AFP - Australian actor Eric Bana, star of films including The Hulk and Troy" is the surprise new choice to take over as James Bond. The beefy 35-year-old had beaten off competition from British actors such as Jude Law and Ewan McGregor to take over the role of the super-spy in the long-running series of films.
It most certainly would not have been cool, Bond is British, casting Eric Bana (who I have a lot of respect for, don’t get me wrong, in the right role he is very talented), would be like casting, I don’t know, Kevin Costner as Robin Hood!!! Just plain WRONG!
For the record, if Pierce Brosnan isn’t going to do it anymore (shame, he is the most appropriate Bond ever, compared to the original character in the books), the Clive Owen (the man from the BMW ad’s) would fit the part much better.
You’re joking, right? Pierce Brosnan isn’t British, he’s Irish, (from a town called Cavan).
The Bond character has so far been played by Scottish, Australian, English, Welsh and Irish. What’s wrong with going back to an Australian? (although personally I don’t think Eric Bana could act his way out of a box, talk about a wooden performance in the Hulk - not a requirement for a Bond character anyway).
Me, I’d be glad to see the back of the Bond films. It’s getting like the Simpsons, used to be good, got to a stage where you might watch it on tv, to just plain boring. Talk about flogging a dead horse…
I don’t think going back to an Australian is the problem. It’s the particular Australian they’ve chosen. Roger Moore certainly wasn’t the best bond, but he didn’t act or sound australian either. All the bonds (I’ve seen at least) have all had a very suave atmosphere around them.
Eric Bana would be like a less extreme Steve Erwin playing Bond.
Well I’ll be a cleverly-worded-retort. I haven’t even seen On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, so I can’t say I knew he was even a Bond. Not sure why I always thought Moore was the Australian, uncofirmed childhood rumours I guess
retracts everything he said except for bits about Bana being a crappy Bond
hehehehehe… It aint true, he was on the Melbourne, Australia radio this morn laughing at it.
my bad… it looked legit. thats the first/last time i read ninemsn. :banghead:
i agree with pgregory that Bond is British. i believed Pierce Brosnan’s performance as Bond… he had the suave britishness that is core to the character. Its unfortunate that his reign has to end due to (from what i read) a disagreement with the producers.
when i say “Bond is British” i’m refering to the character not the actor who plays the part. the actor could be any nationality… as long as his performance makes me believe (without doubt) that he is 007.