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Now you're making me cry ……  ajb007/frown

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ToTheRight wrote:

I feel it's dwindling down to the point where anticipating the next Bond film may be like waiting for another DIE HARD or INDIANA JONES movie.  It'll happen at some point, but speculating won't be as much fun as too much time will pass between entries.
I believe in one of those recent interviews (Variety perhaps) Michael said it could take years to replace Daniel.
I almost think after NTTD Barbara may want to focus on other films for awhile. Perhaps they won't want to go through the whole process of commencing another era with a new actor? Perhaps the next "era" will end up being one-offs where Bond is cast and the gap between films is long enough he needs a recast by the time another entry is planned?

Considering that EON's 'The Rhythm Section' suffered the worst box-office opening ever, I think they might not be so inclined to have an inordinately long gap until the next Bond film. I would also take what Michael Wilson says with a grain of salt. Part of it could be that Wilson is really trying to play up the angle NTTD  being Craig's last film....and remember Wilson is the guy who said he himself needed a long break after one of the films as he was tired......the truth is, Wilson is 78 and while I am sure he's as sharp as ever, is he not semi-retired or will most likely be retired before Bond 26?

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I think it’s almost a guarantee that the next Bond will be a person of color. Otherwise, the media backlash could be crippling to the future viability of the franchise. I don’t go in for that sort of pandering, but as a business strategy it just makes too much sense. As a result, the pool of potential replacements for Craig is much smaller. That may very well lead to a longer search, or it could make the search much shorter.

On the other hand, I dread the prospect of Bond being dragged to the forefront of the culture wars (which will happen no matter who is cast at this point). Maybe EON dreads that as well, and will put the franchise on ice for 5-10 years to get some distance from these hyper-polarized times.

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Miles Messervy wrote:

I think it’s almost a guarantee that the next Bond will be a person of color. Otherwise, the media backlash could be crippling to the future viability of the franchise. I don’t go in for that sort of pandering, but as a business strategy it just makes too much sense. As a result, the pool of potential replacements for Craig is much smaller. That may very well lead to a longer search, or it could make the search much shorter.

On the other hand, I dread the prospect of Bond dragged to the forefront of the culture wars (which will happen no matter who is cast at this point). Maybe EON dreads that as well, and will put the franchise on ice for 5-10 years to get some distance from these hyper-polarized times.

Laurence Fox is the ideal choice, then.

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(sorry, my original post was intended for a different thread  ajb007/crap )

While I don't think it's almost guaranteed the next Bond actor won't be white, I think there is a strong pressure to change Bond's colour and/or gender. It seems like many (perhaps especialy in America?) belive 47 year old Idris Elba is next. And when the News broke that Lashana Lynch will (likely) hold the 007 designation at least in parts of NTTD several of my friends thought Bond will be played by a black woman. Babs has said Bond will stay male, they have also said Bond can be of different ethnicity. I Wonder if other action franchises get the same pressure to change the gender and colour of tneir lead? Rambo, MI, Sherlock Holmes, Jack Reacher, John Wick ...do they get the same pressure? I know the comparisons aren't perfect. No other franchise has the history of james Bond and yet make film set in the present time, but I still think it's a valid question.

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