Daniel Craig says Bond should be shown in cinemas as Amazon hopes to make 007 spin-offs
Daniel Craig, who plays James Bond in the 007 franchise, has said that he doesn’t think the spy should be shown on streaming sites, in a move that could be a dig at Amazon. The actor, who has starred in four Bond films, told The Red Bulletin : ‘I think Bond is going to be remade again soon. ‘They’re talking about future Daniel Bonds, which is hard for me to get a grip on. ‘I think the franchise would be better served by letting [new blood] carry it.’ Amazon is one of the companies hoping to make a Bond series, with a rumoured £1 billion budget, to rival the likes of Game of Thrones, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Daniel Craig has said James Bond should be shown in cinemas, after Amazon’s hopes to make 007 spin-off films. The actor, 49, said streaming services were ‘for people who are too busy’ to watch films. He told Time Out London: ‘I don’t care if it’s on Netflix, Amazon or wherever. ‘I just don’t want it on Netflix. I want to watch the movie on a big ******* screen. ‘Hence I want it to be on cinemas, but I understand if there is a demand for it.’
Bond actor Daniel Craig has said that he doesn’t think James Bond films should be shown on streaming sites, after Amazon’s chief executive Jeff Bezos said he hoped to make spin-off films starring the MI6 agent. Speaking at the premiere of his new film, Made in Italy, Craig said that Bond films are “not made to be streamed”. “I think Amazon, Netflix and all those, they’re really interesting, but I think it’s a mistake. I think it’s trying to be too clever”, he said. “The films are made to be seen in the cinema. You know when you watch a Bond film and the opening sequence comes up – and it’s got that tune – it’s a large, large screen. I think you lose a lot of that.”