The majority of fans were pleased to learn that Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig would be re-teaming for "Bond 24". Following their big success with "Skyfall", which was one of the most grounded and stylistic Bond films to date, a certain "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" motto comes to mind.
In a recent interview, Craig described the tone this next installment would take. It will be a bit of a tip of the hat to the campier, original "Bond" films, but nothing too far in that direction as that's not Craig's style, quote the man himself.
Craig stated, "Hopefully we'll reclaim some of the old irony and make sure it doesn’t become pastiche. I can't do shtick, I'm not very good at it. Unless it kind of suddenly makes sense. Does that make sense? I sometimes wish I hammed it up more, but I just can't do it very well, so I don't do it."
The original "Bond" films were definitely a bit more tongue-in-cheek and filled with sexual innuendoes for the super spy, while Mendes' version was much more realistic. Not to say that some of the dialogue isn't a bit of an homage to those films as it was certainly present, just in a much more toned down version.
I certainly admire that Craig is very aware of his style and limitations. He is one of the, if not the, best Bond's in the franchises' history as he both embodies the suave and sexy side but is also a badass. You're doing just fine, Craig. Just keep doing you.
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"Bond 24" is aiming for a November 2015 release.
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