Despite initial reports, the James Bond actors will not be reuniting together at this year’s Oscars. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the James Bond franchise, and to commemorate that it was said that all of the actors from the franchise would gather at the Academy Awards.
However, now we’re learning that this will not happen at the Oscars, after all. Although there will still be a tribute to celebrate fifty years of Bond, the actors who include the likes of Daniel Craig, Pierce Bronson, and Sean Connory will not take the stage during the ceremony.
According to Deadline, who spoke with the co-producers of the ceremony Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, revealed a hint of what was planned for the James Bond celebration:
“It’s something else, something very unique and very exciting but no, we’re not getting the Bonds together.”
Although there was once a possibility, earlier TMZ had exclusive footage, and ran a story that pointed that Pierce Bronson was the sole holdout. When TMZ caught up with Bronson in Malibu to ask him about the Bond reunion, the actor said, “Well, they’ll be missing one.” Looks like Bronson put the kibosh on the whole thing, or maybe it wasn’t in the cards to begin with? While it isn’t known at this time what the producers of the Academy Awards are planning to do, it’s said they still have something planned that doesn’t involve the James Bond actors.
However, there is one cast you can look forward to reuniting at the Oscars and that’s the cast of the hit musical Chicago.
Were you looking forward to seeing the James Bond actors share the stage together? What are your thoughts on this?