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Honor Blackman Dies at 94

She was best known for playing 'Pussy Galore'

(Newser) - British actress Honor Blackman, who played one of James Bond's more memorable love interests, has died at 94. Family members in England say she died at her home of natural causes unrelated to the coronavirus and was surrounded by family, the Guardian reports. Relatives say she was an "... More »

Someone Stole James Bond's Guns

5 weapons used in 007 taken from private collection in London

(Newser) - Thieves in London have made off with a collection of guns used in the James Bond films, including at least one weapon that's one of a kind. Witnesses described seeing three white males with eastern European accents flee in a silver vehicle after breaking into a property in Enfield,... More »

Billie Eilish Bond Theme 'One of the Best in Decades'

'No Time to Die' was released at midnight

(Newser) - At 18, Billie Eilish is the youngest singer ever to record a James Bond theme song—and critics say her haunting new theme tune has captured the spirit of a spy series that was old long before she was born. The American singer released "No Time to Die" at... More »

As This James Bond Exits, Producer Nixes a Big Rumor

Barbara Broccoli says 007 will never be a woman

(Newser) - Daniel Craig is retiring as James Bond after No Time to Die comes out in April, and as whispers start circulating on who will replace him, the franchise's long-time producer quashes at least one rumor: that 007 could be a woman. The Los Angeles Times notes speculation had arisen... More »

Another 'Huge Honor' for Billie Eilish

18-year-old is youngest artist to record James Bond theme

(Newser) - Billie Eilish isn't done making history. The youngest person to be nominated in the four main Grammy categories in a single year, also the youngest to be named Billboard's Woman of the Year, is now the youngest artist in history to write and record a James Bond theme... More »

Report: Next 007 Is a Black Woman

Insiders say Lashana Lynch will play agent who inherits Bond's code name

(Newser) - With the James Bond movie franchise approaching the age of 60, there have long been rumors that producers will try to refresh the formula with a black Bond or a female Bond. It now appears that the next 007 will be both, TMZ reports. According to the Daily Mail and... More »

Bond Flick Loses Director Danny Boyle

'Creative differences' cited

(Newser) - Danny Boyle's tenure as a Bond director ended up being short-lived. The 007 Twitter account on Tuesday announced that "Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences, Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct Bond 25." Wilson and Broccoli... More »

Idris Elba Drops a Giant Hint

Cryptic tweet would seem to indicate he's going to be the next James Bond

(Newser) - With Daniel Craig set to star in his final turn as James Bond next October, Idris Elba dropped a hint that has 007 fans very definitely aflutter over Craig's potential successor: "My name's Elba, Idris Elba," he tweeted Sunday. Elba's name has been linked to... More »

Actress Who Helped Connery Say Iconic Line Dead at 90

Eunice Gayson had a sparkling 50-year career

(Newser) - The world's first "Bond girl" has passed away at the age of 90, Variety reports. Eunice Gayson, who played Sylvia Trench in Dr. No and From Russia With Love, died Friday, according to her official Twitter feed and Bond film producers . She was "an amazing lady who... More »

The Star of the Next Bond Film Is Familiar

Daniel Craig will return one final time

(Newser) - Daniel Craig has apparently had a change of heart. After once saying he'd rather die than reprise his role as 007, the actor told Stephen Colbert on Tuesday he will play James Bond on screen one final time. In fact, "I can't wait," Craig announced on... More »

It's Not Just Guns Smoking Throughout James Bond Movies

Lung cancer might beat a bullet in taking out 007, say researchers

(Newser) - James Bond may have given up smoking, but his health—and high fitness level needed to evade nemeses—is at risk thanks to secondhand smoke. Concerned about 007's overall health, a team led by medical doctor Nick Wilson at the University of Otago reviewed all 24 Bond films (apparently... More »

Jolie Pitt's Movie Bombs, Fails to Break 6 Figures

As James Bond rules again

(Newser) - The box-office duo of James Bond and Charlie Brown again dominated North American movie theaters, while Angelina Jolie Pitt's By the Sea caused barely a ripple. Spectre, the 24th Bond installment and last week's top film , took in $35.4 million in its second weekend, according to studio... More »

Spectre Finally Puts Box Office Out of Its Misery

'Spectre' soars to 73M, ending weeks of flops, but falling short of 'Skyfall'

(Newser) - It took the combination of James Bond and Charlie Brown to save the box office with the openings of both Spectre and The Peanuts Movie after a disastrous few weekends of flops . Spectre took an easy first-place spot with an estimated $73 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday, failing to... More »

Bond Starting to Feel a Little 'Bland'

Critics agree 'Spectre' can't compete with 'Skyfall'

(Newser) - Daniel Craig's lack of, um, warmth regarding his role as 007 may come across in his fourth and probably final James Bond flick, Spectre . Thought critics aren't exactly bashing it, the film isn't getting anything close to the kind reviews that Skyfall did back in 2012. Here'... More »

Daniel Craig Really Not Into 007 Anymore

Gives some interesting interview responses while promoting 'Spectre'

(Newser) - Daniel Craig has already made it clear that he'd rather slit his wrists than play James Bond again , and his lack of enthusiasm for his role as 007 continues to shine through as he makes the interview rounds for the latest flick, Spectre. Consider these lines from an interview... More »

Decades of James Bond Cars Hit Paris

Including Aston Martin from upcoming 'Spectre'

(Newser) - Q branch is paying a visit to Paris with the arrival of nearly 20 cars featured in James Bond films over the years. From the Sunbeam Alpine in the 1962 Dr. No to this year's Aston Martin, the cars paraded down the Champs Elysees on Sunday after arraying in... More »

Daniel Craig: I'd Rather Slit My Wrists Than Play 007 Again

Another James Bond movie? No. Hell no

(Newser) - Daniel Craig has said he wants to move on from the James Bond franchise and that, for now, he would rather slit his wrists than do another Bond movie. In an interview with Time Out magazine, in which he was asked whether he could imagine doing another Bond film, Craig... More »

Cinemas May Be Watching You With Night Vision Goggles

In the UK, it's part of an effort to crack down on movie piracy

(Newser) - When the new 007 film Spectre hits UK theaters next month, James Bond won't be the only one with cool spy gear. The Telegraph reports theater staff equipped with "military-style night-vision goggles" will patrol screenings looking for would-be bootleggers. "The bigger the film and the more anticipated... More »

The New James Bond Flick Gets a Theme Song

Sam Smith's 'Writing on the Wall' follows Adele's big hit

(Newser) - Apparently Sam Smith was just pulling our collective leg. The British singer who has repeatedly denied singing the theme song for the new James Bond flick, says the song will in fact be out on Sept. 25, reports NME . "This has been top secret mission of my own,"... More »

Sony Hackers Vow 'Christmas Gift,' Swiped 007 Script

Plus, much more from Amy Pascal's email archive

(Newser) - The Sony hackers apparently also stole an early version of the script to the latest Bond movie, titled Sceptre, according to the BBC , and the movie's producers say in a statement they're "concerned that third parties who have received the stolen screenplay may seek to publish it... More »

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