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Bond producers discuss the future of James Bond on the big – and small – screen

September 18th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Ahead of the openig of James Bond: No Time To Die at the end of this month – next month in the US – the producers of the 60-year-old series, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccolli are looking forward to the future and what it might mean – and not mean – for the world’s greatest spy.

“It’s tough to think about the future until this film has its moment,” says Broccoli.

“I think we just really want to celebrate this and celebrate Daniel, and then when the dust settles, then look at the landscape and figure out what the future is. Although I think one thing we’ve certainly learned in the last 18 months is you never know what the future is. So we have to sit down and think about it.”

With the franchise hitting its 60th anniversary next year and this movie being the end of current Bond Daniel Craig’s run, it seems that the occasion will also be a big period of rebirth for 007, and everyone is wondering if the new owner of MGM, Amazon, will be looking to change how we get our superspy fix.

There have already been rumors of spinoffs and TV shows based in the Bond universe for the streaming service and, we’ll not lie, the Bond-verse, if you will, is undoubtedly big enough to facilitate these, with Charlie Higson and Steve Cole’s young adolescent Bond novels being a definite potential series.

“We make films,” says Wilson, “We make films for the cinema. That’s what we do,”

“We’ve resisted that call for 60 years.”

Will they continue to isolate Bond to the big screen? Only time will tell but we could live with Bond on the big screen forever while we get in-universe shows on a weekly basis… but that might be just us.

No Time To Die hits US cinemas on October 8th and UK screens on September 30th.

Source: Total Film

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….