The release of No Time to Die was the end of an era for James Bond in more ways than one: not only was it the final outing for Daniel Craig as the iconic 00-agent, but it also marked the last film to have been made prior to Amazon's expected acquisition of MGM – with the deal likely to be closed in 2022.
When the takeover was first announced back in May, Amazon revealed plans to “reimagine and develop” Bond going forward, and long-time producer Barbara Broccoli has now spoken about future plans for the franchise in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Broccoli stressed that while she intended for the series to stick to its theatrical release model, it was hard to imagine what changes might occur further down the line.
“We make theatrical films and go to great pains to make them as cinematic as possible," she explained. "We have always worked with great directors and cinematographers and production designers who do their utmost to create a visual feast for people to enjoy.
"I think that’s what we intend to do, but things change, so who knows? Down the road, it may be different."
However, one thing that Broccoli was keen to rule out was the possibility of any potential spin-offs focusing on characters other than 007 – explaining that it would be unthinkable to make a Bond film without Bond.
"Sure, there are other main characters like M and Q and all that,” she said. “But we haven’t really wanted to make a Bond film without Bond. It would be like making Hamlet without Hamlet.”