After directing two installments of the franchise back to back, Sam Mendes is stepping back from James Bond. The director of Skyfall and Spectre confirmed his departure earlier today at the Hay festival, according to the Guardian.
Daniel Craig has been vocal about wanting to walk away from the James Bond franchise for a while now, and it’s looking likely that Tom Hiddleston will be the next 007.
And Bryan Singer reveals a disappointing secret from X-Men Apocalypse. The Walking Dead begins casting a big character from the comics. Another actor has already met with James Bond producers about the role. Plus, new pictures from the set of Power Rangers, and more footage from Independence Day: Resurgence. Spoilers…
The rumors have been swirling for ages—and even Craig himself has been hilariously vocal about it—but after a decade of killing under license, Daniel Craig may be done with James Bond. (That is, if highly speculatory reports are to be believed.)
The opening crawl that opens up every Star Wars film is one of cinema’s most iconic moments, and will never change, but what happens when you take the stylings of a James Bond film and give it a try? Magic.
Archer’s titular hero is either the greatest spy, or... the worst spy. Let’s be honest, it probably skews a little closer to the latter more often than not, much to our pleasure. But all that experience makes him the perfect person to review every James Bond film, in his own hilarious style.
Shane Black talks Predator and Doc Savage. Tom Hiddleston denies those James Bond rumors. Scott Gimple hypes up The Walking Dead’s Negan. Plus, Marvel’s Most Wanted and American Gods casting, and some timey-wimey pictures from next week’s Flash. To me, my Spoilers!
We all know people don’t explode when exposed to space without protection. But science fiction has taken some ... liberties with vacuum exposure over the years. Here are 19 scenes of people being exposed to space, ranked from the least realistic to the most.
I’ve literally had this track bouncing around in my head all week: it’s a catchy song, one that features a music video that’s probably the most fabulous James Bond-esque climax that has ever existed.
And while you’re at it, don’t expect an Einstein and Miller X-Files spinoff. There’s more talk that Daniel Craig is done with James Bond. Powerless adds three more stars to its cast. Plus Rhet Rheese offers an update on Zombieland 2, and Krysten Ritter hopes Jessica Jones might appear in Infinity War. Spoilers Get!
It sucks that Will Smith won’t be in the Independence Day sequel—but wait ‘til you hear the random explanation for his character being gone. Alas, this is standard practice. When stars decide not to come back, movies come up with rationales for writing them out, that go beyond “dog ate my homework.”
Joss Whedon is really done with Marvel movies. Get a better look at some mysterious Star Wars characters. Will Smith reacts to the next Independence Day. A Flash character makes an intriguing return. Plus more details on Alien: Covenant, and new looks at Agent Carter and Moana. So many Spoilers!
This is ... unexpected. Radiohead had been asked to write the theme song for the latest James Bond film, Specre. According to the band, it didn’t work out, but they recorded it anyway, and released it to the web.
One of the least crazy rumors about The Force Awakens was that somehow, James Bond actor Daniel Craig had filmed a cameo. Now we know it’s true, and who he played, so more spoilers for The Force Awakens! Also Daniel Craig, guess.
It’s Screenwriting 101. When you’re taking a beloved character, who’s lasted decades or even centuries with a simple, streamlined origin, the first thing you do is add something terrible to his or her childhood. Because why would you ever want to preserve the character’s classic simplicity?
The James Bond movies and novels aren’t exactly short on weirdness—Bond’s villains tend to hatch crazy schemes that revolve around hypnotizing women to love chickens. But if you want real insanity, you have to reach beyond the movies and books.
Ian Fleming didn’t really set out to be a great writer when he first sat down to type what would eventually become Casino Royale—and create the pop culture icon in James Bond that we still experience to this day. It turns out his great reason was a bit more banal: he wanted something to do to take his mind off…
Spectre, the latest James Bond movie, had everything it needed to work. Including the decision to cast the usually amazing Christoph Waltz as its main villain. Too bad some unfortunate choices turned Waltz’s villain into one of the film’s main liabilities instead. Spoilers ahead...
Will some people reunite in the next season of Game of Thrones? No, Amazon didn’t accidentally reveal a Force Awakens character’s surname. Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi deny scary Doctor Who rumors. Plus, Superman returns to Supergirl, new Warcraft pictures, and Sam Mendes may leave James Bond. Spoilers!
James Bond movies are generally ridiculous, although they run the gamut from Casino Royale to Moonraker. Spectre, the new one that’s out today, is definitely one of the more ridiculous of the bunch—but holds itself with a kind of overly grim dignity, like a teenage executioner. The good news? The action sequences are…