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Bond, Ms James Bond

Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by Zkribbler, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Zkribbler

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    Wouldn't Idris Elba be a far better choice? He would obviously be good as Bond.
    But I don't care about this franchise at all, so whatever :)
     
  3. EgonSpengler

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    You've misread the article. Daniel Craig is still playing Bond, who has retired from MI6. Lynch will be a new character, Bond's successor as "007."
     
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    In Bond 25, she's playing Moneypenny. :dubious:
     
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    That's Naomie Harris.
     
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    Interesting. This fits Hollywood's trend of diversifying reboots/remakes/additions of franchises that were traditionally white men. I'm ok with it as long as the movies are still good. There have been mixed results so far. I've only seen Lynch in Captain Marvel and thought she did a good enough job given the role she had. I'm willing to give it a shot.
     
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    $@#&%! I am really very stupid today. [pissed]
     
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    :lol:

    It's Monday.
     
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    I'm okay with it even if the movies blow.
     
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    Maybe they should get a subsidy by some pro-diversity organization - I expert Graig to play a major role in this film, else the studio risks losing considerable money given that Bond movies tend to not be cheap.
     
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    As usual people get all mad about nothing much. The synopsis we got is that Bond is on retirement (presumably with Madeleine Swann) when Leiter comes to him asking for help.

    Egon explained it wonderfully. I expect Bond will still be the undoubted protagonist, with Lynch tagging along like the Russian agent in The Spy Who Loved Me. The main question that Lynch's casting announcement seeks to plant in the audience's mind is 'Is this a one-off or is she the main character of future Bond movies?'
     
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    Just noting that, typically, the english don't dare have a female (let alone black female) as the actual protagonist of a Bond movie, or to take over Bond in the series, but have no issue with black Achilles cause foreign art doesn't matter ^_^
    After all, what is the Iliad next to James Bond.
     
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    Yes, Octopussy.

    We don't talk about that one.
     
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    That way they get to make people pay to screentest the successor character and thus, at the very least, recover their investment.
     

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