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Neal Purvis & Robert Wade may return for Bond 25; Craig still deciding

03.10.2017

When in doubt, stick with what you know. That’s my motto, and it’s why I will always go with chicken nuggets instead of the funny looking beef at the gyro shop next door. It smells dope, but I don’t know what’s in it! Anyway, it seems like the producers of the 007 franchise think much like me, as a new report states they’ve approached series vets Robert Wade and Neal Purvis too continue their writing duties for the next installment.

News comes from The Daily Mail that the two writers could be returning to the franchise after almost sitting out SPECTRE, before Craig insisted they return to work with John Logan. There is no confirmation yet from the studio or the writers, but the duo has been with the series since THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH.  As for the return of Daniel Craig, the report claims the actor is still deciding whether or not to join, but is apparently “keener to do it than not.” But if he fails to return, we can still think about Tom Hardy.

Though they haven't confirmed they've officially signed on for the gig, the duo did speak with The Telegraph back in February (via Variety) regarding what a sequel would be like, and Wade put forth that the villain has, in a way, already become a reality.

I’m just not sure how you would go about writing a James Bond film now. Each time, you’ve got to say something about Bond’s place in the world, which is Britain’s place in the world. But things are moving so quickly now, that becomes tricky. With people like Trump, the Bond villain has become a reality. So when they do another one, it will be interesting to see how they deal with the fact that the world has become a fantasy.

SPECTRE wasn't great, but it could've been had it just been a bit leaner, and with more Blofeld (Christoph Waltz). Purvis and Wade have been with the series so long that I have faith they could come up with a focused, great new Bond fit for the state of things. That being said, if we keep waiting to hear something from Craig regarding a full-on commitment the world may not even still be around. It's getting to the point where Craig could literally save the world be playing James Bond.

Until then catch Craig in LOGAN LUCKY on August 18.

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1:50PM on 03/10/2017
gotta be honest spectre was hands down the most boring and lackluster bond out of the entire series.like seriously,how can you fuckup blofeld? did yall not watch star trek into darkness?. I loved casino royale and skyfall was good but I don't really think I wanna see another installment with the current formula.this series just takes itself way too serious now and I find myself missing the gadjets,the light humor,over the top villians, and most of all fun excitement and bond conveying that hes
gotta be honest spectre was hands down the most boring and lackluster bond out of the entire series.like seriously,how can you fuckup blofeld? did yall not watch star trek into darkness?. I loved casino royale and skyfall was good but I don't really think I wanna see another installment with the current formula.this series just takes itself way too serious now and I find myself missing the gadjets,the light humor,over the top villians, and most of all fun excitement and bond conveying that hes having a good time much like pierce brosnan often did with is performance.craig just comes off as an arrogant prick 9/10 with a pinch of charm.in my honest opinion craig never fully became bond like brosnan or moore or conery and mayb that's the studios writing staffs fault but I say just cut the production and let it sit.work on creating a truly great bond movie over the course of the next few years rather then more of this bleak killjoy of a universe.might as well just do it now rather then rebooting after the next one cus it will be rebooted after that mark my words
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11:49AM on 03/10/2017

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By all means bring Craig back. Through the highs and lows he was and is the Best Bond Ever.

But I'm calling it now, if they go the Trump villain route, they will alienate half, if not more, of their audience. The Trump parodies and satires became tired in 2015, let alone now. Do something fresh and unexpected, or audiences will roll their eyes and look elsewhere.
By all means bring Craig back. Through the highs and lows he was and is the Best Bond Ever.

But I'm calling it now, if they go the Trump villain route, they will alienate half, if not more, of their audience. The Trump parodies and satires became tired in 2015, let alone now. Do something fresh and unexpected, or audiences will roll their eyes and look elsewhere.
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11:01AM on 03/10/2017
Stop being a punk and go get a gyro. This guy, I swear....
Stop being a punk and go get a gyro. This guy, I swear....
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9:22AM on 03/10/2017

MY GUESS IS ...

... Craig is up for one more round, but he wants either more money or to exit on a high note (or both). Given that Purvis & Wade will be involved, second option seems more likely.
... Craig is up for one more round, but he wants either more money or to exit on a high note (or both). Given that Purvis & Wade will be involved, second option seems more likely.
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