I was inspired by the discussion in another thread about the minor characters that we come to love in the Bond movies. Some of these minor characters weren't snuffed out by our favourite British Agent. They didn't plunge into the shark tank of a Spectre Boss! In other words they lived to fight another day. We can do this with allies and enemies or just plain civilians to grace Bond adventures. The only caveat is that they had to have lived or presumed to have lived by the end of the movie.
I thought it would be fun and creative to ask the question...what ever happened to....?
Lets have some fun, or take it serious and think what likely happened to these minor characters from the Bond films. If you would like to nominate a minor character for this treatment let me know.
Morton Slumber... page 1
The Lady in Goldfinger's gate house...page 1
Irma Bunt...page 1
Jaws and Dolly...page 1
Baron Samedi...page 2
Bambi and Thumper...page 2
Professor Joe Butcher...page 2
Ms. Taro...page 2
Marc-Ange Draco...page 3
Nick Nack...page 3
Anya Amasova...page 4
Bibi Dahl...page 4
Freddie Grey...page 4
Cab Driver from LALD...page 5
General Georgi Koskov...page 6
Sister Rose and Lily...page 6
Pussy Galore...page 6
Willard Whyte...page 7
Mrs. Bell...page 7
Tiger Tanaka...page 8
Lupe Lamora...page 8
Tiffany Case...page 10
Sylvia Trench...page 12
Kara Milovy...page 12
Girl Photographer...page 12
Jack Wade...page 13
Angels of Death...page 13
Lt. Hip....page 13
Professor Dr Metz...page 14
Lupe Lamora...page 14
Klaus Hergersheimer page 15
Lt. Hip's Nieces...page 17
Blofeld's Cat...page 18
Bianca from OP...page 18
Young boy from TMWTGG...page 19
Taxi Driver from AVTAK...page 19
Penelope Smallbone from OP...page 20
Robinson from TND, TWINE, DAD...page 21
Vida and Zora from FRWL....page 21
Morton Slumber from DAF...page 22
Max from FYEO...page 22
Paloma from NTTD...page 23
Kincaide from SF...page 24
Zorin from AVTAK...page 24
Mathilde Swann from NTTD...page 25
Our beloved funeral director did not become ashes to ashes. But rather flourished after the diamond caper. Slumber was named Nevada businessman of the year and soon franchised his funeral parlours all over the state. Known for their wonderful and tasteful décor and for the crematoriums that were right where the services took place. Slumber was hitting on all cylinders. Slumber had a major breakthrough when he patented his diamond digger. A device that would remove diamonds from the alimentary canal.
That's my take on Morton after DAF. What say you? Whatever happened to Morton Slumber?
She survives Bond shooting up the factory with his Aston Martin. So whatever happened to the old lady that was the gatekeeper for Auric Goldfinger?
She did everything right. I guess a following question is where did she find future employment.
I can see her heading out to find work.
Employer "What sort of work do you do?"
Old Lady "I fix problems."
Employer "Problem fixer?"
Old Lady "More like problem eliminator. Oh and I can also be the cook of the compound."
A look at her submachine gun here:
Irma Bunt was featured in OHMSS. She was the one that puts the bullet into Tracy Bond. Then she disappears into the sunset with Blofeld. Only Blofeld shows up 2 years later and Ms. Bunt is no where to be seen.
So Mi6...whatever happened to (the film series) Irma Bunt?
One of his treatments opened with Bond at a small cottage, still in mourning for Tracy. Bond goes riding on a motorcycle as "We Have all the Time in the World" plays on the soundtrack. A parachutist descends in his path and introduces herself as Tiffany Case. A Land Rover approaches, presumably to pick up Tiffany, but veers toward Bond, who gets sideswiped and knocked to the ground. The driver pulls out a pistol but Bond karate chops it away. He picks it up and fires at the fleeing vehicle, which crashes. Bond examines the ejected body of the driver and realizes it's Irma Bunt, who is carrying a bag of diamonds...Cue the title sequence.
Ilse Steppat died on December 22, 1969 which put a stop to her reappearance in any Bond film. Though she could have conceivably been recast, just like Blofeld, the producers decided DAF would not explicitly follow up on the events of OHMSS, especially after Mankiewicz took over scripting. The film was designed so that anyone who'd skipped Lazenby's film wouldn't feel he'd missed anything.
As for fan theories about what happened to her--well, I would like to believe she traveled back to Japan with Blofeld and to help him open a garden of death...
But since Blofeld turned into Charles Gray in the next film, perhaps he renounced his heterosexuality and fed poor Irma to a pool of piranhas.
Love the playfulness. I was inspired by @Dwayne and thought maybe she returned to Switzerland to go after the car race title that she lost out on. :)
Interesting. I wish this particular script draft was available online. I'm guessing Bond would've then questioned Tiffany for her connections to Blofeld/Fraulein Bunt in such a scenario . I would miss the whole byplay we eventually got with his initially impersonating Peter Franks for her.
I would have liked to seen Bunt return in DAF.
I've been arguing for years that someone needs to visit the University of Iowa and make a detailed book-length study of Richard Maibaum's papers, especially his unused Bond scripts and treatments. It would be fascinating to see what different paths DAF, TSWLM, OP, TLD, and several other Bonds could have taken. Throw in a chapter on Ben Hecht's Casino Royale and you can call it The Greatest Bond Films Never Made.
I would also miss Fleming's original version of Bond and Tiffany's first meeting, which is more poignant the the film's.
Did Jaws give up his life of crime? Did he and Dolly settle down in domestic bliss? Did they have kids? What ever happened to the killer known as Jaws?
Dolly was killed upon Earth re-entry and Jaws found Nikolai Diavolo, swearing revenge on James Bond.
Irma became a professional Bunting Maker:
Jaws and Dolly became ambassadors for Sampo Mini Visa cards:
Jaws made an excellent Lurch with a little vocal coaching. Dolly dyed her hair black for a convincing Wednesday and in a Hollywood dream come true, Nick Nack was persuaded to wear a giant glove and run around as Thing.
Unfortunately Nick Nick’s relentless pursuit of Dolly behind the scenes soon caused a falling out between the little and large stars and the show was cancelled after one season.
Haha! That is brilliant. I am getting disturbing thoughts about The Thing running after Wednesday.
The old lady gatekeeper took over Goldfinger's residence, which was ownerless after his demise. She's a good housekeeper and makes a very good living from renting the residence, all to the highest bidder.
I know it's a bit boring, but I see Irma Bunt defected to Southern America, where she lives among old Nazi collaborateurs and works in a German Kindergarten, teaching kids how to bake Nusskuchen and how to assemble the reliable old MP40.
Mr Slumber worked 20 years as an anchorman for a small tv station, before he retired and lived a humble life on a small pension, drinking tea and watching tv.
Love it! I can see Morton Slumber working as a TV anchor man. "This is Morton Slumber wishing you a good night rest in peace." :)
Jaws living off the grid? Very creative answer.