"James Bond 23" officially slated for 2012!

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by JacksonArcher, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2007
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    That's obviously what we're *supposed* to wonder...
     
  2. Aldo

    Aldo Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2003
    Location:
    Somewhere Out there beneath the pale moonlight.
    Even based on the trailer, it's very apparent that it's an accident. Eve is aiming at Patrice (the man Bond is fighting on the train) and misses, hitting Bond by mistake.

    As for Eve vs. Severine, I believe Eve is the main Bond girl.

    Severine is killed by Silva midway through the film
     
  3. sidious618

    sidious618 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    Location:
    sidious618
    Maybe there isn't even a main "Bond girl" for this film. That'd be a nice change, actually.
     
  4. Aldo

    Aldo Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2003
    Location:
    Somewhere Out there beneath the pale moonlight.
    I just want to see Craig end one of his films in the arms of the main Bond girl. I have a feeling it's not going to happen in this one. That's one staple I'd wish they'd return to the series, like they have with Q.
     
  5. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2003
    Location:
    Brockville, Ontario, Canada
    Craig's films have more in common with the endings of some of the Fleming Books---more downbeat. Moonraker, for example, he doesn't get the girl and yet he's kinda okay with it.

    It's a refreshing change actually. Seems more grounded.
     
  6. Aldo

    Aldo Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2003
    Location:
    Somewhere Out there beneath the pale moonlight.
    I actually wouldn't mind seeing a Moonraker style ending where he tells the Bond girl he loves her and she reveals she's married (or engaged, it's been a while since I've read it).

    I'm not suggesting it need happen every film, but I just want one Craig film where he ends up in the arms of the Bond girl. I'm sure a lot of others would love to see that too.
     
  7. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2003
    Location:
    Brockville, Ontario, Canada
    Well, no reason he couldn't get her at the end...only to find out she's also just looking for some theraputic nooky before moving onto the next assignment or whatever.
     
  8. Aldo

    Aldo Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2003
    Location:
    Somewhere Out there beneath the pale moonlight.
    Based on a few lines of dialogue from Casino Royale, I think the Craig Bond prefers married women anyways. "Less complicated."
     
  9. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2007
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    that's from the book, and how Bond started off...
     
  10. Warped9

    Warped9 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2003
    Location:
    Brockville, Ontario, Canada
    That's also a lot like the Fleming Bond.
     
  11. Aldo

    Aldo Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2003
    Location:
    Somewhere Out there beneath the pale moonlight.
    I need to reread Casino Royale. That was always my favorite Bond novel. Short, but sweet.
     
  12. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA
    Yeah, there was a break from the last two, so it wouldn't be a bad return for this one. Just because it's going to remove excessive camp doesn't mean some of the staples can't come back. Quantum of Solace ended with Bond growing into Bond as we know him.
     
  13. Dream

    Dream Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2001
    Location:
    Hotel Transylvania
    Hopefully they have an interesting script this time unlike Quantum of Solace. What a waste of a movie that was.
     
  14. Rush Limborg

    Rush Limborg Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Location:
    The EIB Network
    Well, for all we know, the trailer was edited to make it look that way. Or perhaps...she saw her chance, and a way to cover it up.

    Indeed? I'm curious as to how you came across this info....
     
  15. Aldo

    Aldo Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2003
    Location:
    Somewhere Out there beneath the pale moonlight.
    I'm a moderator over at the CommanderBond.net message boards. That kind of info just crops up. This time it's mostly through people who have seen call sheets, or storyboards.

    I will concede that Bond getting shot could be on purpose and part of a cover up. But most of what I've heard and read says otherwise.
     
  16. Rush Limborg

    Rush Limborg Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Location:
    The EIB Network
    Well...at any rate--

    I sincerely hope Severine has a more positive fate than that....

    BTW--to the point regarding the books being more "serious" than the films regarding Bond's relationships with women--well...that may be, but...it's worth noting that even as far back as the second book, Live And Let Die, the final scene had Bond and Solitaire taking part in "passionate leave"....

    After that--Diamonds Are Forever, Bond's musings on not bringing himself to settle down and marry her notwithstanding...by the end, the two are together (and she's boarding in his apartment...).

    The endings of Dr. No, Goldfinger, and Thunderball are similarly "glam".


    So...if this pattern in the Craig films of the Bond girls he "gets" all ending up dead continues for much longer (read: if it happens in Skyfall)...other than eliciting groans and muttered "Can't this poor fellow get a break?"--it'll not be true to the spirit of the books.
     
  17. Aldo

    Aldo Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2003
    Location:
    Somewhere Out there beneath the pale moonlight.
    Seems Craig has signed on for two more films after Skyfall:

    Rest of the article here.

    While it's not official confirmation, and it could all be a bunch of nonsense. If it is true, I think it's fantastic. I loved Brosnan and always wish he did one more, now it appears Craig will get to do five films, and that seems like a nice solid number to end on.

    Also, in other news, it appears Skyfall's runtime will be two hours and twenty five minutes, making it around the same length as Casino Royale.
     
  18. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2007
    Some new photos

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Starkers

    Starkers Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2001
    Location:
    Behind enemy lines
    If it's gonna be that long I hope it has better pacing than CR...

    Two more films for Craig? I'd be ok with that, I hope they don't go beyond that though. I want him to at least equal Brosnan, but I don't want him to get into Rog or Sean territory.
     
  20. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Location:
    Gotham
    Those are awesome pics. I've always been unclear with regards to the status of Craig's contact. It was brought to my attention yesterday that he already re-negotiated his contract after "Casino Roayle" and signed a five year deal. Now we get news about this two year extension. It seems we keep getting contradictory reports over just exactly what the length of his contract is.