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Pity Tom Hiddleston. Not only finished with, er, publicity-shy popstress Taylor Swift but ruled out of contention for the next James Bond film. According to you, the former Night Manager’s tight buns won’t be shaking and stirring their way through the next 007 flick. A Reg poll on who should follow Daniel Craig as the next …
Even in Zootopia you could tell which character was Idris Elba as soon as the first sentence came out of his mouth.
I'm sure it'd be fine if you've got to see a film where you expect to see Idris Elba starring as himself, but I'm not so sure about James Bond.
> Even in Zootopia you could tell which character was Idris Elba as soon as the first sentence came out of his mouth.
I had only really seen him in the "angry but basically decent man haunted by troubled past" roles until I watched the Jungle Book remake. He goes full-on villain and he's fucking terrifying.
I think he's got a better acting range than he gets credit for.
Can't stand Craig in any role I've seen him in, never a watched a Bond of his. My wife said she can't stand Craig either as he has very creepy eyes that just make you feel sick, like he's either going to rape you or beat you up! Ha ha!
If Elba takes the role I'd be more than happy to head back to watching my first Bond in many years if Elba is given a crack at it!
>The only reason he would get the role would be as a token gesture... ...to put a tick in some "diversity" checklist.
There are other check boxes, 007 traits, that Elba has ticks in:
- Very attractive to women
- Physically imposing
- Has driven a Bentley very fast
So whilst I'm not saying that tokenism is completely absent, to say that it is the only factor is going a bit far.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNQl2Ii0H-I (Pacfic Rim- Elba's character dressing down a subordinate)
You are quite right! There is indeed confusion, but it appears to be on the part of the game's developers:
-He is the shortest character in the game, despite Oddjob as he appeared in the original film being about average height. It seems likely that he was confused with the actually diminutive Nick Nack from The Man with the Golden Gun.
-Due to his short height, he cannot be hit by the normal auto-aim gunfire (which simply shoots above his -head). Instead the other player must stop moving to use the precise aim crosshairs to aim downward and deliberately at him. Because of this, Oddjob gives his user an unfair advantage and his use is often looked down upon.
Firstly nothing at all to do with being black. Nor to do with continuity.
He would make a great secret agent, but his characters come across more cerebral than Bond.
Yes I know he is an actor, but he doesn't seem Bond to me.
I did like Brosnan and also Connery.
Now make some films with IE as another special agent and we will all watch. Perhaps he could get Bond out of a pickle?
According to the Reg Forums search tool, quattroprorocked was the first of us here to support Idris Elba as Bond, though fellow commentards had previously suggested him for Dr Who.
(You have to search for just 'Idris' - if you use his full name then you'll be given the wrong idea that I was the first commentard to support Mr Elba as 007)
And Tom Hardy looks like a guy who could do very bad things in a good cause.*
Good point about Craig and some of the rapey moments. I wonder how many people realize that he is in fact a Scouser?
*Although perhaps without those monologues of his (Peaky Blinders, Lawless) that leave people wondering "Err, yes. WTF did he just say?"
Tom Hardy sometimes seems more like he'd play a Bond that kept previous opponents in the cellar for casual dismemberment for personal amusement in his downtime. Just a bit too psycho I think. Good, but not sure he's Bond. Again, like Idris, I think he'd make a better bad guy.
Well sometimes having casual affairs with married women just doesn't quite cut it, so to speak. :)
Note that apart from his signature characters he has shown his softer side in "This Means War" and "A for Andromeda."
Not more posh English school boys. Connery perhaps not but run with me on this one..
I've always fancied Jason Statham or even Vinnie Jones for the Bond role. Go on, just picture it!!
Was interested to see the other day. Prisoner article, Patrick McGoohan turned the part of Bond down because he didn't 'agree with all the violence'.. Found that bizarre somehow...
Anyway. Statham/Jones seeing the red mist and just going mental, badass.. No?
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