No Time To Die, starring Daniel Craig and Lea Seydoux won many fans over last year. The story was action-filled and had some great character development as well. However, its ending left audiences wondering where the plot will go next.
Obviously, we know that James Bond will return as it’s his job. The actor, who at this point can be referred to by his codename, 007, has been doing a good job of portraying the spy ever since Casino Royale debuted in 2006. And he’ll surely want another shot of being in another Bond film, but there must be some kind of risk involved with returning to the role if there isn’t something new and interesting or even challenging that the 26th movie can bring to the franchise.
With that being said, these are the 5 reasons why EON should reboot 007 –
The Emotional Resonance Is At Stake
Any movie is better if the audience makes a close emotional connection with any of the characters in it. One way to do this, especially if you’re watching a franchise with a long history of actors and character types, is to allow your characters room for self-discovery. With that said, James Bond sacrifices his life to save the world one last time in No Time To Die. Now, this emotional resonance is completely at stake and could get cheapened if it shows that Bond is alive.
There Is Massive Opportunity To Restart The Story
The ending of the movie No Time To Die opens up numerous possibilities for future films, especially if Christoph Waltz decides to return for more scenes like Franz Oberhauser. EON Productions can now continue with the same character and have access to the same actors and sets, but perhaps go in a slightly different direction. Bond’s world has gone from sci-fi to something more like fantasy under Craig, so maybe set a new film in the 1950s could bring back some of those elements without going overboard like Austin Powers.
A New Bond Is Required
As per the confirmation echoed loud by the franchise, Daniel Craig will no longer be portraying James Bond. It means that EON will finally have the freedom to recast not just one of cinema’s iconic characters but also pave the way for a whole new universe without being bogged down with so much baggage. And while we’re sure that it would be highly uncomfortable for an actor to simply step into Craig’s shoes, it’d undoubtedly make things a lot simpler if they didn’t have to worry about all that history and could instead start fresh in a brand new universe.
The Franchise Will Get To Reconsider The Books
Craig’s Bond did make a lot of references to Ian Fleming, but that was about the first James Bond novel written. Fleming’s next story was Checkov’s Scar from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – and it had nothing to do with an actual scar on his face. Actually, that story is rarely mentioned in the film. Since then, EON has made many movies based directly on the work of Fleming including Goldfinger, Thunderball, License To Kill, and more.
James Bond’s Legacy Should Continue
No matter what they say, James Bond is much more than Daniel Craig/Pierce Brosnan/Sean Connery. The writers and filmmakers are constantly changing the flow of the characters and their motives, but James Bond never really changes. To a man who truly loves his work and his audience, this would be a very bitter pill to swallow. It is not about being revered as much as it is about creating something that will live on through time in such a manner that one’s legacy will be remembered as something that attracts audiences across generations.