EW Covers Bond
The fear-mongering yellow press is at it again, drumming up rumors about James Bond's imminent demise. But at least it means a new Entertainment Weekly Bond cover - and a pretty snazzy one at that. The story itself (under the dramatic headline "Goodbye, Mr. Bond") appears to be little more than regurgitated rumors and heresay combined with new quotes from former and rival studio executives who stand to benefit from prematurely heralding the death of 007. Of course the subject is MGM's financial woes that currently have the next Bond film on hold. They even invoke the nightmarish six-year gap that Bond fans had to suffer between 1989 and 1995 - and unfairly lay the blame for that on poor Timothy Dalton. Relax, guys. James Bond has survived the worst villains in the world and he'll survive this latest hurdle as well, no matter how long it takes to weather the storm. (I just hope Daniel Craig sticks around!) Chicken Little quotes like “You lose too much momentum. Even for Bond, it could be deadly” (from a gleeful former MGM exec) are nothing more than the padding required to turn a nonstory into a cover story on a slow news week. But as I said, we do get a cool new Bond cover for our collections!