Your Ultimate Bond Timeline



  • BirdlesonBirdleson Moderator
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    The harder Moore from his two entries would have been great in a true adaptation. I would have loved to see it.
  • Agent_Zero_OneAgent_Zero_One Ireland
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    @Herr_Stockmann very curious to see what your timeline would look like.

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    @Herr_Stockmann very curious to see what your timeline would look like.

    I'm still thinking about it TBH, but I think I'm coming to something quite satisfying (for my taste at least).
  • TheSkyfallen06TheSkyfallen06 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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  • TheSkyfallen06TheSkyfallen06 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    edited September 2022 Posts: 497
    - Dr.No (1962)
    - From Russia With Love (1963)
    - Goldfinger (1964)
    - Thunderball (1965)
    - MoonRaker (1967)
    - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    - You Only Live Twice (1971)
    - Live And Let Die (1973)
    - The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
    - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
    - The Property Of A Lady (1979)
    - For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    - Diamons Are Forever (1984)
    - A View To A Kill (1986)
    - The Living Daylights (1987)
    - Licence To Kill (1989)
    - Sorrounded (1991)
    - Goldeneye (1993)

    - Tomorrow Never Lies (1995)
    - The World Is Not Enough (1997)
    - Nothing Lasts Forever (1999)
    - Dead End (2002)
    - Casino Royale (2006)
    - Quantum Of Solace (2008)
    - Skyfall (2012)
    - S.P.E.C.T.R.E. (2015)
    - In Service Of The Crown (2021)
    - Risico (2024)

    - Untitled Bond 29 (2027)
    - Untitled Bond 30 (2030)
  • TheSkyfallen06TheSkyfallen06 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    edited September 2022 Posts: 497
    - Thunderball (Early 1962)
    - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Early 1965)
    - Diamonds Are Forever (Goldfinger Brother Draft, Early 1971)
    - For Your Eyes Only (1979)
    - OctoPussy ('M' Murder Draft, Early 1983)
    - The Property Of A Lady (Early 1991)
  • echoecho 007 in New York
    edited September 2022 Posts: 5,209
    - Thunderball (Early 1962)
    - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Early 1965)
    - Diamonds Are Forever (Goldfinger Brother Draft, Early 1971)
    - For Your Eyes Only (1979)
    - OctoPussy ('M' Murder Draft, Early 1983)
    - The Property Of A Lady (Early 1991)

    Interesting. How would you intersperse these with the other Eon releases?

    It would be fascinating to see a more engaged Connery in OHMSS in 1965. But I think I'd put at least two of DN, FRWL, or GF before it.
  • TheSkyfallen06TheSkyfallen06 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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  • DeathToSpies84DeathToSpies84 Haydock, England
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    Well, here’s my third updated version of my last two Bond timelines..

    Sean Connery: 1962 - 1967

    Dr. No (1962)

    From Russia With Love (1963)

    Goldfinger (1964)

    Thunderball (1965) - The underwater scenes are trimmed down, and the lawsuit between Ian Fleming, Kevin McClory, and Jack Whittingham is settled with the profits being split evenly. This means Never Say Never Again does not happen.

    Moonraker (1967) - Connery’s final outing is faithful to the Fleming novel and a hit with the critics. It also touches on Drax’s Nazi roots, with James Mason cast as Drax.

    George Lazenby: 1969 - 1971

    On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) - Same movie as before, but with We Have All the Time In the World playing over the end credits.

    You Only Live Twice (1971) - The garden of death in Japan plot is the main storyline, and Bond kills Irma Bunt in the pre title sequence. With help from Tiger Tanaka’s ninja forces, Bond hunts down Blofeld, destroys his castle, and kills him for good. Spectre are soon disbanded afterwards.

    Roger Moore: 1973 - 1983

    Live and Let Die (1973)- Same movie as before, but Kananga dies via sharks and barracuda.

    The Man With The Golden Gun (1975) - Moved forward a year to work on the script. Christopher Lee is still Scaramanga, but Alice Cooper performs the theme and Brigette Bardot is Miss Goodnight.

    The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) - Same as before.

    Diamonds Are Forever (1979) - DAF suits Moore a lot better than Connery. Raquel Welch is Tiffany Case, and the Spang Brothers are the main villains.

    For Your Eyes Only (1981) - Same as before.

    Octopussy (1983)- Sir Roger bows out in the same movie as before.

    Timothy Dalton: 1985 - 1993

    A View To A Kill (1985)- Dalton’s debut, but an entirely different movie loosely based on the Fleming short story. Duran Duran’s theme stays, and so do Christopher Walken and Grace Jones as Max Zorin and May Day, respectively.

    The Living Daylights (1987) - Same movie, but Dave Hedison shows up as Felix Leiter.

    Licence to Kill (1989) - Same movie, but with better marketing and a release date in the autumn.

    The Hildebrand Rarity (1991) - No legal disputes here. Dalton’s TSWLM moment, with Powers Boothe and John Lone as the main villains, Elizabeth Hurley as the main Bond girl, and the robot schtick completely toned down in favour of a more political thriller which touches on events of the world circa 1990-91. The Pet Shop Boys perform the theme.

    Nobody Lives Forever (1993) - Dalton’s swansong, loosely based on the John Gardner novel. The main plot sees Bond targeted by a deadly assassin, played by Rutger Hauer, in a tense game of cat and mouse.

    Pierce Brosnan: 1995 to 2004

    GoldenEye (1995) - Same as before. No need to change.

    Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) - Same movie, but with Monica Bellucci as Paris Carver and Anthony Hopkins as Elliott Carver

    The World Is Not Enough (1999) - Same movie, but with Catherine Zeta Jones as Christmas Jones.

    The Man With The Red Tattoo (2003) - Based off the Raymond Benson novel, with Ken Watanabe as Goro Yoshida. Filmed in 2002, the release date is moved to autumn 2003, while production starts on Brosnan’s final outing.)

    Nightfire (2004) - Or how to make Die Another Day better. based off the video game, which receives a lot of praise and Brosnan goes out with a bang.

    Daniel Craig: 2006 to 2015

    Casino Royale (2006) - Same as before.

    Quantum of Solace (2008) - The script isn’t rushed, Mr White is the main villain, Dominic Greene as his co-conspirator, and Amy Winehouse performs the theme.

    High Time to Kill (2010) - Loosely based off the novel, but with Quantum disbanded at the climax. Alexander Skarsgard is cast as Roland Marquis.

    Skyfall (2012) - Same movie, but Silva is not linked to Spectre and is solely looking for revenge on his own.

    Devil May Care (2015) - Craig’s swansong, with the main villain played by Michael Fassbender and whom IS NOT Blofeld. And his ego doesn’t get in the way of having his version of Bond killed off. So NTTD doesn’t happen. At all.

    2020 - 2030 and beyond

    - Soft reboot, with Henry Cavill cast as Bond, and Christopher Nolan as director for the first two outings.
    - The old standalone Bond tropes of the past return.
    - Less CGI and more well-written scripts.
    - Realistic and grounded villains.

    So, in short - better send-offs for Connery, Moore, Brosnan and Craig, a longer tenure for Dalton and a duo for Lazenby.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    My timeline: Most things are the same with minor changes too casting and writing credits.

    Keep Jack Lord as Felix Leiter in GF and TB. David Hedison takes the role in DAF, LALD and LTK. He is also in GE, instead of Jack Wade, with Michael Madsen playing him. He reprises his role in DAD, leading us to get a minor distrust between Bond and Leiter for the first time in the series. This also gives us the version that is in DAF, that fans don’t like. In TLD and TND, the CIA roles are replaced with Q. There is technical support for him to help out with and explain. Desmond Llewelyn is also Q and referred to as such in DN. He is not in LALD and TWINE is still his final appearances as is. Other recasting notes: Max von Sydow is Dikko Henderson, making it more of a shock for the audience when he is killed suddenly so soon. Peter Burton is Morzeny in FRWL. Faye Dunaway is Octopussy. I really don’t like it when EON uses the same people for different big roles!

    Now for proper writing credits. FRWL’s screenplay is fully credited to Richard Maibaum and Johanna Harwood. No adaptation credit. TSWLM is credited to Tom Mankiewicz after Wood’s and Maibaum’s credits. For GE, Michael France and Kevin Wade are given screenplay credits after the other two. France is still credited with the story. For TND, Bruce Feirstein is credited with the story. He is also credited with the screenplay along with Nicholas Meyer, Dan Petrie, Jr. and David Campbell Wilson. They are credited in Raymond Benson’s novelization, they should be credited in the movie. For TWINE, Dana Stevens is credited for screenplay after the trio. For QOS, Michael G. Wilson, Paul Haggis and Marc Forster are credited with the story. Joshua Zetumer is credited with the screenplay, after the trio. Lastly for NTTD, Paul Haggis is credited with the story. Sometimes, writers honestly don’t get the credit they deserve.

    Now for unmade James Bond material that should have been made.
    First, Bruce Feirstein should have done novelizations of Everything or Nothing and Bloodstone. EON should have had a scene between Max Zorin and Nikolai Diavolo, maybe too make Diavolo more evil or even strangely sympathetic. Moneypenny should be included as well. I’d also have more AVTAK ties in the novel as well. Explain why Diavolo wasn’t at Project Main Strike. Also a proper introduction about why Jaws is back and how Diavolo hired him. Also give more background info on all of the new characters introduced in EON’s story. Same with Bloodstone, in particular Nicole Hunter, Rak and Stefan Pomerov. I’d also reference CR, QOS and GE, make Bond in mid-career. End of the story, Bond questions if Quantum was behind it. Lastly, I’d like John Logan to write a novelization of Skyfall. Including more scenes and backstory for everyone, in one way or another, in particular Sévérine and her deleted scenes.

    Two movies that should have been made. Timothy Dalton’s 3rd Bond film. I’d have Sir Anthony Hopkins as Denholm Crisp. With Roger Spottiswoode directing. Released in December 1992, to avoid competition, namely Aladdin. Next, I’d have the Jinx spinoff be a Jinx and Wai Lin spinoff of them working together. They take on the Spang Brother’s worldwide gambling empire. Here’s where I get controversial: they are played by Kevin Kline and Kevin Spacey. Michael Madsen comes back as Felix Leiter and Pierce Brosnan as a cameo as Bond. The reason given for why Bond isn’t helping them out is that the events of Everything or Nothing are happening at the same time. Willem Dafoe cameo is welcome as well. Purvis and Wade would write the main script and David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible 1, Spider-Man 1) would give rewrites. Michael Apted would direct.

    As for my personal future timeline, I have a few ideas. Mostly adapting books faithfully with a modern era for awhile. Start with Forever and a Day, setting up Bond and the MI6 regulars, with a minor role for Charmian Bond. Next is Carte Blanche, setting up Bond’s world with reoccurring characters. More also into Bond’s family history using his parents’ subplots. Other ideas for the future are using Dynamite Comics’ Felix Leiter story for a subplot like M’s in SF. Another is building up Blofeld and Spectre again using a original story.

    Some ideas for now, James Bond is one of the best characters ever!
  • TheSkyfallen06TheSkyfallen06 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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  • MI6HQMI6HQ Vauxhall Headquarters, London
    edited October 2022 Posts: 1,912
    My explanation for year gaps between Bond films:

    Those highlighted years were the gap years when there's no Bond films released.

    1962 - Dr. No
    1963 - From Russia With Love
    1964 - Goldfinger
    1965 - Thunderball

    1966 - After the events of Thunderball, Bond went back to Shrublands to heal his leg injury, with a help from Patricia Fearing.

    1967 - Back to job with You Only Live Twice

    1968 - After the dismantling of SPECTRE, Blofeld decided to work on his own, without the help of SPECTRE, he called Irma Bunt who's also a former member of Nazi to accompany him to his new plan, he's on the verge of revenge after he'd lost his plan to hijack space rockets.

    1969 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    1970 - After the events of OHMSS, Bond was depressed and grieving from his wife's death, he'd also attended Tracy's burial in England, Draco knew that Bond's depressed, so he told him that Bond needs to rest, and Draco promised him that they would take care of the revenge plot for Tracy.

    1971 - Bond decided to return in service in Diamonds Are Forever.

    1972 - Bond told Draco about Blofeld, but Draco told Bond that based on their investigation, it's revealed to be Irma Bunt who'd murdered Tracy, Bond told Draco that he didn't found Irma yet, Bond told Draco that he'd returned to the service.

    1973 - Live And Let Die

    1974 - The Man With The Golden Gun

    1975 - Bond spent many weeks having a slow boat to China with Goodnight, they also made some romantic moments in China by having some dinner dates and strolling around Beijing. Goodnight asked if she could be with Bond forever, but Bond told her that it wouldn't likely to work because of their career as agents.

    1976 - MI6 gave Bond a day off, and Bond spent that day off finding Irma Bunt (the woman responsible for Tracy's death), he found her hiding in Netherlands under a fake identity of a chemist who worked in Dutch Military to make some nuclear weapons, Bond, along with Felix Leiter, asked some help from the British Embassy in Netherlands to invade the Dutch Military Camp Laboratory to arrest Irma Bunt, but Bond had different intention (kill her as a revenge for Tracy's death), it's revealed that Bunt had been creating a chemical missile, a missile containing a VX Nerve Agent, Botulinum toxin, and Dimethyl Cadmium, that in case the missile exploded, the toxic smokes will go out in fumes to kill people (think of the Hiroshima incident), Bond killed Irma Bunt by punching her many times and knocking her out, then he opened those chemical pipes and the toxic smokes get out before he left the room, leaving Irma Bunt exhausting inside until she died, the next day, he'd visited Tracy's grave.

    1977 - The Spy Who Loved Me

    1978 - Bond took Anya back to Russia, and made an apologize for what he'd done to her boyfriend, Sergei Barsov, and before he left for England, Bond and Anya had a one night stand in Moscow.

    1979 - Moonraker

    1980 - Bond and Holly Goodhead spent having sex in space, then when they've returned back to Earth, Bond fulfilled his promise to Goodhead by travelling with her around the world, and also dating with her, to the point that they're almost in a relationship, but it didn't last, because Holly Goodhead left Bond for her job in CIA.

    1981 - For Your Eyes Only

    1982 - Bond and Melina spent the whole night making love with each other, then on the other day, he'd took Melina back to Greece where Melina asked if she could have Bond as her boyfriend, but Bond rejected the idea. After that, Bond also attended the Figure Skating competition where he supported and watched Bibi Dahl.
    Bibi Dahl won a Silver Medal, she fell short to another competitor whose a French-Chinese (who won a Gold Medal).

    1983 - Octopussy

    1984 - After making love, while Octopussy's sleeping, Bond had already escaped from the ship and left a letter to her, telling that he's going back to England for some "important business".
    While in England, Bond also learned that Draco had already passed away from a serious condition (possibly, Lung Cancer and other organ complications), he attended the funeral in Italy, where Draco spent his final days.

    1985 - A View To A Kill

    1986 - Same with Octopussy, after making love with Stacey Sutton, while she's sleeping, Bond left her a letter that he needs to go back to England. While Bond was waiting at the Airport, Felix Leiter came to him to made an apologize if he didn't accompanied Bond to his mission against Zorin, it's been revealed that Felix Leiter was already arranging a wedding for he and Della, Bond congratulates Felix and asked if he could be their best man, Felix agreed.

    To be continued.....
  • BirdlesonBirdleson Moderator
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    Keep it going.
  • TheSkyfallen06TheSkyfallen06 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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