‘James Bond’ Producer Explains Why The Next Movie Might Take A While

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Producer Barbara Broccoli, who holds the film rights to 007, revealed that planning for the next movie in the franchise is likely a long way off.

Broccoli said in a recent interview with The Guardian that there is a “big road ahead” and admitted that executives “haven’t even begun” the process of selecting the new James Bond, or modernizing the franchise to reflect current times. She noted that the next movie needs to reflect the way the world has changed over the last few decades.

Broccoli said the legendary James Bond character, who Daniel Craig portrayed in five films spanning from 2006’s “Casino Royale” to 2021’s “No Time to Die,” would have to be “reinvented for the next chapter,” and admitted that the project is nowhere near the production stage.

“I go back to GoldenEye when everyone was saying ‘the cold war is over, the wall is over, Bond is dead, no need for Bond, the whole world’s at peace and now there’s no villains’ – and boy was that wrong!” she told The Guardian.

The famous producer also acknowledged that modernization is required each time a new Bond actor steps in, according to the outlet.

Broccoli told The Guardian that during Craig’s tenure, the production team “wanted to focus on what a 21st-century hero would look like.” (RELATED: The Next James Bond? Rumors Swirl After ‘Avengers’ Actor Reportedly Meets With Film’s Producer)

“Daniel gave us the ability to mine the emotional life of the character … and also the world was ready for it. I think these movies reflect the time they are in, and there’s a big, big road ahead reinventing it for the next chapter and we haven’t even begun with that,” she said, per the outlet.