Who Will Be the New James Bond After Daniel Craig?
Before Casino Royale’s conception as a movie, there was a long withstanding discussion as to whether the series should revert to a more grounded and realistic tone.
Casino Royale also opens the door to the strong series of movies that follow -- Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015), with No Time to Die waiting in the wings. There's more.
How did Casino Royale get made? In the mid-noughties, the world of James Bond seemed dangerously out of date. The final Bond movie to feature Pierce Brosnan, Die Another Day, had been released in 2002, and, despite huge box office grosses (it was the most commercially successful Bond film up to that point), critics and audiences castigated it.
Answer: Le Chiffre needs Bond to believe that Vesper is innocent, so that he can use her as leverage during the torture scene. If Bond knew that she was actually a traitor, that leverage would be gone, so he tells him that Mathis sold him out instead. Having failed to win the poker tournament, Le Chiffre's only remaining option to get the money back is to take it from Bond, so he sent the text.
Ian Fleming's literary debut of British Secret Service agent 007 is stylishly adapted to the sequential art medium by Van Jensen and Denis Calero in the official James Bond: Casino Royal graphic novel. Sent to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux, Bond aims to eliminate the threat of the deadly Le Chiffre by bankrupting the ruthless SMERSH operative at the baccarat table. However, when the luck.
But Casino Royale is smart, sophisticated, interesting, intense. I thought Mads Mikkelsen is really good as the Bond villain. The ruthlessness of Daniel Craig's Bond in this movie is a little.
Yes, the rights were purchased from Ian Fleming, the author of the 007 books. Interesting trivia from Wikipedia, actually from the “Wild, Wild West” article: “In 1954, Michael Garrison and Gregory Ratoff purchased the film rights to Ian Fleming's.