It’s Friday and I’m feeling a bit salty, so here’s a hot take: the only great James Bond movie Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have written is “Casino Royale.” The duo have been franchise mainstays, penning the last half dozen 007 adventures (“The World Is Not Enough,” “Die Another Day,” “Casino Royale,” “Quantum Of Solace,” “Skyfall,” “Spectre“), and clearly producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are pleased with their work.
Purvis and Wade have been hired to write the next Bond movie, and while Daniel Craig isn’t confirmed to return, the pendulum of speculation has swung back to the opinion that for all his complaining on the press tour for “Spectre,” he’ll probably be back. Essentially, it looks like Broccoli and Wilson don’t want to mess with a formula that’s currently working, but for me, the Bond franchise could actually use some new creative juice (let’s face it, the return of Blofeld was pretty dumb).
However, there’s lots of time ahead, as it’s not clear when production might begin (it would reportedly be fall at the earliest, but that seems optimistic) and a director needs to be found, so we’re probably a least a good year if not two, away from the next Bond adventure. But if you have an idea about who should get behind the camera, hit up the comments section. [Baz Bamigboye]