This iconic line-up would have included Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, they usually got here achingly near an unimaginable tremendous spy trailer that may have absolutely wowed movie followers. As a British spy comedy collection, the Kingsman franchise has a number of cheeky nods to the 007 movies and bringing all of the Bonds collectively on the massive display screen would have been the final word wink to the viewers.
Speaking on The James Bond A-Z Podcast, Mark Millar – who created the Kingsman comedian collection – stated that director Matthew Vaughn had acquired provisional agreements from the entire Bond actors bar Sir Sean Connery for the teaser trailer.
“His concept was to do a promotional teaser for Kingsman the place you had all of the earlier Bonds collectively, all having a toast across the desk.
[They’d be] speaking a few new era of spies. They’d this actually cool little concept, and we really had a hyperlink to everyone.
“We had Roger Moore, who was good associates with somebody Matthew knew, I can’t keep in mind who it was. Colin Firth was pleasant with [Pierce Brosnan], and Matthew knew Daniel Craig from Layer Cake, and any person knew [George] Lazenby,” Millar stated within the podcast interview.
Speaking to podcast hosts Tom Butler, Brendan Duffy and Tom Wheatley, Millar went on to elucidate how shut that they had come to getting the Bond legends on display screen collectively and that that they had a provisional ‘sure’ from many of the 007 actors by way of their varied connections.
Once they contacted Connery although, they had been informed he was too ailing to participate and the plan tragically fell aside.
“It could have been so cool,” enthused Millar. “That will have been nice to see these guys really standing collectively in actual life.
“You may have shot it in an hour. You may have had them standing round a desk, and the concept was that you’ve this Kingsman whiskey that they toast, after which the digicam pans spherical and also you see Colin [Firth] or Taron [Egerton], I can’t keep in mind who it was going to be, and it was simply the subsequent era of tremendous spies.
“And it could have actually aggravated the Broccolis!”
Speaking after the interview, host Tom Butler stated: “The considered reuniting the six James Bond actors on display screen is a tantalising prospect, much more so now because the passing of Sean Connery and Roger Moore, so we had been shocked when Mark shared this concept for the Kingsman teaser with us on the podcast, and I believe many Bond followers will even get pleasure from imagining what might have been.”
He added: “Sadly, there’s by no means been a time the place all six 007s had been in the identical room collectively, and now there by no means shall be, however we are able to solely hope Eon does one thing particular for the sixtieth anniversary, and no less than will get Lazenby, Dalton, Brosnan, and Craig collectively to share their experiences as Bond quickly.”
It seems that Millar’s fascination with the Bond franchise doesn’t finish there although. He additionally revealed on the present that he hopes to forged Pierce Brosnan as an ageing superspy in his upcoming Netflix collection The King of Spies, which was once more impressed by the world of 007.
In King of Spies, Britain’s deadliest undercover agent, Sir Roland King faces his worst enemy but – his personal mortality. Recognized with a mind tumour and with simply six months to dwell, the retired Sir Roland seems to be world wide he’s saved so many instances and feels he can’t depart us in such a large number.
There’s greed and corruption at each degree, untouchable despots he was forbidden to go close to and a system he simply doesn’t consider in anymore.
He desires to make use of his remaining time to make a distinction along with his specific set of expertise and restore the injury he did in his personal life on the similar time.
The action-packed comedian, King of Spies, which is being launched as a graphic novel this April, will precede the dwell motion Netflix collection which is being deliberate as a six-hour restricted collection.
“Pierce Brosnan is clearly good for it now,” Millar defined. “The character is strictly Brosnan’s age. Bodily he seems to be so like him.”
“Brosnan I really feel, by no means acquired his Unforgiven. He’s so beloved and I believe he went out on a little bit of a low for Bond, which was so unfair as a result of I believe he was good.
“I really feel he was cheated out of his final tremendous spy story, and I assumed wouldn’t it’s nice to get Brosnan in for that one final job.”
Pierce Brosnan final performed James Bond in 2002’s Die One other Day and followers would undoubtedly be ecstatic for him to renew a secret spy position as soon as once more.