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Bond 24 in 2014

Will Craig Star?

By Robert T. Trate     April 26, 2012
Source: Den of Geeks

Skyfall, the 23rd Bond movie, arrives this year, with a trailer not far away. Bond 24? It's already been confirmed for 2014.
With news that the first trailer for the 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall, is coming next month, Sony has also taken the opportunity to confirm that the 24th movie won’t be too far away. The gap between Quantum Of Solace and Skyfall was four years, mainly due to the financial instabilities of MGM. With such issues out the way, the plan is to get the franchise back on a two year schedule, it seems.

As such, the studio is saying that the 24th James Bond movie will arrive toward the end of 2014.

This is where it gets interesting, though. Daniel Craig signed up to play the role of James Bond three times, with an option for first refusal of a fourth movie. Skyfall therefore marks the last 007 film he's strictly contracted to do.
Thus, if he doesn’t want to do Bond 24, he doesn’t have to, but he gets first dibs. Sony is unlikely to want to turn around a reboot of Bond in two years, so our guess is that Craig may well sign up for Bond 24. And then? Well, don’t wager against him retiring his tuxedo after that.
Then the question becomes, who plays James Bond after that? Our vote would be for Michael Fassbender. 

Thanks to Chopsaki for the submission.


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shadowstalker 4/26/2012 11:51:18 AM

 Fassbender is too young. 

Wiseguy 4/26/2012 12:01:39 PM

Too young? I don't think so.

And casting a new Bond doesn't mean rebooting the franchise either.

spiderhero 4/26/2012 12:52:54 PM

Fassbender? No way.

Of course, many people felt that way about Craig before CR so what do I know....

DougRed4 4/26/2012 1:27:26 PM

Fassbender would make an awesome Bond!

thegypsy 4/26/2012 1:32:26 PM

 i never liked craig in the first place i gave up to the secend film but ithink he was the absolute worst bond of all time thank goodness his run as bond is over with last one

HarryTuttle 4/26/2012 2:29:06 PM

 Can't see it being Fassbender, or Sam Worthington or Clive Owen or anyone else that fans want. None of the actors playing Bond have been all that well known when they were cast, and I don't think it'll be different when the next incarnation comes along.

Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton...hardly household names when they were cast. Moore had been a hit in The Saint, but that was TV not movies. Brosnan wasn't exactly an A-lister when he got the call, and Craig was in mostly small movies or small parts in larger movies up until Casino Royale.

So I'm thinking they'll do what they usually do, cast someone that's known, but not a big star. And I think that's the right way to go about it, so that you believe in Bond as a character and aren't thinking of Avatar or X-Men or Sin City when you see him.

And besides, the next Bond may well be at least another couple of movies away, whatever you hope for thegypsy. Me, I like Craig in this role alot. Loved Connery, hated Moore by the end of his run and never much cared for Dalton or Brosnan. Lazenby wasn't great but he was poorly served by the script and story imho.

So bring on Bond 24 with Craig, or some B-lister who'll end up as an A-lister.


death4sale 4/26/2012 3:06:51 PM

Michael Fassbender practically played Bond in X-Men First Class. He even wore the 3-piece grey suit that Connery made popular. For the first parts of the movie, he acted a lot like Bond. He's of decent height and build, is a fine actor. He is handsome according to the women in my family. He would be an excellent choice. Please don't start suggesting men like Benedict Cumberbatch. He is a fine actor as well, but he has a face like a martian. That probably came out of left field, but I visit a lot of forums and see people suggesting Cumberbatch for various roles.

@HarryTuttle - On Her Majesty's Secret Service is considered one of the best Bond films for it's story and script. It was a very emotional film and would've been better served had it had an actor who could better convey the emotions the story called for. Lazenby brought a great physical presence. He did his own stunts and made the fighting look more believable than both Connery and Moore, but he didn't have the charisma of either of those actors.

vitieddie 4/26/2012 8:25:31 PM

Fassbender is my choice too.

DarthBob 4/27/2012 4:27:41 AM

I think Fassbender would be a good choice; I think Henry Cavill could pull it off as well.  He might become too popular though if Superman does well at the boxoffice, but he was pretty good in The Tudors.  However, just get Craig to sign on the dotted line now so it's a done deal.

wraith729 4/27/2012 7:12:21 AM

Casino Royale was a reboot only in a way to make Bond grittier and less reliant on hokey technology. Every bond was just a new story much like a series of books (Jack Ryan, Dirk Pitt, etc). Some of the older movies had something to do with the ones before them notably OHMSS and Diamonds Are Forever and Casino Royale and (so far) Quantom of Solace, but most are just stand alone adventures. So no, I don't think a new Bond technically equates to a reboot of the franchise.

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