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Lazenby is not the right compartison, as he left on his own decision as far as I know. Afraid, he might be typecast :))
And the delay after Dalton was not a deliberate choice.
I would very much like them to go to the next Bond after Craig without missing a beat, even if it might be unlikely.
I don't think that Craig is so good that nobody could follow him and the way I see it, the sooner joe public accepts that Craig is gone, the sooner Bond no 7 can start moving out of his shadow.
A new Bond film with the new actor not too long after he leaves will help set it in stone that Craig's not coming back and people will be more accepting of the new guy.
Roger Moore followed the same legend and played the role for the next 14 years. I think the lesson from Lazenby is to not recast with a non-actor / car salesman.
LOL!!! I'm cryin' here!! LOL!
Yeah, this Bond thing can't go on, it's a kinda flash in the pan thing, it'll never last....... =))
Translation: Skyfall has been the most successful Bond film both financially and critically. I, however, do not care for it.
Bond isn't Flint or Helm; Bond is forever.
I'd say that the fan community takes the success of Bond for granted a little bit. We forget how close the series came to being cancelled in the mid-70s and late-80s. Even now, all it would take is a couple of duds and the series would be cancelled...
Not wanting to be negative but I just think it's worth mentioning as it's sometimes easy to overlook how canny Cubby, Harry, MGW and Barbara Broccoli have had to be to keep the series alive and what a remarkable and unique thing it is that they've succeeded.
Besides, there has never been a Bond film that's lost money and the series is more successful now than anytime since the mid-60s (arguably ever)
Just as I said - films being commercially profitable. Bond is big business so until these duds materalise and the series runs at a loss, then Bond will always continue, it's all about the money.
I do worry about a future out of the hands of the current producers who have kept the traditions of the late great Cubby and kept the franchise in steady safe hands. Time will tell.
Well it doesnt really matter to EON if people are only 'claiming' to like SF as long as they put down real money to see it.
As long as they keep making money Bond will continue and even if they run out of steam then they can take a break for 5 years and then reboot like Batman Begins and re-introduce Klebb, Oddjob and the like in different incarnations or they can just go back and do the books as period pieces.
Plenty of life in the old dog yet.
My parade remains bone dry.
Indeed. Don't draw up Bond's obituary just yet...
Still vehemently defending this guy Draggers? I remain to be convinced.
Well, I think that, perhaps like myself on some areas of Bondology, perdogg has something a little different to bring to the table, so let's not be too harsh. I can't say I agree with everything he says, but neither do I agree with things many others say either. He is a friend and as such, I feel the need to defend him. He's not a troll by any means. Look at his thread on the Gothic influences of the Fleming Bond novels for example. Perhaps you see where I'm coming from, Ice? Give him a chance to shine and you won't be disappointed. I know perdogg from AJB, where we've both left to come here. We voted with our feet.
Agreed. I understand that Michael G Wilson's son is now an important part of Eon so hopefully the next generation will continue in the same vein.
Interesting factual nugget, there. I never knew that, but great news to hear the baton will be passed on at some point.
He's currently in charge of Eon's global business strategy.
It's more likely that this time they will be more aware of a pending change because Craig will have informed them that 'the next will be my last' a la Connery and Moore. So the search will be under way.
They may have someone lined up or they may not. Unitl the time comes no one knows how long the delay will be, but circumstances will obviously dictate.
I wouldn't even have him in charge of EONs bin strategy after his sterling work on 007 Legends.