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Screentests are never publicised and are very private.  You never hear about them until well after an official announcement.  People have to abide by NDA's.  How many here know who tested for Casino Royale?  I doubt there's more than a handful.

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I'm not saying you're wrong,  I'm just not convinced you're right.  Anyway,  Hiddleston seems to do very well on both the polls I started, so he's clearly popular on this forum. Personally I wouldn't mind if he got the role,  but I there are candidates I like better than him.  His face is too thin and and not masculine enough for Bond,  I think.  I hope you're had a nice Friday 13th, Loeffelholz  ajb007/bond

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Number24 wrote:

I'm not saying you're wrong,  I'm just not convinced you're right.  Anyway,  Hiddleston seems to do very well on both the polls I starten,   so he's clearly popular on this forum. Personally I wouldn't mind if he got the role,  but I there are candidates I like better than him.  His face is too thin and and not masculine enough for Bond,  I think.  I hope you're had a nice Friday 13th, Loeffelholz  ajb007/bond

The hostility TH receives on a couple of Facebook Bond pages reminds me very much of the Craig detractors of '05...it will be very amusing to me if he does in fact play the part.

Thank you, my friend. Same to you  ajb007/martini

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What do you make of the poll results,  Loeffelholz?
I was surprised (and relieved) of the lack of support for Idris Elba and Tom Hardy.

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zaphod99 wrote:
HowardB wrote:
Loeffelholz wrote:

Some of us believe that Eon has prepared for the non-Craig contingency, and has a man ready to go  ajb007/bond  ...and I'm sure there's at least a semi-polished draft of a script on their desk. I personally think the distribution thing will take care of itself. Bond (even with a new lead in the role) is one of the better bets in an unsure business.

I was thinking the same thing. Just because we are not aware of a script doesn't mean there isn't a draft being worked on. James Bond films are not a lark or hobby for EON and MGM. For EON, it is their business and for MGM, it's the only thing that keeps that company afloat. Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson are not just a couple kids who inherited the family business and ran it into the ground. They have been great stewards of the Bond film legacy and have had enough boldness and foresight to reinvigorate the franchise when needed.
There seems to be an undercurrent amongst some that EON is flying by the seat of their pants with Bond 25. I don't think so. There is too much at stake here. I believe there is a back up plan with another actor on deck if Craig does not return. That being said, I do believe that MGM's negotiations with a new partner have been effected by whether Craig returns or not. My guess is there are different deals on the table that are based upon that outcome. A deal being consumated means it is known whether Craig is returning or there is a new Bond actor. It wouldn't surprise me if an official announcement of the next Bond film and who will play Bond will come in concert with or shortly after that announcement is made. I also have a feeling that it's coming in the next 90 days. ajb007/martini

I hope that you are right. What is driving the 90 days for you?

Just my gut at that moment. My gut now tells me within 90 days for a Craig returning announcement...maybe longer if there's a new actor. Logan Lucky is finished, Kings is now filming in LA (should be done in about 6 weeks) and then the series Purity. . It's interesting to note that he is only the male lead in Kings. In Logan Lucky he has a supporting role in an ensemble cast and in Purity he is not the main character. Nothing on his schedule after Purity which could make him potentially available for a Bond 25 fall 2018 release. Again, just my gut talking along with some very shacky circumstancial evidence.

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Asp9mm wrote:

Screentests are never publicised and are very private.  You never hear about them until well after an official announcement.  People have to abide by NDA's.  How many here know who tested for Casino Royale?  I doubt there's more than a handful.

I'm sure it's not a stretch to assume that EON is actively screen testing potential actors. The thing I'm most curious about is how they're handling the script. I would expect significant variance based on whether Craig is returning. If that's still undecided, perhaps they have two separate scripts.

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Number24 wrote:

What do you make of the poll results,  Loeffelholz?
I was surprised (and relieved) of the lack of support for Idris Elba and Tom Hardy.

I share your relief, re: Elba and Hardy  ajb007/lol  Not surprised at Hiddleston's strong showing, though. I expect he would bulk up a bit...and bring a classy, sardonic fatalism to the role.

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If Craig gave his notice in 2015, they've had plenty of time.

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Loeffelholz wrote:

Yes...some of us believe Hiddleston was offered the part last May...if true, they must have thought he was sufficiently fantastic. Whether this turns out to be another John Gavin gambit remains to be seen...but if Eon has someone locked down, it would also explain the lack of news with respect to screentests, etc. Eon would have a production start date scheduled regardless, and Hiddleston (or whomever) would likely be compensated to be available for principal photography when it begins, even if that is still a year from now.

IMHO, Hiddleston is either the next Bond...or the biggest 'nearly was Bond' ever  ajb007/smile It's up to Craig.

This is all very interesting/exciting. I'm all in favour of Tommy. However it's a bit like with the Brosnanator he was nearly Bond or the Bond that got away for such a long time it was for me at least a bit anticlimactic when he was actually cast. I wonder if the same thing will happen with Tom. Of course a lot of people (no names) would have presumably been delighted to get rid of 'the other fella' ajb007/bond

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There was an actor who supposedly was to step in if Roger Moore suddenly left -  was it Billington?
I don't know if it's true and and if that sort of thing would work now.

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Number24 wrote:

There was an actor who supposedly was to step in if Roger Moore suddenly left -  was it Billington?
I don't know if it's true and and if that sort of thing would work now.

Wally Cox

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Give me a break, Craig hasn't left yet.

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I do think he returns again yes.

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The money will probably draw him back, unfortunately.

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HowardB wrote:
Number24 wrote:

There was an actor who supposedly was to step in if Roger Moore suddenly left -  was it Billington?
I don't know if it's true and and if that sort of thing would work now.

Wally Cox

He was actually Connery's understudy, not Moore's. Cox died before Moore was Bond.

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Matt S wrote:
HowardB wrote:
Number24 wrote:

There was an actor who supposedly was to step in if Roger Moore suddenly left -  was it Billington?
I don't know if it's true and and if that sort of thing would work now.

Wally Cox

He was actually Connery's understudy, not Moore's. Cox died before Moore was Bond.

Must've been Don Knotts.

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ajb007/lol

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Gala Brand wrote:
Matt S wrote:
HowardB wrote:

Wally Cox

He was actually Connery's understudy, not Moore's. Cox died before Moore was Bond.

Must've been Don Knotts.

He may have been dead but he would have came back if offered the Bond role ajb007/insane  ajb007/lol  ajb007/martini

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HowardB wrote:

He may have been dead but he would have came back if offered the Bond role    

Who wouldn't return from the dead to play Bond though?  ajb007/lol

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Dutchfinger wrote:
HowardB wrote:

He may have been dead but he would have came back if offered the Bond role    

Who wouldn't return from the dead to play Bond though?  ajb007/lol

He might be enjoying death  ajb007/smile

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My gut along with what tiny little bit we do know tells me that EON is not at one of those "where do we go from here" moments like after DAD. I think Plan A has always been to do Bond 25 (or even 25 and 26) with Craig and finish up the Blofeld/SPECTRE storyline. Plan B would go into effect if Craig opts not to return and a new Bond actor would be cast (the Tom Hiddleston being paid to be on standby theory could be true but it wouldn't surprise me if there are several other actor under consideration). I don't believe that EON and Bond 25 are some rudderless ship. Certainly a deal with a new distributor could be dependent on whether Craig returns or not; but there will be a deal with a new distributor (James Bond talks and bulls..t walks ajb007/lol )

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I think if there is an actor on standby, its not someone with the calibre of Hiddelston.
Dan Stevens or Aidan Turner are my two hopefuls.
With a 'straight into the action' storyline like TLD or GE would be awesome.

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Dan will be back

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lotus wrote:

Dan will be back

Agree, Daniel is coming back!

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Is there any actual evidence to suggest that Hiddleston is on stand by in case Craig doesn't come back? Or is it just a theory?