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(Daily Mail)   Idris Elba has allegedly 'walked away' from playing James Bond. Well there's always Boris Johnson   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2022-08-16 12:50:25 PM  
A political farce wearing a fat suit, bad wig, and whiteface does not seem like a good career move for Idris Elba.
 
2022-08-16 12:55:40 PM  
I thought James Bond was dead, as he should have permanently been many, many years ago. I thought that the plan was any future 007s would be new agents who had that name but would NOT be James Bond. Like they already set up in the last movie.

If I'm wrong about that, this is all vastly more stupid than I'd ever anticipated.
 
2022-08-16 12:59:03 PM  
Clears the path for Tilda Swinton!
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2022-08-16 1:01:32 PM  
If true, and who the f*ck knows with the Daily Fail, that would be 100% the right move.

He's not too old in life, but too old to do start off his journey as Bond now. If it was going to be him it should have been even 4-5 years ago.

He would have been f*cking fantastic at it, too.

He'll be in a lot of other things that we can enjoy.
 
2022-08-16 1:20:08 PM  
The Venom guy?
 
2022-08-16 1:21:36 PM  
Generally they go with relative unknowns, so if it was going to be him it would have had to be when they hired Craig.
 
2022-08-16 1:21:45 PM  
I still like the idea of Idris, even if I think it's too late for him to pull off the role for a long term commitment. He could do 1-2 movies easy, but after that, he'll be about the same age as Craig is now, having ended his run, and I'm not sure how well that would work. 

Then again, Tom Cruise is still running around as Ethan Hawk and Maverick, so who knows maybe Idris could pull it off.

Then again, again, Tom Cruise is like the energizer bunny... He keeps running, and running, and running. I wonder when he'll stop doing action flicks...
 
2022-08-16 1:23:32 PM  

TDWCom29: Generally they go with relative unknowns, so if it was going to be him it would have had to be when they hired Craig.


I'm good with a lesser known actor. Give someone a chance to build themselves a name. 

Some obscure star nobody's ever heard of might work. How about Brad Pitt?
(joke)
 
2022-08-16 1:36:30 PM  
They could just as easily involve him in the management side of things as a grizzled veteran who was previously out in the field for an extended duration and recently retired.  Use his poise and star power to deliver a fresh face to an otherwise anxious 007 audience?

Then again, do we really need a 007, or do we need a suave Secret Agent/Operative with a British Accent?

Also, we need more psychotic Chris Evans.  That man has Matthew McConnaughey levels of crazy hidden in him.
 
2022-08-16 1:38:28 PM  
obviously it needs to be daniel radcliffe because who would expect that guy whenever he would show up?
 
2022-08-16 1:42:37 PM  
I would watch Idris Elba playing Boris Johnson.
 
2022-08-16 1:43:23 PM  
Spice things up a little with this tired franchise and do something like 'Jason Lives'. Have the reanimated corpse of Sean Connery rise up to hunt down the other versions of James Bond.
 
2022-08-16 1:46:38 PM  
 Chris Pratt, he's the only logical choice.

There, I said it.
 
2022-08-16 1:49:12 PM  
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My pick.

Wanted him as The Doctor.

But him as James Bond would be awesome.
 
2022-08-16 1:55:18 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image image 400x603]

My pick.

Wanted him as The Doctor.

But him as James Bond would be awesome.


Awesomer if he played him as Dean Learner
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2022-08-16 2:50:06 PM  
Since it'll be a few years to re-reboot the franchise, they're probably looking at actors who are not well-known names in their early 30s. My guess? Matthew Lewis.

What, the dork from the Harry Potter films?
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Yeah, that guy.
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/Tom Ellis would probably work, too
 
2022-08-16 3:14:16 PM  

puckrock2000: Since it'll be a few years to re-reboot the franchise, they're probably looking at actors who are not well-known names in their early 30s. My guess? Matthew Lewis.

What, the dork from the Harry Potter films?
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Yeah, that guy.
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/Tom Ellis would probably work, too


Matthew Lewis still looks a bit goofy and not the dashing, debonair handsome type that is typical of the role.

I think the unwritten rule for Bond casting is they must look like they belong in a CK One advertisement. Pop that bad boy to black and white and tell me, with a straight face, he looks like he'd be seen on a Klein ad. The body, sure, but the face... Poor guy's handsome but not that handsome.
 
2022-08-16 3:15:45 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 400x603]

My pick.

Wanted him as The Doctor.

But him as James Bond would be awesome.


He'd definitely work as a the Doctor. But as Bond... I'd have to see him spruced up enough to get his IT Crowd persona out of my mind.
 
2022-08-16 3:37:11 PM  
Five to seven years ago, sure.  Now he's too old to do more than one movie and knows it.
 
2022-08-16 3:41:45 PM  

You Are All Sheep: obviously it needs to be daniel radcliffe because who would expect that guy whenever he would show up?


You know what? I'd watch that. Radcliffe has been consistently good in his strange swath of post-Potter movies. I have confidence that he could do it.
 
2022-08-16 3:41:49 PM  
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2022-08-16 3:56:37 PM  

NewportBarGuy: If true, and who the f*ck knows with the Daily Fail, that would be 100% the right move.

He's not too old in life, but too old to do start off his journey as Bond now. If it was going to be him it should have been even 4-5 years ago.

He would have been f*cking fantastic at it, too.

He'll be in a lot of other things that we can enjoy.


Like maybe in a Drawing of the Three movie. I'll bet he's great at that.
 
2022-08-16 4:43:29 PM  
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2022-08-16 6:24:31 PM  
He's too old, why would you build the next 10-15 years of a franchise around a guy whose already nearly 50.
 
2022-08-16 6:46:37 PM  

Kris_Romm: Five to seven years ago, sure.  Now he's too old to do more than one movie and knows it.


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2022-08-17 6:36:59 AM  

TDWCom29: Generally they go with relative unknowns, so if it was going to be him it would have had to be when they hired Craig.


Really? True that they don't usually go for huge stars, and usually not movie stars, because they want you to see the character, not the actor, but Connery was reasonably well known to British audiences and had also done a lot of theater. (And who can forget his triumph in Darby O'Gill and the Little People?).

Lazenby, obviously, was an unknown before Bond. And after, too.

Moore was very well known, having been the lead on two TV series among other things. (Bonus trivia: he had also played Bond in 1964 on an episode of the TV series Mainly Millicent).

Dalton may not have been a household name to TV viewers, but he was a known and respected classical and Shakespearian theater actor.

Brosnan was moderately well known for Remington Steele. (Bonus Trivia: the producers wanted him in the mid-1980s but he was contractually committed to Steele, so they settled for Dalton.)

And Craig had a very long list of credits before Bond, and again was a well-respected and known name in the theater.

So out of that list, I guess you could argue for a couple being "relative" unknowns outside of theater, for some value of relative, but the only true unknown was Lazenby.
 
2022-08-17 3:26:49 PM  

HugeMistake: TDWCom29: Generally they go with relative unknowns, so if it was going to be him it would have had to be when they hired Craig.

Really? True that they don't usually go for huge stars, and usually not movie stars, because they want you to see the character, not the actor, but Connery was reasonably well known to British audiences and had also done a lot of theater. (And who can forget his triumph in Darby O'Gill and the Little People?).

Lazenby, obviously, was an unknown before Bond. And after, too.

Moore was very well known, having been the lead on two TV series among other things. (Bonus trivia: he had also played Bond in 1964 on an episode of the TV series Mainly Millicent).

Dalton may not have been a household name to TV viewers, but he was a known and respected classical and Shakespearian theater actor.

Brosnan was moderately well known for Remington Steele. (Bonus Trivia: the producers wanted him in the mid-1980s but he was contractually committed to Steele, so they settled for Dalton.)

And Craig had a very long list of credits before Bond, and again was a well-respected and known name in the theater.

So out of that list, I guess you could argue for a couple being "relative" unknowns outside of theater, for some value of relative, but the only true unknown was Lazenby.


Having credits doesn't mean they're well-known. Obviously any actor who gets the role is going to have some credits. But Idris is a bigger star now than any of them were pre-Bond by a wide margin. Maybe they were known more in Britain, but who cares?
 
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