Predict the release year of Bond 26

John from CorkJohn from Cork Posts: 40MI6 Agent
edited July 24 in General James Bond Chat

I reckon 2027 for the 65th anniversary. I also think Wilsons & Broccoli will have sold their half of the business to MGM/Amazon by then.

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  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,011MI6 Agent
    edited July 26

    Not sure I could stand another six year wait, but a lot to get through before work can start on a new film. 2024 would be great, but more realistically, keeping my fingers crossed for 2025.

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,127MI6 Agent

    I agree with The Red Kind, 2025 seems realistic.

  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 9,201MI6 Agent

    Just as there were some fans keen on holding off so a film could come out in the year 2007, someone should suggest that the ideal year for Bond 26 should be 2026. I will be that someone.

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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 3,358MI6 Agent

    Oh God, I read this title wrong. I thought it was for NTTD and the thread was having a laugh at the delays. 2027! 2028!

    I'm not convinced there will be a Bond 26. I think we may need to see what kind of box office NTTD returns before we start throwing dates around. I would not be shocked in the slightest if Bond transitioned full time to a streaming service.

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  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,771MI6 Agent

    I’m going with there not being a Bond 26.

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  • 72897289 Beau DesertPosts: 1,689MI6 Agent

    I’m sure that as long as there is a dollar to be made from them, Bond cinema will continue.

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,041MI6 Agent

    If Amazon leave it to Broccoli and Wilson it will be 2026/2027.

    If Amazon flex their muscles it could be 2024 and then every 2 years afterwards. They will cast an actor around 30 years of age and tie him up into a long contract.

    Either way it will be a re-boot.

    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • CheverianCheverian Posts: 1,169MI6 Agent

    i can’t believe Amazon would kill Bond feature films. The movies have a successful track record of close to 50 years. They rely on a proven formula.

    A limited run Bond series would be a massive risk since there is no proof that audiences crave an 8 or 10 hour 007 story with the kinds of twists and turns you’d need to sustain that length.

    i can see Amazon experimenting with a Bond series (one set in the 50s for instance) but only in addition to conventional tent pole event films.

    I’m guessing late 2023 or spring 2024.

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,127MI6 Agent

    No Bond 26 is in my opinion an impossibility. Just Consider the money the Bond movies have made only in Craig's tenure, noto to mention the money Amazon spent. It's simple capitalism.

  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,771MI6 Agent

    Let me be more specific. I’m predicting there will be no continuation of the Bond series as we know it. Bond 26, or Bond 1, the next Bond film, will be more than a reboot. It will be an entirely different direction. Amazon will surely want to make money from their investment. It’s another Disney moment.

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  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,771MI6 Agent

    Only speculating dear boy 😂

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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,127MI6 Agent
    edited July 27

    I don't belive Bond will take an entirely new direction, whatever that means. There will be some type of change from NTTD to Bond 26. it could range from just casting a new Bond actor and gradually changing the tone of the movies to fit him, to also changing the entire Scooby gang and having a new tone from day one like they did in CR. But whatever they decide on I think the movies will be easily reccognisable as Bond movies. Anything else would be too risky financially.

  • 72897289 Beau DesertPosts: 1,689MI6 Agent

    One could hope that Bond might re-emerge in a long form format, set in the 1950’s and following closely the story lines from Fleming’s thrillers. But I’m afraid that is a forlorn hope. It would likely turn out like the recent “War of the Worlds” series that was properly set at the turn of the century (1900) but with a script that’s was crafted from …

  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,127MI6 Agent

    It's been discussed here from time to time. Most agree with you that's it's a forlorn hope, but we can dream of a period miniseries of Fleming's stories.

  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,011MI6 Agent

    Very difficult to predict which direction it will take.

    If Amazon want to create more spin-offs, it may mean Bond 26 has greater story arcs for supporting characters, in order to launch subsequent spin-off films. This is something I would not want to happen if it meant the James Bond character was diluted to accommodate.

    Bond films should be about James Bond's missions and adventures. They shouldn't be adventures and missions featuring James Bond as mainly the lead character but with other characters coming close to equal screen time and back story. I feel NTTD will be more this way than any Bond film we've had so far, but I do accept it's a bit different this time round, which works for the story arc, though I generally prefer individual mission non sequel type Bond films.

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,413MI6 Agent

    in another thread we were discussing other existing series Amazon had taken over, as a sort of precedent for what they might do with the Bond franchise. The one example that came up was an ongoing Lord of the Rings teevee series, which would cover periods of history of Middle Earth that Tolkien had only briefly mentioned in the Silmarillion and the appendices to Lord of the Rings. Still in production, I gather, so we don't know if they've done a respectful job or not. but its planned as a two or three year series, so would require a lot of additional material Tolkien never wrote.

    of course EON have already given us a lot material Fleming never wrote, but its almost all selfcontained plots repeating the established formula, with little exploration of Bond's backstory or surrounding universe. If they were to give us a similar two to three years teevee series acting as a sort of prequel, that'd make the "personal" angle of the recent Craig films look minor in comparison.


    On the other hand, if I was Amazon and had just invested this obscene amount of money in a long established franchise, I'd want to play it safe, to keep the largest possible audience, not risk losing that audience through experimentation. The conservative approach would be to make new films that more closely resemble the Connery era classics, as opposed to what EON have given us lately.

  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,319Chief of Staff

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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,127MI6 Agent
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,413MI6 Agent

    I remember Asp9mm assuring us the Thirteenth Doctor would be a woman and the show would be a disaster, he does have some sort of prophetic superpowers!

  • Asp9mmAsp9mm Over the Hills and Far Away.Posts: 6,771MI6 Agent
    edited July 28

    Only an annoying opinionated moron with an egg obsession would attempt that.

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  • HigginsHiggins GermanyPosts: 16,408MI6 Agent

    .... and rightly so! 😡

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    Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!
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    New AJB feels more and more like home every day 🤗

  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,011MI6 Agent

    This is more like it!😄

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,223MI6 Agent
    edited August 2

    The Craig films have made stacks of money though, I would say the conservative approach would be to make more of the same.

    But whether you can do that and for the audience appetite to stay the same remains to be seen. Die Another Day was a massive hit but they still saw where the wind was blowing and made a change of direction, and the numbers showed they were right to do so.


    My total guess is that when the Amazon goes through fully they'll try and step up the pressure a bit and we might get the next film by maybe 2025..? Depending on how NTTD turns out I could imagine Mr Fukunaga perhaps helping to steer a new direction for Bond: he's the first director to write a 007 movie and he's talked about how he and Ms Broccoli even had a session discussing possible new Bond actors before Craig decided to return so it might be something they'd get him to revisit.

    I don't really know what direction they could go in: the tone of the Craig films still seems in vogue in the cinematic landscape even 15 years later.

  • Miles MesservyMiles Messervy Posts: 1,580MI6 Agent

    It pains me to say it, but they would do well to wait a year or two before doing any work on Bond 26. The current cultural environment is highly volatile, but might give way again to something approaching sanity at some point. One can hope, anyway.

  • emtiememtiem SurreyPosts: 4,223MI6 Agent
    edited August 2

    Volatile? Which current issue are you thinking of? Brexit or pandemic? 😊 I hope you're not going to say 'woke' because there's too much nonsense spoken with that word invoked recently. I keep seeing misleading Daily Mail headlines trying to stoke up anger to sell a few more papers that have that in the headline (there was one about film certification that bordered on being outright lies): if you ignore that sort of culture war being ignited by the Elliot Carvers of the world it all looks a bit more sane beyond it 😊

  • Bond fan from OzBond fan from Oz Posts: 59MI6 Agent

    I would say either 2023 or 2024.

    I say EON would be keen to get things moving with The New Guy ASAP.

  • DavidJonesDavidJones BermondseyPosts: 237MI6 Agent


    I'd love that, but it just wouldn't happen, sadly.

    Bond isn't Barbara's priority anymore. She likes having long breaks between films. I think it likely that she and Wilson will sell their rights to Amazon when the dust has settled on the MGM sale. Her side-projects haven't been successful and it will be tough to get financing for more. A two billion dollar deal (say) will allow Eon to be a most substantive company that can permanently put down the begging bowl.

  • DavidJonesDavidJones BermondseyPosts: 237MI6 Agent

    I don't think it will come out for a few years if Eon retain control.

    Barbara isn't as interested in making these films anymore. And that makes sense when you think it was her father who started the whole thing. She has her own interests and films she would like to make.

    I think it likely that she and Wilson will sell their share of the rights when the dust settles on the MGM deal. Her side-projects haven't been particularly successful and financing will difficult to find if she wants to make more. Selling Bond, on the other hand, gives her something like two and a half billion dollars to do make what she wishes without having to take the begging bowl to studios all the time.

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