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In and out, in and out! When will those BOND producers make up their minds'

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with another chapter in the cluster-fuck that is the Bond franchise right now. It's gotten to the point that we have just been ignoring every Bond casting rumor, it was getting that ridiculous. I know I was thinking, "Fuck it! I'll just wait for the official announcement!" Well, this ain't an official announcement on who will be playing James Bond in the next film, but rather a confirmation of who won't be playing James Bond. I've always liked Brosnan in the role and hope whoever they have reloading his PPK is a worthy successor. Below is an email containing an Associated Press article where Brosnan confirms his official lay off from the series.

What the heck is wrong with these producers? They do the right thing and get the guy back in there for his 007 swan this.....I'm so pissed.....

The Associated Press

A single, surprising phone call and it was over. That's how Pierce Brosnan says he learned that his services as James Bond would no longer be required.

"One phone call, that's all it took!" the 52-year-old actor tells Entertainment Weekly magazine in its Aug. 19 issue.

Brosnan starred in four Bond films. He says that before they stopped negotiations, the producers had invited him back for a fifth time.

"You know, the movie career for me really started with Bond," says Brosnan, acknowledging that by the time "GoldenEye" premiered in 1995, he was already 42.

He then starred as 007 in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997), "The World Is Not Enough" (1999) and "Die Another Day" (2002).

His departure from the role was a "titanic jolt to the system," says Brosnan, followed by "a great sense of calm."

"I thought ... I can do anything I want to do now. I'm not beholden to them or anyone. I'm not shackled by some contracted image. So there was a sense of liberation."

Brosnan says he's grateful to have had the role, but adds: "It never felt real to me. I never felt I had complete ownership over Bond. Because you'd have these stupid one-liners ? which I loathed ? and I always felt phony doing them."

He plays a foulmouthed, skirt-chasing hit man in the upcoming film "The Matador."

"(For this) to come on the heels of my departure from the world of Bond is sweet grace, to play this one as a farewell to that chapter in time ? it certainly wasn't planned."

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  • Aug. 18, 2005, 1:33 a.m. CST


    by Red Lantern


  • Aug. 18, 2005, 1:38 a.m. CST

    When was he back in?

    by Gheorghe Zamfir

    I thought he was always out.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Someone I haven't read as being considered

    by General Gogol

    is Jonny Lee Miller. He has the height, he's quite cool, the right side of 40 for a multi-film franchise, is not too famous, his Grandfather was M and he was married to Lara Croft. Why not?

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Before I got cut off . . .

    by Red Lantern

    I think it's great they'll get a new Bond. It was obvious Brosnan didn't like the one liners.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Leave Brosnan alone

    by YouInRawbIns?

    he has talents that are of more use outside of Bond. I say they put Connery back in, who cares if he's 90.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 1:40 a.m. CST


    by asterix_te

    Hugh Jackman and Julian Mcmahon. And I'm not australian. It's a shame that Jackman already has say no to the role.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 1:47 a.m. CST

    I Thought The Brosnan Bonds Were Weak

    by Red Lantern

    It's not completely his fault, but none of his Bond films hold up to the best in the series. I hope they go a different direction with these films as well as new casting.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 1:53 a.m. CST

    What a wasted opportunity to rake in the cash on what could'

    by Darth Siskel

    He's grown nicely into the part, and now they want to fuck it up with another actor that half the audience will probably hate.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Kenobi...Obi-wan Kenobi...

    by Charlie & Tex

    Over the last few days, Ewan McGregor was asked if he would consider the role of Bond, and that he didn't follow such a suggestion with customary string of "f" words when confronted with such conjecture suggests that it's something he wouldn't immediately dismiss. His reply was along the lines of "It's something I would have to give serious consideration to..." That the role was immortalised by a Scot and that the producers want to try and get some of the grittiness back to it might be an appealing prospect for him. After the last, focus-group dominated effort didn't do nearly as well as hoped, Eon should be at a point where learning from their mistakes is going to be the only thing that keeps them afloat for the next few years. Anyway, provided, Clive Owen can get his voice above the range of foghorn, he would also be an excellent choice for the role, as his bondian turn in the UK show Chancer proved. Simon Dutton was good as The Saint in a series of TV movies in 1989, and as the character of Simon Templar was always used as a way of getting a Bond-like character in screen, it would serve as good training for him. The simple fact is that the producers what an "unknown" to play him, someone with little baggage from previous role so as to totally identify him with the role, but MGM wants a star with which to give it plenty of press coverage, so who the hell knows...

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Johnny Lee MIller

    by MaulRat

    I like it..... For the record... Goldfinger's better than Dr. No. Both of them are a lot better than Diamonds Are Forever, a judgment reflected in its relative poor showing at the box office, in which field, of course, Thunderball was a notable success.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 2:24 a.m. CST

    What about...

    by loafroaster

    ...David Hasselhoff? He's got the height, the sophistication, the, wait, come back...

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Bond, James Bond

    by Lukecash

    Naw, the Bronson was an excelent bond-He's my second favorite after Sean Connery. It's all good!

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Goldeneye was the only...

    by Dolph

    ...good Brosnan Bond - and the only time he actually looked good in the role, he seemed to age exponentially after that film. I did like him, however, and it's a shame that the woeful Die Another Day had to be his last foray into 007 territory.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 2:43 a.m. CST


    by Ultraman7

    Two words for Bond: Christian Bale. Well, can't be playing Batman and then playing Bond. Oh well...

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 2:58 a.m. CST

    They Should Cast An American This Time

    by Captain Sulu

    The problem with using people from the UK, is that it's hard to take seriously the last few Bonds (except Connery) as real ass kicking heros, which is what Bond should be. I don't know if it's the effeminate accent (which Connery somehow made work) or what, but I want to crack up every time he says something, which really takes you out of the movie.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 3:03 a.m. CST

    I hope this is just a contract negotiation ploy by EON. The pro

    by FrankDrebin

    ...they want an actor with name recognition (ideally, a Brit who's well-known in the US), but nobody famous is going to sign without wanting script approval and percentage points. EON wants to keep control--and the money--all to themselves. Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor have nothing to gain from the role at this point in their careers.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 3:08 a.m. CST

    Agreed About The American Casting

    by Bazooms

    It shouldn't be too hard to find someone who can do a convincing English accent. I think Roger Moore ruined every Bond that followed, he was almost a parody of the Connery Bond. A well known American would put a little spine back into the franchise.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 3:16 a.m. CST

    The Rock Would Be Perfect, But I Don't Know If He Could Pull

    by Captain Sulu

    He's got the right look and the "kick ass" quality, but he might not be able to do the dialogue without it sounding awkward. Still, they have dialogue coaches in Hollywood, so maybe he could be brought up to speed. It's worth a shot, at least.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 3:22 a.m. CST

    American as Bond ?

    by dude_gimme_tabs

    Cast an American as Bond ? WTF ? He would have so little sophistication that he would take the Bond girl for a Happy Meal, he would drive a sh*t car very badly and then he would completely fail to catch the bad guy and go off on another totally unrelated mission.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Pierce Brosnan was meh...

    by Hideo Kojima

    GoldenEye is great, but the rest completely sucked. But can that blame be placed on him? They need to return to form with wacky gadgets and over the top villains.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Possible Bonds

    by Basswizard8

    OK, I've got to weigh in here. James Bond is a character I've followed my whole life. I am THE James Bond fan!! (Hey, this ain't a challenge). Here are my thoughts. First, fuck the producers for "draggin' their heels". Always, in the past, they announced a new "Bond" pretty early after the last one. Do they not really know, or are they "yankin'" us? Last I heard, there was a "short list" of new "Bonds". They all sucked, but, I'll give 'em a chance. Here's my pick...Adrian Paul. I know, you Bond-Heads have heard it before. Let him do a screen test. If he sucks, so be it, but let him try! George Lazenby won the role because he did a good "fight" test. He was a nobody Australian "male model". The producers saw one of his Aussie commercials and gave him a shot! The new Bond CAN be a "nobody". Yeah, yeah, OHMSS wasn't a success, but the Bond "faithful" realize it was one of the best Bonds ever!!! My point is, don't let the new Bond decision come down to "Who's the hottest actor out there?" Remember, the last time they did that, we were saddled with Roger Moore! Yeah, I know, HIS Bond made a lot of money, but, for true Bond fans, it was fuckin' PAINFUL!!!! The James Bond franchise transcends actors!My opinion. Give me some feedback!

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Denzel Washington Would Be Good Too

    by Captain Sulu

    The biggest problem I see here would be his age, they'll probably want someone younger this time so they can keep him around for more than 4 films. He'd definitely nail the accent and bring that Traing Day/Man On Fire ass kickedness to Bond.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 3:33 a.m. CST


    by dude_gimme_tabs

    Seriously though, this is old, old, old, old news. Not cool news. There is a shortlist of four who have all done a second batch of screen tests alongside their first, which was the famous "From Russia With Love" bedroom scene. The four actors are Goran Visnjic (32),Henry Cavill (22), Alex O'Lachlan (28), Ewan Stewart (47). A decision is expected in the next two weeks and the favourite thus far is O'Lachlan. There you go, some cool news.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 3:37 a.m. CST

    I Agree, They Need To Cast Younger This Time

    by PeterAst

    The bond films are really not chronological to any degree anyway, so why not go with a young fresh boyish face that's going to be around for a while? He could even be a little rougher around the edges, in need of an older mentor in the early stages. An unknown would be fine, but really someone in his 20s is the way to go. There was something about Bond at prep school being thrown around at one time, I'd love it if they really did something like this.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Johnny Depp Would Be Perfect

    by Spooge McDuck

    The only thing he hasn't really played, is a kick ass action hero. He used to avoid these types of roles, and picked wierd ones for the challenge. He's done so many now though, the challenge for him would be to do a straight action role. He probably wouldn't do it, but if he did, that would smoke!

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Thecunt Is Right Sulu

    by Red Lantern

    Just because we've never heard The Rock do something like that, is no reason to assume he's not capable. He really hasn't gotten a lot to do in his movies, so we really don't know his range. We shouldn't pre judge on something like this, because in every other way he looks the part.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 4:33 a.m. CST

    The Problem With The Rock . . .

    by PeterAst

    Is that he's too old. They really need to cast for continuity. I'd go as far to say they could do something like a Bond Begins, show a young Jimmy Bond. That way you could have a Bond for the next 20 years.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 4:46 a.m. CST

    I Wasn't Saying The Rock COULDN'T Do The Accent

    by Captain Sulu

    I just haven't seen him do anything like that before. I wasn't steroetyping him as a bad actor or anything, I like the stuff he's done. I was just thinking of Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, where Costner kept slipping in and out of his accent. It was distracting. I agree with you Cunt and Lantern, he should be given a chance. In fact it was ME, that suggested it.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 4:58 a.m. CST

    MGM will be happy because...

    by Charlie & Tex

    ...they will no longer have to waste money bankrolling vanity projects that nobody watched, such as Wise Owl, in order to keep Brosnan happy.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 5:33 a.m. CST

    I can't believe someone is seriously suggesting The Rock

    by vikingkitty

    To each his own, I guess. Maybe Vince McMahon could be M and Ric Flair could be Q, and follow the presentation of each new gadget with a, "WHOOOOOOOOO!"

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Got to got to be a British or Irish Guy.

    by TonyWilson

    Christian Bale would be good. We need the good ole sadistic misogynyistic Bond not some lame 21st century update. I'd like Paddy Considine but there is no way in hell it would happen. Maybe,Paul McGann? Colin Firth would be a good choice too.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 6:34 a.m. CST


    by Captain Katanga

    and it has made my day! each to his own indeed, but if youre seriously suggesting the Rock then you are making it clear you dont have the first clue about who Bond is. THE ROCK!!! was someone also seriously suggesting Denzil Washingon? Great idea!!! And lets have Topher Grace playing Shaft!

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 6:38 a.m. CST

    you guys are shitting me, right?

    by human2

    The Rock? OK. Yeah. I get it. Funny. This is a joke, because no one in their right mind would want to turn James Bond into another Schwartzenegger Command character. Sure, the thing's been formulaic for years now, but it'll never be what it could be with The Rock.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion Would Be The Right Age

    by Winky Man

    I think he could probably nail the accent too, and you could have him convincingly play Bond for 6 or 7 films. He has the right combination of machismo and style. The rock's not a bad choice, but I think his build might be too much. It's fun to see how James Bond can take on guys bigger than he is. The physical danger just wouldn't seem as great with the Rock. He does have the right charisma though, so I'd be willing to give it a chance.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 6:55 a.m. CST

    you'd be willing to give the Rock a chance???!!!!! ANOTHER L

    by Captain Katanga

    this is the most surreal experience ive had in a talkback for a long time! James Bond is British, ex special forces, handsome, charming, debonair, fit but without looking like hes ever set foot in a gym... The Rock is a muscle-bound, plucked-eyebrowed, bizarre-hairlined, ex-wrestler!!! lol, lunacy.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Frankie Muniz could do it

    by c4andmore

    He was great in Agent Cody Banks. Plus his voice is getting deeper, so he's getting creepy as Malcolm.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Special Forces

    by dude_gimme_tabs

    James Bond is not, and has never been, ex-special forces. James Bond was born of a Scottish father, Andrew Bond of Glencoe, and a Swiss mother, Monique Delacroix, from the Canton de Vaud. His father being a foreign representative of the Vickers armaments firm, his early education, from which he inherited a first-class command of French and German, was entirely abroad. When he was eleven years of age, both his parents were killed in a climbing accident in the Aiguilles Rouges above Chamonix, and the youth came under the guardianship of an aunt, since deceased, Miss Charmian Bond, and went to live with her at the quaintly-named hamlet of Pett Bottom near Canterbury in Kent. There, in a small cottage hard by the attractive Duck Inn, his aunt, who must have been a most erudite and accomplished lady, completed his education for an English public school, and, at the age of twelve or thereabouts, he passed satisfactorily into Eton, for which College he had been entered at his birth by his father. It must be admitted that his career at Eton was brief and undistinguished and, after only two halves, as a result of some alleged trouble with one of the boys' maids, his aunt was requested to remove him. She managed to obtain his transfer to Fettes, his father's old school. Here the atmosphere was somewhat Calvinistic, and both academic and athletic standards were rigourous. Nevertheless, though inclined to be solitary by nature, he established some firm friendships among the traditionally famous athletic circles at the school. By the time he left, at the early age of seventeen, he had twice fought for the school as a light-weight and had, in addition, founded the first serious judo class at a British public school. By now it was 1941 and, by claiming an age of nineteen and with the help of an old Vickers colleague of his father, he entered a branch of what was subsequently to become the Ministry of Defence. To serve the confidential nature of his duties, he was accorded the rank of lieutenant in the Special Branch of the R.N.V.R., and it is a measure of the satisfaction his services gave to his superiors that he ended the war with the rank of Commander. It was about this time that 'M' became associated with certain aspects of the Ministry's work, and it was with much gratification that he accepted Commander Bond's post-war application to continue working for the Ministry in which he had risen to the rank of Principal Officer in the Civil Service.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 7:09 a.m. CST

    thanks for the detail...

    by Captain Katanga

    "he was accorded the rank of lieutenant in the Special Branch of the R.N.V.R., and it is a measure of the satisfaction his services gave to his superiors that he ended the war with the rank of Commander" kinda sounds like special forces, but anyway, your detailed Bond history proves that only one man is suitable for the role... THE ROCK!!!!

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Has Anyone Considered Vin Diesel?

    by Red Lantern

    It looks like the XXX series is dead, so there would be no conflict of interest. I think the original even made more money than most Bond movies, so people clearly like Vin Diesel as a spy. He's also not as built as the Rock, so I think he fits a bit better. As far as I know, he's not attached to anything major, so it seems like this could be the perfect fit.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Katanga is right. This is the craziest talkback ever.

    by vikingkitty

    People honestly suggesting The Rock? And Vin Diesel? Did I wake up in the Bizzaro world, where up is down, bad is good, etc.?

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 7:17 a.m. CST

    vin diesel??

    by TonyWilson

    aaaaaaahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha aaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahahahahahahahaha ahahahahahah hahahaha hahahaha haha. yup, that about sums that idea up

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Two words-

    by RenoNevada2000

    Frankie. Muniz. He's young enough to do several films and he's already done some spy movies, so he knows the genre.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Let James Bond ask you . . . what's your name?

    by vikingkitty


  • Aug. 18, 2005, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Either they acquiesce to Brosnan's demands and invite him ba

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    And I'm not alone. These fuckers have intentionally attempted to ruin this series by getting rid of the most popular Bond since Connery.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Make it a mature Bond and give it to MR. BIG from SEX IN THE CIT

    by Spacesheik

    im sure he can fake a british accent

  • If Hugh Jackman was under serious consideration, then the Bond producers don't have a problem using an actor who is already known for a mainstream character. As long as Bale is willing, I say let him alternate between Batman and Bond flicks, just as long as his Bond voice doesn't sound like his Bruce Wayne voice.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 7:47 a.m. CST

    when are you people going to stop falling for Red Lantern/Spooge

    by BurlIvesLeftNut

    He makes suckers out of you guys every time.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Burl Is A Bad, Bad Man

    by Red Lantern

    He should be the next Bond villian.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 7:58 a.m. CST


    by HCEarwicker

    My money is still on Brosnan. This is a trick! A TRICK. It's either the Hollywood PR machine using EW to create a story about one last Bond film, or it's Brosnan's people trying to get the price up. Brosnan will do one more. You heard it here first.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Daniel Craig for Bond

    by pjdon

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Daniel Craig for Bond

    by pjdon

    Daniel Craig from Layer Cake and Enduring love, two of last years (well last year in Britain anywy) best films would make a perfect Bond. Speilberg is already usin him as the lead in Vengance , he's going to be a big star.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 8:27 a.m. CST

    by pjdon

    He is also on of the hardest looking men around

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 8:33 a.m. CST

    rowan atkinson

    by DarthBakpao

    he made a parody of bond, why not cast him as bond completely?

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Thanks for a good ol' laugh, Red Lantern, Sulu et al...

    by rastar

    But Dude_gimme_tabs has a point. This discussion regarding the next Bond is irrelevant if they have a 'final four', so to speak. Obviously it's got to be a British actor, or it would undermine any of the character's believability. But, having said that, I reckon the idea of Christian Bale as Bond is quite appealing. And for my own two cents worth about previous Bond actors... I personally love Roger Moore as much as the rest of them, including Timothy Dalton, because they both did something distinctive with the character. Actually, in Moore's case, it has a lot to do with the fact that his films have so much humour in them - they are always entertaining and never take themselves too seriously. Of course some are better than others (my all-time favourite is still "For Your Eyes Only", despite it not having a John Barry score). I think the Connery films are brilliant, but they were of their time, just as Dalton's films were of their time - and he was very believable in the role. I can't go without mentioning my favourite Bond directors, either - John Glen and Martin Campbell. I have to say I'm thrilled to know that Campbell is back for the next film. He brought so much energy and style to "Goldeneye" that I feel he should be credited with restoring the former glory of Bond to modern cinema. Just my humble opinion...

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 8:49 a.m. CST


    by pjdon

    Have none of you guys seen Layer Cake, i can't belive i'm the only person here pshing for DANIEL CRAIG!

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Seriously,does anyone really care for these shitty movies anymor

    by The True Priapic

    Bond films are fucking awful.Tarantino had the right idea.Do the books,properly(or as much as poss).Fuck the feeling I have every time I walk out of the cinema after one of these stinkers.Don't think I've ever felt worse at a flick after The World is not Enough.Theres me going "Christmas Jones???Christmas?Hmm....They're not going to say it?Are they?" and by the end I thought "God they didn't stoop that low!" then Brosnan "I thought Christmas only came once a year?" and the world became a lesser place.The groans.You could feel the punters wonder what else they could have done with the 6 quid they'd spent watching that shit.Rubbish.Rubbish.Rubbish.You know you're in real trouble when fucking MADONNA comes a knocking......Jeesus Christ....

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 9:07 a.m. CST

    I agree that the last two Bonds sucked, however...

    by rastar

    ... that doesn't mean Bond can't be resotred to his former status of fun, slick entertainment that appeals to young and old audiences. I mean, the previous two films lost the plot completely - mainly, I feel, because they tried to make them into 'modern action films'. I just hope that the world-wide penchant for anything 'retro' helps the next one succeed, after the ridiculous "Die Another Day". ****** I think you have to blame the writers and the producers, rightly so. But why can't a character like Bond continue as long as the audience responds?

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 9:34 a.m. CST


    by tom_joad

    Maybe Marton Csokas will be good, he was great in Bourne Supremacy, or maybe Karl Urban who was great in Bourne Supremacy, they did do a menacing deadly performance as bad guys.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Since Bond is now all about product placement. .....

    by cookylamoo

    They should simply sell the role to the highest bidder. McDonalds, for example, could put Ronald Macdonald in the role. This goes along with my idea that congressmen should be forced to wear racing jackets with patches delaring all the companies who own them.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 11:12 a.m. CST

    I dont really care who they get

    by Fuzhi

    why not just kill the franchise instead - lets face it the last couple of movies has been so bad it make Gigli look like Citizen Kane - okay not quite but close. Of course they will continue to put out lame sequels as long as they make money.

  • I don't even care anymore, I have the same feeling I had when the Dalton era came to a close. It's not what it used to be, and never will be again, so I'll just watch the Connery movies and leave it at that. Let the Peanut Gallery get worked up about new Bond movies Staring Orlando Johnny Lee Hugh Law or whoever.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Would they ever dare...

    by Hobbs set one of the new films in the Cold War era? Probably not. Today's audiences prefer over-the-top action. I guess it's a problem they've had for a while. There really aren't Bond-like spies anymore. Instead, governments rely on indigenous assets. The character has had to evolve (or devolve depending on your opinion) with the times. Another option if they really had balls, would be to have Bond going after an Islamic terrorist group, but that's not PC, even though it's a lot more realistic than the baddies in the last few films. Then again, SPECTRE wasn't exactly the pinnacle of realism, but it somehow it worked.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 1:39 p.m. CST

    This casting stuff is REALLY getting on everyone's tits!! H

    by Rollotomskasi

    The producers need to face facts that they are seriously going to piss off their public if they don't sort out once and for all who is going to be the next Bond. What was once a fun debate is now turning into a PR farce!! Seriously.. The Rock.. Vin Diesel? For Bond?? WTF?? There are precious few people who could pull it off, but they are certainly not the ones!! (Although I AM a fan!) Hugh Jackman would be perfect.. but would have the Wolverine baggage. Gerard Butler would make quite a good one, he does moody well, and has the celtic charm necessary. James Purefoy (Resident Evil) would also be a good alternative, although he is not as well known as the "producers" might like. Adrian Lester. Not well known, and the race card may prove too worrysome for the bigwigs, but he can do suave, devilish, debonair and still play the crook. What does everyone think?

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Bond. James Bond

    by glodene

    The only logical person(s) to portray Bond accurately is either Mos Def or Wesley Snipes. Nuff Said!

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Why is it taking so long?

    by performingmonkey

    And why has the firing of Brosnan been 'confirmed' about ten times? We knew nearly a year ago that he'd been kicked off it and still no word about the new actor. As long as it isn't Clive Owen or a model I don't care. And I hope they inject some much-needed pure old-style Bond into Casino Royale. Goldeneye was the last great Bond, and that was mainly due to the fact that they had no money and a fucking great cast, including the fresh Brosnan who was perfect, Sean Bean as Trevelyan and Alan Cumming as Boris, not to mention the expert casting of Judi Dench as the new 'M'. If they can make this as good as Goldeneye all will be forgiven for the shit that was Die Another Day and the mediocre/crapness of The World Is Not Enough (with Denise Richards pretty unconvincing as a nuclear physicist!).

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Sean Bean as Bond.

    by kdoc13

    Too bad they used him as a bad guy in Goldeneye (Which is the best Bond flick Brosnan did). He would have rocked. I guess my fallback choice would be Jason Statham, but that one is never going to happen.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Lucius Malfoy

    by wolverines claw

    Jason Issacs would be perfect for the role. The guy looks like he's lived a bit. He has the same sort of charisma as Connery - an eye for the ladies but wouldn't be afraid to dish out a slapping if she was out of line. He isn't a pretty boy like McGregor. Connery's bond would have shagged Jinx rigid and spanked her ass as he kicked her out the door. Same with Isaccs. Seriously it's time he had a lead role. He's a good actor when given the right script and he's got the right look and demeanor.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 3:24 p.m. CST


    by VatoLoco

    or chris walken

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Only the Broccolis can spend 150 million on something like DIE A

    by Spacesheik

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Jason Isaacs WAS Bond in THE TUXEDO

    by Spacesheik

    he was the only good thing about that jackie chan thingie

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Jackman has confirmed

    by Hamish

    that he won't be doing it. This sucks cos Pierce was born to be Bond. And he looks great for 52.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 4:17 p.m. CST

    R.C.'s opinion: Let's see: 1. They fired Brosnan(BIG F

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    I mean seriously, who else could they entice that the public would accept as superior embodiment of James Bond over Brosnan? All that's left is Christian Bale (who's already "the Batman"), Ewan McGregor {eehh! though I wouldn't mind seeing Scarlett Johansson as a Bond Girl}, Dr. Doom/Nip Tuck (I can't remember his name, Gavin Rossdale or Daniel Craig (both would make a better Villian) and Orlando Bloom (who is sadly more appropriate to be one of the Bond Girls than 007)

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Shakespeare for Bond!

    by phortonfour

    That is, Joseph Fiennes. Or for that matter, his brother. But not Clive Owen. Meurgh!

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Mcmahon fucked his chances with FANTASTIC FOUR, he was terrible

    by Spacesheik

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Don Cheadle!

    by complicit

    He'd be the perfect actor to be the next-gen Bond.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 7:13 p.m. CST

    If they're gonna go American, Matt Damon will be done with t

    by FrankDrebin

    Before you say the he's too identified with Bourne, remember that the Bond series has a history of poaching actors from other spy series. Patrick McGoohan ("Danger Man / Secret Agent Man / The Prisoner") was offered "Dr. No", but thought it was too sexist and sadistic. Roger Moore was offered OHMSS, but couldn't get out of his contract as "The Saint". Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg and Patrick MacNee are all alumni of "The Avengers". And it was supposed to be Brosnan instead of Timothy Dalton in "The Living Daylights", but he couldn't get out of his "Remington Steele" contract.

  • Tomorrow Never Dies - A "media mogul " tries to invent news with a stealth ship. What retard every thought that would be a cool and worthy villain for bond? ONLY reason to watch it was the car chase and Teri hatchers arse (10 mins max). The World is not Enough - slightly cool as there was a bit more acting and talking in it. Lost the plot by doing nothing with the car, which was fucking German, and having Denise Richards in it (Connery would have fucked her, gave her a slap, stole her tools and fucked off to get the job done) and the end was weak (bond villains shouldn't cry and accept their fate . They should curse bond till their last breath, his heart obliviously wasn't in it). Die Another Day - ......... (sigh) the title had such promise. Not one redeeming features to this crap fest. (maybe the 30 second bit when what

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 8:43 p.m. CST

    They should't have fired Brosnan

    by I Dunno

    With the execption of the last one, all the Brosnan ones were good. And esch one made more money than the last. The fact that there's no solid choice just means that there's no one out there who's suitable.

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Wow...another Bond rumor....screw this outdated series

    by Bong

  • Aug. 18, 2005, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Forget the "Teen Bond" crap.

    by kabong

    The double-oh is a license to kill, not pout. That means no casting of faggy punks who can't hit their marks, let alone look like they could mix it up with international espionage freaks. What's next on the moronic suggestion list--one of those fags from "Dawson's Creek"? Get hot! It's MI6, not high school.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, midnight CST

    Brosnan Deserves Better

    by Saluki

    Many fans were ticked by Brosnan's recent interview, yet while he may have burned the bridges, he didn't hurt the river.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 1:49 a.m. CST


    by Plazola_MEX

    Seriously guys have any of you thought that James Bond needs a rest for a time?

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 2:55 a.m. CST

    new bond - vin jones

    by 512xavier

    if any one has seen snatch vin jone has the tough guy look like connery had in the 60s' and jones would make the series more believable unlike the movies after goldeneye.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Did someone say Jason Statham??? Hilarious.

    by jlb180

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 3:42 a.m. CST

    RIP Mr. Bond

    by antonphd

    I think that someone needs to make a new secret agent. Nobody cares about James Bond the way they used to. It used to be a male bonding thing to like James Bond. Not anymore. Let's face it... they got perfect actors for the roles and fantastic directors but then ass fucked each movie by making it commercial. It has only been because of the actors that we tolerated how they have turned the Bond movies into total shit. And we all respect Pierce Brosnan all the more for saying it's shit. Fuck James Bond. Pierce... go get Tarantino or Cameron and make a competing british secret agent series. Connery did it. And of all of the other bonds, you could do it too. Hell. Same with these other guys that we'd like to see play Bond. Craig. Owen. Let's see them in secret agent roles that will kick Bonds ass. We don't give a fuck about the special effects in these Bond movies. We liked bond for the same reason we like Sam Jackson. He's a bad ass mother fucker. I say that someone needs to start producing medium budget spy movies for us grown ups and give us these great actors as the spys. Maybe a different actor each movie. That would kick ass!! Let's all admit it. We couldn't give a shit about these young pups playing bond. We want to see these bad ass brits play a bad ass secret agent. We don't care if it's Bond. Just give us a bad ass british spy mother fucker and we'll give you our money bitches.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Bond should STAY in the cold war era..!

    by The_ZeroCorpse

    He's stupid and useless in the 90s and 00s. Keep Bond as a period piece rather than making him wallow in shallow 21st century bullshit.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Wait... duh... Layer Cake dude... get Craig and/or Owen and make

    by antonphd

    You fucked us by leaving X3. So you owe us. OK. Seriously though. We're glad you left X3 cause it was not looking good and would have tarnished your name, BUT, that makes you all the more perfect for making us a new spy movie. And while we're at it. The Narc director can make us an american spy movie with Jasan Patrick. And while we're at it... fucking Rodriguiz... give us the mother fucking spy movie that we all know you have in you. Get that tarantino buddy of yours to write it and you two make us the spy movie to end all spy movies. OK. Thank you.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 4:06 a.m. CST

    I dunno what his name is

    by kuryakin

    But the guy who played "Charles" in the last couple of movies would be a good replacement. Like in Casino Royale where James Bond is just an identity, they could have the old Bond wasted and the new guy take over. He looks good in a suit , did a pretty good job as a hardass soldier in Resident Evil, he's English and it would mean a new lease of life for the franchise with Bond effectively starting out, while the already established cast are still there. Bring back Rick Yune from the last one, with the diamond shit in his face. He was the only decent villain in years, a blue face with diamonds - hilarious. Kind of like Jaws but more mental. And on a pervy note- Bambi and Thumper. Kung Fu bikini bitches, you know it makes sense. My ideas will never happen. Not cos they won't cast a black Bond but because the franchise is fucked and run by fuckers. The Bourne films are giving us what we want in terms of fights, espionage, action - all these dicks want to do is have gadgets, explosions and as much product placement as they can.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Plus with a black Bond

    by kuryakin

    They could use barry Adamson's excellent reggae version of the theme "In case there's danger of we're under attack, have no fear because Bond is black". Outstanding.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 4:09 a.m. CST

    Or we're under attack

    by kuryakin


  • Aug. 19, 2005, 4:28 a.m. CST

    WHOAA! BAck UP!

    by ivehadsex

    DId I just hear someone suggest the Rock? NOthing against the man I like him in what he currently does but, my god. I must be seeing things, that's right, I'm so whacked out that I couldn't possibly have read that. I'm going to pretend that I didn't read that and go on with my normal life. Are you RETARDED?

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 4:49 a.m. CST

    The Rock

    by kuryakin

    Would be hilarious. God can you imagine if they actually did that? Hey it could happen, I mean they had a fucking invisible car and a wacky robot suit in the last one. AN INVISIBLE CAR! PS Scotty Too Hottie for Blofeld.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 5:56 a.m. CST

    This is what you do...

    by justaguy

    Sign on Clive Owen as Bond. The next film needs to be more realistic like "Spy Game" needs to be on the edge of your seat thriller...have a plausible scenario. Finally it needs to be less PC...also, stop this cartoony "Charlie's Angels" type shit. Get Tom Clancy to come up with a story...then sign on someone like Ted Griffin to write the script...maybe some polishes by someone like David Mamet.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 6:19 a.m. CST


    by justaguy

    If they go American...I think George Clooney would be cool...or someone similar. If foreign.... someone like Clive Owen...or Colin Farrell. They need to allow Bond to slap some women on the ass in the next film.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 6:45 a.m. CST


    by joeydoo

    A bond film is a bond film. I know the money that they made and I don

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 6:58 a.m. CST

    Best Bond Brosnan Ever Made

    by 0074Ever

    Best Bond Brosnan ever made was "The Thomas Crown Affair." Awesome. That said, if you can get past Bond being played by an American then George Clooney is your man. He's got the looks and charisma. A combination of Sean Connery and Cary Grant.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 7:45 a.m. CST

    looks like Daniel Craig is out of the picture as Bond...

    by GriffinMill

    ...since he'll soon be smooching miss Kidman in yet another unnecessary remake of a classic movie.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 8:09 a.m. CST


    by DannyOcean01

    When on earth are we going to see this film? Last I heard the film was really good, so its peeing me off that there's no info about release dates.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Jesus Christ, Landoasskissian

    by I Dunno

    Break the pills in half before you take them. Despite your purile ranting (why does everyone bring up their parents basement in this site? I'm in Florida. I live in the attic) I agree with your point that they destroyed a good thing when they fired Brosnan. Die Another Day was the onnly Brosnan Bond I didn't like but there's no denying that it made money. And Tomorrow Never Dies opened the same day as Titanic and still made bank. As for Brosnan being old, he's 52. That is not old for Bond. And if they hadn't sat on their ass, he'd already have a 5th film behind him. The Brocollis (the ones in charge, NOT Hollywood) are completly out of touch and don't know what they're doing. The very fact that no actor is particularly blowing up anyone's skirt is proof that they shouldn't have tried to fix what isn't broken. But the invisible car really did suck. The Bond gadgets did tend to get silly but most of the ones in the Brosnan films were halfway believable. Now he's a Romulan.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 9:13 a.m. CST

    "David Copperfield made that statue of liberty disappear"

    by joeydoo

    Oh dear. I don't think actually made it disappear. But Whatever. I am glade that they make money and that results in more movies. I know that the studios only care about making money. BUT, I don't own a movie (anymore. dam tax men :( ) So how they earn their money is not my concern. I want to pay money for a good film not a bad one. The only reason that these films being done badly pisses me off, is that I inheitrenly like them, I can't help myself. If it was some Liseny Lohan vichecl I couldn't care less. But I know that it could, and has been done so better so that is what annoy's me. The studios know they are going to make money on it and they don't give a shit about the end result. The fact that they are popular by default makes them worse in that respect. How can you not get the invisible car thing. From now on people can say "well why doesn't he just make the car invisible again" "how is that new DB9 not bullet proof like his old 'Vanquish'" That's what I will be saying. ;) What the hell does that have to do with a comic book character. Bond is (was now I suppose) never a comic book character. His character does have a certain element of realism to him (in the books). More than Sure Storm anyway. The francise should have gone the the 'Bourne' films ages ago. But with a bit more style.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Next Bond movie has to be old school, cold war era.

    by loodabagel

    Seriously, everything after Connery, with the exception of maybe Live and Let Die and Diamonds are Forever, has been way too PC and lacking in ridiculous villains that DON'T suck. Take Bond back to the 60s where he could screw girls with names like Pussy Galore and Plenty O'Toole before he steals their secret plans. Give the villains tables that flip over to become diagrams of citys. Make sure the bad guys have badass henchmen with razor hats and metal teeth. And don't less assholes like Madonna sing the theme song! The only way to go is with some blues singer, Goldfinger style. Have a suave Brit like Clive Owen fight agents of SPECTRE in his hotel room. And contrary to popular belief, I don't think Die Another Day is the worst Bond movie. The beginning's pretty good before it gets ridiculously lame. The worst bond movie is Never Say Never Again, which is a scene-by-scene ripoff of You only Live Twice, or Thunderball. I can't remember which. Whatever one had the badass volcano base.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Let's just have Connery again

    by antonphd

    CGI Bond. Just kidding.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 1:49 p.m. CST

    The best (recent) Bond movies...

    by glodene

    Are the first two seasons of Alias.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 2:13 p.m. CST

    All of you Roger Moore haters can eat it.

    by Jeditemple

    I grew up watching Roger Moore and Sean Connery tear up the screens with their renditions of Bond. They were both excellent in their respective roles. "The Spy Who Loved Me" was hands down the best Moore flick. That Lotus Esprit is still the best damn Bond car ever. And LOODABAGE, "Never Say Never Again" was a remake of "Thunderball." That's why both villains were named Largo. Duh.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 2:42 p.m. CST

    What was so PC about the lastest Bond movies?

    by I Dunno

    Love them or hate them, he still drinks, still kills people, still fucks and slaps around girls with suggestive names (Onatop?). What do you want? Oh, he doesn't smoke? He smokes cigars. Besides, I can't remember the last time Bond smoked. People throw around the "PC" word entirely too much. As for being a period piece, you would cut out a major part of the Bond formula, the gadgets. Unless you're going to get excited over Q unveiling the "switch-blade". Besides, less than half of the cold war era Bond movies have anything to do with the cold war. Really, count them.

  • The story is that Ian Fleming had a co-writer for Thunderball. So tihs co-writer had the rights to the Thunderball story and it's characters but that's it. So that's the only Bond movie he could do on his own. Notice that there's no Bond theme, no Q, etc. Also notice that it sucked ass.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Is there an echo in here?

    by I Dunno

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Mos Def should be the next James Bond!!!

    by DuncanHines

    Think about it!!!

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 7:49 p.m. CST

    I thought the Roger Moore movies were the best


  • of course that would be totally fucking stupid, seeing as James Bond is a British agent, in MI6 a British Intelligence agency. Who did you have in mind instead of the British '"effeminate" accent? Maybe a Texan....a red neck?.. someone from the Bronx? would that be more manly to you... hahaa

  • So why not go all out and make Bond an American rather that try an ape the "effeminate" British accent. Anyway, Bond is white, not black. That isn't a racial slur, it's as written by Ian Fleming. Also, the Rock looks more like a big Wrestler who would suit the role of a bodyguard more than Bond, and he was crap in XXX. Idiots abound.

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 9:56 p.m. CST

    WILL ARNETT for Bond! (GOB from Arrested Development)

    by Tall_Boy

    "Oh, that is just great! Now I'm expected to climb back on top of Pussy Gallore and do my thing again. I mean, MI6 runs into problems and it's 'Oh, let's have Bond f**k our way out of it!!'"

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Put a tux on this guy, its friggin genius, I tells ya!

    by Tall_Boy

  • Aug. 19, 2005, 10:47 p.m. CST

    I bench-press way more than Connery ever could


  • Aug. 19, 2005, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Vin Diesel Was In XXX, Not The Rock

    by Spooge McDuck

    That explains why you don't think the Rock would be a good choice. I think everyone agrees that Vin Diesel looks the part more, but the Rock is clearly the better actor and has more of the "class" going for him that James Bond needs. He's just a little too buff though, and a spy's supposed to not be noticed. If you get past that and the accent though, he's got everything else going for him.

  • And come on guys. How can we at this site make legitimate claims that the Hollywood suits are the fucking coked up cretins that they are, with you people making moronic suggestions like Vin Diesel or The Rock should be the next Bond? And as an aside, The Rock. It's time to change your fucking name if you want to be considered a serious actor, which I know you have ridiculous aspirations to with your turn in Be Cool. "The Rock" was a stupid name when you were a "wrestler". In the semi-real world it's just laughable. Are you really planning on calling yourself The Rock when you're 60 and running for governor? Your name's Dwayne. Be proud of that. It's probably what made you work out so much and learn to fight as a kid. And Dwayne from What's Happening was pretty cool. Arnold, also a black sitcom kid from the 80's, sounded like a poindexter kind of name too but did the big guy change his name to Block of Wood? No. He kept it and now Arnold is synonomous with badass. And cutting school funding. What were we talking about? Oh yeah, Bond. They were stupid to fire Brosnan and the next Bonds will suck.

  • Aug. 20, 2005, 7:28 a.m. CST

    "How can we at this site make legitimate claims that the Hollywo

    by Prophet Jeremiah

    The answer is, WE can't. Talkbackers pretty much piss and moan about everything before it comes out. What is a good box office gauge, and get ready for the obvious, is Harry's opinion. Say what you will, but Harry's enthusiasm for a mainstream film (ignoring personal connections) has a mostly consistent track record as far as box office success goes. If I was a Hollywood suit, the ONLY opinion I'd look at is Harry's. Say what you will about his love for Armageddon, The Phantome Menace, or whatever, those films made money. Are there exceptions? Sure. The difference being, Harry roots for films to succeed where many TBers root for films to fail. Harry IS the mainstream viewing public. Disclaimer: By the way, I don't know Harry at all, disagree with his assessment of a movie as often as I agree, and don't have an upcoming film to promote.

  • Aug. 20, 2005, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Say My Name!

    by Evil Chicken

    Scrap the whole formula and take it back to its roots. Bond is a period piece, treat it so. I really enjoyed Brosnan in the roll but story elements such as invisible cars make the franchise completely ridiculous. Interestingly enough

  • Aug. 20, 2005, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Oh please, Harry loves almost everything.

    by I Dunno

    And who DIDN'T know that Stealth and The Island were going to bomb? Although I have to admit I didn't know the Island was going to lose that big, I don't think anyone did. Not every talkbacker hates everything. Thee are a lot of children on this board but there are also those who genuinely want movies to be good but aren't going to bend over and accept every piece of crap that Hollywood spews out. Not without a reacharound. As for the period piece thing again, as I said earlier, it'd be a Bond without cool high tech gadgets and it would be dwelling in a time of paranoia that almost seems silly and quaint to us now. Bond was never a period piece. It just happened to start during the period it was written, the cold war. Most Bond stories were about megalomaniac madmen who wanted to rule/ransom/destroy the world, most of them didn't even involve the Ruskies. They were always in the background but he rarely went up directly against the KGB. Big mistake for losing Brosnan, Brocollis, or whatever your name is.

  • Aug. 20, 2005, 8:09 a.m. CST

    While Brosnan was decent - not a shadow of Timothy Dalton, mind

    by SalvatoreGravano

    If it's any consolation, the followups will, no doubt, be much worse. With a teenage MTV "icon" of the week as "Bond. Jimmy Bond".

  • Aug. 20, 2005, 8:14 a.m. CST

    And this new "Bond" will be a US denizen (as opposed to "America

    by SalvatoreGravano

    He will drive a gigantic toy (no gearbox) car, look for McDonald in every country he visits, complain about everything being "so small" and scratching his skull in bewilderment whenever he encounters something that he likes and that cannot be bought or seen in USA.

  • Aug. 20, 2005, 8:54 a.m. CST

    No way were the Brosnan Bonds worse

    by I Dunno

    Have you watched the older ones latley? Forget the FX and stunts, I'm not talking about that but the acting and the writing were lame as hell. The one liners were cringe inducting to say the least. I'm not sayng the last few Bonds were Shakespeare but the dialogue wasn't embarassingly bad like the earlier ones.

  • Aug. 20, 2005, 10 a.m. CST

    Atta Yaqub

    by kuryakin

    Scottish. Handsome. You know it makes sense

  • Aug. 20, 2005, 2:51 p.m. CST

    The Worst Bond Film Ever...

    by glodene

    Hands down was A View To A Kill, with The World Is Not Enough a close second.

  • Aug. 20, 2005, 5:13 p.m. CST

    No way. A View to a Kill had Christopher Walken

    by I Dunno

    And the World Is Not Enough was pretty good, with a kickass theme from garbage. And don't give me that shit about Denuse Richards. Very few of the Bond films have thespians as co-stars. Moonraker and Live and LEt Die, with that over the top hick cop were the worst.

  • Aug. 20, 2005, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Never Say Never Again

    by kuryakin

    Hands down. Truly awful.Connery deliberately killing the franchise. Brosnan's always start well but end up shit. Robert Carlyle - feels no pain - anarchist - OK I'm feeling this........Oh no wait he's a little bitch who'll do whatever Sophie Marceau says. For fucks sake bring back Blofeld and his big kitty

  • Aug. 20, 2005, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Worst Bond Retort

    by glodene

    I Dunno, both films to me just lumbered along at a snails pace and I have nothing against Denise Richards...Hell her performance Meryl Streep-Like in comparison to Tanya Roberts in A View To Kill. Her line delivery was so bad, that I felt embarrased for her. Kuryakin in retrospect I have to agree with you, that poor excuse for A needless remake of Thunderball was pretty excruciating to sit through, that scene with Sean Connery breaking the news to Kim Basinger that her brother is dead while doing that waltz was wayyyy to cheesy and I won't even get into that feeble at excitement with Sean & Raul engaging in that silly video game.

  • Aug. 20, 2005, 11 p.m. CST

    Worst Bond Movie Retort

    by glodene

    I Dunno, both films to me just lumbered along at a snails pace and I have nothing against Denise Richards...Hell her performance was Meryl Streep-Like in comparison to Tanya Roberts in A View To Kill. Her line delivery was so bad, that I felt embarrased for her. Kuryakin in retrospect I have to agree with you, that poor excuse for A needless remake of Thunderball was pretty excruciating to sit through, that scene with Sean Connery breaking the news to Kim Basinger that her brother is dead while doing that waltz was wayyyy to cheesy and I won't even get into that feeble stab at excitement with Sean & Raul engaging in that silly video game (Sorry for the double post)

  • Aug. 21, 2005, 12:06 a.m. CST

    License To Kill Was My Personal Worst

    by Aquaf@g

    Followed closely by Diamonds Are Forever.

  • Aug. 21, 2005, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman please...

    by De genX

    I think its about time Bronsnan went off the Bond films. Hes too old and frankly i m sick of seeing him as a Bond. Its time for a more younger and edgier Bond.. As for me it s Dear boy Hugh.... He should be the next Bond. Hes perfect.. hes cool when he wants to be (Wolverine) and does it so well. So producers take a hint... ITS JACKMAN TIME ,,, BABY!!!!!

  • Aug. 21, 2005, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Roger Moore....

    by REDD

    "Both Sean and I will be forgotten after everybody sees Pierce." (his statement in an interview after seeing Pierce Brosnan playing James Bond on the set of the film Goldeneye). That's a very nice complement Mr. Moore, but I think millions of Bond fans would disagree.

  • Aug. 22, 2005, 9:58 a.m. CST


    by misnomer

    brosnan was the only reason why I got into the bond movies!!! ...definately, without question the best bond since connery... id you see the acting when he finds teri hathcer dead in tnd, or when he shoots spohie marceau in "twine"?? the broccolis f**d him over, and this next bond is gonna bomb. hell, it was brosnans idea to go back to casino royale in the first place! Okay, so we do need a new bond, and I totally agree with a change in direction, ditching the tongue-in-cheek parody of the last installment, but the public wanted one more brosnan (I couldve happily seen three more) and the brocollis have shot themselves in the foot..... still, either way bond has had a good run................

  • Aug. 22, 2005, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Brosnan would be wise to avoid action altogether now

    by Aston Lad

    He'll never escape the Bond image if he continues with adventure movies. I think he'd be great in an Indecent Proposal type film, as a rich, older man in a love triangle with a younger couple. I can imagine him stealing a beautiful woman from a young, insecure man.

  • Aug. 23, 2005, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Bond Choices

    by LUVBUG53

    Bond is so multi-faceted, that any replacement for the flailing franchise will come under criticism. I have some more names to throw into the hat as my top choices (not in any order - some already mentioned): TOM CRUISE RUPERT EVERETT JASON STATHAM CLIVE OWEN JULIAN SANDS CHARLIE SHEEN JOSH BROLIN MATTHEW PERRY JULIAN MCMAHON JONATHAN FRAKES

  • Aug. 24, 2005, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Farewell Mr. Bond but not goodbye...

    by Master Bruce