I can’t say I’m too displeased. While I’m not a huge, mega-fan of the James Bond franchise, I have seen most of the movies. Who hasn’t? And while Craig is undeniably talented, I never did think he pulled the whole Bond thing off very well. He was like the less-attractive, second-cousin of a real James Bond that just happened to be a bit more ruthless and violent. And available.
I preferred Pierce Brosnan, but that’s because I think he was, by far, the studliest bond. Some might disagree and say that Sean Connery was The Original and All-Transcending Bond, but I beg to differ.
Anyway, you don’t have to worry about seeing Craig’s mug trying to pull James Bond off anymore — at least for the time being. Reps for EON Productions, the production company for the newest Bond movie, have stated that the latest installment, which was supposed to feature Craig as Bond, has been “indefinitely suspended”:
“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. We do not know when development will resume and do not have a date for the release of Bond 23.”
Damn, Bond fans. Bummer.
Who was your favorite Bond-dude?