That wild James Bond ending was at work for a long time. So many spoilers up front – you’ve been warned.
SPOILERS. SPOILERS. SPOILERS.
Now that No time to die has been in cinemas in Australia for a week (and broke pandemic – era ticket sales records with an opening volume of $ 11.23 million) and around the world for six weeks, it ‘s finally time to discuss the future.
Seriously, we can’t stress how many spoilers to keep track of.
First of all, it’s over. Who in his heart saw it coming?
If Daniel Craig wanted to stop speculating on whether he could be brought back to the sixth Bond film, this ending was the ultimate “no hell.”
In the first franchise series, Craig’s James Bond not only received his broadcast – all of his predecessors were denied internal recognition in the universe for their departure – but the character was actually killed.
Craig’s Bond stood statically on the roof of Safin’s cave as a series of missiles crashed at him. And there was no scam, no convenient surgery – he’s definitely dead.
Eventually, Bond decided to sacrifice himself to keep Madeleine Swann and their daughter Mathilde safe. In the final battle between Bond and Safin, the villain smashed the bottle against Bond – the contents of the bottle are the death sentence for Madeleine and anyone who shares the DNA with her.
There is no way to get a DNA-targeted bio-weapon out of Bond or his system, so his continued existence in the same world with Madeleine and Mathilde was a threat to both of them.
Such a final fate for Craig’s Bond was at hand from the beginning. According to Yahoo, Craig has been borrowed No time to die the companion said it was the end he had planned 15 years earlier.
“When I started as a Bond Casino Royale, one of the early conversations I had [producers] Barbara [Broccolli] and Michael [G. Wilson] was that I would like to be killed when I’m done, ”Craig said.
The last picture of the Craig Bond era was Madeleine and Mathilde driving as the mother turns to her daughter to tell her about her father “Bond, James Bond.”
It’s the completion of an arc of five films, which in itself is unprecedented, as Craig’s Bond carried the emotional baggage of previous films during his narrative period.
So now that it’s over, what happens next?
It would be tempting to think that five-year-old Mathilde could continue her father’s legacy, but that would mean films had to jump from time to time for at least 20 years. And Broccoli knows that a character can be any color, but it has to be a man.
As producers of Eon Productions, Broccolli and Wilson are Bond franchisees.
When Pierce Brosnan handed over the Bond message to Craig, there was a transfer in the form of Judi Dench, which originated from the role of M. The golden eye and continued into the Craig era Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall.
Earlier, Desmond Llewelyn’s term as Q began in From Russia with love through The world is not enough, transcends the eras of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Brosnan.
At the end of the work No time to die, the words “James Bond returns” scrolls up the screen, confirming that the franchise won’t die with Craig – as if it were so lucrative.
The question is, in what form will it come back?
Because the very final end No time to die, now is a good time to reset the series completely – not just the character but also the tone. The Craig era has been marked by a pregnancy based on the character’s arc of emotion.
Possibly the next Bond iteration turns back to a lighter and more imaginative version of the super-spy.
If so, there’s a big argument for not bringing back any side in the next movie and letting it start over.
Ben Whishaw, who has been playing Q ever since Skyfall, has said he has been contracted for three films, so his commitment is over – even though he hinted he would not oppose the return.
There have been many names among them over the years, although it looks like the most promising candidate, Idris Elba, has probably lost his chance.
Elba is already 49 years old, just four years younger than Craig, who was 37 when he took on the role, which means he’s probably too old to start and stay in the role in at least two or three films.
Another popular choice is Tom Hardy, but he may be too similar in type to Craig, both in terms of physicality and based on the best Bondie dangers and threats.
Henry Cavill is another good candidate, but he may have already become too famous in genre roles like Superman and Witcher, and he’s already played a spy A man from his uncle, a film adaptation of the 1964 TV series starring Ian Fleming.
Cavill is also joining Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming film Argylle As an 80’s spy.
Vaughn said Hollywood Reporter, “I needed someone who was born to play Bond – which Henry is – and then throw him before Bond.”
Cavill ignored the question and said THR, “It would be very exciting to talk to producers. In an ideal world, I would never have to refuse anything. Nothing is at hand, it is an honor to be even part of the conversation.
Richard Madden (Bodyguard, Throne game) recently completely ignored the issue Forever on the red carpet as he walked away from the reporter who asked him about Bond.
Similarly, James Norton (Happy Valley, Grantchester) has said that while it is flattering to be involved in the debate, he argues that there is no truth in the rumors.
Outlander stars Sam Heughan and Bridgerton The names of Breakout Rege-Jean Page have also been praised – although the latter may challenge the range needed for a nuanced interpretation of the role.
Tom Hiddleston was a hot choice after a while The leader of the night, An adaptation of John Le Carre’s mini-series, in which he played a haunting intelligence that penetrated the insider’s insider. But the heat in Hiddleston seems to have cooled.
If producers decide to choose a younger, culturally diverse actor for the role, Daniel Kaluuya, Dev Patel or Riz Ahmed would be strong choices.
It seems that any British actor of a certain age and profile has been in the mix, but it is equally likely that the producers will go with someone who is relatively unknown – as Craig was because he has starred in mainly independent films or side roles and just really got a profile after that Layer cake.
There are no promises on the timeline for the next act by Bond, but October 2022 will mark the 60th anniversary of the film’s release. Doctor no, the first Bond movie, so don’t be surprised if a big announcement comes out at that time.
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