The 50th anniversary of James Bond was celebrated in the most excellent way imaginable. Not only did we get to see one of the best Bond films of all time in Skyfall and see the release of Bond 50, a 23 disc Blu-ray collection, but there was also an assortment of excellent books released and museum exhibits all over the world for super fans of the super spy to further fuel their 007 obsessions.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of cinema’s longest running franchise, the Oscars have a tribute planned which so far, includes a four-minute video to play during the awards. That much has been confirmed, but what is rumored is even more exciting. There is talk of all six big-screen 007s appearing on stage at once.
Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, and Timothy Dalton have reportedly agreed, making Sean Connery the lone hold-out. An Oscars source said he is hopeful that Connery will join the other five. Check out that comment below.
“Sir Sean has been invited to take to the stage along with Daniel and the other 007s. As yet, we’ve not had a no from him. Normally he is quick to turn things down… Sean’s relationship with the Oscars is good and we’re hoping he’ll appear… His issues with the Bond producers are not our business and we hope he will overlook that as we pay tribute to what he has done… It would be magnificent to see him up there with the other actors – and quite a coup.”
It will certainly be exciting for fans of the franchise to see all the James Bond actors together on stage. Despite all the debate over who is the best actor to ever play 007, all of the individuals brought something unique and valuable to the character, and helped mold the franchise into what it is today, so it’s fitting that they will all be honoured.
And who knows, maybe they can rig a series of spy challenges to finally decide whether Connery or Craig is the best Bond. Not likely I know, but we can always hope, right?
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Source: Daily Record