Five for the Fifth November – SPY Edition

Happy Fifth of November, folks! Yes it’s Guy Fawkes day today, and I was tempted to write something related to V for Vendetta. But this day at FC means it’s time for another Five for the Fifth post… and since Bond is on my mind this week, I’m making this a SPY edition.

Well, you know the drill, I give you five random news item/observation/trailer, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic (you can do all five or just pick a topic).

So here we go:

1. Danny & Katia graphic novel

I mentioned this on my tweet earlier this week that I found this awesome graphic novel I used to read growing up. It’s a free download from an e-comic site, but unfortunately I can’t find hardly information as to the origin of the comic. I’m guessing it’s Dutch as back in Indonesia, we’ve got a bunch of them and my favorite is the TINA comics.

This Danny & Katia one I found is in Indonesian translation, here’s what it looks like. This particular story takes place in Paris (not sure what time frame) where the French Government is being threatened by a militant group who placed an atomic bomb ready to be detonated if they don’t comply with the terrorist’s demands.

Click to see a larger version

The two main protagonists are Mac Donald (a.k.a. Danny) and Katia. It’s not clear who Danny really is other than he’s a playboy of sort who somehow inherited a large sum of money from the owner of a conglomerate business magnate, and since meeting Katia who’s a Member of the International Intelligence Agency, they end up in being involved in various espionage cases all over the world.


The graphic novels are really fun and entertaining to read. There are plenty of spy-relation action and peppered with witty banters, not to mention the sexual attraction between the two. I really think the story would make a cool TV series or even a movie franchise if they’re done well. With the right actors to play the part and a competent action director, the possibilities are endless. It’s clear than in the comics, the look for Danny’s character is inspired by the young Robert Redford (perhaps from his role as CIA agent in Three Days of Condor?), and Katia kind of reminds me of Barbara Bach in The Spy Who Loved Me, but with more spunk.

So question #1 is: What comics/graphic novel you read growing up you think would make a good film/TV series?

2. Spy genre in Hollywood

The spy genre has quite a longevity in Hollywood. Seems like people will always be interested in seeing a good espionage story. Bond is no doubt the most famous spy, but there are other popular movie spies such as Anne Parillaud in La Femme Nikita, Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible series, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne and of course, the spy spoof Austin Powers. Oh, and for the more realistic take on the spy genre, there’s George Smiley in Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy.

So question #2 is simple: What’s your ultimate favorite movie spy?

3. Bourne series

Just a couple of weeks ago I heard reports that Matt Damon isn’t exactly over Bourne yet. As you probably already know, Jeremy Renner is set to replace him for the next Bourne film, The Bourne Legacy (a decision I’m not happy with at all) In the Shortlist interview, he’s asked whether it’s “… a case of being traded in for a younger model…” He replied:

No, not at all. I was always fine with them doing another Bourne movie as long as it didn’t preclude me and Paul [Greengrass] from doing another Bourne. From what I understand, it doesn’t at all, so that’s fine. I really want to do another one with Paul and I’m sure it’ll happen someday, but for now they’re doing this. And I’m a huge Jeremy Renner fan. I’m sure he’ll be great.

I became a Damon fan after the Bourne series and whilst he’s being polite about Renner, I’m gonna flat out and say that I won’t watch the series with Renner in the role. I just don’t see what the fuss is about him and I certainly don’t think he’s an interesting/charismatic enough actor to carry the role. So there.

I don’t know who would be a good replacement but I’d rather see Damon reprise his role again than seeing Renner any day. So my next question is two-fold: Are you happy with Renner as Jason Bourne? If not, who would you rather see as Damon’s replacement?

4. Bond’s one-word title

The title of a Bond film is almost as newsworthy as other parts of the spy series. This past week the title of Bond 23 has just been officially announced. Skyfall. I think it’s a pretty catchy title. A bit enigmatic and sci-fi sounding but it has a nice ring to it. The last Bond film with one-word title was Goldeneye in 1995, so Skyfall is the sixth one in the entire series after Goldfinger, Thunderball, Moonraker, Octopussy and Goldeneye. I think if I were to pick my three favorite Bond titles, it’s be For Your Eyes Only, Goldeneye and The Living Daylights.

Now, what’s your favorite Bond movie title?

5. The actors who could be Bond

Ok, so it’s perhaps a bit premature to speculate considering we don’t know if Craig plans to retire after Skyfall. But it’s always fun to speculate isn’t it? Heck, I’ve done that in this post as far back as Sept 2010 in which I listed Christian Bale, Clive Owen and Henry Cavill as my dream super spy. I also would love seeing the likes of Eric Bana or Michael Fassbender in the role.

But back in September, Idris Elba was quoted as saying he would consider playing 007 if he got the offer. Hey why not? He’s tall, dark and British, believable in action scenes, popular with the ladies and looks dapper in a suit.

I’d say he fits the bill. I get what he’s saying thought that he doesn’t want to be called the Black James Bond. I’d probably call him the Bond with the Cockney accent 😀

So my last question to you is: Who would you like to see as the next Bond after Craig?


Well, that’s it for this month’s spy-edition of Five for the Fifth. Now, please pick a question out of the five above or better yet, do ‘em all!

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41 thoughts on “Five for the Fifth November – SPY Edition

  1. Hi, Ruth and company:

    Very cool weekend selections!

    #1: I’d love to finally see Hollywood break away from setting stories in contemporary times. To take an old school, WWII comic book from the 1960s.
    DC’s ‘Sgt. Rock of Easy Company’ and set it squarely in the European Theater of Operations after D-day and fight some equally motivated Germans.

    Max Martini (‘Dirt Diver’ from CBS’s ‘The Unit’) would make a superb Rock. He has the build, voice and attitude in spades. Backed up by some new, unknown talent to fill out the rest of the squad. As it was with the Draft during WWII.

    #2: The spy genre should stay the spy genre. Not already branching off into action hero with the likes of Damon, Craig and Cruise’s Ethan Hunt. More Smiley! Far fewer Special Effects and impossibly staged and choreographed fights.

    #5: Couldn’t agree more with your choice of Idris Elba to play a future Bond. Considering his previous work in HBO’s ‘The Wire’ and his most recent, ‘Luther’. He’s a shoo in!

    PS: Check your E-mail.

    1. Hey Jack, I so agree w/ you, retro spy stories like ‘Tinker Tailor’ is always welcome in my book as well. And I agree with your #2 point, the less glamorized world of spies can be more intriguing if done right. Glad you agree about Elba, seriously, it’s about time we look beyond skin color in looking for the perfect Bond, or any other iconic character for that matter.

      P.S. THANKS! I’ve sent you a reply back yesterday 😀

  2. GOLDENEYE was a lovely name, but I don’t like the new title. But then again I haven’t seen a single Bond with Craig so I guess I shouldn’t worry 🙂

    I wouldn’t like to see Fassbender or Cavill as Bond, because you know Bond actors usually don’t have big careers outside the franchise, and I won’t big things for the two of them 🙂

    1. I do like Goldeneye, too. I forgot that you don’t like Craig, though you might enjoy Casino Royale as there’s a convincing love story woven into it, Dezzy. Plus, you like Eva right?

      I think Craig has been able to expand his acting horizon beyond Bond, so I hope that future Bond actors can do the same.

      1. no I can’t stand Eva 🙂 but CASINO ROYALE does take part in my neighboring Monte Negro and this new one is taking part in my homeland of VOjvodina 🙂 I bet we will be depicted in some ignorant way as usually 😦

  3. Ted S.

    1. Hard to believe but I’ve never read any comic books while I was a kid, I love comic book characters though.

    2. My favorite pop corn spy films are the James Bond, Jason Bourne and Mission: Impossible films. As for my favorite serious spy film, I’ll have to go Syriana and The Fourth Protocal with the young Pierce Brosnan playing the villain and Michael Caine who’s hunting him down.

    3. I don’t mind Renner in the new Bourne film, I’m sure you already knew this but he’s not playing Jason Bourne but a character that came from the same assassin program as Bourne. Apparently Tony Gilroy couldn’t convince Damon to come back so he wrote a script that leaves the door open for Bourne to come back in the series.

    4. Guess I’ll have to go with newest Bond title Skyfall as my favorite since it doesn’t include the word Gold or Die.

    5. I always wanted to see Clive Owen as James Bond but by the time Craig’s done with role, Owen will be too old to play the part. Guess Fessbender could be a good choice.

    1. I second ‘The Fourth Protocol’ as a favorite. It’s a very good 1987 film adaptation of a solid Frederick Forsyth novel from ’84. I still don’t understand why it hasn’t been released to disc here, especially with that cast. I have the Region 2 of it, but there is Korean import DVD floating around.

      1. Ted S.

        Yeah I can’t believe it’s not out on DVD or BD here in the States yet, wonder if there’s some legal issue with the producers and studio.

      1. Ted S.

        Hi Dave,

        Yeah it’s definitely one of the most underrated films from the 80s, I saw it when I was in high school and thought it was great.

    2. You didn’t read any comics as a kid? I suppose you read books more, right? I think comics are so fun as I can marvel at the pics as well as the story. I actually drew my own ‘comics’ when I was in Jr high which often got me in trouble with the teachers. They’d send me to detention which basically just outside of the classroom 🙂

      I’ve never seen The Fourth Protocol, I should track that one down.

      Yeah I know Renner is playing a different character but it’s silly that the franchise is still called Bourne. Either way I’m not sold on it.

      We both would love to see Clive as Bond, I mean it just seems like an obvious choice isn’t it after seeing him in those BMW shorts? I saw this pic of him in a tux http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CWSZMYCukJg/Td2aZCDrECI/AAAAAAAAB7M/J_B4kO0sVOg/s1600/fassbender-bond.png and I immediately thought, BOND!! 😀

      1. Ted S.

        Yeah I read a lot of spy and sci-fi novels when I was younger. I think that’s the reason why I don’t like reading comics, the drawings are too distracting for me.

        The Fourth Protocal is hard to find, maybe Netflix might have it. I assume there are some legal issues since it’s not available on DVD or BD yet.

        I agree that it’s silly to call the new film Bourne but I like Gilroy as a screenwriter and director so I have high hopes for The Bourne Legacy.

        Yeah Fessbender does look good in tux and he’s my age so he’s still young so when Craig’s done with the role, he can step in and play Bond.

  4. 1. They have made the DC and Marvel comic book characters from my youth I’d have wanted already, in a highly varied range of adaptation quality (they didn’t do a good job with the original story in the live action ‘Green Lantern’, but did with animated version – ‘Green Lantern: First Flight’). But, it’d be great if someone take a stab at Magnus, Robot Fighter from the 60s (it was reintroduced by Dark Horse Comics last year).

    2. Ian Fleming’s James Bond for pure escapist spy fare, and Len Deighton’s Harry Palmer for the more serious bent.

    3. You know Matt Damon wasn’t the first Jason Bourne, yes? It was Richard Chamberlain (‘The Bourne Identity’ was first adapted as a two-part TV movie back in ’84). Author Robert Ludlum originally wrote the book (his most popular) in 1980 and its two later sequels. The irony here was the novels went down in quality with each release, while the films (which went in a more modern direction) got better with each production. So, I think it’ll all depend more on the story and less upon the actor (author Eric Van Lustbader took over writing the Bourne series of novels after Ludlum passed away, btw).

    4. Easy, ‘Goldfinger’ (which was the very first Bond film I ever saw — TMT coming on that one, btw).

    5. Idris Elba as Bond would be one I’d love to see. When Brosnan left, I secretly hope that Colin Salmon would have gotten the role after him (he played the Charles Robinson character in ‘Die Another Day’ and was James ‘One’ Shade from the original ‘Resident Evil’).

    Great spy edition post, Ruth. Thanks.

    1. Ted S.

      Hey Michael,

      I actually saw The Bourne Identity TV movie with Richard Chamberlain as Bourne and I thought it was kind of bad. Even though they stayed truer to the novel, Chamberlain just wasn’t right for the role. I read the three books that Rudlum wrote, have no desire to read the later sequels. My favorite book is The Bourne Supremacy, the film version included one tiny element from the book but it’s also my favorite of the three films.

      1. Yeah, the TV movie was truer to the source material and Chamberlain definitely was not</em the one for this. But, it was the 80s and that guy was in every damn thing on television (Shogun, Wallenberg, Thorn Birds, Cook & Perry, etc.) ;-).

    2. I’ve never seen Chamberlain’s Bourne, is that available to view somewhere? I’d love to see that. My mom loved him in Thorne Birds, but I suppose he’d make a dashing spy, too. Ahah, I had to laugh at that author’s name, Lustbader, that’d make a good Bond villain name 🙂

      Yes, yes, Colin Salmon!! When someone tweeted about Idris Elba, I immediately said I wish they had replaced Brosnan w/ him on his fourth Bond outing. He really caught my eye in his brief scenes w/ Judi Dench’s M. I love his deep voice and he’s better looking than Brosnan (less cheesy, too) IMO.

  5. 1. Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman.
    2. The TV series MI-5 (aka Spooks in the UK). Riveting TV from the BBC. Matthew Macfayden (Mr. Darcy to you ladies) was quite memorable in this as team leader Tom Quinn. Here’s a little tease.

    If I had to pick a movie I’d pick The Manchurian Candidate (’62). Way ahead of it’s time. BTW the book Spycatcher by Peter Wright (which Paul Greengrass co-authored. No wonder he was so good with the Bourne series.) about the MI-5 is a really great read.
    3. I’d be happy with Renner. First saw him in a TV show called The Unusuals a few years back.
    4. Octopussy. Just because they got away with that ridiculous title.
    5. On my 3rd time watching The Wire. Idris would be great.

    Dave

    1. Hi, ackackattack and company:

      Good catches!

      The Brits have always done espionage better than the US.

      You mentioned ‘MI-5’. I’ll go back even further to ‘The Sandbaggers’. With Roy Marsden in charge of a small group that does the jobs Parliament does not want to think or talk about. Superb series.

      Mardsen’s executive officer went on to do a great little, hard to find flick called ‘Harry’s Game’ that I’ve been looking high and low for. Believable story by Gerald Seymour on how 10 Downing Street reacts to an assassination of one of their own by the IRA.

      Renner caught me eye as a bad guy in ‘S.W.A.T.’. Thought he was pretty decent in ‘The Unusuals’ Even opposite Amber Tamblyn. He rocked out loud in Bigelow’s ‘The Hurt Locker’.

      1. Dave & Jack, you guys are awesome!! I LOVE Spooks, man how could I have left that series out of this Five for the Fifth post! I watched a few episodes with Rupert Penry-Jones, Macfadyen AND the latest one w/ Richard Armitage. LOVE it, I just couldn’t follow it as closely as I hate watching stuff on my tiny laptop, but I might try to see if I can catch up on them at some point if I can watch it on my TV downstairs.

        Heh, looks like I’m in the minority about Renner. Ah well, I guess he won’t miss one audience member in regards to him in Bourne. As you already know, I’m not blown away (pardon the pun) by The Hurt Locker.

  6. I was actually considering doing a post about which comics I’d like to see as movies – now I don’t have to!

    – Anyone who has read DC Comics’ Vertigo line for a long enough time has been hoping for a PREACHER movie. Several different directors have been attached to this at one time or another, including Sam Mendes. I don’t know what’s become of it now. Ruth, I suspect you would not like this comic at all (shorthand description: DOGMA meets FROM DUSK TILL DAWN directed by Sam Peckinpah), but it’s one of my all-time favorites. The only way to do it right would be to make it a trilogy or an HBO mini-series, with James Franco to star.

    – THE SPIRIT totally ruined Will Eisner’s greatest creation, but fortunately, he made lots of other books, some of which could make wonderful movies. My favorite is a graphic novel called DROPSIE AVENUE, which follows the life of a Bronx neighborhood through over two centuries. Scorsese would kill with this. He already explored similar territory in GANGS OF NEW YORK and, to a lesser degree, THE DEPARTED; this would be more sentimental, and there’s even a part for DiCaprio if he could pull off a convincing Jewish character.

    – One of the biggest graphic novels of the past decade, in terms of size as well as success, was an autobiographical coming-of-age story called BLANKETS. If you were to play it totally straight, I could see Gus Van Sant directing it, but there’s a lot of trippy, kaleidoscopic imagery in the book as well, and that might require someone like Michel Gondry or Terry Gilliam. If Jo-Go were a few years younger, I could see him as the lead.

    1. Hi Rich, hey you should still post about it extensively, but of course you’re always welcome to post your thoughts here as well 😀

      Weren’t they developing the Preacher movie? Was that abandoned? I remember even Gerry Butler was rumored to play the part (though I’d rather he didn’t).

      I haven’t seen The Spirit as the bad reviews dissuaded me. That’s too bad, I thought the story was very intriguing. Perhaps that’s one Hollywood should do a remake of?? I don’t even know who the actor was that they cast in the lead role but apparently he wasn’t memorable.

      Do you have links on BLANKETS? Interesting name, it doesn’t sound comic-book-y somehow.

      1. http://www.amazon.com/Blankets-Craig-Thompson/dp/1891830430

        ‘Blankets’ is an autobiographical graphic novel about growing up in the Midwest, falling in love with a girl, and struggling with religious beliefs. A bit too long and self-indulgent in places, I thought, but a remarkable story nonetheless. I think you’d like it.

        I think the ‘Preacher’ movie has been left on the shelf again. I suppose Butler could do it if he could perfect a Southern accent, but Franco is just about the right age for the part.

  7. 1. Not really into comics/graphic novels, but I really want to start reading some- what do you recommend?
    2. I wouldn’t count Femme Nikita as a spy, but damn, that woman was one of a kind…I love her!
    3. Renner is horrible!Honestly, he’s not even handsome and his acting style is so boring! I want someone else! I mean, you have Reynolds, Gosling, Hedlund, Worthington, Pine available, and you choose Renner?
    4. Casino Royale- the movie was great, too!
    5. Clive Owen or Henry Cavill!No one else!Ok…maybe Fassbender! 🙂

    1. Hi Aziza, hmmm I don’t know which comics I’d recommend as I don’t read those as much anymore.

      I’m so glad you feel the same way about Renner!! I feel so alone thinking that EVERYONE loves him. I just don’t get it, I don’t mind the not-so-handsome part if only he had an ounce of charisma. I’ve seen him in 2 movies and several trailers and I STILL don’t know why people would hire him.

      YES on your choices for Bond, all three of them are awesome in my book. Now I’d love to see any of those fill Damon’s shoes in the Bourne series, though maybe not Clive as his character was killed in the first film, ahah.

  8. 1. I didn’t read too many comics, but would love to see movie based on Storm (this was what it was called in the Netherlands, but probably has a different name internationally). Great setting and beautifully drawen.

    2. Favorite spy movie, probably go with either Mission Impossible or Bourne.

    3. I think no new Bourne movies should be made. The story has been told, it’s just not necessary to go on.

    4. Never have been a big Bond fan, so wouldn’t be able to pick my favorite title.

    5. Ryan Gosling as he has that perfect smooth appearance but can also kill the way Craig did (as he proved in Drive)

    1. Hey Nostra, I’ve been meaning to ask you if you’ve read Danny & Katia. I read so many Dutch comics, the Tina series was one of my faves, I owned several dozens of those.

      I agree w/ you about Bourne, I don’t mind seeing that franchise die, like Die Hard. But clearly Hollywood is still milking ’em to death!

      Not a Bond fan?? But there’s so much explosion and shootouts in those 😀

      Gosling is not British. I prefer Bond to be from the UK and have an authentic British accent. That’s just me anyway.

  9. The Broccoli’s asked Owen but he said no, not wanting to be typecast he said. Another Scottish actor Dougray Scott would be great or even Aussie Hugh Jackman and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The last comic I read was the graphic novel for Pride and Prejudice. I think that doing another Bourne film would be a mistake as I think there are 3 of those I think that is enough. What I would like to see in film is Graham Hurley books done in films as they are detective novels that are well written. As well as Ian Rankin as the series did not really live up to my expectations or could be based on Doors Open
    http://www.grahamhurley.co.uk/

    http://www.ianrankin.net/

    1. I didn’t know the Broccolis asked Clive to be Bond, I thought he said he was never offered the part?? I like Dougray Scott but he’s got a sad face that makes me think he won’t be believable as a playoy. Oooh, I like Chiwetel, he’d be a good one and he’s a Brit.

      I’m not familiar with either one of those authors, so I’d take your word for it 🙂 Thanks Stella!

  10. 1. I never read comic books. I prefer watching comic book movies/cartoons. So, I want a redo of the Dark Phoenix saga from X-men or a film on the adventures of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy from the Batman series.

    2. From film, James Bond and Jason Bourne. From TV, Sydney Bristow (well seasons 1-3) from Alias and right now Nikita. Seriously, Hollywood needs to stop remaking 80s movies and start making films about female spies.

    3. I’m still in the “hell-to-the-no” camp on Jeremy Renner replacing Matt Damon. Matt Damon IS Jason Bourne. And besides, isn’t Jeremy also replacing Tom Cruise in the Mission Impossible series, so why couldn’t he pick one franchise reboot?

    4. Since the title often influences the theme song, I will go with Tomorrow Never Dies. It barely edges “The World Is Not Enough” as my favorite Bond theme song ever only because I liked Tomorrow Never Dies as film better than The World Is Not Enough.

    5. I would love to see an Asian Bond, but I have hard time thinking of an Asian actor right now. All the ones I know are too old for the part.

    1. Oooh, the Dark Phoenix saga would make an interesting X-Men spinoff, good one, Sher.

      I’m w/ you about female spies. In a way, they could be more intriguing. There are a few TV series about them, but we need to see them on films!

      I don’t have anything else to say about Renner, I think I’ve made my opinion clear 🙂

      As you know I’m Asian, but I don’t know about an Asian Bond, frankly. But just for the sake of an argument, I’d suggest Daniel Henney try for the part. He’s at least half English, 6’2″, looks good in a tux AND is quite fit to handle the action sequences. He’s a bit too young for the role though. Here are some pics:

      That said, I still prefer a non-Asian 007.

  11. 1. A bunch of Japanese manga would make for some good movies and Hollywood is obviously starting to tap that limitless pool of stories. They could probably do something derived from GTO (Great Teacher Onizura), Death Note, and a bunch of others I can’t remember.

    2. Never was a huge spy movie fan as I found them too cerebral most of the time. I guess I would go with True Lies if that qualifies.

    3. Renner won’t be Jason Bourne. He is playing another character in the same universe. But otherwise, he is a great choice.

    4. As previously stated, never was a big bond fan. I only really started paying attention when Pierce Brosnan was cast as the character back in the 90’s.

    5. I would absolutely love to see Idris Elba as James Bond so yea he would be my first choice.

    1. I’ve never been into Manga other than Candy-Candy, ahah. But you’re right, the possibilities are endless with those.

      Oh yeah, True Lies definitely qualifies. I like it, it’s a lot of fun!

      Glad you’re on board about Elba. The Broccolis really should consider him, that’d REALLY freshen up the franchise, big time!

  12. 1. I used to read religiously WOLVERINE. I stil have them all now, even Number 1…And everything that Alan Moore wrote. He is a brilliant author.

    2. Johnny English!! Get in

    3. I think although it is not Bourne and a separate character Renner will be ace. He is a great actor

    4. A View to a Kill. Mainly because of Duran Duran and their awesome title song!!

    5. I am so with you on Idris. Brilliant choice!

    1. Yeah, Alan Moore’s work is quite popular in film adaptations. I heard Wolverine is getting a proper treatment and will be set in Japan. I wonder if they’ll base it on Moore’s graphic novels? I know that Jackman is gonna fight for it to be made as an R-rated film.

      Ha..ha.. I’ve never seen a Johnny English movie, but I reckon Rowan would make a perfect bumbling spy 🙂

      Heh, another vote for Renner [scratching head once again] but at least you agree on Idris. Come to think of it, he could be Damon’s replacement and I’d be a happy camper, too 🙂

  13. Great collection of inquiries for this round of five!!

    1. The Death of Superman. I remember reading that classic graphic novel and would love to see the entire storyline brought to the bigscreen instead of the continual re-emergence/origin stories of Superman. Get past the beginnings already and on to the good stuff!
    2. Favorite hollywood spy? I’d probably go for Bourne.
    3. I like Renner for the role, but I don’t want him to begin to be typecasted. A lot of his roles are beginning to look exactly alike.
    4. Favorite Bond title? I like the title “Tomorrow Never Dies.” but I don’t like the movie itself.
    5. I’m a fan of Elba being Bond. but, I dunno…Jonathan Rhys-Meyers could pull off a pretty believable Bond I think.

    1. Oh no, I don’t see Rhys-Meyers with his pretty pout as Bond at all. He’s kinda too soft physically to be believable as a spy, plus he’s got this overly-brooding demeanor that irks me at times.

      1. but did you watch From Paris with Love? He could do it.

        “too soft physically”? if you mean he doesn’t look the part…neither did Daniel Craig prior, and Pierce Brosnan is no Arnold Schwarzenegger! haha! I loved reading your answer. funny seeing how your pet peeve would keep you from considering him! 🙂

        1. Ha..ha.. I was also gonna say he’s too short but he’s apparently about as tall as Daniel Craig. I personally prefer Bond actors to be at least 6 feet tall, but that’s just me. I haven’t seen From Paris with Love so maybe I’ll have a different opinion then, but I still think something is not right about him as Bond, or any bad ass action hero for that matter. It’s not that I don’t like him, he was good in August Rush and The Tudors IMO.

          Btw, I didn’t mean Bond needs to be all muscle like Arnie, ahah. Now that’d be kind of weird actually 😀

  14. Fassbender’s brief part in Haywire had me convinced he could be a Bond. Elba would also be a great actor to consider, as long as people stop bitching about race.

    1. Yeah, he looked good in a tux, but he didn’t really stand a chance against Gina, did he? 🙂

      Yep, I hope people can get over the skin color thing. I mean who says a super spy can’t have darker skin?? Elba’s got the look and personality to make a good Bond.

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