James Bond bosses signal deal to take franchise ‘past seventy fifth birthday’

Bond followers can relaxation simple – whereas the tip of 2021’s No Time To Die could have seen the long-lasting undercover agent perish, it appears the character is not going away any time quickly.

In accordance with The Mirror, the most recent distribution deal for the franchise will maintain him on-screen till at the least 2037.

The deal, which Deadline beforehand reported had been struck between Warner Bros Discovery and MGM, will now reportedly take the franchise past its twenty seventh movie and its seventy fifth anniversary in 2036.

The brand new settlement is famous to be for the international distribution of subsequent 007 movies from Bond 27 onward.

A supply advised The Mirror: “Bond is certain to nonetheless be in impolite well being at 75. There can be no hanging up the tux and martini.”

RadioTimes.com has reached out to MGM and Warner Bros Discovery for remark.

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Talking on the preliminary announcement of the deal, MGM COO Christopher Brearton mentioned: “We’re extremely excited to be working with the workforce at Warner Bros. to convey MGM’s slate of future releases to worldwide audiences.

“The studio’s slate of authentic, franchise and status theatrical movies are a fantastic addition to the lineup of films that WBD is bringing to audiences exterior of the U.S.”

Bond 26 continues to be anticipated to be distributed internationally by Common, in step with a earlier deal that noticed an identical rollout to field workplace hit No Time To Die.

This information comes after the franchise celebrated its sixtieth anniversary on-screen final yr, and as casting rumours proceed to play out round who can be subsequent to tackle the long-lasting position following Daniel Craig’s departure.

Producer Barbara Broccoli acknowledged earlier this Summer time that “no one’s within the operating” for the position, and that the workforce are presently understanding what form the subsequent movie outing for the character will take, saying no matter it’s it is going to be a “reinvention of Bond”.

The Mirror experiences that Bond producers Eon need to solid an actor who’s youthful than 40 and is over 5ft 10in tall, with the intention being {that a} youthful actor might keep within the position longer and seem throughout a number of movie outings.

It is presently unknown whether or not any actors from the present iteration of the franchise would return for extra, or whether or not the workforce will go for a complete reset of the collection after Craig’s Bond met his fiery finish.

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