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Idris Alba as James Bond?





Myrecords
With Daniel Craig stepping down as the world's favorite spy, rumor has it that Idris Alba will step into the role...who's for or against it?
Ankhanu
100% fine with it... don't see any reason to object.
deanhills
I don't have any objection either, but he doesn't look like the classical bond type.

For that matter, I wasn't too taken by Daniel Craig either, Idris would probably be better at it than Daniel Craig was for me. Daniel Craig was too inflexible and as taut as a string. Always thought the Bond type is supposed to be smooth and relaxed and everything came much more effortless. Don't think any one can beat Sean Connery or even Roger Moore was not too bad. Daniel Craig is just not in the same class for me. Could be how the series were written as well.

Mind you, the "bond girl" is rumoured to be Monica Belluci. So who knows, next Bond film is probably going to turn out to be very interesting. Monica is heading for her fifties. Idris Alba is not too young either.
Blummer
Same here, I would not object if someone chose him, but he's not the common bond type. By the way, there were rumours recently Craig objects depicting Bond in the next film.
BigGeek
Another Bond? Gosh I'm getting old! I know people my age that still claim Sean Connery is the only good Bond their ever was! I grew up with Roger Moore and thought he was pretty good at portraying the character in comparison to Connery, I also like Pierce Brosnan - I thought he did a pretty good job.

I never saw any of the bond movies with Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, David Niven, or Barry Nelson so it is hard for me to comment on them. I have only seen one Daniel Craig bond movie Casino Royal, I thought it was pretty good.

Idris is 43 years old now so I imagine that he will only get to do a few movies before he gets too old for the part as well.

Either way I really don't have a preference as to who makes a good James Bond or not, it is typically the plot and the action along with the high tech gear that makes the movies fun!
silvermesh
I think he would be pretty a pretty fantastic bond. Every Bond is a little different, so you can't sit around trying to compare too much. I like his voice, and I can definitely see him in the Bond style action badass role.
Blummer
It actually looks like they chose him for the role of Roland in Dark Tower.
Insanity
To me the best Bond will be Sean Connery or Pierce Brosnan. I think Pierce Brosnan was the best one because he was the one that I grew up with. He also seems the most like a suave superspy. He's got that look and charm about him that just screams Bond.
deanhills
I like Pierce Brosnan too. He definitely was a great Bond. Wish they could have discovered him earlier though. He was excellent in the role.
Ankhanu
Insanity wrote:
To me the best Bond will be Sean Connery or Pierce Brosnan. I think Pierce Brosnan was the best one because he was the one that I grew up with. He also seems the most like a suave superspy. He's got that look and charm about him that just screams Bond.

How do you think Alba's bond would compare? I think he could pull this off pretty well.
jajarvin
Sir Thomas Sean Connery is the one and only real James Bond. Wink
playfungames
I heard that some writer of the movies didn't approve him of being James Bond and people all over the internet were talking about the issue and how he wasn't just a "street" actor from the wire and they were talking about all the good roles he had. I think he is a great actor and he shouldn't be typecasted as one type of actor. I bet he can play a good role as James Bond. Would really like to see him being casted as the next James Bond. Is there like a voting process or something to cast the next James Bond? Very Happy
RosenCruz
I like Idris Elba. He is one of my fav. black actors. Denzel Washington is on my top list. However, I do not think that he is suitable for the role. He seems a little serious and soldier-type guy. Not spy.

Rememer. Tinker-Tailor-SOLDIER-SPY Wink
deanhills
RosenCruz wrote:
I like Idris Elba. He is one of my fav. black actors. Denzel Washington is on my top list. However, I do not think that he is suitable for the role. He seems a little serious and soldier-type guy. Not spy.

Rememer. Tinker-Tailor-SOLDIER-SPY Wink
I haven't seen the Tinker-Tailor-Soldier-Spy movie yet. Looks like great actors though. I'm also a great Denzel Washington fan, but you're right, I also can't see him as a James Bond. He lacks that smoothness and aristocratic touch that Iris Elba has. On top of my list however is Sidney Poitier. He'd probably have made a good James Bond in his hey day. Wesley Snipes may also have been OK a few years ago.
loveandormoney
Bond has a better quality than most movies in the cinemas.
Ankhanu
loveandormoney wrote:
Bond has a better quality than most movies in the cinemas.

That's great and all, but you haven't addressed the topic of the thread at all.
andy26
I don't think Daniel Craig made a very good James Bond at all hes just not that kind of guy he would of made a better bad guy.

Whilst i don't know Idris Alba too much to have an opinion on him from what i have seen of him in adverts and such it looks like he has the right charm to be a James bond character, a characteristic i don't think Daniel Craig had.
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