Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by JacksonArcher, Jan 11, 2011.
That'd pretty much make him Foreign Secretary
They should have done a Janet-Brown-in-FYEO and had Jon Culshaw impersonate William Hague.
The thing about MP being Bond's age is that today there would seem to be some sort of crutch as to why she is out of 007's reach. We talked ages ago about if there were a lovely black actress cast as Penny. It would be so awesome for us to see the progressive thinking in the series, but it is also kind of backhanded- oh you finally have a black gal working at MI6 and she is the one chick that Bond can't/won't/doesn't bag? No fair! It is the Live and Let Die Syndrome- the black women who sleep with Bond die, and Jane Seymour has to be a virgin so long as she is with Yaphet Kotto. I'd hate to see what could be nice casting also be a miscasting for today's Moneypenny. Does what I mean make sense?
Since the series has gotten a bit a way from traditional Bondian aspects that some of us like and want back, I think either Q or Moneypenny have to be older or back to the way it was in some way. If it can't be Q now, it should be MP. By the way, I don't know who the guy is playing Q, I've never seen him in anything and perhaps part of my problem with him is that he does look like he belongs on the show MI-5 instead of in a 007 movie. The new young tech guys they have now on MI-5 seriously are not as good as the original Malcolm and Colin. I'd like to see someone like that as Q, but eh.
I liked Tariq in Spooks, did miss Malcom and Colin but times have changed, and whilst it would have made sense when the show started that the techiest guys were those who probably got into computing when it was a new and very unfashionable thing and were almost like eccentric old sorcerers in a way, technology has become far more widespread now. Hell there are primary school kids who are probably more at home with computers smartphones etc than I am, and I'm only 41!
And I don't think a black Moneypenny is a bad thing. Heck being shagged by 007 isn't exactly the height of female empowerment, and I kinda liked the way Samantha Bond played it (most of the time.) A sort of "You could have me, but I'm not going to let you have me." kind of thing.
McCrory's character is revealed and it's not Moneypenny. Also seems to lend support to the theory that Finney is the Foreign Secretary, if you ask me
Oh boo!!! But that doesn't quite rule her out as the next M, if she's someone in parliament with a a 6 background.
Spy pics of the filming of scene 172
of Skyfall show Bond on a rooftop, having shaved off the stubble he's had in previous pictures. These pictures may be bigger spoilers than they seem, given how late in the film this would be. By comparison, Bond was waking up in the hospital post-torture in scene 172 of Casino Royale.
I'm just wondering how awesome it'd be if Dench was bowing out and Finnes was going to be M from now on...
Although it'd be cooler if they got Peter Firth
In reality, whatever about the Bond-verse, people like M tend to come from the security services, rather than a political background.
^ Oooo so maybe this is the bit that goes back to M's past? Some Dench/ McCory bad brew? I do like the idea of Fiennes being M, but why go back to a the proverbial old white guy? I'd love for the next M to be a woman again or Colin Salmon. Wow, it would be neat if M were younger than Bond, some sort of security wiz, or at least someone slightly younger or chosen over Bond creating resentment. Although frankly, it might be nice to see what would happen if Bond were ever promoted, if briefly.
I think then we're also back to Harris possibly becoming Moneypenny. If she is a good action equal agent in this film, why couldn't she be promoted to M's secretary? I know that sounds like a bad fem thing, secretary and all, but it is a very high position. I would so love to see some Naval uniforms and rank establishments for this one, and a tossing of that naval hat!
Well currently MI5 and MI6 are headed by older white guys, and for pretty much their entire history this has been the same aside from Stella Rimminton and Manningham-Buller (who were both MI5). We've had Dench as M for over 15 years now and it is probably time for a change, and I think it should be a man again, and probably a white guy simply because that would be most likely in the real world, at least at present. Salmon would make a good M at some point I think, though personally I'd go with an Asian actor like Ace Bhatti.
Bond will never become M, he's a blunt instrument, a hired gun, an assassin rather than a spy, and he wouldn't want the job anyway!
Yes can you imagine Bond having to temporary take over as M in a crisis or have to pretend to be M on a mission? I think that could be fun, especially if he royally screw it up!
I know the real world services are older white guys, but since when was Bond ever true to the realism? 007 needs to keep up with the times, that is why there was a female M to begin with, so if a black man as M is not next, then a black 007 would be the next logical step. Which I would love, but I'd love Fassbender as Bond more.
No other rumors on who Fiennes plays, though? I don't suppose he could be M's son? We know she has children, it would be great to see them. Although I confess this idea of an M backstory or past element does worry me, as that was another iffy aspect to The World Is Not Enough.
Eh. I'm tired of speculating. I want a trailer!
That might take a while...
Rumour mill suggests Finnes might have a white cat
Craig speaks with characteristic candour about Skyfall, CR and QoS
Hehe. I really hope this one gives Craig the meat he deserves. You watch some of his earlier films and keep thinking, when is his big thing going to happen? You see him as Bond in Quantum, and just feel sad at the waste
Nagini's looking for a new job...
Is this a reference to his Speedos scene in Casino?
Not intentionally, but speaking of which, yeah, he's pretty out there in some of his indie work.
And now I've been trying to write a serious review of Shame, but everything I write sounds like a reference to the prevalent penis in the film 'Fassbender gets to the meat of it' and 'Fassbender's down deep in the thick of it'. Maybe I'm just that perverted?
There will be a scene involving Bond doing some laps in a roof pool.
Night shoots going on right now. Clapperboard 134.
The classic Aston Martin has been spotted.
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