Broccoli seeks to cool down Bond 26 speculation

Barbara Broccoli, boss of Eon Productions

Barbara Broccoli, the boss of Eon Productions, has again tried to cool down temperatures related to Bond 26.

Last week, the LAD Bible website carried some comments from Broccoli that Bond 26 isn’t that far along.

“No, we haven’t even started casting yet,” she said. “There isn’t even a script.”

In past months, there have been stories from British tabloids such as The Sun that Eon has gotten hot and bothered about Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Eon’s Bond No. 007 to succeed Daniel Craig.

Some Bond fans have bitten on such reports. They figure there’s something behind such smoke.

Over the past year (or longer), there’s a notion that Eon is coming up with a long-range plan.

IF that’s true, that would be a change.

During the Daniel Craig era (2006-2021), Eon said Skyfall (2012) had nothing to do with Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008).

But, with 2015’s SPECTRE was suddenly talked about part of an extended storyline (especially after Eon regained the rights to the character of Ernst Stavro Blofeld). That was extended with No Time to Die.

Eon *never* envisioned a five-part arc. But, as the movies unfolded, the talking points changed.

Now, we’re told that Eon is trying to come up with an extended plan for a post-Craig era. Maybe yes, maybe no.

But, as the saying goes, when the legend becomes fact, print the legend.

2 Responses

  1. Considering that NTTD completed Principal Photography on October 25th, 2019… and that the film was finally released in October 8, 2021… and that the mourning period for Craig has lasted for (expletive) ever… I think the Life of Riley Period is over. Get on with it guys. Do you think that the current Gen of what is now non-filmgoers cares? EON is putting themselves out of existence.

  2. @kevin koltz

    Do you want a Bond film for the sake of a Bond film? Or do you want EoN to be confident in their approach?

    This series is 60 years old and they’re looking at keeping familiar traits whilst also giving audiences (old and young), fresh stories and a contemporary perspective.

    Let them explore. Let them get it “right”. There’s a lot riding on this and the new 007 has to hit the ground running.

    If you’re in desperate need of a Bond film, there are 25 pretty solid official ones to enjoy.

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