On Tuesday, production on the 23rd James Bond film was postponed indefinitely by series producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli because of the uncertain situation surrounding MGM, the company that owns the Bond franchise. In an interview with BBC News, Daniel Craig weighed in on the subject.
“I have every confidence in Barbara and Michael’s decision and look forward to production resuming as quickly as possible,” said Craig.
…it stands to reason that the producers wouldn’t want to do anything now that further complicates ownership of Bond #23 or binds them to MGM during this precarious period during which the once storied studio may now be in its standalone swan song.
One source at MGM told Deadline that “It feels like EON is sending a message to MGM. If they try to continue as a stand-alone studio, don’t expect to be making any Bond films.” More as it develops.