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To be fair, he had to sort out the legalities after Satlzman sold his half of the ownership to United Artists. This was how Wilson first got involved as a lawyer before getting into producing films.
So we essentially agree that it doesn’t matter how Cubby and Barbara handled their side of things? She’s never had to work on a Bond film as a solo producer like her dad in the late 70s and early 80s. She always had her brother’s support, and supposedly her nephew is on the rise as a producer for when Michael retires for good.
Sure, but reasons only matter when it's Cubby: if it's Barbara then the reasons don't count and it's her fault :D
Michael G Wilson.
I have no problem with it either, but in Barbara Broccoli/EON's case, they're not updating us about Bond, what's their plan, what's going on already, what's happening, no updates while us Bond fans were hanging in nowhere, there are no clarifications about Bond, what happened?
There's no progress, but it seemed that they're more active in making other films, that made me question, are they still interested in making Bond films? Because from no updates, no clarifications or whatsoever, to making other films like these.
There are even other Bond fans outside of this forum asking if the Bond series is over after NTTD, because so far, there's no updates, but yet Babs and EON are busy on making other films.
No problem with them making other films, it's obvious that they're active, but it's should be clear to us fans about their intentions regarding the Bond franchise, are there any progress, even just a simple, "yes, we're working on it" or just say make it straight and say "there are no Bond films for now and we're focusing on different projects first" would help.
The producers left us hanging on air waiting for updates.
Remember, we Bond fans are one of the luckiest fandoms out there. While waiting for the next film, we have 25 other official films, countless books and a few decent video games to enjoy. We are actually truly blessed with our Bond media. Plus honestly, humans do like to rest a bit and not do the same thing over and over again.
Agreed. For comparison, I enjoy the Marvel universe. However, everything recently has been so watered down to a point in which there is only a small handful since Endgame that I've enjoyed. I don't want the same with Bond. I think it's just bothersome though since it was six years between SP and NTTD and now looking at roughly another four between NTTD and the next film. We're just not used to this level of hiatus. I was too young during the LTK to GE hiatus so I cannot compare what that was like..
Also I'd say we're actually very well-served as fans: during production of NTTD there was a live cast reveal show with interviews of everyone involved, a BTS video was shared, official photos from the set (that cool one of him in London walking from the Aston- they didn't need to publish that), a title reveal animation... all sorts of things. I've been following the new Indiana Jones film for the last couple of years, and they kind of grudgingly only told us what the actual title of the film is when they finally put a teaser trailer out in November! I think even now half the cast haven't been officially announced, and their character names are still dribbling out. Eon are actually really good at keeping fans in the loop, but people always think they deserve more.
That's a very good point mate.
I think you'd be completely right after the end of any other era, but I think given the ending NTTD, it's important to remind casual viewers Bond will return.
I'll never forget walking out of NTTD on opening night and the two couples sitting either side of me and Mrs, shrugged and said "I guess they're not making anymore Bond pictures".
It made me think I wonder how many people don't realise that Daniel's is it's own universe
I hope they take their time and plan the next actors era throughly.
They can do it without going back in time.
I can certainly see the appeal of including May (a yet unused, Fleming created character), but I can't help but feel Bond films need to be going in the direction opposite of including Bond's housekeeper.
I'm 100% for the inclusion of a Continental GT Speedback however.
There are also other production issues related to this return to the past: Bond films work a lot with product placements in order to get financed and I doubt Eon could associate as many brands as they do with a modern day setting if the movie is set in the 50s/60s. Maybe some vintage companies could have specific retro products but overall it would be less interesting for them to participate to such movie. Also, and it's less pragmatic, Fleming wrote about his time and never intended Bond to a period character, same things with the movies that always intended to be modern; so to go back to the 50s/60s would in a way betray the philosophy that guided the creation of the character and his big screen adaptation.
Regarding May, I would be very happy to see her in the movies. I guess the most difficult thing however is to find her a purpose. She can't only be a housekeeper and I guess it wouldn't make much sense for the audience to meet Bond's landlady. Developing Bond's daily life would in any case be a good idea. Maybe by bringing back Sylvia Trench or a new similar character?