The World (Building) is Not Enough: Rumored James Bond Cinematic Universe

First, the world was (and still is) treated to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – giving Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor to star in their own features before teaming up in The Avengers. And we were in awe.

Other studios clamored to capitalize on the success of this ‘shared universe’ concept. More recently, DC Comics created the DCEU, bringing all of their big name heroes together in Batman v Superman and the upcoming Justice League. The Mummy reboot from a earlier this month was meant to kick-start the Dark Universe, reviving the Universal Monsters of the early 20th century (though that concept is in jeopardy after the first film was met with mostly negative reviews). Sony Pictures is working with the MCU to bring the Spider-verse to the big screen.

Now, James Bond could soon become the latest property to put the spotlight on other characters of 007’s world.

Industry insider Jeff Sneider of The Tracking Board claims to have gotten wind from the current franchise producers are talking about a potential James Bond movie universe.

These films could feature side characters we have seen in the recent Bond flicks, such as Eve Moneypenny. Previous versions of the character have been a one-note secretary. However, the current version, played by Naomie Harris, is a skilled MI6 agent in her own right.

Other possible solo offerings could show Ralph Fiennes’ M, as a middle-aged government official, who is forced back into the field for some reason (similar to Liam Neeson’s Taken). We can also get a Q flick starring Ben Whishaw as a tech-oriented hacker taking on internet terrorists.

The 25th official James Bond movie is currently in development, with Daniel Craig likely to return for his fifth outing as 007, who was previously seen in last year’s Spectre.

Would you like to see characters other than James Bond take the center stage in a 007 cinematic universe? Let’s discuss in the comments!

Michael Fromm
Michael Fromm
Michael E. Fromm is an all-around scrivener, writing screenplays (short and feature), short stories, novels, poetry, blogs, articles, and press releases. Since first learning to hold a pen, he has done little but read, watch, and write about characters and worlds of fantasy. It would be very difficult to find him without a pen in hand and an idea in mind, which is problematic for anyone wanting to have a conversation with him. Michael graduated from Rowan University, primarily focusing on improving his skills as a filmmaker and screenwriter. After said schooling, he joined an elite force of Rowan grads who also had the notion of becoming filmmakers. This group, known as Justice Productions, call on him every so often to write short films. And, until this whole writing thing pays off, Michael currently does development & marketing communication (writing, graphic & publication design, social media and website upkeep, etc.) for a web development company in Central New Jersey, where he currently resides.