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Here's How the James Bond Franchise Will Incorporate the Passing of Queen Elizabeth II
By JOSHUA MEYER
For 60 years — ever since Sean Connery first played Bond in "Dr. No" in 1962 — agent 007 fought for "Queen and country" on the movie screen. Suffice it to say, with Bond's history so entwined with that of the late Queen, it has left some fans wondering how the franchise plans to proceed in the wake of her death.
In a recent interview, Bond producers Barbara Broccoli addressed how the Eon Productions series will adjust to the transition from Queen to King: “Bond worked for Queen and country, and will now be working for King and country. He was a very loyal servant of the British government.”
She continued, “It's a very sad time in Britain, obviously, it's a big time of transition, but she certainly has left a very extraordinary legacy." Based on Broccoli's comments, it appears that James Bond will now be serving King Charles III — or some other fictional offscreen version of him.