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Amazon buying MGM will not see James Bond movies skipping cinemas, say producers

May 27th, 2021 by Marc Comments

In a surprising bit of news, it seems that Amazon has bought MGM Studios for a whopping $8.45bn including all their franchises and properties, including the world’s favourite superspy, James Bond.

However, while the most recent movie, No Time To Die, has been delayed several times since last year and is set to be released this October 8th, we will not be seeing it on Amazon Prime any time soon.

Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson are fighting to ensure that Bond stays on the big screen, where he belongs: “We are committed to continuing to make James Bond films for the worldwide theatrical audience,” the two said in a new statement on the deal.

Broccoli said they are still the custodians of James Bond and that they “take that responsibility seriously”.

How exactly this all plays out in the future is anyone’s guess, but I, for one, want my Bond in the cinema… but I’d not be against Amazon developing a Bond universe with other characters, villains and adventures.


Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….