Why Daniel Craig’s James Bond Reveal Is A Gift To ‘Logan Lucky’

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Daniel Craig in ‘Logan Lucky’

Daniel Craig done it central on final night’s Late Show, announcing that he would indeed be behind for one final James Bond movie. This put an finish to dual years of groundless conjecture and unconstrained rumormongering over something that we all knew to be true. Daniel Craig was always underneath agreement for another 007 movie. As prolonged as Eon Productions and MGM gave him time to redeem from Spectre and/or do other projects in between Bond movies, it was a near-inevitability that he would lapse for one final ride.  And, so, as likely by myself (and I’m certain others), he waited until right before his new film non-stop to dump a news.

Yup, this is a smashing PR benefaction for Stephen Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky. The desirable and quirky heist movie, a kind of Ocean’s 11 redone with lower-middle category Midwesterners with a Soderbergh-ian eye for mercantile hardship, opens this Friday pleasantness of Bleecker Street. The design competence star Channing Tatum, Hilary Swank, Adam Driver and Daniel Craig (in a lofty against-type role), though it is not formed on any IP or nostalgia-driven brand. It is not a sequel, a reboot or a remake. So, in 2017, it needs all a assistance it can get in snagging some giveaway courtesy and so giveaway awareness. Craig did his partial by personification his trump label final night.

Daniel Craig divulgence his vigilant to lapse to 007 does dual things. First, it guarantees thriving surreptitious coverage for Logan Lucky over a subsequent 48 hours. Second, by observant “Yes, I’m back,” he puts an finish to a consistent conjecture about who competence reinstate him. Had he pronounced final night that he was walking away, we’d see coverage of his depart and pronounced suppositional posts and articles drowning a Internet this morning. While we wish that Craig had announced his intentions dual years ago, that would have spared us all a hand-wringing, it should be remarkable that Logan Lucky is his initial non-007 film given The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo in late 2011.

If we wish these actors to hang around in their flagship franchises, they pivotal is giving them time to do other things in between. Hugh Jackman played Wolverine for 17 years partially since he copiousness of time to make other movies, horde awards shows and do Broadway in between X-Men movies. Chris Evans started (understandably) fretting about a MCU report in 2014 as he radically went from Captain America to The Avengers to Captain America: The Winter Soldier to Avengers: Age of Ultron to Captain America: Civil War almost on tip of any other. As prolonged as Craig got time to make Logan Lucky-type cinema (and whatever TV he competence be concerned in), doing 007 again was an easy paycheck each 2-4 years.

So, anyway, Daniel Craig is behind as James Bond, with a hopes that he can go out on an all-time high and mangle a march of a crappy final 007 film (Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby excepted). Now we can concentration on some-more critical things, like who is directing, what studio will discharge it (Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc., Sony, Universal/Comcast Corp., 20th Century Fox and Annapurna Pictures were in a using during final we checked) and how in a ruin we make a applicable James Bond film when a genuine universe is now scarier and some-more stomach-churning than any would-be Spectre plot. And by a way, go see Logan Lucky when it opens tomorrow night.

Now that MoviePass is only $10, we no longer have an forgive to not see a cinema we explain we wish to see. And now we can spend a subsequent dual years baselessly conjecture about either Ben Affleck will play Batman after Justice League. Fun!


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