Bond 23 delayed; will Daniel Craig still return?
Posted by: Nathan Swank
“Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the future of MGM and the failure to close a sale of the studio, we have suspended development on ‘Bond 23’ indefinitely,” EON Prods., Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, said in a statement. “We do not know when development will resume and do not have a date for the release of ‘Bond 23.'”
So this is some pretty heavy-duty news folks! Seriously, I’m not sure what to think. MGM has over 4,000 titles in its volt including, The James Bond series and part of “THE HOBBIT” franchise. I’ll spare you all the financial mumbo jumbo but it looks likes they’ve been in debt for a while and have finally hit that breaking point of going under. It’s still any one’s guess who will ultimately buy them out or whatever their future may hold, but one thing is certain and that is one of the most successful franchises in history is on hold.
Sadly, I’m sure Sam Mendes (AMERICAN BEAUTY, ROAD TO PERDITION), whom I love, will be off as director. The big question is; will Daniel Craig patiently wait and return? We are split on our opinion here at FLIX66. I for one think that whoever picks up the Bond franchise will do whatever it takes to bring back the man that has rejuvenated the series. I know I’ll receive a lot of flack in saying, I personally think Craig is the best Bond (yes, better than Sean Connery) and CASINO ROYAL is the best of the films.