It’s Official: MGM Scraps the Next Installment in the James Bond Franchise


It’s sad, dear readers, but apparently very true: Ain’t It Cool News is reporting today that MGM has officially canceled the next installment of the James Bond series while it continues to figure out how to deal with its currentl financial woes. Although I’m not surprised by the news, it’s still a very tough pill to swallow. In this wonky writer’s extremely humble opinion, Daniel Craig helped reinvigorate a franchise that had grown impossibly stale, and the fact that he won’t be able to continue redefining this iconic character is grossly disappointing. Way to go, MGM. First you complicate “The Hobbit”, now you’re screwing with Bond. Insert angry fist shaking and colorful expletives here.

In the meantime, I suppose I’ll have to fill this particularly devastating vacancy with extremely low-quality bootleg episodes of the ill-fated cartoon series “James Bond, Jr.” That’s how truly and unapologetically pathetic I am.

What the hell were they thinking?

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at)
  • Dedpool aka Jiinx

    NOOOOO! Not cool. I was looking forward to the next bond possibly introdiucing “Q” and maybe seeing some gadgets, or at least a gadget laden Astin Martin.

    And wow…James Bond Jr. I used to watch that. LoL.

  • Brian

    From the Bond site

    Gossip cop -a site that specializes in shooting down false media rumours – got a quote from a source close to Craig on the current “Bond axed” controversy. They said, “The situation remains exactly the same as for the last many months. The filmmakers formally announced then that the current production of Bond 23 was being postponed due to the issues relating to the sale of MGM. Nothing has changed and production is only postponed, not canceled.”

  • Insidious

    I certainly hope that is the case…Craig most definately made Bond EXCITING again….I was so weary of those buffoonish attempts using Roger Moore and all who followed…they were little more than big budget cartoons…PLEASE let there be more Bond with Daniel Craig…