It’s been quite the week for James Bond news. On Thursday, the studios and producers behind No Time To Die announced that Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 would be postponed from April 2 to November 12 in the UK. The move makes sense from a box office perspective considering how coronavirus has seen cinemas shut down around the world.
This includes over 70,000 in China, the second-largest box office audience after the US, where coronavirus originated.
Bizarrely a day later The Sun’s Bond insider – who has proven to be quite an accurate source on a number of occasions – reported that Craig is now tempted to return for a sixth outing after No Time To Die.
They said that the 52-year-old has asked the film’s PR team not to “aggressively market it as his final Bond.”
“I don’t think Daniel is finished with James Bond, despite his previous claims.
Having an insider “leak” that Craig wants to make a sixth film, for which his Bond would have to be alive, could be a clever marketing way of distracting fans from the truth that he does, in fact, have time to die in No Time To Die.
Of course, this is purely speculation, but we wouldn’t be surprised if this turns out to be the case.
After all, when the last film in the franchise Spectre was announced, Christopher Waltz was cast as Franz Oberhauser.
Considering the film’s title and the way the new villain was dressed, many fans believed he was in fact Blofeld.
This was something the actor denied to keep the secret that he was playing Bond’s arch-nemesis in the run-up to Spectre’s release.
Similarly, it’s rumoured that No Time To Die villain Safin, played by Rami Malek is, in fact, Dr No.
Interestingly, Malek has neither confirmed or denied whether or not this is true.
No Time To Die is released in UK cinemas on November 12, 2020.
Published at Sat, 07 Mar 2020 13:23:00 +0000