August 2, 2004

He's So Mean!

Nick had to go and ruin a perfectly okay day by promoting Adrian Paul as James Bond! ACK! I hereby swear that if such a horrible event ever were to take place, I will drown my sorrows in martinis -- shaken, not stirred -- and count the days till "the man with two first names" is replaced. Absolutely anyone would be a better choice, honest!

(but I still love you anyway, Nick)

(and if I were to go with an HL alum, I'd pick Peter Wingfield a thousand times over for the role)

Oh, BTW, here's a supposed list of those in the running:

.... Clive Owen, Jude Law, Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman, Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom and little-known Scottish actor Gerald Butler, who actually had a bit part in the 1997 Bond caper Tomorrow Never Dies.
Posted by Ithildin at August 2, 2004 6:28 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

I think Clive Owen would be good, in a brooding kind of way, but I don't see him actually doing it. He's an indy film guy.

I think Hugh Jackman would be an excellent Bond and I might start watching again to see him in the role.

Heath Ledger, while cute, isn't old enough. Same with Orly - although in 10 years I can see him taking on the role easily.

My 2 cents.

Posted by: jen at August 2, 2004 6:49 PM

Oh, c'mon - Rowan Atkinson is the natural choice!

Posted by: Russ at August 2, 2004 8:00 PM

I forgot about Hugh Jackman. He would be a great Bond!

Adrian Paul still kicks ass though! :)

Posted by: Flea at August 2, 2004 10:56 PM

HUGH JACKMAN - definitely (wipes drool off keyboard)

Would be even better if he could keep is Australian accent.

I send my best wishes for the move and hope it is frightfully uneventful!!

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Posted by: Sharon Ferguson at August 3, 2004 8:17 AM

Nick, I could kick his ass [g]

One article I read said they might go with a younger Bond, which might be what they need to breath some life into the franchise. Orly would certainly do that -- think of all the younger fans he has that would grow up watching the movies. Other than that, I don't really have an opinion on any of those on the list.

Posted by: Ith at August 3, 2004 8:32 AM

I'd love to see either Clive Owen or Ewan McGregor as Bond.

(At least until they're willing to consider an Affirmative Action Bond, in which case, I'll happily volunteer, heh.)

Posted by: Paul Jané at August 3, 2004 11:38 AM

Mmmmmm, Clive Owen.....

Posted by: Rae at August 3, 2004 2:58 PM

Ewan McGreggor is the man for the job.

Posted by: Bryon Scott at August 3, 2004 3:40 PM

A Flea-reader discovers the Bana rumour is not to be:

http://www.star-ecentral.com/movies/buzz/buzz.asp?file=archives/buzz/2004/8/3007Banarum&date=8/3/2004

My man Adrian Paul is still in with a chance!

Posted by: Flea at August 3, 2004 7:50 PM

Adrian Pauls the man for the job.You can tell just by looking at him.Plus he has the british accent(unlikes Jackmans rough australian). If they fo for a young James Bond to satisfy the kiddies, that would be sad, why would they risk ruining the Bond Legacy, by getting some 20 year old kid, who cant even grow a moustache!

Posted by: Alf at September 5, 2004 10:02 PM

Just an FYI: when you post a comment, your IP address is logged, so it doesn't matter if you use different names and email addresses -- I can still tell it's the same person.

Posted by: Ith at September 5, 2004 11:14 PM

peter wingfield is the best choice, millons of women would go see the movie.....they'll watch anything with pw on it, even garbage as x men.

.....i`ll watch anything with h. jackman on it too!

Posted by: yo! at October 16, 2004 5:54 PM