Around four years on from the release of Spectre, anticipation is continuing to grow around what will be the 25th James Bond adventure. Production on the film has not exactly been straightforward so far, with one of the most notable issues being Danny Boyle leaving the project and being replaced by True Detective director Cary Fukunaga.
However, if reports are to be believed the project is now progressing, with filming expected to start in April and the movie featuring the working title of Shatterhand. Such news gets us all excited about what Daniel Craig’s last outing as Bond will have in store and here are a few things we are hoping to see in his final hurrah as the suave super-spy.
A great villain
A Bond film simply wouldn’t be a Bond film without a great villain and, to be fair, that is an area where Craig has not done badly in the past. Mads Mikkelsen, Javier Bardem and Christoph Waltz have all been strong adversaries for Bond during the actor’s time in the role and it’s fair to say that another big name is a must for his final adventure.
The producers do not seem to lack ambition on that front, with Remi Malek heavily tipped to be taking on a role in Bond 25. Coming after his recent Oscar success for Bohemian Rhapsody, it would undoubtedly be a major coup.
Casinos have been a core part of the Bond mythos for years and the link is something that the casino industry is more than happy to highlight, too. For example, Mr Green runs a VIP casino service which offers benefits including bespoke promotions and exclusive hosted events in a range of exotic locations. Its name? Club Royale, a title which undoubtedly features a strong nod in the direction of Craig’s debut outing as Bond.
Through the years Craig has had some fine moments in some impressive establishments, with the stunning Macau casino featured in Skyfall particularly springing to mind. If this truly is Craig’s last Bond film, surely we have to see him partaking in some casino action.
A great theme
The late great Chris Cornell, Adele, Sam Smith and Alicia Keys duetting with Jack White – there have been some interesting choices for the theme tunes on Daniel Craig’s Bond films. It could have been even more fascinating if Radiohead had got the nod for Spectre, too.
With Bond 25, the producers will undoubtedly be wanting to ensure Craig goes out with a bang and a memorable theme could be a major part of that. It will also be fascinating to see if they can continue the Oscar-winning form they enjoyed with Adele’s Skyfall and Sam Smith’s Writing’s on the Wall, which both picked up the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Huge excitement ahead
A new Bond film always creates huge excitement and we simply cannot wait to see whether the next adventure will have what it takes to leave us both shaken and stirred. We certainly think the team behind Bond 25 will undoubtedly be on the right track if they can ensure the issues raised above are tackled effectively.