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Who would be the better successor to Daniel Craig as James Bond: Henry Cavill or Robert Pattinson?

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This is not just a random question, people. It is rooted in comments associating both Robert Pattinson and Henry Cavill to the Bond franchise. We do need to discuss this because Daniel Craig is not getting any younger. While he certainly has a few more post SKYFALL adventures as 007 ahead of him, a successor will need to be found within the next decade. But, who could it be?

If we take Craig's opinion into account, the answer would be Pattinson. Check out this quote from tabloid OK! Magazine:

Daniel told Rob hed make a brilliant Bond, and would like to see a young talented British actor take on the role. Daniels signed on for two more Bond movies but is convinced hell do no more. Apparently, when Rob told Daniel he was a huge fan of his work as the ejector seat loving, sharp suit wearing spy, he was completely taken aback when the compliments were returned.'

Daniel Craig must be smoking something because that is an awful idea. I understand that Pattinson has the appeal of a young demographic, but now that TWILIGHT is over, will he still have the same draw in five years? Plus, Robert Pattinson is lacking a major factor needed to play James Bond: gravitas. In no film I have seen starring Pattinson have I seen anything Bond-like in his acting skills. I award Mr. Craig no points.

But, how about Henry Cavill? I mean, the guy is rugged, handsome, and f*cking Superman! Could you imagine Cavill donning a tuxedo and playing the famed spy? The man himself thinks so. Cavill told this to Empire:

What a wonderful challenge to follow up Daniel Craig, he told Empire magazine. He has set the bar so high.

That is taken out of an article where Cavill said he would love to take over the Bond franchise from Craig. I still don't think Cavill fits with the "type" I envision for Bond, but he is a million times a better choice than Robert "Sparkling Vampire" Pattinson. If I had my choice of any actor right now, I would go with Idris Elba. The guy is dapper, British, and can kick some ass. Elba would be an amazing James Bond and would be a nice update for the modern movie-going audience.

Whatever happens, we know at least two more Daniel Craig 007 movies are coming. After that, who do you want to see?

Extra Tidbit: Rebecca Hall also recently said she can not envision ever seeing a female 007. Thoughts?
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5:33PM on 04/25/2013

Gravitas

I don't Pattinson to play James Bond, but Roger Moore had no Gravitas. He was about as heavy a screen presence as Nigel from Austin Powers. Idris is a good choice, If I could pick some nominees to get invited for casting, I'd say Guy Pierce (a tad old), Fassbender, Damian Lewis, Scott Adkins.
I don't Pattinson to play James Bond, but Roger Moore had no Gravitas. He was about as heavy a screen presence as Nigel from Austin Powers. Idris is a good choice, If I could pick some nominees to get invited for casting, I'd say Guy Pierce (a tad old), Fassbender, Damian Lewis, Scott Adkins.
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3:51PM on 04/25/2013

My pick:

Michael Fassbender or Idris Elba in the role of 007....with Ridley Scott directing.

(Of course, the script is from someone who has a good track record).
Michael Fassbender or Idris Elba in the role of 007....with Ridley Scott directing.

(Of course, the script is from someone who has a good track record).
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5:01PM on 04/25/2013
Like John Logan?
Like John Logan?
11:46PM on 04/25/2013
@HoyleHaw

Exactly!
@HoyleHaw

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12:34PM on 04/25/2013

How about neither?

I have never seen a moment of Twilight, so I don't have that bias, and I thought Pattinson was quite good in Cosmopolis. His burgeoning partnership with David Cronenberg speaks well of his talent. But for Bond? That's a bit of a stretch. He doesn't seem capable of the physicality the role requires.

As for Cavill, who knows? Until MoS drops I will have never seen him act in anything. He certainly has the physical presence for the role. Assuming MoS is successful and they want to continue
I have never seen a moment of Twilight, so I don't have that bias, and I thought Pattinson was quite good in Cosmopolis. His burgeoning partnership with David Cronenberg speaks well of his talent. But for Bond? That's a bit of a stretch. He doesn't seem capable of the physicality the role requires.

As for Cavill, who knows? Until MoS drops I will have never seen him act in anything. He certainly has the physical presence for the role. Assuming MoS is successful and they want to continue that series, could you be both Superman and James Bond? A pretty tall order.
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11:59AM on 04/25/2013

Where did those names come from???

Neither are in any way suitable for Bond. It should be a relatively unknown actor who could have the impact of a Sean Connery / Daniel Craig when they became Bond. By the time Daniel Craig is through, someone new should be on the scene. Fassbender would be fine except he'll already be too old for the role.
Neither are in any way suitable for Bond. It should be a relatively unknown actor who could have the impact of a Sean Connery / Daniel Craig when they became Bond. By the time Daniel Craig is through, someone new should be on the scene. Fassbender would be fine except he'll already be too old for the role.
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11:46AM on 04/25/2013

I think...

Bond doesn't need a huge star to draw in the crowds. Bond, the character, will put bums on seats. Find an actor who not only suits the role, but can also play it well- if it's an unknown so be it... at least it will save the studio some money on the actor's fee.
Bond doesn't need a huge star to draw in the crowds. Bond, the character, will put bums on seats. Find an actor who not only suits the role, but can also play it well- if it's an unknown so be it... at least it will save the studio some money on the actor's fee.
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11:42AM on 04/25/2013
Neither of them. At least not yet (maybe someday, as others have pointed out).
Neither of them. At least not yet (maybe someday, as others have pointed out).
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9:50AM on 04/25/2013
Look, one of these actors could someday be right for Bond. However, that day hasn't yet come. They are still both too young. I'm not crazy about Henry Cavill doing Bond either way because he's already got Superman. Pattinson has enough reasons not to be considered as well. I think the next Bond needs to be a little bit closer to Daniel Craig's age (like, ten years younger, max). I know a lot of people want to see Fassbender in the role. I wouldn't mind. But has he given his two cents on the
Look, one of these actors could someday be right for Bond. However, that day hasn't yet come. They are still both too young. I'm not crazy about Henry Cavill doing Bond either way because he's already got Superman. Pattinson has enough reasons not to be considered as well. I think the next Bond needs to be a little bit closer to Daniel Craig's age (like, ten years younger, max). I know a lot of people want to see Fassbender in the role. I wouldn't mind. But has he given his two cents on the role yet?
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9:26AM on 04/25/2013

Michael Fassbender vs. Robert Pattinson

My feeling is that Michael Fassbender should take over from Daniel Craig when Daniel Craig is done. Eventually Michael Fassbender will tire from the role at which point Robert Pattinson would still be available and (obviously) much older which would make him more suited for the part. Right now Robert Pattinson is only 27 and he'd be too young to be considered for Bond: unless they do another reboot it won't make any sense for Bond to be in his thirties again. If they do do another reboot
My feeling is that Michael Fassbender should take over from Daniel Craig when Daniel Craig is done. Eventually Michael Fassbender will tire from the role at which point Robert Pattinson would still be available and (obviously) much older which would make him more suited for the part. Right now Robert Pattinson is only 27 and he'd be too young to be considered for Bond: unless they do another reboot it won't make any sense for Bond to be in his thirties again. If they do do another reboot --either in the next few years or thirty years from now-- then the [link] theory will look very compelling.

Oh and fuck Twilight: Robert Pattinson was also in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and he was GOOD in that.
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9:25AM on 04/25/2013

Fassbender=Bond, Idris Elba=Felix Leiter

Pass on both Cavill and Pattinson. Fassbender is a perfect choice. all through the first third of First Class, i kept thinking "he's like Bond with powers. too cool". and for those wanting Idris Elba in the films, i think he'd make a kick ass Felix Leiter and could actually have a role other than half-assed American sub-agent. not saying make a buddy cop movie, but give the guy a decent right hook!
Pass on both Cavill and Pattinson. Fassbender is a perfect choice. all through the first third of First Class, i kept thinking "he's like Bond with powers. too cool". and for those wanting Idris Elba in the films, i think he'd make a kick ass Felix Leiter and could actually have a role other than half-assed American sub-agent. not saying make a buddy cop movie, but give the guy a decent right hook!
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9:45AM on 04/25/2013
Are you suggesting Elba for Felix Leiter because of Jeffrey Wright?
Are you suggesting Elba for Felix Leiter because of Jeffrey Wright?
4:51PM on 04/26/2013
and dont forget Bernie Casey played Felix as well
and dont forget Bernie Casey played Felix as well
9:14AM on 04/25/2013
Neither one should don the tuxedo!
What about Jonathan Rhys Meyers?
Neither one should don the tuxedo!
What about Jonathan Rhys Meyers?
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5:55AM on 04/25/2013
After seeing Skyfall its become obvious you just cant up and change the race of James Bond. So the people clamoring for Idris Elba need to just quit it. If you want Idris Elba as a 00 agent then make him something different than 007. Do like the Bourne movies and make a movie with Elba, as the lead, set in the Bond universe.
After seeing Skyfall its become obvious you just cant up and change the race of James Bond. So the people clamoring for Idris Elba need to just quit it. If you want Idris Elba as a 00 agent then make him something different than 007. Do like the Bourne movies and make a movie with Elba, as the lead, set in the Bond universe.
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2:56AM on 04/25/2013
This must be a joke, right? Pattinson is a terrible actor. its not about looks with Bond, its about his hard exterior, but charming character, something Craig has delivered in spades. I like the idea of Fassbender and Elba though, but i cant see the studio casting a black Bond.
This must be a joke, right? Pattinson is a terrible actor. its not about looks with Bond, its about his hard exterior, but charming character, something Craig has delivered in spades. I like the idea of Fassbender and Elba though, but i cant see the studio casting a black Bond.
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2:53AM on 04/25/2013

Michael Fassbender

would be the only appropriate one to the james bond throne. His work in X-men and Prometheus speaks for itself. Pattison is too twilight and Cavil's role in superman is more likely to leave him busy if warner bros. is trying to push the sequel and justice league...by the way, Injustice is fucking addicting
would be the only appropriate one to the james bond throne. His work in X-men and Prometheus speaks for itself. Pattison is too twilight and Cavil's role in superman is more likely to leave him busy if warner bros. is trying to push the sequel and justice league...by the way, Injustice is fucking addicting
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1:24AM on 04/25/2013
I remember Cavill being dubbed "the unluckiest actor of 2005" when he missed out on the roles of Batman, Superman and James Bond all in that same year.
I remember Cavill being dubbed "the unluckiest actor of 2005" when he missed out on the roles of Batman, Superman and James Bond all in that same year.
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1:22AM on 04/25/2013

None of them!

Don't go back to a young actor! I pick neither of these choices. Get Michael Fassbender! Also, the world is not ready for a woman Bond, or a black, asian, or hispanic James Bond. It would be like casting a white guy as Alex Cross or as Muhummad Ali, it would instantly be labeled as racist.
Don't go back to a young actor! I pick neither of these choices. Get Michael Fassbender! Also, the world is not ready for a woman Bond, or a black, asian, or hispanic James Bond. It would be like casting a white guy as Alex Cross or as Muhummad Ali, it would instantly be labeled as racist.
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12:09AM on 04/25/2013

HUH??

Are you fucking kidding me Daniel Craig? That had to be sarcasm him mentioning the guy from Twilight? And Cavill, he's Superman no playing dual icons at the same time, it's just weird. Fassbender is perfect, he's brilliant just cast him as Bond, fire Twilight boy from movies altogether and just keep Cavill as Superman. Problem solved.
Are you fucking kidding me Daniel Craig? That had to be sarcasm him mentioning the guy from Twilight? And Cavill, he's Superman no playing dual icons at the same time, it's just weird. Fassbender is perfect, he's brilliant just cast him as Bond, fire Twilight boy from movies altogether and just keep Cavill as Superman. Problem solved.
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11:18PM on 04/24/2013

Neither

Michael Fassbender or Idris Elba. Robert Pattinson is a terrible actor, and the other one hasn't really proven himself yet. Plus they look too young.
Michael Fassbender or Idris Elba. Robert Pattinson is a terrible actor, and the other one hasn't really proven himself yet. Plus they look too young.
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10:53PM on 04/24/2013
There is no point in getting all worked up over Pattinson as Bond, we all know it will never happen.
There is no point in getting all worked up over Pattinson as Bond, we all know it will never happen.
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9:22PM on 04/24/2013

NEITHER!

Oh please, neither of them have Bond in them. I agree that Idris Elba would be great as Bond, but he is not getting any younger either. In fact he's only four years younger than Craig. I would also agree with Michael Fassbender if I didn't enjoy him as a villain so much. You could do Elba as Bond and Fassbender as the villain and we'd have a good Prometheus reunion (heck let's go all the way and get Ridley Scott to direct!). I guess from the younger crowd I'd agree that Benedict Cumberbatch
Oh please, neither of them have Bond in them. I agree that Idris Elba would be great as Bond, but he is not getting any younger either. In fact he's only four years younger than Craig. I would also agree with Michael Fassbender if I didn't enjoy him as a villain so much. You could do Elba as Bond and Fassbender as the villain and we'd have a good Prometheus reunion (heck let's go all the way and get Ridley Scott to direct!). I guess from the younger crowd I'd agree that Benedict Cumberbatch would be an OK choice but I'd also like to throw James McAvoy into the ring (or Keira Knightly as our first female Bond). Whatever other names we throw around I'd really like to see James Nesbitt as a Bond villain (ie his performance in Five Minutes of Heaven).
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7:47PM on 04/24/2013
Michael Fassbender: either as bond or villain.
Michael Fassbender: either as bond or villain.
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7:38PM on 04/24/2013

rob

nobody hates the twishite saga more than me but i've seen pattersons work other than twilight and he's pretty good to me.to me cavill is not that good of an actor maybe man of steel will make me eat my words.....i hppe it does
nobody hates the twishite saga more than me but i've seen pattersons work other than twilight and he's pretty good to me.to me cavill is not that good of an actor maybe man of steel will make me eat my words.....i hppe it does
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7:19PM on 04/24/2013

No thanks.

No offense intended but both those actors would be terrible for Bond. There is only only actor to continue the legacy and that actor is MICHAEL FASSBENDER. He would deliver a sophisticated, stylish Bond. Look at his performance in Prometheus and just stick him in a tux. Fantastic.
No offense intended but both those actors would be terrible for Bond. There is only only actor to continue the legacy and that actor is MICHAEL FASSBENDER. He would deliver a sophisticated, stylish Bond. Look at his performance in Prometheus and just stick him in a tux. Fantastic.
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7:01PM on 04/24/2013
None.... Michael Fassbender should be in contention for Bond
None.... Michael Fassbender should be in contention for Bond
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7:00PM on 04/24/2013
I don't know who the next 007 should be but Benedict Cumberbatch should be the new villain.
I don't know who the next 007 should be but Benedict Cumberbatch should be the new villain.
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6:47PM on 04/24/2013
I surprise myself sometimes, but I would honestly go with Pattinson. I avoided the Twilight bullshit, so he's not tainted in my eyes. Cavill is Superman. I think he's got enough on his plate right now, and despite his looks and acting ability, honestly does nothing for me. Something about Cavill is bland. Pattinson is a talented actor who simply was part of a horrible movie franchise.
I surprise myself sometimes, but I would honestly go with Pattinson. I avoided the Twilight bullshit, so he's not tainted in my eyes. Cavill is Superman. I think he's got enough on his plate right now, and despite his looks and acting ability, honestly does nothing for me. Something about Cavill is bland. Pattinson is a talented actor who simply was part of a horrible movie franchise.
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6:46PM on 04/24/2013
I'd like to see what Pattinson could do with Bond. Let him come out with some of the darker stuff he's working on and distance himself from Twilight and there shouldn't be a problem!
I'd like to see what Pattinson could do with Bond. Let him come out with some of the darker stuff he's working on and distance himself from Twilight and there shouldn't be a problem!
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6:34PM on 04/24/2013
elba or fassbender...

let cavill be supes and pattinson try and get some cred by doing the darker proj's he's been aligning with
elba or fassbender...

let cavill be supes and pattinson try and get some cred by doing the darker proj's he's been aligning with
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6:31PM on 04/24/2013
I actually think Pattinson would make an interesting Bond. He's got the debonair thing going for him, but there's a bit of nutjob, too. Even though Fassbender would kill it.
I actually think Pattinson would make an interesting Bond. He's got the debonair thing going for him, but there's a bit of nutjob, too. Even though Fassbender would kill it.
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6:03PM on 04/24/2013

Cavil

Maybe if Rob wasn't associated with Twilight, I wouldn't be so disgusted
Maybe if Rob wasn't associated with Twilight, I wouldn't be so disgusted
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5:58PM on 04/24/2013

As for my fantasy Bond...

I have no idea. But it certainly can't be Fassbender, even though he is perfect, as he'd be my fantasy Batman as shown in this picture that is utterly Bruce Wayne.
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And if you're wondering why the hell I'm on about Batman in the Bond headline...well that's because my perfect Alfred would be no other than...
[link]

I mean c'mon. Alfred's an Ex-british serviceman and trained actor. Who better to play him than an aged Shakesperian acting ex-James Bond?

Now just look at this comic
I have no idea. But it certainly can't be Fassbender, even though he is perfect, as he'd be my fantasy Batman as shown in this picture that is utterly Bruce Wayne.
[link]

And if you're wondering why the hell I'm on about Batman in the Bond headline...well that's because my perfect Alfred would be no other than...
[link]

I mean c'mon. Alfred's an Ex-british serviceman and trained actor. Who better to play him than an aged Shakesperian acting ex-James Bond?

Now just look at this comic page and try not to see those two in the parts.
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(......Bryan Cranston as Gordon, film noir atmosphere, no citywide threats but, small, personal, crime solving action drama keeping the surreal comic-book fantasy elements to the rogues gallery. You're welcome Hollywood.

Ahem)
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5:31PM on 04/24/2013
Neither. You might as well have had chris hemswoth up there too. My pick would be michael Fassbender. id like to see michael caine play an older version of bond but he doesnt have a six pack so he's out of the question.
Neither. You might as well have had chris hemswoth up there too. My pick would be michael Fassbender. id like to see michael caine play an older version of bond but he doesnt have a six pack so he's out of the question.
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5:09PM on 04/24/2013

Pattinson is a talented actor?

In what world?
In what world?
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4:49PM on 04/24/2013

Cavill Was Almost Cast as Bond Already

I guess no one remembers that not only was Cavill supposed to be Superman already but he was the second choice for Bond behind Daniel Craig.
I guess no one remembers that not only was Cavill supposed to be Superman already but he was the second choice for Bond behind Daniel Craig.
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4:54PM on 04/24/2013
Good point alot of people forget about
Good point alot of people forget about
4:48PM on 04/24/2013

Dumbass idea...it will not fly at all!!!

Michael Fassbender IS BOND!!!!
Clive Owen COULD HAVE BEEN BOND
Christian Bale COULD BE BOND IF HE WANTED
Michael Fassbender IS BOND!!!!
Clive Owen COULD HAVE BEEN BOND
Christian Bale COULD BE BOND IF HE WANTED
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4:47PM on 04/24/2013
Please let this be a joke
Please let this be a joke
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4:41PM on 04/24/2013
Guy - For the record I'm Asian and am all in favour of having more heroes from minority groups ...but I'd want my Jame Bond to always be white...ditto for Peter Parker ...or any other established white character out there. If we want to change the race, by all means ...bring in a new spy who can match Bond or a new Spider-Man ...but lets not change characters that are now well and truly established in the human psyche as being of a certain type. That said ...I've have no problem with Perry
Guy - For the record I'm Asian and am all in favour of having more heroes from minority groups ...but I'd want my Jame Bond to always be white...ditto for Peter Parker ...or any other established white character out there. If we want to change the race, by all means ...bring in a new spy who can match Bond or a new Spider-Man ...but lets not change characters that are now well and truly established in the human psyche as being of a certain type. That said ...I've have no problem with Perry White or the Kingpin becoming black ...possibly because the actors playing them will and did pull it of magnificently. Whilst they're not the main stars of the those movies ...whose to say Idris Elba could not change the collective human psyche by giving us an amazing performance as James Bond.
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4:19PM on 04/24/2013

I'm not writing this to offend anyone, at all.

This "Idris Elba" thing annoys me a bit.

First of all, I have nothing against Idris, neither do I believe that you cannot have strong black lead characters in movies or anything that people might try and read into this comment in order to re-enforce a point that doesn't exist.

However as far as I'm concerned the race of the character IS important. Not only important in the fact that the original character is described a certain way in the Bond novels (a description that almost every actor
This "Idris Elba" thing annoys me a bit.

First of all, I have nothing against Idris, neither do I believe that you cannot have strong black lead characters in movies or anything that people might try and read into this comment in order to re-enforce a point that doesn't exist.

However as far as I'm concerned the race of the character IS important. Not only important in the fact that the original character is described a certain way in the Bond novels (a description that almost every actor bar Daniel Craig has pretty much hit spot on), but also important in how a film is marketed and the messages that the movie send out.

First off both Felix Lieter and Moneypenny, two originally described white characters, have recently become black characters. Now whilst I enjoy both actors work and think they're both fine in the movies, I can't help but get the feeling of that casting being more of quota filling, decision by committee in order to market towards a wider audience with what was a predominately white character franchise. This is something that's happened recently with the possible change of Jimmy Olsen into a female role in the Man of Steel movie, a move that in no way 'needed' to happen unless of course there was only one strong female presence in the movie and this worried the producers.

So when I hear people calling for Idris, as great an actor as can be, I can't help but feel it's more lead by people wanting to rock the boat, prove a point and feel like they're scoring a victory for 'equality'. But that's completely against the point of equality. If we were supporting true and honest equality then that means that it shouldn't matter if Bond, Moneypenny, Lieter were all white or all black, you're neither gaining nor losing anything.

Secondly, to further my point about people wanting equality "point scoring" instead of actual equality, why is it that desperate that we change the race of the most famous and established white male character in film? A similar thing seems to be happening every-time anyone mentions a re-casting of The Doctor in Doctor Who (although this one would be far easier to do due to the established rules of that universe and more specifically that character, he could change into any race or gender). However if we want true equality, why not create an equally well written and equally strong new black character or film series? I agree that there aren't nearly enough strong lead black characters in movies nowadays (the same goes with strong lead female roles also), however I don't see any advantage in just replacing an existing famous white male character with a different race or gender, as that's just piggybacking on the success of a pre-defined white male role. I thought equality was about a fair and balanced range of strong characters based on fair representation of social and ethnic backgrounds, history, gender and sexual preference. When did taking away existing strong white male roles become a part of representing others?

Also, for the continuities sake, in Skyfall Bond gave a hint of a bi-sexual encounter. Now it was sort of tongue in cheek and I enjoyed the line and insinuation, but let's imagine a world where Bond was both gay and black. Now I have nothing against there being a strong gay and black character leading a movie, I'd happily pay money for a film that with this person as a main character, but that character would certainly not be James Bond. There is a strong 50 year history and continuity with this one character, his race, his social status and his sexuality, all of which would change the way he is perceived not only by the movie-going public, but by every character in his universe that encounters him and in turn the way he reacts to them. Why erase an existing, beloved character to create this new one? Why not create this new strong character and have the enjoyment of both of them being good representations of different walks of life?
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4:29PM on 04/24/2013
For me at least and I'm sure for others, the guy is one of the best actors working today and holds the traits of Bond very well. I can see him as Bond very easily. I already believe it and I KNOW he can pull it off. It doesn't go much deeper than: he's a great actor who could play Bond. I don't really think we care about race at all. We just want a great Bond.
For me at least and I'm sure for others, the guy is one of the best actors working today and holds the traits of Bond very well. I can see him as Bond very easily. I already believe it and I KNOW he can pull it off. It doesn't go much deeper than: he's a great actor who could play Bond. I don't really think we care about race at all. We just want a great Bond.
4:09PM on 04/24/2013
Robert Pattinson? Seriously. I have no long term beef with the guy but I just do not see it at all. Tom Hardy, Idris Elba or Eric Bana are my picks.
Robert Pattinson? Seriously. I have no long term beef with the guy but I just do not see it at all. Tom Hardy, Idris Elba or Eric Bana are my picks.
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4:09PM on 04/24/2013
Idris Elba plz...if only coz I want to hear what the leaked comments of any white supremacists out there would be.
Idris Elba plz...if only coz I want to hear what the leaked comments of any white supremacists out there would be.
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4:06PM on 04/24/2013
Neither.my choice is Fassbender.just watch this [link]
Neither.my choice is Fassbender.just watch this [link]
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3:58PM on 04/24/2013

Not a fan of either, although I'll give them the benefit of the doubt

Look how everyone initially hated the idea of Daniel Craig as James Bond back before CASINO ROYALE came out.
Other actors who could pick up the Walther PPK: Christian Bale would make a great James Bond (he's British, don'cha know), Tom Hardy would be solid, although a little short, same with Jamie Bamber. Tom Hiddleston has the height and the gravitas to make a killer James Bond, but I'm hoping he'll get THE CROW first.
Look how everyone initially hated the idea of Daniel Craig as James Bond back before CASINO ROYALE came out.
Other actors who could pick up the Walther PPK: Christian Bale would make a great James Bond (he's British, don'cha know), Tom Hardy would be solid, although a little short, same with Jamie Bamber. Tom Hiddleston has the height and the gravitas to make a killer James Bond, but I'm hoping he'll get THE CROW first.
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3:55PM on 04/24/2013

out of the two

its has to be cavil....god pattinson is horrible, fuck twilight first off, but if im choosing it would be neither, i like the idea of fassbender in the tux
its has to be cavil....god pattinson is horrible, fuck twilight first off, but if im choosing it would be neither, i like the idea of fassbender in the tux
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3:54PM on 04/24/2013

Of the two, Cavill

It's not even up for debate. But if I had my pick, Fassbender would be the next Bond. Idris Elba would certainly be an interesting choice. Christian Bale? If Superman could be Bond, why not Batman?
It's not even up for debate. But if I had my pick, Fassbender would be the next Bond. Idris Elba would certainly be an interesting choice. Christian Bale? If Superman could be Bond, why not Batman?
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3:44PM on 04/24/2013
Good God. Neither of them. The fuck?
Good God. Neither of them. The fuck?
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4:21PM on 04/24/2013
perfect response.
perfect response.
3:41PM on 04/24/2013

Neither!!! Holy crap what a horrible choice...

I would rather have no Bond, than to have a half assed bond. RP is too tainted by twilight and nobody could take him seriously. He isn't even that good of an actor. Cold Light of Day. That one movie should be enough of a reason to keep Henry Cavill away from acting in anything. He will be the worst part of the new superman movie.
I would rather have no Bond, than to have a half assed bond. RP is too tainted by twilight and nobody could take him seriously. He isn't even that good of an actor. Cold Light of Day. That one movie should be enough of a reason to keep Henry Cavill away from acting in anything. He will be the worst part of the new superman movie.
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3:40PM on 04/24/2013
Idris Elba will be the next Bond...

And Pattinson will lose by a landslide because of Twilight.
Idris Elba will be the next Bond...

And Pattinson will lose by a landslide because of Twilight.
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3:37PM on 04/24/2013
I wouldn't mind young british talent. Pattinson only fufills the young and british part though.
I wouldn't mind young british talent. Pattinson only fufills the young and british part though.
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3:34PM on 04/24/2013
Although you might think that Cavill doesn't fit the type, don't forget People felt the same about Craig. So much so that there was massive outrage when he was announced. Dude has been a pretty epic Bond. I don't know how either guy would do, but I could see either being great. Might be a role where Pattinson really breaks the mold and surprises everyone, ala Ledger with the Joker. I do like the Elba idea though. He was so great as Luther that it would be an easy jump.
Although you might think that Cavill doesn't fit the type, don't forget People felt the same about Craig. So much so that there was massive outrage when he was announced. Dude has been a pretty epic Bond. I don't know how either guy would do, but I could see either being great. Might be a role where Pattinson really breaks the mold and surprises everyone, ala Ledger with the Joker. I do like the Elba idea though. He was so great as Luther that it would be an easy jump.
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3:42PM on 04/24/2013
Cold Light of Day.
Cold Light of Day.
3:33PM on 04/24/2013
Neither. Fassbender is the true successor.
Neither. Fassbender is the true successor.
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3:42PM on 04/24/2013
Thank you! He would be the best fit for sure.
Thank you! He would be the best fit for sure.
3:31PM on 04/24/2013
Tom Hardy.
Tom Hardy.
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3:26PM on 04/24/2013
Cavill would make the better Bond out of the two.

But I would love to see Jude Law don the tuxedo next.
Cavill would make the better Bond out of the two.

But I would love to see Jude Law don the tuxedo next.
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3:20PM on 04/24/2013

The correct answer is...

Idris Elba, unless you can show me the rule that says James Bond can't be black.
Idris Elba, unless you can show me the rule that says James Bond can't be black.
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3:33PM on 04/24/2013
As cool as it would be, it will never happen.
As cool as it would be, it will never happen.
10:11PM on 04/24/2013
Just as soon as they make a white Shaft.
Just as soon as they make a white Shaft.
6:06AM on 04/25/2013
Watch Skyfall you will see why there can never be a "black" James Bond. Bond isnt a codename, which would allow for anyone to take that spot at anytime, its the characters real name.
Watch Skyfall you will see why there can never be a "black" James Bond. Bond isnt a codename, which would allow for anyone to take that spot at anytime, its the characters real name.
3:18PM on 04/24/2013

Hmmm...

Um... How about neither? Neither sounds good to me.
Um... How about neither? Neither sounds good to me.
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