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August 26, 2013

Actor Daniel Craig has admitted he wants the next James Bond outing to recapture some of the spirit of the earlier movies.

Speaking to the website Vulture Craig – who will play the secret agent for the fourth time in the 24th Bond film – said he was keen for the film to remain ironic in order to avoid becoming a parody of itself.

‘Hopefully we’ll reclaim some of the old irony and make sure it doesn’t become pastiche,’ he explained.

“I can’t do shtick, I’m not very good at it. Unless it kind of suddenly makes sense. Does that make sense? I sometimes wish I hammed it up more but I just can’t do it very well so I don’t do it.’

The next Bond film – the follow-up to 2012?s mega-hit Skyfall – will once again be directed by Sam Mendes, who did a swift about turn after claiming he would not be back for 007?s 24th big screen outing.

Mendes had previously pulled out in order to focus on his theatre projects – which include the current West End production of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory – but has since said he is ‘looking forward’ to returning to the franchise.

‘I am very pleased that by giving me the time I need to honour all my theatre commitments, the producers have made it possible for me to direct Bond 24,’ he added.

‘I very much look forward to taking up the reins again, and to working with Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for a second time.’

Craig will begin work on the film after he has finished his stint on Broadway opposite wife Rachel Weisz in the Harold Pinter play Betrayal.

The movie, which is due for release on October 23 2015, will have a hard act to follow given the success of Skyfall – which is the only movie ever to take more than £100m at the UK box office.


August 23, 2013

Confirmation that Ben Affleck will become the new Batman has gone down like a lead balloon with fans, who have taken to Twitter in their droves to voice their opinions on which Hollywood star would have been a more suited choice for the role.

The social networking site has been ablaze with angry comments since it was announced that Affleck would be taking over the superhero role from predecessor Christian Bale in 2015, starring alongside Superman’s Henry Cavill.

Speaking on the actor’s new role, BBC News reported Greg Silverman, Warner Bros President as saying: “We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular super heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill and then some.”

However, fans are not convinced, with one annoyed Twitter user suggesting that if they were willing to make a poor choice casting the Argo star, then why not just bring back past actors Michael Keaton and Geroge Clooney, who both played the role in the 80s and 90s.

The fan wrote: “Ben Affleck as Batman? Why not just Michael Keaton or George Clooney to get their old batsuits out of the wardrobe! #comebackchristianbale.”

While another suggested Mad Men actor Jon Hamm as a far better replacement, tweeting: “Jon Hamm #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck that is all!”

Other actor suggested in place of Ben were fellow A-listers Daniel Craig and Nicholas Cage.

Meanwhile, another fan suggested the blow could only be softened if Affleck’s actor pal Matt Damon also signed on to play Robin alongside him, writing: “I’m only accepting Ben Affleck as Batman if Matt Damon is cast as Robin.”

Do you think Daniel Craig would make a convincing Batman?


August 23, 2013

So when word spread that James Bond himself may have bought a £12m country pile in the local area, it understandably caused something of a stir.

News of actor Daniel Craig’s supposed interest in Dalby Hall, a 1,051-acre estate in the idyllic Lincolnshire Wolds, began in July after local media reported that he had been spotted house-hunting nearby.

When the property was recently withdrawn from the market, it set rumours ablaze that 007 was preparing to settle down in Britain’s favourite market town, as voted by BBC’s Countryfile Magazine.

Regulars at the Wheatsheaf Inn, a grade II listed pub in the town centre, insisted that the Hollywood star had been witnessed enjoying a pint of Guinness just last week – although some bravely admitted having been absent at the time.

One customer who claims he did see the actor confessed: “Daniel came in for a quiet drink, but I didn’t recognise him because I haven’t seen any of his films.”

Landlady Linda Proctor, said the actor had been in but that her staff did not want to bother him. “He had a nice quiet drink and was on his own….I think if he had wanted to be recognised he would have taken off his sunglasses and hat,” she observed.

The sensational news is likely to have come as a shock even to Mr Craig himself, however, as sources close to the actor confirmed he had not even set foot in Britain in recent weeks.

He is busy rehearsing for a play in New York and is understood to have no designs on the eight-bedroom parkland estate which includes a coach house, farmhouse, three farmyards, an established shoot, a trout lake and a private airstrip.

A spokesman for Brown & Co, the estate agent with which the property had been listed, confirmed that it was not under offer when it was withdrawn from the market. “It would be lovely” if the news had been true, he added.


August 17, 2013

The stuntman who amazed the world when he parachuted into the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony dressed as James Bond has died while wing-diving in Switzerland.

Mark Sutton, 42, died on Wednesday after crashing into a ridge near Martigny, close to the French border, during a three-day wing-diving event.

The former army officer played the role of Daniel Craig’s Bond in the most memorable sequence of the ceremony, accompanying another stuntman dressed as Queen Elizabeth.

The short film showed James Bond being summoned to the Palace, before skydiving with the queen into the Olympic Stadium.

The cause of the accident was not yet known but the former officer in the Gurkha Rifles reportedly died on impact.

Wing divers wear special suits that allow them to glide through the air before a parachute is deployed for landing.

Gary Connery, the stuntman who played the queen, tweeted of his friend Sutton’s death: “All you jumpers/flyers out there, stay safe, make wise choices and know your limits and your locations. Live to tell your stories. One love.”

Sutton apparently died after jumping from a helicopter at an altitude of 3,300 metres. He was part of a group of about 20 other wingsuit flyers who were among the world’s best.

The group was in the region at the invitation of a company that filmed extreme sports, although it was not known whether Sutton was being filmed at the time of the accident.


August 14, 2013

Daniel Craig thrilled onlookers by ordering a series of Martinis at a restaurant this week.

The British hunk is well known for playing suave spy James Bond, who famously drinks Martinis ‘shaken not stirred’. It seems Daniel can’t separate himself from his 007 role, even when cameras aren’t rolling. He visited the appropriately named Bond St. restaurant in New York City on Monday night, much to the delight of fellow diners.

Daniel arrived looking buff in a tight black T-shirt and was accompanied by two women and a man. The group were eager to keep a low-profile and apparently spent the evening speaking in “hushed tones”. They sat in a quiet corner of the eatery, where they dined and enjoyed a host of cocktails.

“It looked like they were celebrating,” a source told New York Post.

Last month, it was revealed that Sam Mendes had signed on to direct the next Bond movie, following the success of his collaboration with Daniel on Skyfall.

The 24th instalment in the iconic spy franchise will apparently be based on the 2008 novel Devil May Care – with Penélope Cruz rumoured to have a significant role.

Daniel is contracted to appear in at least two more Bond movies.

The 45-year-old hunk is spending time in New York at the moment as he rehearsing for a new Broadway theatre production. He will star alongside his wife Rachel Weisz in Betrayal, which begins previews on October 1.