– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The James Bond news just keeps on rolling. The past couple months has seen the long-awaited production of Bond 25 slowly ramp up. After god knows how long, it was confirmed that Daniel Craig would indeed be returning to play the iconic 007, however, the actual details surrounding the plot have eluded us. This is obviously for good reason. The film isn’t set to hit theaters for another two-plus years, meaning that the studio has plenty of time to write the script before needing to head to actual production. So why would we have details?

But of course, that doesn’t stop many of the online super-sleuths from working their magic. This latest development comes from the folks over at PageSix. The outlet claims to have a Hollywood insider, and that insider has given them the details surrounding the next entry in the Bond franchise.

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According to them, Bond 25 will see James Bond married to Spectre’s Dr. Madeleine Swann, played by Léa Seydoux. Bond will have left the secret service life, and as the film opens the pair will be in the midst of “wedded bliss.” Of course, that won’t last long, and Bond’s wife will meet an untimely end, bringing Bond back into action, hoping to avenge his wife’s death. The source says that the movie is like “Taken with Bond.”

Of course, it’s worth noting that this is just one rumor, and even if it is true, there is plenty of time for them to rework the plot until the film’s eventual release. That being said, it has been rumored that they’d be tackling On Her Majesty’s Secret Service next, and the death of a wife does have shades of that in it.

Honestly, I’m torn by this premise. While I very much enjoy the idea around his motivations being more primal, it does seem like a retread of Quantum of Solace. If you’ll recall, Daniel Craig’s first Bond film, Casino Royale, saw the gentleman spy fall in love with Eva Green’s Vesper Lynd, only to have her killed near the end. Quantum of Solace saw him similarly seeking vengeance for her death. Though while this is a retread, Quantum was decidedly underwhelming, so perhaps this could be them getting that right.

What do you think of this rumored premise? Does it interest you in the slightest? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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  • Vector

    Yeah, I remember when Bond engaged in espionage and assassination for MI6 in the service of Queen and country.

    For some reason, in the modern era, it seems no one would do that unless they have some personal connection to the villain, or a need for revenge.

    Not that there isn’t a precedence with Bond. I guess Swann is the new Tracy.

    • Lenin1959

      Exactly my thoughts. This sounds like On Her Majesty’s Secret Service meets Licence to Kill.

    • Rad4Cap

      But, but, but…this time it’s REALLY personal.


    Craig is ugly, old, boring, cranky and not engaging.

    He was revitalizing in ‘Casino Royale’ where his roughness worked.

    In today’s world, it doesn’t work anymore…


    • Moby85

      Amen. The dude speaks shit about the role and gets a free pass. Ugh.

  • Moby85

    Yeah actually Jammer makes a good point, we’ve not only seen this plot before with Bond, we’ve seen it recently with this iteration of Bond. I don’t necessarily have a problem with him being married, but this would make two wives + a close girlfriend killed. Really?

    The whole fact that Craig is back ticks me off but I’ve beat that like a dead horse here already.

  • Derek NOLA

    the more this goes on the more i think continuing with craig isnt the best decision.. spectre wasnt as good as it should have been but its time for a revamp.. craigs bond was perfect for the post 9/11 world but its time for something different… maybe something a little more light hearted like the connery, brosnan and moore ones

    • chaburchak

      Those opening credits for SPECTRE were so Lovecraftian, they should cut to the chase and have Bond fight the Great Old Ones this time around… 🙂

  • chaburchak

    QUANTUM sucked because the villains’ plans were decidedly low-scale and unimpressive. Monopolizing water rights, really?!? Next they’ll send him after Lex Luthor for growing all that Kryptonite real estate in the middle of the ocean…

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.