Disney CEO Bob Iger Is Not Opposed To Buying The ‘James Bond’ Franchise

Disney CEO Bob Iger is not opposed to buying the rights to the James Bond franchise.

Bob Iger took over as the CEO of The Walt Disney Company from Michael Eisner in 2005. During Bob Iger’s tenure, Disney famously acquired Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Entertainment, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox, giving the company unprecedented power in the film industry given the amount of established IP’s they now own.

Time Magazine named Bob Iger as the Businessperson of the Year. In his profile with Time, Bob Iger was asked to put himself in a scenario in which he would purchase another film franchise, given the options of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and James Bond. Bob Iger responded with the following:

“We’re not looking to buy anything right now. But I’ve always been a huge James Bond fan.”

Disney and Bob Iger claim to not be looking to purchase any new IP’s at the moment, given that they are already busy with the likes of Marvel, Star Wars and other properties under the Fox banner. But given their growing monopoly in the industry, it wouldn’t surprise anyone if somehow, James Bond joins the Disney family.

As things stand right now, don’t expect Disney and Bob Iger to purchase the rights to James Bond anytime soon. After all, Universal Pictures will distribute Eon Productions’ upcoming No Time To Die, which is expected to be Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond.

Here is the official synopsis for the new James Bond film, No Time to Die:

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica.  His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga from a script written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, No Time to Die stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, David Dencik and Dali Benssalah.

No Time To Die will be released in theaters on April 8, 2020.

Source: Time Magazine

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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