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James Bond will return! Daniel Craig will be back on screens 'by 2016' reveals studio
UK Daily Mail ^

Posted on 03/21/2013 7:05:56 AM PDT by Perdogg

It has just enjoyed one of the most successful installments of its 50 year run.

So it will come as no surprise to fans that studio bosses have confirmed a 24th James Bond movie will hit cinemas within the next three years.

Daniel Craig, 45, will pull on his tuxedo once again, as he has already signed up to appear as the secret agent in two more films.

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1 posted on 03/21/2013 7:05:56 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; GSP.FAN; Young Werther; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; ...

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2 posted on 03/21/2013 7:06:30 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: Perdogg
Ralph Fiennes as the new "M" should be interesting. The actor that portrayed "Q" i find quirky but amusing as well. I look forward to him coming back .(unless, of course the BBC hires him as the next "Doctor Who")

CC

3 posted on 03/21/2013 7:15:00 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Hey liberals, what part of "unalienable" don't you understand?)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Of course they had to go PC with Moneypenny.


4 posted on 03/21/2013 7:16:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

“Of course they had to go PC with Moneypenny.”

PC or not, she’s OK with me. And Daniel Craig is the only Bond I’ve liked since the original.


5 posted on 03/21/2013 7:24:00 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: dfwgator
Yeah, they did. But on the other hand they did a good job of re-creating the sexual tension between Bond and Moneypenny that was there in previous incarnations of the characters. It's also kinda cool to know Moneypenny is capable of being a bit of a badass in her own right, rather than a glorified secretary. Naomie Harris is also sufficiently easy on the eyes that I'm willing to let Broccoli productions off the hook.

CC

6 posted on 03/21/2013 7:29:10 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Hey liberals, what part of "unalienable" don't you understand?)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Q - Ben Whishaw as dr who. Good choice


7 posted on 03/21/2013 7:34:31 AM PDT by The Louiswu (Torpedo the Constitution and full speed ahead!!!)
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To: Perdogg

Yeah, maybe Bond fights a bunch of Moslems in the next film, who are trying to undermine British society.


8 posted on 03/21/2013 7:38:17 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: dfwgator
She's okay by me!


9 posted on 03/21/2013 7:39:56 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq He could sure play that axe. RIP anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: The Louiswu
Thank you, I've been watching it since the Pertwee/Baker regeneration

CC

10 posted on 03/21/2013 7:43:54 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Hey liberals, what part of "unalienable" don't you understand?)
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To: Perdogg

My wife and I like Craig. He is credible as Bond.


11 posted on 03/21/2013 7:44:06 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Looks and acts like a common street thug. No class, none.
Just like todays’ society.


12 posted on 03/21/2013 8:06:13 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: Perdogg
I saw Sky Fall last weekend and here are a few observations concerning my opinions:
1. Daniel Craig is an excellent Bond. As good or better than Sean Connery was in his first set of Bond movies.
2. The character as written in Sky Fall is the best James Bond character written, including all Bond films.
3. De-emphasizing the gadgetry has helped a lot. No magic invisible cars, no ICMB rocket packs, etc. In fact, I would prefer they tone it down even further with relation to MI6 headquarters. Everyone knows that the British welfare state has very limited funds for such things.
4. The sex is more realistic and more in line with the story line, when it is less graphic and less romantic. Bond is not looking for relationships and he is not Don Juan.
5. Gritty, character driven plots are the best. Is it possible to completely expunge all of the Roger Moore Bond movies from cinematic history?
6. Making Bond more human and less cartoonish is key. James Bond as super-hero gets old.
7. Hopefully the old saw of being left to die in some Rube Goldberg type device will never appear again.
8. I loved the use of the old Aston Martin Q-car. It slightly violated my gadget rule, but its use was almost a symbolic goodbye to those trappings (I hope).
9. Thankfully, the constant reminders that it is “Bond, James Bond” and “Shaken, not stirred” have all but disappeared.
10. We still need realistic villains. The Sky Fall villain had a more believable premise than most Bond story lines have, but we really don't have an evil billionaire problem in the world...wait, perhaps Soros as the next Bond villain?
13 posted on 03/21/2013 8:16:18 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: dfwgator
Of course they had to go PC with Moneypenny.

Oh I don't know. Replacing a frumpy middle-aged woman lusting after Bond with a hot, young woman for Bond to lust after hardly seems PC to me.

14 posted on 03/21/2013 8:23:19 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Da Coyote
And Daniel Craig is the only Bond I’ve liked since the original.

Come on, admit it. You secretly loved listening to Timothy Dalton over emphasize every line in a dramatic monotone.

15 posted on 03/21/2013 8:24:12 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: Da Coyote

Me too.


16 posted on 03/21/2013 8:30:09 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SampleMan
7. Hopefully the old saw of being left to die in some Rube Goldberg type device will never appear again.

I think the Austin Powers parody, pretty much guaranteed that...."Why don't you just shoot him?"

17 posted on 03/21/2013 8:32:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Did Eve sleep with James in Macau after the shave?


18 posted on 03/21/2013 8:34:18 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Perdogg
After they killed off Judi Dench (his boss) in Skyfall, I'm wondering who'll play his boss.

I'll miss Dame Judi Dench (she is a Great actress. She was in the BBC show 'As Time Goes By', that might be shown on your local PBS station. On Saturday, we like watching the British comedies - 'Are You Being Served', "keeping Up Apprearances' and 'As Time Goes By'. All great shows!!)

19 posted on 03/21/2013 8:35:53 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Agreed.
Daniel Craig has that unique poker face that is required for his position. I never saw that face in Moore nor Brosnan — I could ‘read’ them from a mile away...


20 posted on 03/21/2013 8:36:31 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Ralph Fiennes is the new M.


21 posted on 03/21/2013 8:37:12 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: ExCTCitizen

Ralph Fiennes (a.k.a. Gareth Mallory) will play ‘M’ in the next Bond film, as depicted in the final scene of “Skyfall”...


22 posted on 03/21/2013 8:37:38 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: DoodleDawg

That’s a good choice. Although I still think of him as Amon Goth from Schindler’s List.


23 posted on 03/21/2013 8:38:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I can also see Liam Neeson in the role of ‘M’...
Maybe?
Does it matter that he’s Irish?


24 posted on 03/21/2013 8:40:15 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Daniel Craig has that unique poker face that is required for his position.

He also can project that hint of ruthlessness and violence that Connery had as well. There's that scene from Dr. No where Connery tells Professor Dent "That's a Smith and Wesson...and you've had your six" and the proceeds to kill him in cold blood. Moore never had it, neither did Brosnan. But Craig does, and I can see him doing the same job on Dent that Connery did.

25 posted on 03/21/2013 8:40:59 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Connery is Scottish. Didn’t hurt, even though I guess we did learn that Bond grew up in Scotland.


26 posted on 03/21/2013 8:41:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ExCTCitizen

I love those British shows also. I didn’t care that much for the Downton Abbey series since they are trying to be so PC with the queer butler plot. The modern British period dramas are awful.


27 posted on 03/21/2013 8:45:26 AM PDT by timeflies
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To: dfwgator
Interesting observation concerning the impact of the Austin Powers parodies.

The Bond movies had become so formulaic and cliche, that they were becoming parodies of themselves with the Roger Moore movies.

The Timothy Dalton movies showed some promise, but couldn't let go of the be-gadgeted, Don Juan, it didn't help that Dalton just couldn't pull it off.

The Pierce Brosnan movies started to introduce some serious grit, but it was the exception, not the rule.

Daniel Craig's Bond started out rough and unrefined/defined. Relying on action over gadgets and having no uncanny luck or magical allure over women, just raw masculinity.

28 posted on 03/21/2013 8:46:14 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: dfwgator
Connery is Scottish. Didn’t hurt, even though I guess we did learn that Bond grew up in Scotland.

Yet the United Kingdom had been involved in the whole IRA - Northern Ireland squabble, which as far as we know ended decades ago, yet there's still some bad feelings and sentiments between the Catholics and Protestants of the region...

I was thinking that perhaps bringing an Irishman such as Neeson in as 'M' would be interesting because he's such a gifted actor -- but he'd have to lose the accent.

Others might think that it would a 'slap in the face' to MI6...

Maybe he could be the next villain?? ;-)

29 posted on 03/21/2013 8:47:36 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SampleMan
we really don't have an evil billionaire problem in the world...wait, perhaps Soros as the next Bond villain?

Yes, a Soros type teaming up with al-Queda and an AL Gore Type enviro-wacko to Tax CAPITALISTS out of there hard earmned money. (And have Barry H. Obama as another Evil Villain, because he is to Americans who enjoy liberty!!)

30 posted on 03/21/2013 8:58:07 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

“I can also see Liam Neeson in the role of ‘M’...”

I can see Liam Neeson as James Bond


31 posted on 03/21/2013 9:03:14 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: dfwgator
Of course they had to go PC with Moneypenny.

I thought the choice of Eve Moneypenny was excellent, and the way they introduced her was outstanding. I think she will be much better than any of her predecessors in the role and her banter with Bond has already surpassed the others.

32 posted on 03/21/2013 9:28:47 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: DoodleDawg

Good Choice...(as I said, I will miss Dame Judi)


33 posted on 03/21/2013 9:36:13 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
Did Eve sleep with James in Macau after the shave?

That's a great question. It certainly appeared it was going that way, but we didn't get any confirmation.

34 posted on 03/21/2013 9:40:25 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: timeflies
I love those British shows also. I didn’t care that much for the Downton Abbey series since they are trying to be so PC with the queer butler plot. The modern British period dramas are awful.

It is funny that in the old BBC series you had sex, but it isn't like today BBC series. (For instance, on 'Are You Being Served', Mr. Humphries was gay living with his mom, and Mrs. Slocombe is always talking about 'her pussy'), now Downtown Abby has a gay butler...it isn't as funny.

35 posted on 03/21/2013 9:40:47 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Pan_Yan

Tim Dalton was the last decent Bond.


36 posted on 03/21/2013 10:14:06 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: DoodleDawg

I have to agree with your assessment of Moore/Brosnan, but every time I watch a Brosnan-led Bond movie I kinda like him more & more in the role. He grows on me.

I watched “The Living Daylights” last night (as part of the G4 Network’s ‘21 Days of Bond’ marathon), and I still like Timothy Dalton, despite his stale demeanor. I think he played the role more as a “spy’s spy”, and I like that.

I’ve also enjoyed reminiscing about the old Soviet Union and the Cold War. Looking at maps of these countries that no longer exist make me yearn somewhat for the Cold War, only in terms of the US-British-USSR power and rivalry.

The 1980s Bond movie Soviet spies were awesome...


37 posted on 03/21/2013 10:30:22 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Perdogg

Craig is the best Bond since Sean Connery. Less funny lines and more realism are what I like. He is much more physically able to do the stunts and play the part than anyone else that played the role.

However, the time factor is running. In Skyfall he was a much older Bond. They need to hurry up with the next two films before he ages too much.


38 posted on 03/21/2013 11:13:56 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I would like to see Charles Dance in the next Bond movie.


39 posted on 03/21/2013 11:18:58 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

M is not the head of Mi6, only the 00 section. I have doubts and misgivings that Bond even works for MI6 in the Flemings books as claimed by some fanboys, but they refuse to listen to reason. It has been branded by the producers that Bond works for Mi6 in the movies starting with Brosnan Bond.


40 posted on 03/21/2013 11:22:21 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Tim Dalton was the last decent Bond.

Ouch. Both of those movies were painful to watch. If I had my choice I'd watch a Brosnan before a Dalton just because the plots and sets weren't as cheesy.

41 posted on 03/21/2013 11:46:10 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: Perdogg
M is not the head of Mi6, only the 00 section.

Yes. I was just merely stating that having Liam Neeson be a hypothetical 'M' in a future Bond movie would be a slap in the face to all of MI6 (including the 00 sec.) specifically because of his Irish roots, given the ugly past between British intelligence and the IRA.

42 posted on 03/21/2013 11:53:56 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Pan_Yan; fieldmarshaldj
Licence to Kill was a train wreck. The Living Daylights was much better, I thought Whitaker was a horrible villain.
43 posted on 03/21/2013 11:54:45 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: Perdogg
I would like to see Charles Dance in the next Bond movie.

Interesting choice -- as the 'villain'?

44 posted on 03/21/2013 11:55:42 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Perdogg
Licence to Kill was a train wreck.

FYI: It's on tonight at 8pm on G4.

45 posted on 03/21/2013 11:57:40 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

It is funny you mention the Irish. Fleming was sued for plagiarism by Irish director Kevin McClory after their production team failed to produced the first Bond movie. McClory’s Estate owned the rights to make Thunderball and to the character Blofeld.

There were unproven rumors about McClory and the IRA.


46 posted on 03/21/2013 12:00:45 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I would have preferred him as M. He looks like he’s from the government.


47 posted on 03/21/2013 12:01:55 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

thanks!


48 posted on 03/21/2013 12:02:07 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; Perdogg

And of course Pierce Brosnan is Irish.


49 posted on 03/21/2013 12:06:13 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: Perdogg
Licence to Kill was a train wreck. The Living Daylights was much better, I thought Whitaker was a horrible villain.

Yes. Yes. Yes.

50 posted on 03/21/2013 12:07:40 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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