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Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: I doubt it, I mean, that's why it's James Bond 007. That's why he's so legendary. We just have to suspend belief for Bond films (which we do about the plot anyway).

I agree with you.  Casino Royale is the 21th installment of the legendary series, but the story itself is Ian Fleming very first novel.  Meaning, the movie will explain where Bond is coming from and why he was created....

...this is my 200 posts, BOOYAH!
I doubt it, I mean, that's why it's James Bond 007. That's why he's so legendary. We just have to suspend belief for Bond films (which we do about the plot anyway).
Yep. That's the impression I got in the past but they seem to be implying (in the Casino Royale trailer) that the life expectancy for 00's is short. I wonder if they are now trying to go a more realistic route by having an explanation as to why 007 changes every few years. I much prefer this attitude to the character, as it allows for growth as time goes on rather than having to suspend a great deal of disbelief accepting that it's the same guy for all these years.  
Ah, how soon you all forget...

Licence to Kill
Felix: "He was married once, but it was a long time ago."
Dalton is the same Bond as in OHMSS.

"The Spy Who Loved Me"
Amasova starts reciting his profile and mentions Tracy, to which he gets "sensitive" (in the Egyptian bar).

The "Diamonds are Forever" teaser opener was his revenge for Blofeld killing Tracy. Connery is the same Bond as in OHMSS.

"GoldenEye": 1986 was the year that 006 was 'killed' and the opening took place. Theoretically, if Brosnan was Bond then, he'd be Bond in "The Living Daylights" and "Licence to Kill" (unfortunately, his contract to "Remington Steele" got renewed and he was stuck with it for that year, he was the favourite, but Dalton got the part).

So, he is supposed to be the same Bond for the past 44 years.
Connery's Bond probably moaned about not being paid enough and all those missions abroad having a serious impact on his back swing.

Moore's Bond retired because of an over extended eye brow.

Dalton's hasn't been seen since the 70's took his hairstyle back and Brosnan went freelance.

And what about Lazenby? Never happened. It was all a dream in Connery's head. He woke from the dream in a cold sweat and laughing hysterically and yelling, "BURT SHACKSHBY'S DEAD FELIXSHH! My God. I have to call my agent.
I have always wished they actually stated this in the films.
Basically the code name James Bond goes with the assigned number of 007.  It does make you wonder if they spot check the personalities of womanizing, Vodka Martini (shaken, not stired), secret agents to fulfill the position of 007 when it becomes available.  One must also ask, what happened to the previous holder of the position of 007?  Did Connery's die to be replaced by Moore's and so on, or do they retire?  Personally, I'd like to see this played out on screen, and Connery come back to teach the new guy a thing or two about the old days.
How are we meant to take Bond chronology. I know Casino Royale is one of the earlier books but do we really need to think of the new film as a prequel?

I just see it as the next Bond film after Die Another Day. I take it as the role of 007 (within the context of the film itself) is filled with new people as time goes on. Connery, Lazenby, and Moore's Bond's all retired so that's why we have new Bond's every few years. I never saw a reason for the characters of Q or Moneypenny (in particular) to behave as if it was all the same guy throughout the Connery, Lazenby, Moore years.

Sean Bean was 006. I would just assume there is another 006 now that he is gone and that the role of 006 has it's own fixed 'name' just like Bond.

Daniel Craig's Bond is just Pierce Brosnan's replacement (again within the film) and in this film he's just on the cusp of earning the position of 007.

Am I just stating the obvious here. Is this how others read it or do people prefer to think that all the people who have played Bond are just playing essentially the same 'human being?'

Give the guy a chance
You're right. I forgot about him completely. So much for being ironic.
James Bond
Quote: Originally posted by Jonny "Me You"
I don't think he looks like Bond. I hope he act's like him though. My pick was Clive Owen. The guy was born to play the role. Ironically I think Daniel Craig is the first Englishman to play the part.


Roger Moore is english.
I guess if it is a "prequel", Q would be the late Desmond Llewelyn. But M would be the Admiral, interesting...
Quote: Originally posted by Ryan Bisram
I recently heard that both Moneypenny and Q won't be in the film...
I heard of that too today.
Awesome!
I recently heard that both Moneypenny and Q won't be in the film...
Layer Cake is the movie Guy Ritchie should have made instead of making one with his wife!
I'm very surprised not one of you have mentioned Daniel Craig's appearance in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He looks good playing against Angelina(Croft). When I saw his face in the papers, I just knew I've seen him in some movie before. Lara Croft came to mind. Haven't seen Layer Cake though.
I'm not really that concerned with who was cast as Bond.  I think Craig is a decent actor.  I'm more concerned with the script to the movie.  I'm hoping that they stick pretty close to the script for Casino Royale.  (This will actually be the third go around for Casino Royale, if you include the TV movie.)

I think the bigger news will be who is writing the script.  Why can't they hire a decent script writer and have the Brocolli spawn leave the script alone!?!
"and the first  blond one as well"

Roger Moore's hair wasn't exactly jet black, I don't know why all the media is making a big fuss over this fact.
I also really hope "Casino Royale" isn't a prequel (His first mission), because there is no need for one and it just wouldn't work, if they're making it so that 37 year old Craig can replace 50-something Pierce Brosnan, then maybe "The Living Daylights" should've been a prequel.
Besides, you'd need the old admiral M instead od Judi Dench's M (because he was M when Bond joined) and I'm pretty sure Dench is M in this one (also don't forget Q).
I reallly hope this is a much darker "Bond" (even moreso than Licence to Kill) as Fleming wrote it.
I believe Craig could carry it off, and be a great, memorable Bond...if he stays for more than 2 movies...
Daily Mirror was out of order yesterday slagging Dan off, saying he was boring etc.
i'm glad its not Clive Owen. After seeing King Arthur I wondered if he could ast his way out of a paper bag. Closer was great but its a different film entirely and I'm not sure hes up to Bond action. Glad Daniel Craig got it. He looks like a hard bastard.
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ill give that a big "meh"
ditto.....not too worried myself...
Watch Layer Cake if you don't know who he is.  It's a super cool gangster film with a difference.
I don't think he looks like Bond. I hope he act's like him though. My pick was Clive Owen. The guy was born to play the role. Ironically I think Daniel Craig is the first Englishman to play the part.
Tom
I think he'll be perfect to be honest. I hear they'll be adopting a darker tone for the new film, so it's sounding good so far. It can't be any worse than Die Another Day!
Clive Owen should of played.

I also see Adrian Brody playing him too in the near future.

For those who don't know who Daniel Craig is, he starred as the main character in Layer Cake.
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I think James Bond shouldn't be played by a famous actor.  Because it is a generic role to play.  As far as being blond, they can always dye his hair.  I'm not worried about the performance, I'm just hoping they have a good script.  It's all about the story
ill give that a big "meh"
I don't have a clue who that is.
The New James Blond
It's been officially announced that Daniel Craig is the new James Bond, and the first  blond one as well.  Thoughts?