Not So Fast: Mendes & Craig Will Wait for James Bond's Return
A couple of days ago we wrote about the cancellation of MGM's Bond 23, the next movie in the James Bond franchise, that MGM couldn't get going because they're all screwed up right now. Well, apparently that news was just a bit exaggerated. I'm sure the production is telling the crew to find different jobs because it's not happening right now, however, Deadline's Mike Fleming firmly states that "Bond isn't going anywhere." A Bond insider tells Fleming: "You are absolutely right, there is no new news. Development will resume once MGM is viable again." So really, there's not much to be worried about, and Bond will be back one day.
Yes, everything is still "on hold" until MGM sorts everything out (Fleming says we'll know "by early fall" if someone like Spyglass or Summit will take over), but that doesn't mean the entire James Bond franchise has been canceled until further notice. We also made a mistake of following what other sites were saying, which was essentially just an exaggeration of the delay. The good news is that Fleming says director Sam Mendes and actor Daniel Craig will both wait until Bond 23 gets back on track. If anything, that's most important, because I'm sure everyone is looking forward to seeing Mendes direct Craig in his third James Bond movie.
You can read our past articles regarding MGM and Bond 23: A few days ago it was reported as canceled but in April we already announced that it had been "delayed indefinitely." We're not sure how soon it'll be until this gets back on track, but you can be sure we'll keep you updated - from one James Bond fan to the next!