Fans are sure to be both shaken and stirred by the latest news and, of course, there’s really no reason to fret at all.
Spectre was widely speculated to be Daniel Craig’s final outing as Bond, due in no small part to Daniel Craig’s comments on the subject:
I’d rather slash my wrists than play James Bond again
To be fair, he was asked if he’d like to play the character again just as he finished filming and, seeing how much of those movies require of him, that like asking a runner if they’d like to run again just as they finish a long distance race that involved them smashing two teeth, dislocating a shoulder, spraining a knee and slicing the tip off a finger.
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Revealed during a live stream from Ian Fleming’s Goldeneye estate in Jamaica were several cast members, including Lashana Lynch and Rami Malek.
This drew up a craze. Would our second-favorite Bohemian (Freddie always wins) be the next James Bond?
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I always knew that character was evil. Always hiding, always sneaking around. I bet he’s been planting bombs this whole time because of reasons that he’ll explain to Bond in a monologue latter!
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Drat! Where did that sneaky devil go?
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I’m sure it’s fine.
On a serious note, with Rami ‘out’ as Bond, who would play out lovely Cold War relic? Many speculated it would be Idris Elba or Richard Madden or even Tom Hardy.
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On a side note, if Tom Hardy played James Bond would they cover his face?
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The wait was over with this reveal:
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James Bond would be, once again, Daniel Craig.
However, on that same note, the premise was revealed back in late April. Here is it:
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Daniel Craig is James Bond. But the twists and turns weren’t done for Bond 25. Remember Lashana Lynch, who played Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel?
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She will be the new 007 since, you know, James Bond is retired. The Daily Mail reported that a Hollywood insider revealed:
“There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says ‘Come in 007’, and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman.”
Because, you know, that’s how code names work. When the President of the United States leaves office, we get a new President of the United States. When James Bond retires from being 007, a new person becomes 007.
Naturally, the internet did an internet about the whole thing:
Honestly, there go my hopes that this conversation will be healthier than when Daniel Craig was announced to play Bond in Casino Royale and everyone freaked out because he was blond.
On a personal note, this might just be the kick the franchise needs. It helps that James Bond has been largely driven away from Ian Fleming’s gritty version, who smokes sixty cigarettes a day, is a blatant sexist and racist, and with Mission Impossible and Kingsmen topping the charts, James Bond seems like a Cold War relic.
He’s showing his age. Having the movie play into that with James Bond coming back into the field as a retired old man trying to keep up with the new kids might just be the hook to get newer audiences in seats.
Regardless, let’s hope the movie is good because otherwise all this speculation and hype goes the way of Game of Thrones, meaning it’s all a waste of time.
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