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In a conference call yesterday, MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary Barber offered an update on the status of James Bond 24. Skyfall director Sam Mendes recently confirmed that he will not return to helm the follow-up, but an announcement in regards to who will replace him is apparently now on the way. "We are very excited about the franchise, we look forward to announcing a director soon," Barber told Reuters. "We are currently developing the screenplay and working with our partners. We look forward to developing the script soon and signing a director. We are hoping within the next 3 years it will be released." After Skyfall became the first movie in the 50 year old franchise to gross $1 billion at the worldwide box office, you would think that the studio would want to put the next one on the fast track, especially as Daniel Craig seemed to indicate during press for that movie that his time as 007 was nearing its end.

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I thought craig was signed on for 6 movies?

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This is from Daniel Craig's wikipedia page:

On 8 September 2012, Bond producers announced Craig had signed on for two future Bond films and not five as previously reported. This would bring his total to five films, which would be two fewer than Roger Moore's record of seven.

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This is from Daniel Craig's wikipedia page:

Ah well I guess it all has to do with teh monies.

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Personally, Skyfall was the least favorite from all Craig's bond movies. I thought Casino Royale was the best.

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I'm thinking it's time for Craig to step down and give someone else a go at the role.

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I'm thinking it's time for Craig to step down and give someone else a go at the role.

I disagree. Chopping and changing 007's is ... off putting. I liked Pierce Brosnan. (Y)

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^ I liked Craig well enough in the first two films but he was a terrible Bond in this last one, at least for me.

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I'm thinking it's time for Craig to step down and give someone else a go at the role.

Maybe time for Tom Hardy or Idris Elba to be chosen :p (yeah just my personal choices there)

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Maybe it's time to let the franchise die, (didn't like any of Daniel Craig's bonds)

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At first I didn't like Craig as the new bond, but after giving Casino Royal another go I really got into it

He can do a couple more for me

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Maybe it's time to let the franchise die, (didn't like any of Daniel Craig's bonds)

time to kill bond?

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time to kill bond?

lol, well played

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Maybe it's time to let the franchise die, (didn't like any of Daniel Craig's bonds)

*As Dushmany spins in his chair with a Kity perched on his lap* No, James Bond Franchise... I expect you to die!

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I disagree. Chopping and changing 007's is ... off putting. I liked Pierce Brosnan. (Y)

Or Rowan Atkinson ???? :D

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He can do two more easy, the large delay between QoS and Skyfall comes into play here. His age is going up so 2 movies works but if skyfall came sooner he'd have signed up for more I'm sure, at least 3. Seeing how big skyfall was at the box office the studio isn't in any rush to change actors.

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About the only thing I liked about a new Bond movie, was that soon after there'd be an Austin Powers spoof movie of it. Been awhile now though.

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I rate Daniel Craig alongside Sean Connery as one of the better Bonds. I'm glad he's doing another two but I think they should be looking for a holiday 2014 release and not 2015. He ain't getting any younger :p

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I thought Skyfall was easily one of the best Bond films - certainly I'd rate it above Quantum Of Solace, which I thought was really poor. Craig is one of the better Bonds, though his style is obviously very different to that of previous actors. I would say that Brosnan was one of the weaker Bonds, with the exception of Goldeneye (which was originally due to be a Dalton film).

As for the next film, I'm really looking forward to it. It would be nice if it was a bit more light-hearted, which I think is possible given the new characters introduced in Skyfall.

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I thought Skyfall was easily one of the best Bond films - certainly I'd rate it above Quantum Of Solace, which I thought was really poor. Craig is one of the better Bonds, though his style is obviously very different to that of previous actors. I would say that Brosnan was one of the weaker Bonds, with the exception of Goldeneye (which was originally due to be a Dalton film).

As for the next film, I'm really looking forward to it. It would be nice if it was a bit more light-hearted, which I think is possible given the new characters introduced in Skyfall.

I agree with all of this. I think Dalton gave up too soon and could have been a really good Bond.

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I agree with all of this. I think Dalton gave up too soon and could have been a really good Bond.

To be fair, MGM messed him around for years. I do think that Goldeneye with Dalton would have been better and that it was only because the film was designed with Dalton in mind that it came out so strong. When they started writing films for Brosnan the franchise took a turn for the worse.

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I'm thinking it's time for Craig to step down and give someone else a go at the role.

No thank you...

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With the way skyfall ended we're in for some of the more classic bits to return. We finally have moneypenny, M is as we remember, and we have a Q. I can't wait to see how the next one works out.

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With the way skyfall ended we're in for some of the more classic bits to return. We finally have moneypenny, M is as we remember, and we have a Q. I can't wait to see how the next one works out.

Exactly. Based on the new line-up I'm hoping that the next film will be slightly more light-hearted, as Skyfall obviously had a very serious tone.

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