Richard Madden as James Bond

While the James Bond franchise is preparing to have director Cary Fukunaga take over 007’s next mission that was previously in the hands of Danny Boyle, a new rumor indicates what might be happening once Daniel Craig hangs up the tuxedo.

Word on the streets of London is that James Bond franchise producers may be approaching Game of Thrones star Richard Madden to take over the role of 007, inspired by his recent turn on the BBC drama Bodyguard, which was picked up for distribution in the United States by Netflix not too long ago.

Of course, this story comes from the lawless world of British tabloid reporting, so bring your martini shaker of salt along for this one.

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female james bond

British pop culture just had a watershed moment for one of its most iconic characters last night with Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the first female Doctor in Doctor Who. But one British institution will probably stay the way it’s always been. At least, for the foreseeable future.

James Bond, who has been portrayed by a similar revolving door of changing actors, will probably remain the same womanizing male spy who was first introduced in 1953. Despite some demands for a female James Bond, executive producer and one of the keepers of the Bond legacy, Barbara Broccoli, confirmed that there are no plans to cast a woman as 007.

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bond 25 director

Cary Fukunaga has been announced as the new James Bond 25 director. The Emmy-winning director behind the first season of True Detective, and feature films like Jane Eyre and Beasts of No Nation will replace previous hire Danny Boyle to helm Daniel Craig‘s swan song in the role of 007.

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bond 25 villain

Said Taghmaoui could soon make the leap from superhero ally to super-spy villain. The Wonder Woman star has said that he was cast as the Bond 25 villain under Danny Boyle, potentially pitting him against Daniel Craig in the actor’s final movie as 007. But with the director leaving the James Bond sequel over creative differences, that role is up in the air.

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Bond 25 director

It’s like something out of a James Bond movie: an auteur director parts ways with the franchise, leaving the Bond 25 director slot wide open as a ticking clock counts down on the studio possibly losing its 2019 release date. Danny Boyle’s departure means that Eon Productions and MGM are on the hunt for a new director, and a new report says they’re now looking at two new options as potential contenders for the job: Bart Layton (American Animals) and S.J. Clarkson (Star Trek 4).
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Goldfinger - James Bond Aston Martin DB5

Fans of the James Bond franchise have always dreamed of seeing some of the secret agent’s more unbelievable gadget become a reality, especially when it comes to the armored, weaponized and gadget-filled cars 007 gets to drive. Now one of them will be officially manufactured, and it will include some of the gadgets from the big screen.

James Bond’s iconic 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that first appeared in Goldfinger will officially be manufactured by the car company. But this isn’t simply a recreation of the classic car that looks like 007’s ride. This extremely limited and expensive edition of the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 will come with some of the gadgets installed by Q Branch. Read More »

Playing as Oddjob is Cheating - GoldenEye 64

One of the best video game adaptations of all time is undoubtedly GoldenEye 64. The game took the first James Bond movie starring Pierce Brosnan and turned it into a polygonal first-person shooter that also gave us one of the most endlessly entertaining multiplayer experiences of any video game in history. But it wasn’t always fun, especially when some jerk decided to play as the signature, short James Bond villain Oddjob.

Thankfully, if you ever find yourself plugging in the ol’ Nintendo 64 for a round of GoldenEye 64, now you can stop anyone from playing as Oddjob because it’s totally unfair. A couple of the game’s creators recently took part in an oral history of GoldenEye 64, and they confirm that playing as the hat-throwing henchman from Goldfinger is cheating. Read More »

Bond 25 release date

These are tumultuous times for the James Bond franchise.

The twenty-fifth movie in the long-running spy saga just lost director Danny Boyle, reportedly because of a casting dispute he had with star Daniel Craig about who would play the film’s villain. But it sounds like there were more troubles brewing beyond that disagreement, and a new report indicates that the Bond 25 release date might end up being pushed back because of behind-the-scenes issues.
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Why Danny Boyle Left Bond 25

Earlier this week, the next installment of the James Bond franchise was set back when director Danny Boyle suddenly left the production after having “creative differences” with longtime 007 producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. At the time, those issues weren’t detailed specifically, and “creative differences” is usually a vague excuse that we never learn much more about. However, a new rumor might provide some insight as to why Danny Boyle left Bond 25. Read More »

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In news that is somehow simultaneously shocking and not-at-all surprising, director Danny Boyle has departed Bond 25. The untitled 007 adventure, the 25th entry in the long-running espionage and action series, was set to go before cameras later this year. No replacement has been announced.

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