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james362001 wrote:

The Man With the Golden Gun had it's World Premiere, December 19, 1974. Now that was fast work.

And it showed in the final product - a very lackluster Bond film!

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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Blackleiter wrote :

a very lackluster Bond film!

Agreed  ajb007/martini .   I do find it funny that they seem to be
taken by suprise after one Bond film that they have to
make another.  ajb007/lol   By now you would asume some
kind of forward planning would be on the cards.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Blackleiter wrote :

a very lackluster Bond film!

Agreed  ajb007/martini .   I do find it funny that they seem to be
taken by suprise after one Bond film that they have to
make another.  ajb007/lol   By now you would asume some
kind of forward planning would be on the cards.

Good point!

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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In reply to those concerned about Craig getting too old by the time he makes his fifth, I think when it comes time to replace Craig, they should get a guy in his early 30's. If I'm not mistaken, wasn't SC 31 when he started? And he is still the best, the standard everyone has been held to. Getting guys in their 40's started with Moore, I believe.  He was looking pretty old by the time he was done, IMO.  And we didn't get near enough movies from TD or PB.

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RogueAgent007 wrote:

In reply to those concerned about Craig getting too old by the time he makes his fifth, I think when it comes time to replace Craig, they should get a guy in his early 30's. If I'm not mistaken, wasn't SC 31 when he started? And he is still the best, the standard everyone has been held to. Getting guys in their 40's started with Moore, I believe.  He was looking pretty old by the time he was done, IMO.  And we didn't get near enough movies from TD or PB.

I agree they need to start a new Bond in his 30s.

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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Daniel Craig was 36 when Casino Royale was made.

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RogueAgent007 wrote:

In reply to those concerned about Craig getting too old by the time he makes his fifth, I think when it comes time to replace Craig, they should get a guy in his early 30's. If I'm not mistaken, wasn't SC 31 when he started? And he is still the best, the standard everyone has been held to. Getting guys in their 40's started with Moore, I believe.  He was looking pretty old by the time he was done, IMO.  And we didn't get near enough movies from TD or PB.

Yes. Sean Connery was 31 at the time of filming.

Roger Moore was still James Bond to me and was a good-looking chap at 57.

Timothy Dalton only got to make two 007 movies (1987,1989) before the legal battle with Kevin McClory began. While filming the sequel to Gone With the Wind (1939), titled, Scarlett (1994), Dalton officially announced he was giving up the role of James Bond. He had waited to long. He was already 48.

Pierce Brosnan was 41 when he began filming GoldenEye (1995). By his last, Die Another Day (2002), he was already 48. It would be 4 years before we would see another James Bond movie. Negotiations did not go well so the rumors say. By February 2005, Brosnan made it clear, he was done with the 007 role.

Personally, I don't think Pierce Brosnan showed too much emotion into his role in the end. I thought Die Another Day was horrible.

Eight months later, at a press conference, the new actor to play James Bond made his first appearance on a speedboat, hair and suit getting wet. The producers introduced Daniel Craig. He was 37.
We have only gotten 3 Bond movies out of him. If they wait until 2016 for the next movie, Daniel Craig will be 47.
Eon Producer Michael G. Wilson wants Daniel Craig to be the longest serving James Bond actor ever, so if they stretch the long wait even further, we won't see Bond 25 until 2019. Then in 2018, Daniel Craig will surpass the record made by Roger Moore of 12 years continuously in the role. Roger Moore has 7 movies. Daniel Craig will only have 5.

Personally, between you and me, I would like to see a new actor in the James Bond role and I hope I live a long life to see it happen. Henry Cavill and Adam Rayner might be put on a HOT list of contenders.  But they could always choose someone who is not well-known.
If they want Daniel Craig to play the role until he is 57, we are going to have to wait until 2027. Sorry to say this, but alot of original James Bond fans who enjoyed Sean Connery will be "over the rainbow" by then.
  Oh how I wish the producers and screenwriters would go back to releasing a James Bond movie  every 2 years.
  Live and Let Die (1973) and The Man With the Golden Gun (1974) was not a long wait.