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Old March 9 2011, 08:44 PM   #151
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^ Apparently. And Kevin Spacey was also up for it. Hard to see a role that could potentially be played by all three of them. Though, then again, the Sean Bean role in Goldeneye was originally intended for Hopkins, as you say.

Not exactly. In the "Hopkins" draft, Hopkins was to play Bond's mentor (read: Bernard Lee's M!), who turned to villainy. Frankly, that would have been a LOT darker--perhaps too dark for a Bond film, as we knew and loved the character.

Almost like Jim Phelps turning out to be the villain in Mission: Impossible, the movie....
It would also have made a lot more sense of 006's age (to remember what happened to his parents in the aftermath of WW2 he'd have to be at least in his mid-50s, which he clearly isn't!)
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Old March 9 2011, 09:34 PM   #152
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And the mentor/pupil angle probably would have worked a little better than the comrades one did--assuming they would've gone that route.
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Old March 9 2011, 09:40 PM   #153
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Old March 10 2011, 05:51 PM   #154
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Do we have to have Q be an oldster? I mean, Desmond Lewellyn wasn't all that old when he began the role in the 60's, was he?

If Simon Pegg weren't already playing Scotty, he'd be good.. He can do dark and comic at the same time..

Colin Firth would be great at Q.. But of course, I don't think there's a chance in hell that he'd do the role now...
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Old March 10 2011, 07:17 PM   #155
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^ Pegg is basically Q in the Mission: Impossible movies anyway. And Firth apparently used to really want to be Bond. Even without the Oscar, can't imagine him settling for the role of Q.

But I agree that if the character re-appears he should be closer to Bond's age than he has recently been portrayed. He was more like an older brother to Connery, Lazenby or Moore. It was only with Dalton that he suddenly was an uncle/ father figure.
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Old March 10 2011, 07:39 PM   #156
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Pegg was in the M:I movies?? How did I miss that?.. Granted it's been a long time since I've watched any of them and can't really remember the plots of II and III...
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Old March 10 2011, 09:54 PM   #157
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^ Just III but he's back for Ghost Protocol, or whatever the new one's called.
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Old March 10 2011, 10:25 PM   #158
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^ M is the same, and it's not HER first mission, so it doesn't have to be Q's either.
M is played by the same actress, but she's not intended to be the same character from the Brosnan films. In those films she chastises Bond for being a relic of the Cold War, clearly indicating her character was never really part of the spy game during the cold war.

In Casino Royale M specifically mentions that she misses the Cold War.
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Old March 14 2011, 11:51 AM   #159
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Do we have to have Q be an oldster? I mean, Desmond Lewellyn wasn't all that old when he began the role in the 60's, was he?

If Simon Pegg weren't already playing Scotty, he'd be good.. He can do dark and comic at the same time..

Colin Firth would be great at Q.. But of course, I don't think there's a chance in hell that he'd do the role now...
I'd like to see Colin Firth as M some day, I think he'd be great.

As for Q, Pegg's too geeky (and I know Q should be geeky but maybe not that geeky!)
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Old March 14 2011, 11:56 AM   #160
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I'd love to see Colin Firth in a Bond film in any role. I agree he'd be great as M though.
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Old March 14 2011, 12:44 PM   #161
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^ Colin Firth as Moneypenny?
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Old March 14 2011, 01:39 PM   #162
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Pegg was in the M:I movies?? How did I miss that?.. Granted it's been a long time since I've watched any of them and can't really remember the plots of II and III...
Yeah, he played Marshall Flinkman, the quirky lab technician.
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Old March 15 2011, 02:42 AM   #163
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^^ He'd be awesome Captaindemotion I'm telling you
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Old March 15 2011, 02:58 AM   #164
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Old March 15 2011, 02:59 AM   #165
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Marshall Flinkman was a character on ALIAS...
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