Craig says Austin Powers forced 007’s new direction

Mike Myers’s Austin Powers character forced Eon Productions to change direction of its 007 film series current Bond Daniel Craig says in a recent interview.

Since Craig became Eon’s sixth Bond in 2005, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace the series has become much more serious and there have been no appearances by the Moneypenney or Q characters.

Craig told, “Don’t get me wrong, I’m up for (gags), as long as the gag works. But the problem is that Austin Powers screwed everything up. He exploded the genre.”

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