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(Daily Mail)   When asked about the possibility of a female or minority James Bond, producer Barbara Broccoli says "anything is possible"   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2017-12-29 09:47:08 AM  
That's a shame. Unless she's only saying it to be PC.
 
2017-12-29 09:52:54 AM  
"Anything is possible" is the equivalent to when parents say "we'll see" to kids who want to go somewhere fun.
 
2017-12-29 09:57:31 AM  
How about a movie that just doesn't suck?
 
2017-12-29 09:57:32 AM  
People who are really into James Bond are weird.
 
2017-12-29 10:01:01 AM  
Doesn't bode well with the Bond Girl Death Curse
 
2017-12-29 10:22:18 AM  

kronicfeld: How about a movie that just doesn't suck?


I see you chose not to mention Spectre by name.
 
2017-12-29 10:27:09 AM  
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2017-12-29 10:27:11 AM  
Well, there is a theory in fan circles that "James Bond" is a nom de guerre used by the MI-6 agents given the 007 designation, and each separate "Bond" from Connery to Craig is a separate person in a legacy going back over 50 years.

The strongest evidence for it is the line in "On Her Majesties Secret Service" where Lazenby-Bond says "This never happened to the other fellow", apparently referencing Connery-Bond.
 
2017-12-29 10:27:32 AM  
I'd be totally down for a female/black/Asian/queer James Bond.  It would be a good excuse to add emotional context to a character that is otherwise a vehicle for pointless action.

I like the Bond franchise.  Recognize that the reason Casino Royale was good was because bond and the Bond girl were characters who cared about each other.  They could do this with any actor so long as the story is good.
 
2017-12-29 10:28:17 AM  
How brave and novel that would be!
 
2017-12-29 10:29:30 AM  

Silverstaff: Well, there is a theory in fan circles that "James Bond" is a nom de guerre used by the MI-6 agents given the 007 designation, and each separate "Bond" from Connery to Craig is a separate person in a legacy going back over 50 years.

The strongest evidence for it is the line in "On Her Majesties Secret Service" where Lazenby-Bond says "This never happened to the other fellow", apparently referencing Connery-Bond.


A movie called Spector that would disprove this.  Thankfully, it was so forgettable, we can pretend it never happened.
 
2017-12-29 10:31:23 AM  

Mike_LowELL: kronicfeld: How about a movie that just doesn't suck?

I see you chose not to mention Spectre Quantum Of Solace by name.

 
2017-12-29 10:32:02 AM  

Silverstaff: Well, there is a theory in fan circles that "James Bond" is a nom de guerre used by the MI-6 agents given the 007 designation, and each separate "Bond" from Connery to Craig is a separate person in a legacy going back over 50 years.

The strongest evidence for it is the line in "On Her Majesties Secret Service" where Lazenby-Bond says "This never happened to the other fellow", apparently referencing Connery-Bond.


That theory was either accidentally or intentionally killed off in Skyfall with the introduction to Bond's parents and childhood home
 
2017-12-29 10:32:18 AM  
R.I.P. Ghostbusters
R.I.P. Oceans 11

R.I.P. Bond
 
2017-12-29 10:33:02 AM  

PreMortem: R.I.P. Ghostbusters
R.I.P. Oceans 11

R.I.P. Bond


THEY ROONED MAH CHILDHOOD!1!!
 
2017-12-29 10:34:01 AM  

John Buck 41: Mike_LowELL: kronicfeld: How about a movie that just doesn't suck?

I see you chose not to mention Spectre Quantum Of Solace by name.


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2017-12-29 10:34:07 AM  
If you recast Bond as a chick does the template for the typical plot change ? Is the villain or the main hench a chick too ? Does Bond foil the villain's plan and escape by seducing the villain's himbo or is it still a Bond girl ? (Totally OK with that, giggity).
 
2017-12-29 10:34:16 AM  

Glorious Golden Ass: I'd be totally down for a female/black/Asian/queer James Bond.  It would be a good excuse to add emotional context to a character that is otherwise a vehicle for pointless action.

I like the Bond franchise.  Recognize that the reason Casino Royale was good was because bond and the Bond girl were characters who cared about each other.  They could do this with any actor so long as the story is good.


That and it's the most faithful to the book since.....From Russia With Love?

/Really liked Skyfall
 
2017-12-29 10:34:28 AM  

Silverstaff: Well, there is a theory in fan circles that "James Bond" is a nom de guerre used by the MI-6 agents given the 007 designation, and each separate "Bond" from Connery to Craig is a separate person in a legacy going back over 50 years.

The strongest evidence for it is the line in "On Her Majesties Secret Service" where Lazenby-Bond says "This never happened to the other fellow", apparently referencing Connery-Bond.



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2017-12-29 10:35:22 AM  

kronicfeld: How about a movie that just doesn't suck?


Indeed.

The Craig moves have been disastrous. Yes, I'm including "Casino Royale" and "Skyfall".  Craig himself does pretty well, but he's been stuck with some of the most overstuffed and ill-conceived Bond films.

That's the problem with the "Bond" franchise, though. Almost ALL of the movies are mediocre, at best. Many of them are just bad.

They should just quit for a while. Maybe forever.
 
2017-12-29 10:35:42 AM  

PreMortem: R.I.P. Ghostbusters
R.I.P. Oceans 11

R.I.P. Bond


You should have seen how angry I was when I found out the main character was a girl in the reboot of Tomb Raider.
 
2017-12-29 10:38:08 AM  

simondice: Silverstaff: Well, there is a theory in fan circles that "James Bond" is a nom de guerre used by the MI-6 agents given the 007 designation, and each separate "Bond" from Connery to Craig is a separate person in a legacy going back over 50 years.

The strongest evidence for it is the line in "On Her Majesties Secret Service" where Lazenby-Bond says "This never happened to the other fellow", apparently referencing Connery-Bond.

That theory was either accidentally or intentionally killed off in Skyfall with the introduction to Bond's parents and childhood home


And the opening sequence of For Your Eyes Only, with Roger Moore's Bond going to Tracy Bond's gravesite
 
2017-12-29 10:38:21 AM  

Mike_LowELL: PreMortem: R.I.P. Ghostbusters
R.I.P. Oceans 11

R.I.P. Bond

You should have seen how angry I was when I found out the main character was a girl in the reboot of Tomb Raider.


THERE UGLY AND THEY SMELLS
 
2017-12-29 10:43:23 AM  

Glorious Golden Ass: I'd be totally down for a female/black/Asian/queer James Bond.  It would be a good excuse to add emotional context to a character that is otherwise a vehicle for pointless action.

I like the Bond franchise.  Recognize that the reason Casino Royale was good was because bond and the Bond girl were characters who cared about each other.  They could do this with any actor so long as the story is good.


The Bond franchise is built on male fulfillment fantasies and pointless action. I don't have a problem with breaking away from the stereotypical Bond but I'm not sure how you'd make that work.
 
2017-12-29 10:45:59 AM  
Remember when Daniel Craig was announced and people went batshiat over a blonde Bond?  And when there was a campaign to get Idris Elba?  A female Bond would make them stroke out and you know what this sounds like an awesome idea.
 
2017-12-29 10:46:21 AM  
Have Bond become M. Then you would be free to introduce new MI-6 agents while keeping the franchise intact.
 
2017-12-29 10:50:38 AM  
I enjoyed the books. Maybe they could do a retro-bond set in the 50's when they were written.
 
2017-12-29 10:52:30 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: Have Bond become M. Then you would be free to introduce new MI-6 agents while keeping the franchise intact.


I thought M was the original Bond, anyway.
WWII resistance and all.
 
2017-12-29 10:53:33 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Glorious Golden Ass: I'd be totally down for a female/black/Asian/queer James Bond.  It would be a good excuse to add emotional context to a character that is otherwise a vehicle for pointless action.

I like the Bond franchise.  Recognize that the reason Casino Royale was good was because bond and the Bond girl were characters who cared about each other.  They could do this with any actor so long as the story is good.

The Bond franchise is built on male fulfillment fantasies and pointless action. I don't have a problem with breaking away from the stereotypical Bond but I'm not sure how you'd make that work.


What they're going to find is, if they change it to a female Bond, that the action will likely have to be toned down and nobody will really like that change much. People go to Bond movies to see the girls, crazy vehicles, stunts, and so on. Not saying it can't be done but:

1) The female Bond would have to be bisexual or half the audience is out

2) She'd better be prepared to sign away the right (in perpetuity) to wear a certain style of outfit in a movie ever again

3) If what's happened to the last few actors is any clue, she'd better get plenty of insurance to cover injuries and scarring. Apparently making Bond movies is pretty destructive to the people who play the character of James Bond.
 
2017-12-29 10:54:44 AM  

Snapper Carr: Silverstaff: Well, there is a theory in fan circles that "James Bond" is a nom de guerre used by the MI-6 agents given the 007 designation, and each separate "Bond" from Connery to Craig is a separate person in a legacy going back over 50 years.

The strongest evidence for it is the line in "On Her Majesties Secret Service" where Lazenby-Bond says "This never happened to the other fellow", apparently referencing Connery-Bond.


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The graves and manor are part of the 007 cover identity.  It's part of the conditioning of each new Bond.
 
2017-12-29 10:55:23 AM  
I'd prefer to see the franchise open up and have some of other 00x agents have their own movies.  Maybe each one has a distinct style.  And there could be crossovers, where other agents appear to help 007 or vice versa.
 
2017-12-29 11:03:34 AM  
It'll be hard, but we shouldn't make Bond or any other film character into a mythic cultural hero.  Then we should move on.  Bond's era is over.  The glam/distinguished age of the 60s and 70s that birthed him aren't coming back for a long time.
 
2017-12-29 11:06:40 AM  

sigdiamond2000: PreMortem: R.I.P. Ghostbusters
R.I.P. Oceans 11

R.I.P. Bond

THEY ROONED MAH CHILDHOOD!1!!


Ruined something...
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2017-12-29 11:09:42 AM  

realmolo: The Craig moves have been disastrous. Yes, I'm including "Casino Royale" and "Skyfall". Craig himself does pretty well, but he's been stuck with some of the most overstuffed and ill-conceived Bond films.That's the problem with the "Bond" franchise, though. Almost ALL of the movies are mediocre, at best. Many of them are just bad.They should just quit for a while. Maybe forever.


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2017-12-29 11:12:22 AM  
Dana Carvey SNL Choppin' Broccoli
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2017-12-29 11:14:12 AM  
Considering that Bond represents an escapist fantasy for every white male forced into life as an office drone who lacks agency and the ability to do anything about it, wouldn't that just be acknowledging that women or minorities have sunk to that same level and need their escapist fix?

If you want to really open a can of weird, start running it as a universe. James Bond is not the sole field operator for the entire English government.
 
2017-12-29 11:15:23 AM  
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My kids watched this when they were little.  I watched it with them for different reasons.
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2017-12-29 11:15:36 AM  

Slaxl: "Anything is possible" is the equivalent to when parents say "we'll see" to kids who want to go somewhere fun.


I want to ask Patti Mayonnaise
 
2017-12-29 11:17:17 AM  
They tried it. It was called Atomic Blonde and it was terrible.
 
2017-12-29 11:22:48 AM  

simondice: Silverstaff: Well, there is a theory in fan circles that "James Bond" is a nom de guerre used by the MI-6 agents given the 007 designation, and each separate "Bond" from Connery to Craig is a separate person in a legacy going back over 50 years.

The strongest evidence for it is the line in "On Her Majesties Secret Service" where Lazenby-Bond says "This never happened to the other fellow", apparently referencing Connery-Bond.

That theory was either accidentally or intentionally killed off in Skyfall with the introduction to Bond's parents and childhood home


Not necessarily.  Double-O agents are orphans (as explained in one of the books) because people without family ties are easier to make expendable.  James Bond can be the initial agent who establishes the archetype that whoever is assigned the '007' designation assumes the moniker "James Bond".  A poor man's Doctor Who.
 
2017-12-29 11:23:45 AM  
This is a good idea and they should have Noomi Rapace be the first woman Bond.

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2017-12-29 11:23:46 AM  
why only someone of color or female?  SJWs are so dismissive.  Peter Dinklage and his INCREDIBLE british accent or GTFO.
 
2017-12-29 11:24:04 AM  

Fano: Slaxl: "Anything is possible" is the equivalent to when parents say "we'll see" to kids who want to go somewhere fun.

I want to ask Patti Mayonnaise


Good idea. You'll find her at the Hidden Valley Ranch.
 
2017-12-29 11:26:30 AM  
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2017-12-29 11:26:42 AM  

kronicfeld: How about a movie that just doesn't suck?


James Bond isn't a Time Lord. Just let the character die.

Well, maybe one of them were, but he was really grumpy...
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The 007 idea is a specifically Cold War relic and really doesn't have a modern day equivalent. the recent "Bond" movies were really just Bourne clones.
 
2017-12-29 11:30:18 AM  

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Mork calling Orson...come in Orson...

I really hadn't seen the new Dr. Who outfit until just now.
 
2017-12-29 11:37:50 AM  

simondice: Silverstaff: Well, there is a theory in fan circles that "James Bond" is a nom de guerre used by the MI-6 agents given the 007 designation, and each separate "Bond" from Connery to Craig is a separate person in a legacy going back over 50 years.

The strongest evidence for it is the line in "On Her Majesties Secret Service" where Lazenby-Bond says "This never happened to the other fellow", apparently referencing Connery-Bond.

That theory was either accidentally or intentionally killed off in Skyfall with the introduction to Bond's parents and childhood home


Yeah, I really really like Craig as bond, but the stories they're giving him are just blasting wet sharts all over the "legend" that built the franchise.
This may be the first franchise where i HOPE they retcon it. Maybe new M tells bond that the last M was screwing with his head to keep him under control or something. Or a new bond is brought in by new m after they realize the bond "program" needed to be restarted after mistakes were made in training the last agent...
 
2017-12-29 11:41:36 AM  

JNowe: I'd prefer to see the franchise open up and have some of other 00x agents have their own movies.  Maybe each one has a distinct style.  And there could be crossovers, where other agents appear to help 007 or vice versa.


So a secret agent who doesn't sleep with women? Or a secret agent who never gets hit by bullets?
 
2017-12-29 11:46:17 AM  

Slaxl: "Anything is possible" is the equivalent to when parents say "we'll see" to kids who want to go somewhere fun.


This.  If you are going to change a franchise so completely you might as well give it a new name, because it just won't work.

That said, the circa 2000ish game "No One Lives Forever" (1&2) pretty much nailed Kate Archer as "the female James Bond".
 
2017-12-29 11:47:03 AM  

inglixthemad: Voiceofreason01: Glorious Golden Ass: I'd be totally down for a female/black/Asian/queer James Bond.  It would be a good excuse to add emotional context to a character that is otherwise a vehicle for pointless action.

I like the Bond franchise.  Recognize that the reason Casino Royale was good was because bond and the Bond girl were characters who cared about each other.  They could do this with any actor so long as the story is good.

The Bond franchise is built on male fulfillment fantasies and pointless action. I don't have a problem with breaking away from the stereotypical Bond but I'm not sure how you'd make that work.

What they're going to find is, if they change it to a female Bond, that the action will likely have to be toned down and nobody will really like that change much. People go to Bond movies to see the girls, crazy vehicles, stunts, and so on. Not saying it can't be done but:

1) The female Bond would have to be bisexual or half the audience is out

2) She'd better be prepared to sign away the right (in perpetuity) to wear a certain style of outfit in a movie ever again

3) If what's happened to the last few actors is any clue, she'd better get plenty of insurance to cover injuries and scarring. Apparently making Bond movies is pretty destructive to the people who play the character of James Bond.

Wonder Woman

proved that if you just make a good movie men get over their sexism pretty fast.
 
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