#101 Posted by kalmis (1558 posts) -

Clive Oven would do well

#102 Edited by flindip (533 posts) -

I will say that age wise between Fassbender or Elba, Fassbender will be almost 40 and Elba heading into his mid 40's after Craig is done with Bond. As I have said, the true fleming Bond is in his early 40's.

Really depends on what they want to do with the character. Both actors would be perfectly fine in the part.

Personally, I would rather Elba get the part if for no other reason because I think Fassbender is the better actor and would like him doing other roles. Elba is the quintessential journeymen actor which is perfect for Bond. Elba would get really good exposure that Fassbender does not need.

#103 Posted by benpicko (2005 posts) -

@Bell_End said:

karl pilkington

Yes please.

@Jeust said:

Clive Owen

No, Clive Warren.

#104 Posted by Zacagawea (1589 posts) -

They should get a black guy. That would be pretty "hip."

#105 Posted by benpicko (2005 posts) -

@panvixyl said:

Idris Elba, the fallout would be insane.

Also, he's like, a good actor or whatever.

Why would it?

#106 Posted by PenguinDust (12493 posts) -

Simon Pegg. He's British, right?

Put him in a tux and he's good to go.

#107 Posted by panvixyl (325 posts) -

@benpicko: http://reverseracism.tumblr.com/post/36751338943/so-theyre-casting-a-black-man-as-james-bond-and-let

Just imagine all the angry reverse-racism baby tears from morons.

Delicious.

#108 Posted by Twiggy199 (496 posts) -

Idris Elba or Michael Fassbender.

#109 Posted by Twiggy199 (496 posts) -

@Bell_End said:

karl pilkington

The only word i can say is lol.

#110 Posted by The_Ruiner (1042 posts) -

ian mckellan

#111 Edited by Twiggy199 (496 posts) -

@stoodspoon said:

My choice, Benedict Cumberbatch

1.He is handsome

2.Awesome voice

3.He is Sherlock Holmes

Benedict Cumberbatch is one ugly motherfucker and has the gayest name ever. Benedict Cumberbatch!. Is!. Double oh...... nah it just doesn't work.

#112 Posted by Generiko (445 posts) -

The Rock was already a Spy Hunter , the next logical step would be James Bond.

#113 Posted by Sursh (243 posts) -

maybe tom hardy?

#114 Posted by Sursh (243 posts) -

@Jeust said:

Clive Owen

dude, clive owen is four years older then daniel craig.

#115 Posted by Roger778 (957 posts) -

Well, it's confirmed that Daniel Craig is signed on for two more Bond films, so we have him for a long time. As for someone else taking over for him, I would have to choose Michael Fassbender. He's an awesome actor, who chooses his projects carefully.

He's also going to play Desmond in the Assassins Creed Movie, which I think is a very intriguing choice.

#116 Posted by Zella (730 posts) -

Idris Elba for sure if he isn't too old by the time Craig is done. He can play a total badass really well, and a black James Bond would be a modern and progressive move.

@Humanity said:

@psylah: I don't think they would ever cast a non-Brit as Bond and honestly I wouldn't want them to.

Edit: as non-Brit I meant "The Islands" as I am fully aware Sean Connory was Scottish.

Britain is actually the entire main island so Connory is British. Though yeah I agree with you they need a British James Bond, it's an essential part of his character.

#117 Posted by jayjonesjunior (1087 posts) -

michael fassbender

#118 Posted by jacksmedulla (279 posts) -

@Humanity said:

I've heard rumors that Idris Elba would be the next Bond which would be quite a bold move.

I've heard that as well. Idris Elba is an amazing actor, and I have no doubt he would be a fantastic bond. That said, I don't think anyone will ever top Daniel Craig as Bond.

#119 Posted by InternetCrab (1504 posts) -

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau or Brad Pitt. Also, did you know they consider Idris Elba as an candidate to playing James Bond? The black guy? Just can't see an black guy as James Bond.

#120 Edited by Blackout62 (1338 posts) -

@PenguinDust said:

Simon Pegg. He's British, right?

Put him in a tux and he's good to go.

This has more potential than it should. He looks and acts young, but he'll actually be in his mid 40s once Craig is done and he's got some good literary Bond style grit to his face, like an English Jeremy Renner.

Actually you know what....

Yeah. David Tennant. He's in his early 40's, looks good in a tux, accomplished thespian, haven't had one of those as Bond since Dalton. The only problem is that he is in fact the Doctor, that prior fame could totally screw him over. Either way, cut his hair, have him put on some muscle, get him to speak in his native accent, and I could totally see him as Bond.

#121 Posted by Wampa1 (641 posts) -

I'd rather they just kept Craig on well into his 50's, follow him getting older and becoming increasingly irrelevant. Let HIS Bond's story play out right to the end before he's replaced.

#122 Posted by TromboneTony (156 posts) -
@Diometrics

@Humanity said:

@psylah: I don't think they would ever cast a non-Brit as Bond and honestly I wouldn't want them to.

Edit: as non-Brit I meant "The Islands" as I am fully aware Sean Connory was Scottish.

Already have done. George Lazenby was an Australian.

Sure, but didn't they dub his voice with that of a Brit? I don't think that counts.
#123 Posted by EuanDewar (4892 posts) -

Marion Cotillard.

#124 Posted by Jaytow (693 posts) -

@NTM: what?

#125 Posted by Inkerman (1451 posts) -

I'm gonna go against the grain and piss off a lot of people I know, but I really think Bond should stay as a white guy. Me and some friends had this exact conversation recently and we all said the same thing, he should stay as a white guy, and quite frankly if you wanted a female spy, make a new franchise. Having said that, Idris Elba would be very good as Bond.

#126 Posted by Max_Cherry (1133 posts) -

Sean Connory

#127 Posted by TheSlothKing (331 posts) -

Charles Barkley ,and Quad City DJ's would do the whole soundtrack.

#128 Edited by flindip (533 posts) -

@Inkerman: I don't think Bonds ethnicity is vital to the character in a modern context(although nationality is completely non-negotiable). If you were doing a Bond story set in the 1960's then it would be absolutely insane to cast Bond as a black man. But in a modern context, you don't have to suspend disbelief and you don't have to rewrite the character.

I agree that a female Bond does not work however. They may as well make an entirely different character if you want to go that route. Similar to making Bond gay, the context of the character would change too much.

#129 Posted by Inkerman (1451 posts) -

@flindip said:

@Inkerman: I don't think Bonds ethnicity is vital to the character in a modern context(although nationality is completely non-negotiable). If you were doing a Bond story set in the 1960's then it would be absolutely insane to cast Bond as a black man. But in a modern context, you don't have to suspend disbelief and you don't have to rewrite the character.

I agree that a female Bond does not work however. They may as well make an entirely different character if you want to go that route. Similar to making Bond gay, the context of the character would change too much.

Well I admit I'm much more of a classic Bond fan, I don't really like the newer ones (Quantum of Solace is complete crap). I think his ethnicity is fairly relevant given he very much symbolises classic British character, 'Queen and Country' and all that, which really can only be represented by a white Bond.

#130 Posted by lilarchie232 (728 posts) -

Nolan North anyone?

#131 Posted by jmood88 (394 posts) -

Idris Elba, which has as much a chance of happening as Idris Elba playing Batman (I also want that to happen).

#132 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4967 posts) -

James McAvoy or Ewan McGregor or Michael Fassbender.

#133 Posted by SlashDance (1814 posts) -

Some dude no one knows about !

#134 Edited by Chontamenti (153 posts) -

1. Jenson Button; yes I know, he is a Formula 1-driver, but he is British and looks amazing in a suit!)

2. Bradley Cooper

#135 Posted by Donkeycow (556 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

@flindip said:

@MikkaQ: I'm not sure if Williams could do a decent british accent, or even play a convincing suave character. We have never seen him in those type of roles. Elba could pull off both of those things fairly easily.

Just to give some of you an idea. The Fleming Bond is about in his early 40's. Bond is not supposed to be a young guy.

But then it would prove the whole James Bond is a code name thing if you had an american one, a-ha! I'm not really being serious, but they need to address that shit.

They already did address it in Skyfall.

#136 Posted by hubbache (7 posts) -

Gerald Butler

#137 Posted by MikkaQ (10283 posts) -

@Donkeycow said:

@MikkaQ said:

@flindip said:

@MikkaQ: I'm not sure if Williams could do a decent british accent, or even play a convincing suave character. We have never seen him in those type of roles. Elba could pull off both of those things fairly easily.

Just to give some of you an idea. The Fleming Bond is about in his early 40's. Bond is not supposed to be a young guy.

But then it would prove the whole James Bond is a code name thing if you had an american one, a-ha! I'm not really being serious, but they need to address that shit.

They already did address it in Skyfall.

From what I could tell, not really. I mean everyone knows M and Q are codenames, even in Goldeneye, they say how Judi Dench is the first female M and the "evil queen of numbers" but they never really admitted to Bond as being one. Unless I missed something.

#138 Posted by tkalsey (153 posts) -

tom hardy

#139 Edited by flindip (533 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

@Donkeycow said:

@MikkaQ said:

@flindip said:

@MikkaQ: I'm not sure if Williams could do a decent british accent, or even play a convincing suave character. We have never seen him in those type of roles. Elba could pull off both of those things fairly easily.

Just to give some of you an idea. The Fleming Bond is about in his early 40's. Bond is not supposed to be a young guy.

But then it would prove the whole James Bond is a code name thing if you had an american one, a-ha! I'm not really being serious, but they need to address that shit.

They already did address it in Skyfall.

From what I could tell, not really. I mean everyone knows M and Q are codenames, even in Goldeneye, they say how Judi Dench is the first female M and the "evil queen of numbers" but they never really admitted to Bond as being one. Unless I missed something.

They established in Skyfall that Bond past is directly tied to the Fleming Bond. Scottish, Swede mother, an orphan etc.

It pretty much ended speculation that Bond is an alias. Craig Bond is the same Bond of the Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, and Bronson character. Its confirmed in Skyfall, that each actor iteration of Bond is a reboot or simply expanding on the same character(Connery to Moore). It is NOT a different person.

Although that does not apply to M. M has actually changed characters(not just actors) over the years(even before Judi Dench). Q was merely reinterpeted as a young man. Since Q is not really all that well defined(even in the Fleming novels), they did have some creative flexibility.

#140 Edited by TooWalrus (13167 posts) -

James Franco.

#141 Edited by Dylabaloo (1549 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

@Donkeycow said:

@MikkaQ said:

@flindip said:

@MikkaQ: I'm not sure if Williams could do a decent british accent, or even play a convincing suave character. We have never seen him in those type of roles. Elba could pull off both of those things fairly easily.

Just to give some of you an idea. The Fleming Bond is about in his early 40's. Bond is not supposed to be a young guy.

But then it would prove the whole James Bond is a code name thing if you had an american one, a-ha! I'm not really being serious, but they need to address that shit.

They already did address it in Skyfall.

From what I could tell, not really. I mean everyone knows M and Q are codenames, even in Goldeneye, they say how Judi Dench is the first female M and the "evil queen of numbers" but they never really admitted to Bond as being one. Unless I missed something.

He's referring to the family house, the titular Skyfall; in the grounds there is a tombstone that has the name Andrew Bond and Monique Delacroix Bond scribed into thus proving it's an inherited family name not a codename.

Fassbender is my choice for sure! He's sauve, sexy, menacing, charming, funny, brutish (But more refined than Craig) and looks killer in a suit!

#142 Posted by HazeMisoSoup (9 posts) -

@Humanity: But Scotland is in Britain and on the same island as England and Wales...?

#143 Posted by Whitestripes09 (401 posts) -

I think Michael Fassbender has the charm and looks to be a good Bond.

#144 Edited by MikkaQ (10283 posts) -

@flindip: I guess that's true, by making this one scottish it kinda all but confirms he's one guy. But then Bond as a franchise goes back to being the dumbest thing ever, so I don't like that. The codename theory is way cooler and justifies his agelessness. They should have just set all the bond movies in the 50s or 60s. It's weird to be that the current Bond technically never fought in the cold war. That was like one the key identifying factors of Bond for me. Even Brosnan's Bond was a cold war vet.

@Dylabaloo: Yeah that makes sense. Just ugh. UGH.

#145 Posted by flindip (533 posts) -

Michael Fassbender would be perfect, but he is too good of an actor to get bogged down into the Bond franchise. I just think Elba makes perfect sense in that regard. It would help his career FAR more than it would help Fassbender.

#146 Edited by BaconGames (3371 posts) -

You know, I was about to type a joke answer like "a robot" but now that people mention it, Idris Elba would make a fucking amazing James Bond. At the very least, I'm be super excited to watch James Bond movies again. Not that Daniel Craig is bad, better than the rest except Connery and Brosnan imo but no one can say his bond was a universal or a consistent success.

#147 Posted by flindip (533 posts) -

@MikkaQ: Don't even get me started on setting a Bond story during the cold war 60's, I'm the biggest proponent in the world of this. To me that is where the character is most relevant.

It does not mean you can't put him in a modern context. But if one really truly wants to get an idea of Fleming's Bond, it HAS to be set in the 1960's.

#148 Posted by MikkaQ (10283 posts) -

@flindip said:

@MikkaQ: Don't even get me started on setting a Bond story during the cold war 60's, I'm the biggest proponent in the world of this. To me that is where the character is most relevant.

It does not mean you can't put him in a modern context. But if one really truly wants to get an idea of Fleming's Bond, it HAS to be set in the 1960's.

Yes I think it's responsible for a lot of the atmosphere. And it's more difficult to not make him look like a sociopathic misogynist in a modern context.

#149 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -
@Bell_End

karl pilkington

#150 Posted by PSNgamesun (406 posts) -

Sean Connory's balls sack should be James Bond