Good news for Bond fans: A contract has been signed that secures production of the James Bond films until at least 2037.
With Daniel Craig, we may have seen the last James Bond, but not the last Bond – writes metro.co.uk, citing international publications that write about the film industry.
The story of the famous spy began sixty years ago, in 1962, but – apparently – Warner Bros. has reached an agreement that will maintain the production of the films until 2037.
Daniel Craig was last seen as Bond in No Time to Die. At the time of the film’s release, Craig had led the spy franchise for five films in 15 years. No word yet on who will replace Bond in the next film in the series or when the next film in the series will premiere, but the deal will take the series into its 75th year.
A source told the Mirror, “Bond is in top form at 75. Neither the tuxedo nor the martini glass will be nailed down,” and that this is “great news for fans” that will allow the film series to go beyond film number 27.
It was recently announced that Idris Elba, who had long been courted for the role, had turned it down after years of discussion (and rumors fueled by fans of the series). Almost a year after the premiere of No Time to Die – the acclaimed 25th film in the series – there is speculation about the next candidate for the role of Bond.
Film of the Series. Producer Barbara Broccoli stated (while Craig was still in the role) that the 49-year-old Elba would not be involved in the film project. “We know Idris, we are friends, and he’s an excellent actor. But, you know, it’s in conversation, and it’s hard to have a conversation like that when you have someone in the role.”
Now that Elba is no longer part of the project and Craig has left the role, next on the list is Regé-Jean Page, who played the Duke of Hastings in Bridgerton in the first season of the Netflix series.