And now we can all relax.
Everybody on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere has already shared their two cents. I myself have engaged in some cordial back and forth episodes with 00 fans on Twitter since Monday. As far as using the blog as a platform to reveal innermost thoughts, I preferred digesting the announcement and let it simmer a few days while my imagination let loose a bit, and here we are.
I believe it was Cubby Broccoli who was quoted as saying that the role is bigger than the actor playing it. How could he be wrong? The franchise has lasted 6 decades and counting with 6 different actors and counting. If only one actor could truly handle the role, the franchise would have died long ago because audiences would not have responded in kind.
In many cases however, supporters of a property tend to expend a certain amount of liquid in order to possess articles, large or small, related to their obsession. By holding something, or in other cases, showing off a possession, one feels more deeply invested in the hobby, so to speak. Welcome, readers, to the world of collecting, 007 style.
Actors, both male and female, can be fickle, but they can also understand when a potentially good pay day stares them in the face, as well as international recognition, which, if they play their cards right, can lead to many subsequent roles as they become higher in demand.
In the flesh...
MI6-hq.com, always ones with special insight and access into the world of 007, recently published an article on the rapidly dwindling sales of the Dynamite Comics James Bond monthly series. This came as something of a surprise to me, although upon further reflection, I now admit that it probably shouldn’t have.