other guy tosses his keys at bond and is like "if you take care of her boy, there's $5 waiting for ya"

Bond walks into the cocktail party...host asks who he is and gives his classic Bond...James Bond line. The host calls security and Bond is immediately escorted off the premises.

Valet pulls up Bonds car and as Bond tries to get in the cops assume he is stealing the car.
Cops: Step Away from the car
Bond: Hey, sorry guys this is actually my car
*James Bond gets tasered*

*Cue Music for James Bond: In The System*

*James Bond wakes up in a Milwaukee county jail where he is slowly dehydrated over the next 2 weeks (120min of movie run time) and dies*


A collection of THIS.gifs.
 
2018-08-10 09:20:53 AM  

One Bad Apple: Much like Brosnan this should have happened 10 years sooner.


At the rate they make them, he'll have like 2 Bond movies before he ages out of the role.
 
2018-08-10 09:21:38 AM  

This text is now purple: Rapmaster2000: What's next?  Cars that turn into submarines?  Space Marines?  A North Korean colonel who uses gene therapy to make himself into a British billionaire who lives in an ice palace and wants to use a satellite to concentrate the sun's rays on the DMZ under the guise of diamond mining in order to defeat the South Koreans, but he is foiled by Halle Berry and an invisible car?

Those were all terrible films.


Terrible films?  In the Bond cannon?  That's as preoposterous as Denise Richards:  Sexy Physicist.
 
2018-08-10 09:23:29 AM  

One Bad Apple: Much like Brosnan this should have happened 10 years sooner.


we're done here. Eon takes forever to produce films. He'll be 50 by the time his first one comes.
 
2018-08-10 09:24:12 AM  

Rapmaster2000: That's as preoposterous as Denise Richards:  Sexy Physicist.


Why does everyone pick on her when the whole series has characters like "Dr. Goodhead" and Tanya Roberts, geologist. They're Bond films, what do you want, Glenn Close in the role?
 
2018-08-10 09:24:54 AM  
Cast whomever you like as Bond, just make sure Holly Earl is Moneypenny.
 
2018-08-10 09:25:02 AM  
They need to set the next bond films series back in 1955 or so. Make them period pieces.
 
2018-08-10 09:25:20 AM  

Mugato: One Bad Apple: Much like Brosnan this should have happened 10 years sooner.

Brosnan was way too young and mousey for Bond ten years earlier. Besides, he would have gotten those terrible Timothy Dalton movies.


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Must be that, because I know sure as fark that Living Daylights isn't terrible. I'll hear arguments about License to Kill. You'd be wrong, but I'd hear you out.
 
2018-08-10 09:28:31 AM  
Idris Elba would be my first choice if only he were younger.  My dream Bond film would be him as Bond and Tom Hiddleston as the baddie.

These days I would choose Henry Cavill as Bond. Or Tom Hardy maybe.
 
2018-08-10 09:30:48 AM  

Mugato: One Bad Apple: Much like Brosnan this should have happened 10 years sooner.

Brosnan was way too young and mousey for Bond ten years earlier. Besides, he would have gotten those terrible Timothy Dalton movies.


Brosnan was smarmy and smug, and got progessively moreso with each subsequent movie. It was like a bunch of Roger Moore one-liners without Moore's charm.
 
2018-08-10 09:31:07 AM  
David Oyelowo

/ Surprised to see he's 42, so maybe he's too old, too
 
2018-08-10 09:32:21 AM  

Metaluna Mutant: They need to set the next bond films series back in 1955 or so. Make them period pieces.


I would say '62, but yes - that would be awesome. I quite liked the Man from Uncle movie for that reason.
 
2018-08-10 09:32:41 AM  

Mugato: Rapmaster2000: That's as preoposterous as Denise Richards:  Sexy Physicist.

Why does everyone pick on her when the whole series has characters like "Dr. Goodhead" and Tanya Roberts, geologist. They're Bond films, what do you want, Glenn Close in the role?


Eh, I'm just playing.  Of course they should be sexy.  The whole genre is a fantasy.

Miami Vice was ruined when Michael Mann left and was replaced by Dick Wolfe, who wanted to make the show more realistic.  So it went from Season 1 and 2 having Crockett and Tubbs zooming around in their Ferrari and hanging out with bikini girls on yachts, to Season 3 having Tubbs infiltrate prison and Crockett trying to help kids on the streets.  Booorrr-ing.  I can see that on the local news.  I watch Vice to see wealth and decadence and sexy ladies.

My wife likes the Real Housewives shows and she was mocking a recent episode where a housewife was getting her kids ready for school.  She's like "People don't watch these shows to see their own lives.  People watch them to see catty women go to fancy parties and toss drinks in the faces of their rivals.  I don't go to parties anymore and I don't have any rivals."  Housewives shows are popular when they're like Dynasty.  If you want to see crappy lives, just turn on TLC.
 
2018-08-10 09:36:07 AM  

Rapmaster2000: In the Bond cannon?


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Bond cannon.
 
2018-08-10 09:41:09 AM  

Mugato: Rapmaster2000: That's as preoposterous as Denise Richards:  Sexy Physicist.

Why does everyone pick on her when the whole series has characters like "Dr. Goodhead" and Tanya Roberts, geologist. They're Bond films, what do you want, Glenn Close in the role?


You could have reversed her role with Sophie Marceau's.

Or gotten someone like Emily Mortimer, who could have carried the role.
 
2018-08-10 09:42:50 AM  
Who the hell still gives a shiat about this franchise anymore. It's been dead since they turned it into Jason Borne with an accent. This is just grasping at straws to pump up phony controversy to hype up what will be a forgettable formulaic action movie. Oh, and the old Bond movies sucked too. Everything sucks. Everything sucks forever. Hey, that's a good title for the next one...
 
2018-08-10 09:43:39 AM  

havocmike: Mugato: One Bad Apple: Much like Brosnan this should have happened 10 years sooner.

Brosnan was way too young and mousey for Bond ten years earlier. Besides, he would have gotten those terrible Timothy Dalton movies.

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Must be that, because I know sure as fark that Living Daylights isn't terrible. I'll hear arguments about License to Kill. You'd be wrong, but I'd hear you out.


I like old Timothy Dalton as an actor more than I liked young Timothy Dalton as an act.

Penny Dreadful, Hot Fuzz -- he makes for a great upper-class asshole villain.
 
2018-08-10 09:44:11 AM  
What about Shaft starring Tom Hanks?
/too soon?
 
2018-08-10 09:44:27 AM  
I love the idea of Elba as Bond.  He's a bit older, so we might not have him for more than a couple of movies.  And they'd have to work the scripts around someone who looks every bit of 45 playing Bond for the first time.

But there's basically no one on Earth that could play as confident, strong, capable, and classy as Elba.  He's one of those guys that could inspire a nation at war by reading a farking phone book out loud while sitting on a toilet.
 
2018-08-10 09:47:15 AM  
Rupert Everett should have been cast as Bond after Brosnan, maybe even instead of Brosnan. That was a missed opportunity.
 
2018-08-10 09:47:47 AM  
Sure, because casting him as Bond makes as much sense as casting him as Roland, whom Detta referred to as a "Honk Mahfah".

Don't get me wrong, he is a great actor. But not a BOND actor.
 
2018-08-10 09:48:22 AM  

Subtonic: Who the hell still gives a shiat about this franchise anymore. It's been dead since they turned it into Jason Borne with an accent. This is just grasping at straws to pump up phony controversy to hype up what will be a forgettable formulaic action movie. Oh, and the old Bond movies sucked too. Everything sucks. Everything sucks forever. Hey, that's a good title for the next one...


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2018-08-10 09:48:39 AM  

bekovich: I'd like to see a gay James bond. And then a female 007. As we're  breaking the mould and all...


Gay Bond? Age?
 
2018-08-10 09:52:05 AM  

This text is now purple: You could have reversed her role with Sophie Marceau's.


No because she was the evil biatch who Bond shot in cold blood. Charlie Sheen might be cheering that part but most people wouldn't.
 
2018-08-10 09:54:58 AM  

Khellendros: Subtonic: Who the hell still gives a shiat about this franchise anymore. It's been dead since they turned it into Jason Borne with an accent. This is just grasping at straws to pump up phony controversy to hype up what will be a forgettable formulaic action movie. Oh, and the old Bond movies sucked too. Everything sucks. Everything sucks forever. Hey, that's a good title for the next one...

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2018-08-10 09:55:02 AM  

bekovich: I'd like to see a gay James bond


How many Mission: Impossible movies are there? They stopped numbering them.
 
2018-08-10 09:55:41 AM  

Rapmaster2000: This is silly.  It's just so unrealistic to have Idris Elba as James Bond.  What's next?  Cars that turn into submarines?  Space Marines?  A North Korean colonel who uses gene therapy to make himself into a British billionaire who lives in an ice palace and wants to use a satellite to concentrate the sun's rays on the DMZ under the guise of diamond mining in order to defeat the South Koreans, but he is foiled by Halle Berry and an invisible car?  This is the kind of ridiculousness that could occur if Idris Elba were cast as James Bond.  You might as well cast a Scot or a Welshman to play the role.


You forgot about Bond-san:
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Maybe we just need to let the Bond franchise lay fallow for a few years ans let nostalgia build, its what made the new version a hit right out of the gate.
 
2018-08-10 09:58:32 AM  

bekovich: I'd like to see a gay James bond. And then a female 007. As we're  breaking the mould and all...


peter dinklage and his horrible english accent.
 
2018-08-10 09:59:02 AM  

Mugato: capn' fun: Craig is the closest to how Ian Flemming wrote the character

Yeah, everyone says that, just like everyone used to say that with Dalton. Because they're both boring.


So... Never read the books, huh?
 
2018-08-10 10:00:47 AM  
Why not have Idris Elba portray another agent in the Bondiverse instead of being Bond? There are so many stories to be told, heck one can even make it gritty and urban. Or even a comedy.
 
2018-08-10 10:03:19 AM  
Can we convince Sean Connery to play a Bond villain before he exits this mortal coil?
 
2018-08-10 10:04:52 AM  

capn' fun: Mugato: capn' fun: Craig is the closest to how Ian Flemming wrote the character

Yeah, everyone says that, just like everyone used to say that with Dalton. Because they're both boring.

So... Never read the books, huh?


Yes, I did. That's why I made the comment. The Bond of the books is boring and humorless. I'm not saying that the movies should be campy like the the Roger Moore ones but they should be a little fun.
 
2018-08-10 10:08:42 AM  

capn' fun: Mugato: capn' fun: Craig is the closest to how Ian Flemming wrote the character

Yeah, everyone says that, just like everyone used to say that with Dalton. Because they're both boring.

So... Never read the books, huh?


Based on what I read in the books I think that Connery and Dalton were the closest. Both had that "hardened professional" feel to than I would expect from an agent that would have cut their teeth in WW2 and the post war/pre Cold war era.

I never liked Moore mainly because the studios tried to be light and silly with the movies.

I like Brosnan in general, I think the writing they had for him was getting a little played out and that had an effect on his portrayal.

I can't rate Lazenby, we just didn't get enough time to get a good feel for the portrayal, but may have been one of the better ones.

Craig is just Bourne with an accent and a shiatload of parkour because that's hip now.
 
2018-08-10 10:10:18 AM  
Let's have John Boyega play him, just to piss off alt-righters in TWO franchises.
 
2018-08-10 10:18:44 AM  

rummonkey: capn' fun: Mugato: capn' fun: Craig is the closest to how Ian Flemming wrote the character

Yeah, everyone says that, just like everyone used to say that with Dalton. Because they're both boring.

So... Never read the books, huh?

Based on what I read in the books I think that Connery and Dalton were the closest. Both had that "hardened professional" feel to than I would expect from an agent that would have cut their teeth in WW2 and the post war/pre Cold war era.

I never liked Moore mainly because the studios tried to be light and silly with the movies.

I like Brosnan in general, I think the writing they had for him was getting a little played out and that had an effect on his portrayal.

I can't rate Lazenby, we just didn't get enough time to get a good feel for the portrayal, but may have been one of the better ones.

Craig is just Bourne with an accent and a shiatload of parkour because that's hip now.


Bond in the books was dark, short, fugly (asymmetrical face with a scar), and liked to use his hands more than use weapons. He originally carried a .22 Beretta and drove a Subaru with racing modifications, and he had a LOT of internal turmoil. He was a very farked up guy. Craig uses a few gadgets, but the "gun and a radio" bit in Skyfall and how he played Bond living off the grid on a beach and struggling to get his mojo back was the closest to the books I've ever seen in the films (despite the homage with the vintage Aston Martin). Elba does dark, exotic, and dangerous very well. The only other choice I could see being better would be Tom Hardy.
 
2018-08-10 10:20:36 AM  

Mugato: One Bad Apple: Much like Brosnan this should have happened 10 years sooner.

Brosnan was way too young and mousey for Bond ten years earlier. Besides, he would have gotten those terrible Timothy Dalton movies.


As opposed to the even more terrible Pierce Brosnan movies?
 
2018-08-10 10:22:47 AM  

koinbahd: Opening Scene: Fancy Cocktail Party Outside

James Bond steps out of the Aston Martin just as some other rich guy pulls up and the other guy tosses his keys at bond and is like "if you take care of her boy, there's $5 waiting for ya"

Bond walks into the cocktail party...host asks who he is and gives his classic Bond...James Bond line. The host calls security and Bond is immediately escorted off the premises.

Valet pulls up Bonds car and as Bond tries to get in the cops assume he is stealing the car.
Cops: Step Away from the car
Bond: Hey, sorry guys this is actually my car
*James Bond gets tasered*

*Cue Music for James Bond: In The System*

*James Bond wakes up in a Milwaukee county jail where he is slowly dehydrated over the next 2 weeks (120min of movie run time) and dies*


You forgot to add that the cops kick Bond while cuffed and on the ground.
 
2018-08-10 10:23:07 AM  

Wadded Beef: Can we convince Sean Connery to play a Bond villain before he exits this mortal coil?


They need to embrace Bond as the pseudonym for the spy in the 007 role and dispense with this crap about it all being the same person.

Then you can do Connery as a disgruntled former 007.
 
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