|Above, the last James Bond movie for two years.|
The killing of James Bond (Daniel Craig) in No Time To Die is controversial, so say the least. But what would be more controversial is if the next Bond movie doesn't pick up where No Time To Die left off.
Main characters have been killed off before (Sherlock Holmes comes immediately to mind) but were revived in a "cliffhanger" way. That should be the way the Bond movies ought to proceed.
However, Deadline posted the following yesterday:
EXCLUSIVE: James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has revealed that it will be “at least two years“ before the next 007 movie begins filming and that the task of finding an actor to replace Daniel Craig hasn’t begun “because it’s a reinvention of Bond.”
Speaking to us at a star-studded private event in central London to honor Broccoli and her brother Michael G. Wilson for their BFI Fellowships, Broccoli wouldn’t be drawn on who would play Bond next but did offer an update on the decision-making process.
“Nobody’s in the running,” she disclosed. “We’re working out where to go with him, we’re talking that through. There isn’t a script and we can’t come up with one until we decide how we’re going to approach the next film because, really, it’s a reinvention of Bond. We’re reinventing who he is and that takes time. I’d say that filming is at least two years away.”
Just what in hell does she mean the plan is to make the next movie a "reinvention" of Bond?
Reinventing him to what? A black person? A transgender? A woman? A gay male? Is the reinvention going to be more Hollywood woke bullshit? (They should be reminded that if they go woke, they'll go broke. Just ask the Walt Disney Company.)
If they stray too far, does the Ian Fleming estate have a say in it and can they veto it?
If it is something too radical (like incorporating any of the above), they will have lost me and many other 007 fans.
They next two years will be interesting to see what happens.