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Orlando Bloom The New James Bond?

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Garrett, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. Garrett

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    I just seen on a rolling news that Orlando Bloom is to play a young James Bond when Pierce Brosnan finishes with role next year, for the yet to be named Bond film the 21 in the series.
     
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    Orlando Bloom as 007 .. :laugh: :laugh:
    Hope this isn't true!
     
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    I caught a glimpse of that news story yesterday, however i believe it was sourced from the Sun newspaper, read into that what you like.
     
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    please god no...

    Christian Bale, Clive Owen but not Legolas in a suit...
     
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    Vaugely remember seeing this yesterday.

    I think its meant to be set, obviously, in his early years covering the period during his recruitment from Uni, college, whatever... into the HMSS.

    I know they did say they wanted to do something different with the next Bond Movie but they seems to be taking it a bit far.

    You never know, they might get Miss Knightley to be Miss Moneypenny :smashin:
     
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    Well that will be another reason not to watch the latest Bond movie.
     
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    i read hugh jackman wants the part and the JB producers are considering him
     
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    Looking at Yahoo, I found it funny that Pierce Brosnan said he wants to go out on top. I think the last bond film was one of the worst for ages.
     
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    If it is directed by the same person who directed the last one it will be the first I will not see at the pictures. :thumbsdow
     
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    I thought Die Another Day had a superb first hour which reminded me of the Connery bond days then the second half at the ice palace started and it fell apart, dreadful second half of the film, it was building up to be the best Bond in years and then that silly ice palace and face shifting crap ruined it.

    Die Another Day was still the most profitable Bond film ever and so i imagine more gadgets and more effects ( even though Brosnan said he wanted less gadgets and CGI ) in the next film :(

    I wanna see a return to less gadgets and more gritty realism with Bond.
     
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    People around here seem to be reluctant to change things...I think it's a decent idea. The Bond franchise needs freshening up badly after the disaster that was D.A.D. And it wasn't Brosnan's fault. I think the movies have gone very dull since Goldeneye - which IMHO, was the last decent Bond movie...and the best for about 15 years.
    Look at this way...if it's bad, it's cost you £7 at the cinema...it'll probably cost MGM £100m to make, it'll hurt them a lot more than it'll hurt you...
     
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    No matter how bad a Bond movie is, they will always make their money back on it...and then some.
    By the time the word is out that it's a bad movie, 10's of millions have already seen it.
     
  13. Garrett

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    I hate the gadgets and things.

    One of if not the best Connery film was FRWL and my favourite Bond was Living Daylights which was a nice step back in to reality although there were some gadgets.
    Goldeneye was the best of the Brosnan films, Tomorrow Never Dies took a dip but came back with TWIN but D.A.D looked more like an other film maker trying to copy Bond with a small dash of the MTV generation thrown in..
    But if D.A.D. was so popular no doubt the makers will use the same formula again.

    Just remember I posted this:
     
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    WHAT!
    How can you say such a thing?
    Bond was played by an American and very badly at that.

    An absolutely dreadul performance and a sacrilege that should never have been committed.
     
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    er, wasn't Timothy Dalton Welsh?
     
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    Bond was played by Timothy Dalton in The Living Daylights ( he's a brit ) and its one of my favourites too, Dalton was very good in the role.
     
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    Is he?

    Well an adopted american then.
     
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    :nono:

    Colwyn Bay, Wales and if my memory serves me well moved to Manchester as a very young child and was classically trained Shakespearean.
    He was the only one to play Bond as Ian Fleming wrote Bond, I know I read them all apart ironically The Living Daylights. :blush:
     
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    So why did/does he speak with an American accent then?
    And why do the cheesy Bond lines sound even cheesier when he says them?

    No, as far as I'm concerned, he was a terrible Bond.
     
  20. Garrett

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    :confused: In the Bond films :confused:

    I think Timothy Dalton is one that divides opinion greatly you either apeciate how he was playing Bond or miss it.
     
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    Hugh grant?!
    HUGH GRANT!!!!???

    Please no...... :rolleyes: :suicide: :censored: :mad:
     
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    I'm hoping for Christian Bale for Bond, but I'm not holding my breath. Seems a bit cruel to typecast Orlando Bloom as Legolas, but I just don't rate him very highly. I felt that his was the weakest performance of the Fellowship.
     
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    second the Christian Bale thought, would be a very good choice. Hugh Jackman wouldn't be to bad either.
    As far as Orlando Bloom goes i think he went downhill after Legolas, his Pirates of the Caribbean performance was just about adequate getting even
    worse in Troy.

    Timothy Dalton was a great Bond but in my opinion he wasn't in the best two films, not his fault.
    Living Daylights was a good Bond but far from being the best in my opini0n
    it was severly let down by uncharismatic villains and Miriam Maryam whatever
    her name D'Abo, who was just plain annoying.
    Then the Bond Clan made a big mistake by making 'Licence to kill' more like a
    derivate of 'Lethal Weapon' 'Die harder' film, again not Daltons fault.
    Again his two leading ladies Carey Lowall and Talisa Soto where just rubbish,
    whilst the film felt more like a overblown miami vice episode nothing like Bond.

    I think 'Goldeneye' really rescued the series and 'Die another day' had some
    really nice references to some of the oldies in the franchise,i agree that the finale was uninvolving,overlong and a little bit boring, in contrast to some others i liked most of the ice palace scenes (not the masks and face change business), till after Zao's demise really enjoyable film.

    anyways, rambling over Christian Bale as next Bond would be great......
     
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    someone on aintitcoolnews mentioned that eric bana is in with a shout... he is pretty cool.... he played the delta force dude in balck hawk down to a t.... very bond like :)

    i duno if brosnan has hung up his boots yet... i reckon he's after more cash...
     
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    I liked Timothy Dalton, too, and would vote vor Clive Owen as the next Bond.
     
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    Tim Dalton here as well as the most Bond like Bond...very true to the books IMHO.
    I think you could write Christain Bale off if the new Batman franchise kicks off...imagine all the dumb chavs..."Why is James Bond wearing that leather suit..." :confused: :rotfl:
    Clive Owen for me as the new Bond...and that's just on reputation. I can't recall seeing him in anything :confused: But I'm going to an advanced King Arthur screening tonight (hopefully...need to zip around a bit to get done in time...) :offtopic: :oops:
     
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    He's probably been to the same acting school as Jason Statham ;)

    It wouldn't suprise me if the next Bond isn't a Brit.
     
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    I like Jason Statham but he's too much of a thug to play Bond.
     
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