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After Daniel Craig, can you see Richard Armitage as Bond?
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Eruonen
Tol Eressea


Nov 25 2013, 11:48pm

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After Daniel Craig, can you see Richard Armitage as Bond? Can't Post

It seems he would make a good Bond with his looks,
voice and cool, calm demeanor.

What say you?


Old Toby
Gondor


Nov 26 2013, 3:57am

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Apparently RA was one of the potential Bonds [In reply to] Can't Post

for the upcoming film. Sadly (IMO) he didn't make it. I think he would have made a spectacular Bond! He's handsome, can do action scenes as well as everything from Heart-stoppingly Romantic to Icy Nasty, has an terrific voice, and is, well, British. Honestly, I can't imagine why he wasn't chosen.

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Eruonen
Tol Eressea


Nov 26 2013, 4:26am

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Well, Craig is locked in for two more Bond films so there is [In reply to] Can't Post

a possibility in maybe 6-8 years.


Brethil
Half-elven


Nov 26 2013, 5:30am

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I do think so [In reply to] Can't Post


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It seems he would make a good Bond with his looks,
voice and cool, calm demeanor.

What say you?




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Kim
Valinor


Nov 26 2013, 6:25am

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Absolutely! [In reply to] Can't Post

I would love to see that! And he definitely has the skills to play a suave spy, as well as one with more of an edge. And he looks great in a tux. Wink


Arannir
Valinor


Nov 26 2013, 2:57pm

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Just from the looks, I would have preferred him over DC. [In reply to] Can't Post

Not because of attractiveness, but I always felt that DC's take on the role was more Bourn-ish... not Bond.

I actually think that Skyfall was mainly good despite DC's portrayal... not because of it.

However, RA should think about it carefully if he hypotheically gets the chance, depending on other offers.

Bond can stick to you for decades to come...


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glor
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Nov 26 2013, 4:31pm

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RA's name has been mentioned in the past relating to Bond.. [In reply to] Can't Post

..on more than one occassion. I think once it came up briefly as a tabloid rumour for what was to become Skyfall. I believe that rumour was based on the fact that someone had seen him at Warners Brothers HQ in 2010, I mean what else could he have been there for Wink


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Old Toby
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Nov 26 2013, 4:49pm

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Yes I agree with you [In reply to] Can't Post

I personally never liked DC's Bond. Somehow his characterization never grabbed me like some of his predecessors' interpretations. And oh yeah, getting the Bond role would definitely brand RA for a long, long time. On the other hand, I would hate to see him sink into film oblivion, as so many do. Hollywood is so fickle, and I think he's a better actor than most in that action genre. I'd hate to see him stuck in that type-cast niche though, and hope he gets some juicy offers from his role in the Hobbit films (not that he didn't deserve them before the Hobbit films). I'd love to see him go back to classical stage.

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Annael
Half-elven


Nov 26 2013, 4:50pm

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absolutely [In reply to] Can't Post

for one thing, Bond ought to have dark hair. And RA fits the bill in every other way.

I agree that Craig is more "Bourne"-ish than Bond-ish.

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elaen32
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Nov 26 2013, 6:02pm

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Yes- and he has that certain quirk of the eyebrow as well!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Brethil
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Nov 26 2013, 6:14pm

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I agree with all here Old Toby [In reply to] Can't Post


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I personally never liked DC's Bond. Somehow his characterization never grabbed me like some of his predecessors' interpretations. And oh yeah, getting the Bond role would definitely brand RA for a long, long time. On the other hand, I would hate to see him sink into film oblivion, as so many do. Hollywood is so fickle, and I think he's a better actor than most in that action genre. I'd hate to see him stuck in that type-cast niche though, and hope he gets some juicy offers from his role in the Hobbit films (not that he didn't deserve them before the Hobbit films). I'd love to see him go back to classical stage.




I would hope him to get the renown and career stability that he so deserves, but yes I would also hate to see him typecast or branded. He would bring so much to the role - like that touch of real darkness that Bond started out with, like back in Dr. No. - but then I think that he is so much better suited to use those skills on the stage, or in more developed roles.

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Dame Ioreth
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Nov 26 2013, 6:34pm

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I think he could be a great Bond... [In reply to] Can't Post

... but I'd rather he did something else. I think he could play the Bond of the books (which I think is closer to DC's version in script and performance) than the bond of the mid to late Sean Connery days. The ladies man took over the characterization too much. Bond is a 00 - License to Kill is real. He's supposed to be a ruthless killer who is dead inside because of the loss of his love. (Fleming was said to have gone through something similar, which is interesting.)

What I would love is a director with real classical training to get RA and a few of the other greats out there in BBC Drama land and do all the Shakespeare plays, like they would have done in his time. A troupe of players. Oh that would be glorious!

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Brethil
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Nov 26 2013, 6:45pm

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Hear hear!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post


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What I would love is a director with real classical training to get RA and a few of the other greats out there in BBC Drama land and do all the Shakespeare plays, like they would have done in his time. A troupe of players. Oh that would be glorious!




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elaen32
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Nov 26 2013, 6:47pm

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No, No! The Globe Theatre, London!!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Brethil
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Nov 26 2013, 6:48pm

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OK: both. [In reply to] Can't Post

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elaen32
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Nov 26 2013, 6:49pm

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It's a deal!!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Brethil
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Nov 26 2013, 6:54pm

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Hooray! [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's hoping Mr. Armitage is lurking...

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The Grey Elf
Gondor


Nov 26 2013, 7:23pm

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I believe RA has stated in some past interview [In reply to] Can't Post

When the subject of taking on Bond was brought up to him that he would be far more interested in playing a Bond villain than 007 himself. And I can see why. Also, he likes new challenges and Janes Bond may simple be too Spookish to appeal to him. Wink

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FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
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Nov 26 2013, 7:47pm

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Agreed. [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile He's be amazing! I could just picture him saying "My name is Bond. James Bond..." in that deep masculine voice.

Someone on DeviantArt even made a banner for him as James Bond: link

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Old Toby
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Nov 26 2013, 7:59pm

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OMG Dame Ioreth! [In reply to] Can't Post

"What I would love is a director with real classical training to get RA and a few of the other greats out there in BBC Drama land and do all the Shakespeare plays, like they would have done in his time. A troupe of players. Oh that would be glorious!"

This would be so exciting for me that just the thought of it brought tears to my eyes!!! Gah!!!

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Old Toby
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Nov 26 2013, 8:02pm

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Wow!!! ....just....WOW!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

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FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rohan


Nov 26 2013, 8:03pm

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Exactly my same thoughts when I saw it.// [In reply to] Can't Post

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elaen32
Gondor


Nov 26 2013, 8:19pm

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Oh my..... * fans self* [In reply to] Can't Post

ShockedBe still my beating heart!!! Wow, that is a very er.... potent image!! Thanks for posting the link EAFMS!!Angelic


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FaramirAndEowynMorningStar
Rohan


Nov 26 2013, 8:32pm

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I know right?! [In reply to] Can't Post

And you're welcome. Wink

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..But all shall fail in sadness
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RosieLass
Valinor


Nov 26 2013, 8:50pm

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I'm not a Bond fan. [In reply to] Can't Post

So I wouldn't watch it anyway. Not even for Richard Armitage. Sorry.

But I don't see why he couldn't be a smooth, suave spy.

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