The new James Bond installment, called "Skyfall," is currently in production, but story details are being kept a secret. But now, Ralph Fiennes has revealed some information about his character, stating: "I'm allowed to say that I'm a government agent."
Movieweb looked deeper into this by getting in touch with an insider at EON Production, who said: "Ralph Fiennes plays a government agent, which we never get a name on, because he is set to play the new M."
The source went on to say that the new film "centers around M (Judi Dench) where her past forces her to leave as head of MI6, and find a new M. The board of MI6 then turns to a government agent (Ralph Fiennes) to take over. M is now forced to train the new head of MI6."
Dench has been playing M since "GoldenEye" in 1995 and has appeared in seven Bond films (including "Skyfall").
Meanwhile, check out a welcome message from producer Michael G. Wilson to the new "Skyfall" website.
Judi Dench is as glamourous as a prison's gate ! Or a donkey ass, take your pick.
About time for some changes in the Bond series. Like keeping Q until he dropped dead on the set. Poor man.
rocketmanwrites: on January 3rd, 2012 at 10:23:37 AM
Damn right about Fassbender....directed by Nolan of course.
BadChadB33writes: on January 3rd, 2012 at 10:28:07 AM
Interesting if he replaces Dench as M.
Big-I've been saying Fassbender as Bond for a while now, but they'll probably cast him as a villian in the next one.
Big_Daddywrites: on January 3rd, 2012 at 10:33:15 AM
^ lets hope not. they need to get off Craig c*ck as he is not a good enough BOND IMO. he is a good bond for the grittier, action packed BOND he plays but it should be a better mix of the old and the new.
rocketmanwrites: on January 3rd, 2012 at 10:41:45 AM
I want a sexist violent chain smoking Bond.
f*cker used to punch women now he just pouts.
I think its a good idea. She has done great as M in the previous films and she is getting up their in age (not that that is a negative thing), but a Ralph would bring a new freshness that I think the Bond films need.
@ Big-daddy I half agree with you, but I also think he is good for the part becuase to me his first and second Bond movies seemed to rely more on his physicality then gadgets, which he had no problems dealing with.
Big_Daddywrites: on January 3rd, 2012 at 12:15:18 PM
true but to me BOND is gadgets and new technology along with suave and hot pieces of ass (female ass Swai) to hammer out.
Fiennes is top notch. He has always done whatever film he has been on justice. But I don't want this to be some buddy agent film. Where he and Craig team up. And also is he really the best for this part? I think they should of retired Craig, given Fiennes the bond part and replaced the character M wth another woman. IMO
They're going to punk Judi Dench by making her leave MI6 after 10 billion years BECAUSE OF HER PAST? Really guys? This "intelligence" organization should shut down if they couldn't find anything about her after all that time! Kind of unbelievable. I'm really not liking the crap about M training M. I think this rumor is garbage. We can only pray.
BTW, I'm getting sick of Michael Fassbender. He can't do every role. Seeing him as Magneto, then Bond, and god knows what else is going to get old. Plus, I doubt a good actor like him is going to continue to be cheap enough to take all these roles.
rocketmanwrites: on January 3rd, 2012 at 3:53:13 PM
Unless shes framed/set up or whatever.
rocketmanwrites: on January 3rd, 2012 at 3:59:47 PM
I think the Dench period tried to mirror the real British secret service when they appointed Stella Rimington* back in the day
Seeing as a bloke is in charge again they have just switched to reflect the current era.
@rocketman, I never said Fassbender was bad, I just said he shouldn't take every role that you guys suggest he should. Fassbender for Bond is a big no. He's already Magneto. He just wouldn't do Bond that well. There's theory, and then there's reality. They're trying to advance the Bond character, not regress him. Maybe he would have worked in earlier movies, but audiences are warming to the more realistic, grittier Bond. In this post-911, Bourne era, the old Bond is simply dead and never coming back.
I'm not arguing with you or anything, just stating my opinion on the matter. I just think Fassbender becoming Bond would be overkill.
If Dench has to leave the series, this make the most perfect decision of the franchise to be replace by the great Fiennes. And I donīt want to sound mainly man, but in the original movies M. was play by a guy not a woman. Even in the novels....
I agree. Daniel Craig has done a fine job, and he's signed on to do more Bond films after Skyfall.
Just because he was great as Magneto, everyone wants Fassbender to play all of these roles. He's a great actor, but if we see too much of him people will start to hate him. It's like a great song that the radio overplays. No, keep Fassbender away from Bond.
As far as Fiennes as M, I'm cool with it if they plan to keep M as a completely secondary character. But if they plan to focus on the relationship between Bond and M, then it's a good contrast to keep it a woman.
minkowskiwrites: on January 4th, 2012 at 10:23:33 AM
"In this post-911, Bourne era, the old Bond is simply dead and never coming back."
Yep, and that's a damned shame, because before 9-11, the world seemed like a much better place, right? Happier.
Even the old Bond films are a HELL of a lot chirpier than this Daniel Craig satunine sh*t (Casino Royale was good).
With the exception of Goldeneye, I think the Pierce Brosnan Bond films were too cheesy and over the top. Maybe that's why they decided to go the grittier route. But even Casino Royale was able to capture the charm that all Bond movies should possess. Quantum of Solace missed the mark completely. Hopefully they rebound with Skyfall.
@mink, read my mind re: helen mirren. by far i think the only other who can play as m. she was simply fantastic in "red". with ralph in the new bond flick, this might take the franchise to a whole new level.