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post #3091 of 4110
That's a LOT of money to turn down. I know he has been wanting to get out of the franchise for a while, but I can't imagine rejecting that kind of cash for two more films.
post #3092 of 4110
I'm glad he's giving up the Bond mantle. He's already in his late 40's and will be 50+ if he does 2 more movies.
post #3093 of 4110
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Originally Posted by Texasmade View Post

I'm glad he's giving up the Bond mantle. He's already in his late 40's and will be 50+ if he does 2 more movies.

The age thing doesn't bother me. I'm just ready for a new take on the franchise.
post #3094 of 4110
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I thought they pretty much addressed the age in the movie too?

I know Bond films is like a soft reboot when there's a new cast, it would be nice if they continue to do a continuity this time around but it would be weird to have a younger Bond next.
post #3095 of 4110
I'm glad Craig is getting out. As the movies got more lighthearted, it was clear that he didn't have the charm to pull it off. He was perfect when Bond was an angry and distant assassin, but the films were trying to evolve and he wasn't up to it.

Plus, what an asshole.
post #3096 of 4110
Yeah, I would love a full return to the more light hearted Bond. People associate that with camp, but there is no reason it needs to be.
post #3097 of 4110
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Yeah, I would love a full return to the more light hearted Bond. People associate that with camp, but there is no reason it needs to be.

They tried it in Spectre and it fell flat. The scene where Craig romances the widow was so cringeworthy - Roger Moore was ridiculous, but you could believe that he could walk into the room and make a joke and that was enough. Dalton had the same problem as Craig, but the stories were less fantastical so it wasn't as jarring.
post #3098 of 4110
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They tried it in Spectre and it fell flat. The scene where Craig romances the widow was so cringeworthy - Roger Moore was ridiculous, but you could believe that he could walk into the room and make a joke and that was enough. Dalton had the same problem as Craig, but the stories were less fantastical so it wasn't as jarring.

Haven't seen Spectre yet, but I believe it. He's not the right actor for it so maybe it's time to bring in someone who is.
post #3099 of 4110
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Onto another spy film news, The Rock signed on to another potential franchise series and there might be a chance it crosses over with the Bourne series?
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The Rock Signs On For A Major Spy Thriller Franchise, Get The Details

We're starting to wonder if Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson sleeps, sees his family, or even takes a vacation. With a docket that already has a Jumanji remake, a standing role in the Fast and Furious franchise, as well as the lead villain role in Shazam, the man already has a pretty full dance card. So, obviously, now's the time for Johnson to play the cornerstone to another cinematic universe, and this one has Robert Ludlum's work at the heart of it.

The news broke this evening, with The Hollywood Reporter breaking the news around the same time that Universal sent out the pertinent facts in a press release. Johnson has signed on for the film adaptation of Robert Ludlum's The Janson Directive, which will not only see Johnson starring as the titular Paul Janson, but will also see the action star involved as an executive producer in the new Robert Ludlum shared cinematic universe. The following synopsis for Janson's first adventure was provided among the details:
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A former clandestine operative, now the best private security consultant in the world, is framed for a horrendous crime and must join forces with the protégée sent to kill him in order to survive.

Unfortunately, The Janson Directive is the only film that's implicitly stated as involving Dwayne Johnson's participation, though the two other stories that are supposed to be co-written and adapted by Truth writer/director James Vanderbilt will also be based on Robert Ludlum novels, which will be tied into the universe that Paul Janson's adventures will kick off. If Johnson is looking to jump back into the game as quickly as he entered, at least one, if not both, of those stories could be based off of the four sequels to the initial novel. Though considering the term "shared universe" was mentioned, it would be assumed that fresh novels would be adapted to follow The Janson Directive, making up a sort of "Phase 1" of the Robert Ludlum Shared Universe. That is, if this universe doesn't already plan on intersecting with another, pre-fabricated universe.

Considering Jason Bourne brings Matt Damon's famed super-spy back to the table, there's an odd chance that The Janson Directive could not only set up further Robert Ludlum novels for adaptation, it could also set the table for Bourne to join in on the fun. While we wouldn't put all of our stock in the already rich Bourne universe crossing into the path of Paul Jenson and whatever other Ludlum characters come to call, the possibility is too tempting not to bring up. With Universal ready to cash in on the fourth Damon film in the series, and with Dwayne Johnson looking to help bring a new shared universe into the world, all that's missing is Jeremy Renner to make it into a real party.

The Janson Directive has no production date or release date in mind just yet, but you can see Jason Bourne in theaters on July 29th.
post #3100 of 4110
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Onto another spy film news, The Rock signed on to another potential franchise series and there might be a chance it crosses over with the Bourne series?


Well everything has to be an expanded universe these days. So why not?
post #3101 of 4110
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The age thing doesn't bother me. I'm just ready for a new take on the franchise.

It only bothered me in Spectre. DC was 46/47 when Spectre was shooting while Lea was like 27/28. That large of an age gap just didn't seem that realistic even in the world of James Bond.
post #3102 of 4110
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First Star Trek, then MacGyver and now Training Day tv series






There's also Powerless that has WW, GL, etc.. reference in the trailer:


post #3103 of 4110

Damn, is anyone at CBS even trying to do anything new?  Remakes and 20 hours a week of NCIS/CIS/Criminal Minds is just depressing.

 

 

 

Powerless looks like it might have potential.

post #3104 of 4110

Tom Hiddleston is young and has the charisma to pull off Bond. Give the part to him already. He´ll have quite a few movies on him if he takes it on now.

post #3105 of 4110
Are we all descending into racism for not preemptively concluding it's Idris Elba's role to lose?
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