There’s been so much uncertainty regarding the James Bond franchise in the time since the latest 007 movie, Spectre, was released in 2015. No one was sure if Daniel Craig would come back and, if not, who else would fill the role. Things looked pretty bad for the franchise when Craig said he’d rather slit his wrists than play Bond again. Things were looking up a little bit following this comment when Craig claimed that if he did come back, it would be for the money. Well, the producers of the series must’ve offered him a fortune, because reports say Craig will be back for Bond 25.
Maybe Craig didn’t like how so many other actors were being considered for the role. Big names like Idris Elba and Tom Hardy were in consideration as well as less known actors like James Norton and Aidan Turner. But it’s not meant to be. Bond producer Barbara Broccoli is said to have secured Craig to the relief of so many fans. Even Craig’s actress wife, Rachel Weisz, is also “on board with the decision” apparently and is fine with Craig being away for a year to film.
In addition, Broccoli is also determined to get singer Adele to do a second theme song for the movie. The superstar has already recorded a theme song for 2012’s Skyfall, one of the most critically and commercially successful Bond movies of all time. In fact, the Craig/Adele partnership helped make that movie the most profitable Bond ever, raking over a billion worldwide. The theme was also the first Bond theme to win at the Brit Awards, Grammy Awards and Golden Globes. And even though Adele had to cancel the final two shows of her world tour because of damaged vocal chords, Barbara is reportedly still trying to convince the singer to come aboard.
A source involved in the project said: “Craig and Adele together are the winning team, the ultimate choice, the money spinners. It’s taken time but Daniel has come round and the strong consensus in the Bond offices is that Mr. Craig is 007 again. As for Adele, she’s more of an unknown quantity but loved being part of Bond, so the signs are positive.”
Broccoli believes the next film in the series can start filming next year and that it will be a sure fire hit. With Daniel Craig and Adele set to team up, it’s hard to blame her.
from Nerd Reactor
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