It looks like Daniel Craig‘s tenure as James Bond has finally come to an end. Not too long ago, a rumor popped up saying that the actor had been offered $150 million to reprise his role as 007 for back-to-back films. There was a huge lack of evidence to support this claim and Craig didn’t seem the least bit enthused about playing the role a fourth time during the production of Spectre.
Now, a new report says that Sony and Eon offered no such deal; in fact, it seems as though Sony has no power to do so since the rights to Bond are currently up for grabs. More on the story below.
Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of the Dynamite Entertainment comic book titles that were released on June 22nd, 2016. This week it’s all about Bond. James Bond. Okay, there’s some Red Sonja and Grumpy Cat, too. But for me, it is just a 007 week.
Now that Daniel Craig doesn’t seem to be the least bit interested in reprising his role as James Bond, Eon Productions and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are now combing through a list of actors to take the title of 007. As you can imagine, choosing an actor to play such a role is very delicate. But one of the frontrunners named, by the fans, was Tom Hiddleston. If he did join, he join a long list of actors to play James Bond ranging starting from Sean Connery, then moving onto David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and most recently Craig.
Craig, recently turned down a $100,000,000 offer to reprise James Bond for a final 2-picture deal, and with that it mind, it seems that despite a few denials, a new rumor has popped up saying Hiddleston’s name has reemerged to the forefront.
Warren Ellis, acclaimed writer of Planetary, Nextwave, and about a hundred other comic book series, has been announced as the writer for a new series about that most famous of British spies, James Bond. James Bond 007 will launch in November (just in time for the new movie) from Dynamite Entertainment. Art on the series will be by James Masters (Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman Incorporated).
The first story arc will be six issues long and be titled “Vargr.” The story will feature Bond returning to London to follow up on work of a fellow 00 agent, only to find out a trap has been laid for him.
Now, Sony Pictures has released a behind-the-scenes first look at footage from the upcoming James Bond film shot at the SÃ¶lden set. Watch the 2-minute video here below and check out the first image from the film as well, along with the official synopsis.