Jordan Hoffman: Hi everyone, and welcome to another edition of "Matt and Jordan Talk About Something!" I'm your co-host, Jordan Hoffman, and this week we're doubling over for double-oh seven!
Matt Singer: Double-oy seven.
'Skyfall' is finally making its US debut this week, but it's already gone above and beyond at the UK box office. Since its October premiere overseas, the latest James Bond flick has surpassed the country's sales of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' and has blown away the last two Daniel Craig-led Bond films, and the hopes are even higher for its release here.
But what if our current 007 actor wasn't around to bask in the success of 'Skyfall' (or 'Casino Royale' and 'Quantum of Solace,' for that matter)? Despite the film's successes, talk has recently shifted to Craig as he revealed that he -- how can we put this delicately? -- kind of hates portraying James Bond.
This interview with 'Skyfall' star Naomie Harris could be filled with spoilers...but it's not. Even though I had seen the film, the actress was still very protective of the movie and her role and refused to discuss specifics. But Naomie Harris is not just another pretty face in the Bond universe.
I sat down with the actress in New York City to talk about 'Skyfall,' keeping secrets and the potential for a spinoff.
'Skyfall' is a movie very much intended to return James Bond to his classic roots; roots established by actors like Sean Connery. Connery hasn't starred in a movie since 2003's 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' (what a disappointing way to go out...) but his almost ten-year retirement almost ended with a role opposite the character that made him famous.
Earlier this week we learned some potentially huge James Bond news. A report circulated that 'Skyfall' screenwriter John Logan (who we know is returning for the series' next installment) had secretly plotted a two-part plot line for 'Bond 24' and '25,' which would be a rather major turn of events. Today, however, we're learning from 007 himself not to believe the hype.
While the latest James Bond flick 'Skyfall' inches closer to its November 9 release date, we've only just received word that one of its co-writers John Logan will be returning to pen the script for the next movie in the franchise. Though the storyline for 'Bond 24,' planned for a late 2014 release, is under wraps, we've just learned another piece of information that reportedly links the next two James Bond movies together.
James Bond movies have been thrilling audiences for years, and fans are just as excited for the 23rd installment 'Skyfall' to hit theaters as they were back in the days of 'Dr. No.' Needless to say, 007 is one of those characters that will live on long after we're all gone, but the franchise still faces the never-ending task of making this secret agent character and story line just as interesting to watch as the previous films.
This has partly been accomplished with the numerous actors portraying Bond -- Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Barry Nelson, Daniel Craig, etc. -- but are we now ready to see someone completely different take on the role? Are we ready to see a black James Bond?