2015 certainly seems to be the year of the spy. Despite all of the claims that superhero films have taken over Hollywood, the spy genre is certainly producing quite a few films this year. So far we have had Kingsman, with The Man from U.N.C.L.E and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation coming this summer.
On top of all of this, we have James Bond returning to our screens with the upcoming SPECTRE. However, it seems that, come November, the cinema will not be the only place to see the world’s greatest secret agent.
Dynamite Comics have recently acquired the comic rights to Bond and have approached one of the biggest names in comics to write the project. Beginning in November, Warren Ellis will be writing James Bond.
As clarification, this Bond is not the Bond of the films. Instead Dynamite will focus on the Bond presented in the pages of Ian Fleming’s books.
According to Ellis, the first will be built around Bond’s “Return to London after a mission of vengeance in Helsinki, to take up the workload of a fallen 00 agent… but something evil is moving through the back streets of the city, and sinister plans are being laid for Bond in Berlin.”
Ok, so let’s go through this calmly and professionally… and then throw that to the side. I cannot believe Warren Ellis will be tackling the world of James Bond! Who knows how long Ellis will stick around on this book, but as long as he is, I will be there.