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ml94 wrote:

Aidan Turner.

He's my top choice as well!

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If we can get over the "he's an American" thing, I'm a huge proponent of Aaron Tveit.

If you're worried about the British accent, watch Les Miserables.

He'd be the perfect age of 39-40 by start of B26, and he has that "cruel mouth" Fleming described Bond as having...


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No thanks. Bond absolutely has to be played by someone from the commonwealth with an accent similar to one from the UK (so Australia and NZ are ok!).

I'll throw my hat in the ring for the next Bond.

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005 wrote:

No thanks. Bond absolutely has to be played by someone from the commonwealth with an accent similar to one from the UK (so Australia and NZ are ok!).

I'll throw my hat in the ring for the next Bond.

Who wants to tell him Pierce Brosnan was not born in the Commonwealth?

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Arbogast777 wrote:
005 wrote:

No thanks. Bond absolutely has to be played by someone from the commonwealth with an accent similar to one from the UK (so Australia and NZ are ok!).

I'll throw my hat in the ring for the next Bond.

Who wants to tell him Pierce Brosnan was not born in the Commonwealth?

Is Ireland not part of the commonwealth? It's still part of the uk? Former members then? He was born only a few years after Ireland was no longer part of the commonwealth. Close enough ajb007/smile

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I have a feeling they're going to go with a considerably younger actor for 007 in the next block of films.  Daniel Craig was a Gen-X and Millennial Bond, but those generations are entering retirement and middle-age years.  The next generation is also big and technology-driven but more grounded and reserved, at least according to demographers.  I suspect they'll want a more classic Bond type -- not the angsty, psychologically tortured (a la Bruce Wayne, etc.) Bond of the Craig era but someone confident and pragmatic, at ease with himself but navigating a world that doesn't always make sense.

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Gassy Man wrote:

I have a feeling they're going to go with a considerably younger actor for 007 in the next block of films.  Daniel Craig was a Gen-X and Millennial Bond, but those generations are entering retirement and middle-age years.  The next generation is also big and technology-driven but more grounded and reserved, at least according to demographers.  I suspect they'll want a more classic Bond type -- not the angsty, psychologically tortured (a la Bruce Wayne, etc.) Bond of the Craig era but someone confident and pragmatic, at ease with himself but navigating a world that doesn't always make sense.

I generally agree, and also hope you are correct. The next Bond will almost certainly be a millennial, unless they go younger than they have ever gone in the past. The so-called millennial cohort is between 25 and 39 currently. So even if the new Bond isn’t cast for five years and is 30 at the time, he’ll still be a millennial.

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Miles Messervy wrote:
Gassy Man wrote:

I have a feeling they're going to go with a considerably younger actor for 007 in the next block of films.  Daniel Craig was a Gen-X and Millennial Bond, but those generations are entering retirement and middle-age years.  The next generation is also big and technology-driven but more grounded and reserved, at least according to demographers.  I suspect they'll want a more classic Bond type -- not the angsty, psychologically tortured (a la Bruce Wayne, etc.) Bond of the Craig era but someone confident and pragmatic, at ease with himself but navigating a world that doesn't always make sense.

I generally agree, and also hope you are correct. The next Bond will almost certainly be a millennial, unless they go younger than they have ever gone in the past. The so-called millennial cohort is between 25 and 39 currently. So even if the new Bond isn’t cast for five years and is 30 at the time, he’ll still be a millennial.

I should hope the next Bond be of the Y or Z generation. When the public discusses the next Bond the discussion is primarily for Generation X men like Elba or Hardy. The days when three Bonds could be from the same generation are over. Bond needs to appeal to a younger generation once again, and they don’t want their dad to be Bond. Then again, I liked Pierce in the ‘90s and he’s a year older than my dad.

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I think if they stick with the same M, MP, Q, T cast, then they should have a late 30's actor with height and presence. Otherwise, there could be some awkwardness in the interaction and a feeling of babying Bond.

Other than the significant age difference between George Lazenby and Lois Maxwell. We've never had a young Bond interacting with an older Moneypenny.

Wouldn't be surprised to see all completely recast for Bond 26 in 2024/25.

Personally, I would be happy to have DC once more in a couple of years with the same cast, in a completely stand alone, no strings attached mission, like the old days. Can't see it happening..

I know many insist that a younger Bond will appeal more to younger audiences, but I don't agree. In David Zaritsky's interesting vlog with his son, his son expressed his love for Roger Moore. When I was a kid growing up I loved Roger Moore.  It didn't register with me he was old or too old to play Bond. He was just James Bond! Tom Cruise isn't young anymore. People still love watching the MI films. It's the film that matters most - the story, direction, action sequences, script, soundtrack.

I do think the recent Bond films have suffered with a slight identity crisis and still do going forward. Whether that's trying to be more like Bourne, whether to be a hard spy thriller or whether to go back to the Moore era? Inject some humour? More characters? Compete with the Marvel universe? I think sometimes they forget what worked in the first place and how to recapture that magic formula.

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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Bmorelli11 wrote:
ml94 wrote:

Aidan Turner.

He's my top choice as well!

Close but no Cigar. Despite all the hoopla about him with his shirt off i find him weak and lacking presence. Id also much prefer someone taller this time. I want Bond to stand out in a crowd.

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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The Red Kind wrote:

I think if they stick with the same M, MP, Q, T cast, then they should have a late 30's actor with height and presence. Otherwise, there could be some awkwardness in the interaction and a feeling of babying Bond.

Other than the significant age difference between George Lazenby and Lois Maxwell. We've never had a young Bond interacting with an older Moneypenny.

Wouldn't be surprised to see all completely recast for Bond 26 in 2024/25.

Personally, I would be happy to have DC once more in a couple of years with the same cast, in a completely stand alone, no strings attached mission, like the old days. Can't see it happening..

I know many insist that a younger Bond will appeal more to younger audiences, but I don't agree. In David Zaritsky's interesting vlog with his son, his son expressed his love for Roger Moore. When I was a kid growing up I loved Roger Moore.  It didn't register with me he was old or too old to play Bond. He was just James Bond! Tom Cruise isn't young anymore. People still love watching the MI films. It's the film that matters most - the story, direction, action sequences, script, soundtrack.

I do think the recent Bond films have suffered with a slight identity crisis and still do going forward. Whether that's trying to be more like Bourne, whether to be a hard spy thriller or whether to go back to the Moore era? Inject some humour? More characters? Compete with the Marvel universe? I think sometimes they forget what worked in the first place and how to recapture that magic formula.

I don't think young people mind older action stars. Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves and Jason Statham are all in their fifties and very popular with younger audiences. I still want the next James Bond to be in his 30's. I want to see an actor that age as Bond because he hopefully can make many Bond Movies and not play the old agent in his third Bond.

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zaphod99 wrote:
Bmorelli11 wrote:
ml94 wrote:

Aidan Turner.

He's my top choice as well!

Close but no Cigar. Despite all the hoopla about him with his shirt off i find him weak and lacking presence. Id also much prefer someone taller this time. I want Bond to stand out in a crowd.

Interesting take. Have you watched Poldark through the series (as opposed to catching an episode or two)?

And he’s nearly 6 feet tall, so I don’t really understand the height knock. Tom Cruise is barely 5’7 and I’ve never heard anyone say he “lacks presence.” Humphrey Bogart was 5’8. Robert Redford, Paul Newman, and Steve McQueen were all 5’10. Do you find them weak? It’s true that many classic leading men (Peck, Cooper, Grant) and many Bond actors before Craig were over 6 feet, but that’s one of the less important traits of the character for me. Good tailoring can make up for a lot of it. Craig looks markedly taller in Casino Royale and QoS than he does in Skyfall and Spectre.

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I think Aidan Turner has many qualities that fits Bond, a comanding voice is one of them. What makes me doubt a little bit is that he  hasn't got a strong chin and his smile can look a bit cheesy. I still rank him among my top three favourites, I think.