Monday, July 11, 2011
Bond 23 Casting News
And according to this article, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes have signed on to play as of yet unconfirmed and unexplained roles. Both are fantastic actors, and I'm guessing they're going to be villains. Anyway, I'm hoping they'll be villains, since that would be awesome.
Judy Dench has committed to reprising her role as M, but that comes as no surprise, since she has been playing the character since Goldeneye came out sixteen years ago. I don't blame them for keeping her on since she is very good in the role and has already acted against Daniel Craig twice, but personally, I'm ready for another actor to breathe life into the role since I never really loved her portrayal. Now that Felix Lieter and Miss Money Penny are black, I think it's ok to go back to having M portrayed as a stuffy British man. I hope that doesn't offend anybody.
Oh, and apparently Sam Mendes has signed on to direct, which honestly doesn't fill me with a lot of confidence in the production. He's very famous, very rich, and very respected, but I don't think he has every been apart of something that hasn't sucked. Yeah, that's right... I said it. He makes very beautiful looking films that are completely hollow in story and lacking in actual characters. But still... it's a Bond film.