Remember way back when people criticized Daniel Craig’s casting as James Bond, with some even saying he was too blond for the role? Well, the times have changed, and with Sony searching for new some new blood to eventually fill 007’s shoes, it looks like they’re willing to pay Craig the big bucks to stick around for a few more installments.
Mother of Dragons, Breaker of Chains, Khaleesi, First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men; Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen has a lot of nicknames. But the ‘Game of Thrones’ actress is looking to add one more to her resume: James Bond. Or I should say, Jane Bond.
Yes, you’ve heard it before, but Sam Mendes really means it this time. Even though he said Skyfall was his last James Bond film, and even though he directed Spectre anyway, and even though he already said Spectre would be his final outing with 007, this time he means business. Mendes is officially done with James Bond, and it’s hard not to believe that he’s for-really-real about it considering the rampant rumors (with supporting evidence) of Daniel Craig’s exit.
A couple weeks ago, we were privy to the exciting news that Penelope Cruz was set to follow in her hubby Javier Bardem's footsteps and share the screen with James Bond. Cruz as a Bond Girl? Who's going to argue with that, right? Well, prepare to wake up from this pleasant dream, folks, because it doesn't appear to be happening after all.
Robert Rodriguez is someone who likes to keep busy. On top of the upcoming releases of 'Machete Kills' and 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,' and his involvement with a 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV adaptation, he'll also be directing the pilot for a series that will mimic the James Bond films, but give them a Mexican flavor.
Earlier today, a short list of the possible directors for 'Bond 24' was released. It missed a name. Sam Mendes, who helmed 'Skyfall,' is now back in the running to take on the next James Bond adventure.
The 2013 Oscars ceremony was rumored a while back to pay tribute to the 50 years of James Bond films by uniting the actors who've played 007 on the stage. Although one of the Oscars producers debunked that rumor not too long after the fact, there was indeed a portion of the show dedicated to the epic franchise.