007 Producers Say They’re “Committed” To The Big Screen Experience After Amazon/MGM Deal

Amazon’s deal to acquire MGM is certainly to cause a seismic shift around Hollywood, but all moviegoers are probably concerned with is the fate of their franchises. The biggest, of course, being James Bond. With No Time to Die arriving in the very near future, can we now expect it to be streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video? Well, no, say the 007 producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

According to Variety, Wilson and Broccoli, who are the longtime creative controllers of the Bond media empire, say they are committed to keeping 007 on the big screen…

“We are committed to continuing to make James Bond films for the worldwide theatrical audience,” Broccoli and Wilson said.

While the deal won’t finalize in time to impact No Time to Die, the James Bond universe is 26 movies deep and isn’t slowing down. In a way, the timing is perfect that the Amazon era arrives just as Daniel Craig is stepping aside.

But all one has to do is look at what Warner Bros., Disney, and Paramount are doing to get an idea of the direction Amazon is likely to go. The biggest features will either be released day-and date online and theatrically, or they’ll have a very short theatrical window.

 

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.