Here is another of those movie ‘what if’ scenarios. Quantum of Solace director Marc Foster revealed to New York magazine that he had one or two disagreements while making the film. The first was the product placement (he wanted it in the background not in your face) and another was a plot twist written by screenwriter Paul Haggis.
“Haggis had an idea they weren’t fond of, and I didn’t know if it would work or not,” says Forster. “The idea was that Vesper in the last movie, maybe she had a kid, and there would be an orphan out there. It wasn’t anything to insult the franchise. But they felt it wasn’t particularly Bond — him looking for the kid. I think Paul thought he just leaves the kid, he doesn’t deal with it. But [the producers] thought that would be really nasty, too, because Bond was an orphan himself. If he would find a kid, would he just leave it? They were so vehemently against it. That was the only time I saw, really, ‘No, we can’t do that.’ They said, ‘Once he finds the kid, Bond can’t just leave the kid. It’s not right.'”
Bond can never have a kid…never! This was one of the major complaints Superman fans had when Clark had a kid in Superman Returns. On the one hand you think he is cool because he is off fighting bad guys and saving the world, but then you think ‘he’s not looking after his kid, what an asshole!’.
It’s not good when people think the leading man is an asshole.