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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by TC McQuade, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. TC McQuade

    TC McQuade NES Member

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    Idris Elba is being considered as the next James Bond

    Idris Elba Is Being Eyed to Play James Bond

    EON Productions' Barbara Broccoli, who said "it is time" for James Bond to be played by a black actor.

    The director said that while Broccoli has her eye on Elba, it all depends on whether current Bond, Daniel Craig, bows out after the next film, set to release next year. Regardless, Fuqua said Broccoli is certain we'll see a different Bond "eventually." “Idris could do it if he was in shape. You need a guy with physically strong presence. Idris has that," Fuqua added.

    Elba has been rumored to be in the running for the role since 2014, but in 2016
     
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  2. Prepper

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    Well. At least they didn't turn James Bond into Jenna Bond.

    I wonder how the new Doctor Who episodes will be once they start airing them....
     
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    Actually, a female 009 would be pretty cool. Different intrigue, espionage, poisons, sexy time...
     
  4. JayMcB

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    more PC BS
     
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  5. Varmint

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    I can't understand his mumbling, and he's kind of got the physique of George Lazenby. One and done?

    But last I heard he wasn't in the the top few choices.
     
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    Well...at least it's not Caitlyn Jenner...
     
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  7. gamma19

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    I don't see what the problem is. Non-white characters in books are portrayed by white actors all the time in film adaptations. Ghost in the Shell, Twenty-One (which was actually a real life story), Pay it Forward, Starship Troopers...
     
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  8. dragonballzz

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    This is a problem and your examples are also problems. The lefties will have the same thing to say as you.
     
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  9. Frizzle Fry

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    BS; that was just cultural-marxist wedge issue nonsense repeated over and over by the MSM.

    That movie was "yellow-washed" if anything. The complaint was "the white lady is playing an asian lady", when the story and visual appearance will tell you that it was actually a black guy and a bunch of asian guys playing white and latino characters, and the white lady played a white lady.

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    Kusanagi - A "russian pleasure model" robot body; white and played by a white woman.
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    Togusa - A white guy played by an asian guy.
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    Saito - A mexican guy played by an asian guy.
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    Ishikawa - A white guy played by a black guy.
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  10. gamma19

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    A lot of people think that anime characters are white--they're not. They're drawn to portray Japanese people. But if the lead female is supposed to be "Russian" then very well, I'll give you that.

    What do you think of the other films I listed?
     
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    no, i'd bet he's got it since it's all over the media. what the studio is doing is preparing the public and testing their reaction.
     
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    THANK GOD!
    I thought you were going to say James Bond would be a Trans Woman or something!

    "i want to be stirred, not shaken"
     
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    In Skyfall they implied he was bisexual so had to be even more PC now
     
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    That’s just political correctness BS. When the Japanese want their anime characters to be clearly Japanese, they draw them that way.
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    I ilike Heimdall / Marshall Pentecost / Krall... I just think he’s a bit old for 007.

    He’d be a great M
     
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    I dont have a problem with this.

    He had the most convincing Baltimore accent on the wire and hes f***ing English.
     
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    Bro I'm talking about the anime and the manga. They're white, and mostly "robot bodies". One is Russian, one French, one American and one Mexican. This is established in the story over books, episodes, etc.

    You'll pardon me if I believe the story over a Kotaku-SJW citing "a blogger".

    Besides if that nonsense were true, then nobody should have a complaint about white actors playing characters who were "drawn that way".
     
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    Russian counterpart...
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    I think bisexual means you’re attracted to both, not that you slept with both as part of your undercover role, right?
     
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    Picking the most appropriate actor/ress to portray a character is one thing. Picking one to pander to political correctness or make a point is another.

    He doesn't project "Bond. James Bond." to me.
     
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    This is a good point.

    I think it depends on whether you like “charming bond” (Connery, Moore, or Brosnan) or “bleak bond” (Dalton or Craig). I like bleak bond, and I think Elba would do a great job.

    So would Tom Hardy, who’s also in the running. Personally, I don’t GAF what Bond’s skin color is shown as. Change happens. I just hope for good action scenes and no more Moonraker.
     
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    I don't think Idris is ready for Bond. He'd do well, and I'd watch. Not sure Luther equates to 007.

    Hardy on the other hand. Needs the mask for this...

    -You think the vermouth is your ally, you merely adopted the shaker. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn’t see the lemon peel until I was already a man; by then, it was nothing to me but water.
     
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    I must have missed that...
     
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    It’s the scene where the villain sits in front of Bond and makes an advance on the inner side of his thigh.

    I think that Idris would do well portraying Bond, but it’s all up to the the owners of the Bond rights. Last I checked they didn’t want a black man playing Bond. Could be wrong though.
    Hardy on the other hand wouldn’t be able to handle the bullshit that comes with being Bond IMO.
    We will see though. Ruting for Hardy on my end
     
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    Trump...
    Donald Trump...

    Jr...

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    And he already found his Bond Girl...

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    And, Yep, those aren't rakes they're holdin'.
    Well, killin' rakes maybe...

    I guess he bought Kimmy Wyoming so she'd have a little place to shoot.
     
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    not sure I see any issues with this. Why can't a black guy be a spy? I don't think Craig is good. He's better than Dalton was but they haven't been doing to good filling the role.

    I'd be interested to see how this guy does. Don't know him as I do not believe I have ever seen him in anything. But I do not think race is that big of an issue as long as he has that British accent.
     
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    Craig didn't "like" guns, so they were down-played for him. His fists got a workout though...
     
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    I agree. Any race would work, Black/Asian/Hispanic. As long as they are in great physical shape, can speak with a British accent, can slick back their hair
    and are heterosexual...
     
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    You should check out “Luther.” Incredible show from over across the pond.

    Craig is fine, and even a blind donkey would be better than Dalton was. And you skipped Pierce Brosnan; he was fine.

    Again, it depends on who you think Bond should be. Personally, I can enjoy any of them as long as the script gives them something to work with. Each of the Bonds has stinkers along with their successes; it’s not always the actor’s fault.
     
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