Hide your loving movies, books, TV shows, and toys. Hollywood has held universe-building fever. And no authorization is safe.
Ever given Marvel made billions of dollars building interwoven film franchises that brought together dozens of a comic-book characters, film studios have been penetrating to duplicate a blockbuster-movie model.
The 64-year-old James Bond film authorization maybe a latest to be re-invented in Marvel’s image. Jeff Sneider of a Hollywood-insider site The Tracking Board recently tweeted that a Broccoli family, that produces a James Bond films, is meditative of delving into other tools of a 007 universe.
I’ve listened a Broccolis have held Universe Fever and would adore to try other corners of a Bond franchise… simultaneously.
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) June 23, 2017
That means we could see stories about other 00 agents, or characters like Bond’s companion Felix Leiter and nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld, as the Playlist initial reported. There are copiousness to select from, from author Ian Fleming’s countless 1950s and ’60s-era view novels and brief stories about 007, to a 25 films that have been done about a MI6 agent.
It’s been dual years given a final Bond film, and no new movie—or Bond actor—has nonetheless been announced.
Spectre, a many new Bond film starring Daniel Craig, made an try to extrapolate on an subordinate character’s backstory. It unprotected Blofeld as Bond’s encourage hermit and related him to a villains of a prior 3 movies. While it did open adult a probability that “it’s all connected,” a tweak to a decades-old impression done a Bond star seem infrequently small. The Broccolis would be correct to equivocate any attempts during star building that core too most on Bond and his past.
Universe building came naturally to Marvel. Its characters already had their possess cascading comic-book franchises and abounding backstories to lift from. The same goes for a DC Extended Universe of films that followed, that includes Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, and a stirring Justice League. And, to some degree, for Star Wars, that was stretched on in comic books, cartoons, and novels—though most of that science has been scrapped from a melodramatic canon.
But other franchises that were not built that approach have still gone—or are now perplexing to go—the Marvel way.
There is a live-action Transformers movie-verse, formed on a renouned children’s toy, that’s been generally successful abroad in places like China.
Warner Bros. and JK Rowling are in a midst of formulating a cinematic star set in Harry Potter’s enchanting world, starting with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The movie, formed on a text that a Hogwarts students used in a strange book and film series, is expected to have 4 sequels that will take place via a broader wizarding star and account a early lives of a textbook’s author, Newt Scamander, and informed characters like Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.
Universal is also regulating a The Mummy reboot, starring Tom Cruise, to kickstart a Dark Universe based on mythological Hollywood monsters, like Dracula, Frankenstein, a Bride of Frankenstein, a Wolfman, a Invisible Man, and Van Helsing.
And Nintendo skeleton to make movies around a renouned video-game franchises, like The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Brothers. (It has not pronounced that characters it will adjust for a large screen.)
Whether they can all grasp a same success that Marvel has had stays to be seen. US audiences have grown sleepy of certain mega franchises, though Wonder Woman, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens and a Rogue One standalone film set in a Star Wars star are explanation that a right film can lift through.
And a dear Bond authorization has proven time and time again that it can find an audience.