James Bond producers Barbara Brockley and Michael G. Wilson, longtime custodians of the iconic spy, say the prospect of replacing Daniel Craig by 2022 is not something they will entertain.
In an interview on BBC Radio 4’s popular Today program on Monday morning, honest siblings and heads of the bond organization Eon Productions were asked if they had determined whether they could replace Craig’s 007.
“Oh no God,” Broccoli said. “We are not thinking about it at all. We want Daniel to have time to celebrate. Next year we will start thinking about the future. ”
Whether Craig, who has played Bond for 15 years, can say anything about the next iteration of a British spy, Wilson said, “He was such a big Bond. Those are big shoes. I can’t either [think if it’s] Possible. “
The creators added that Craig has “changed” the series and will always be a “big part” of its history.
Broccoli similarly praised Craig, calling him an “extraordinary actor.”
“We are very lucky to have him in this role,” she said. “We could see that he was reluctant to do it because he knew it would change his life, which obviously is. It changed his life, but it didn’t change him. What he has been able to do with our franchise is really Bond’s mental Exploring life and the individual and the complexities and conflicts that occur between Bond characters.
Eon’s parent company MGM has discussed the acquisition of Amazon, and has expressed no doubt about how it could affect Bond, Broccoli and Wilson, but the details are still unclear.
“We’ll continue,” Broccoli said. “Next year it will be the 30th anniversary of the Bond film, so we are looking forward to the new chapter, whatever. At the moment we are not entirely sure. At the moment, we just want to celebrate ‘No Time to Die’ and Daniel’s extraordinary achievement.
Earlier this year, Eon said Diversity That is despite Amazon’s acquisition of MG55 billion MGM, which it is “committed to continuing to make James Bond films for theatrical audiences worldwide”.
More to come.