As is the case with the wait that accompanies any entry into the enduring James Bond film franchise, rumors are expected to swirl before Eon Entertainment holds one of their official press conferences that are surrounded by much pageantry. And with 007’s next big screen outing not arriving until November 2019, it could be well over a year before we once again witness such a thing.
Recently, word on the street has consisted of things such as Beyonce being the next big name to lend their pipes to the series’ proud tradition of memorable opening titles themes and, quite frankly, that actually sounds believable. After all, one could argue that the some of the best theme songs of the past have all been recorded by female vocalists.
When it comes to plot, however, that’s where things get a little more iffy. Not long ago, Raymond Benson himself debunked rumors that the 25th installment in the franchise would be based on one of his novels. And while that may not pan out, what’s since come to light can certainly draw some comparisons to the original works of Ian Fleming.
Before proceeding any further, let’s take a look at what Page Six says veteran screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have in store for us:
A Hollywood insider tells us that in the film that’s so far been dubbed “Bond 25”: “Bond quits the secret service, and he’s in love and gets married.” The source continues that “his wife then gets killed,” bringing Bond back into action.
Understandably, that has some people comparing it to Taken, but being one familiar with all things Bond, I can’t help but draw some parallels to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. In that particular movie, though, James got married at the end before Ernst Stavro Blofeld murdered his wife soon after. So, if this report is to be believed, we’d more than likely have our favorite super spy pursuing his nemesis for the bulk of the flick.
Should the filmmakers go this route, this would be the second time a James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig directly followed the events of another, something highly uncommon with this franchise. Previously, Quantum of Solace picked up moments after where Casino Royale left off and, logically, whatever Bond 25 will ultimately be called will be closely tied to the events of Spectre.
Source: Page Six